Posts tagged ‘vancouver’

July 21, 2018

Canuck and I

by duncanr

short documentary about the friendship between a man and a crow called Canuck


Tags: ,
March 27, 2018

Je suis Français

by duncanr

a Vancouver waiter fired for being ‘rude’ and ‘aggressive’ has denied he is either of these – he’s just conforming to a cultural norm

August 5, 2017

Repurposing Chopsticks

by duncanr

Vancouver has a large number of Asian restaurants and takeaways selling food eaten with disposable bamboo chopsticks

these chopsticks are often thrown away after a single use – [it is reckoned that, around the world, 80 billion of these chopsticks are thrown away each year]

one Ph.D student at UBC, Felix Böck, however, has come up with a way to . . .

read more »

January 24, 2012

Gung Haggis Fat Choy

by duncanr

The observant amongst you will have noticed that I changed my gravatar a few weeks ago to that of a ‘haggis’ – January being the month that sees celebrations around the world to commemorate the birth of Scotland’s National Bard, ‘Rabbie’ Burns

Born Jan 25, that date falls very close to the start of the Chinese Year of the Dragon

In Vancouver, multiculturalism in action saw Asians, Canadians, and Scots gather for the 15th Annual Gung Haggis Fat Choy – a joint celebration of Burns Day and the Chinese New Year

See here –

While the man himsel’ may have raised an eyebrow at the haggis wontons, he would have . . .

read more »

January 12, 2012

Free Booze Proposal for Alcoholics

by duncanr

Many alcoholics will often, when nothing else is available, drink mouthwash or sanitising fluid stolen from hospitals.

A group in Vancouver is proposing a novel solution to wean alcoholics off these fluids – free booze !

The city already has . . .

read more »

%d bloggers like this: