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    Ways to bond with friends

    by  • September 2, 2011 • friends, Vancouver • 0 Comments


    Since, because of late, I’ve had a lot of time by myself in the apartment, I’ve started a girls’ movie night. Every Wednesday a group of friends comes over to share a meal and watch an episode of Downton Abbey, which is excellent by the way. It’s been fun so far! I also get to […]

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    Summer is Finally Here

    by  • June 29, 2010 • British Columbia, summer, Vancouver • 0 Comments

    Summer has come to Vancouver! That’s all. I just didn’t want Marmaduke to be the first thing people see on this blog any more. It’s my fault that we don’t update this blog much any more, and we never sent out a Christmas update last year! We’ll get it together this year.

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    Yes, It’s Marmaduke

    by  • April 17, 2010 • British Columbia, joel, Vancouver • 0 Comments

    You may recall that when we first moved to Vancouver, we stumbled across the filming of the Marmaduke movie. Well, it’s coming out soon. If the movie were what the first 20 second of this trailer makes it appear to be — an adaptation of hundreds upon hundreds of one-panel cartoons in which the punchline […]

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    by  • September 26, 2009 • autumn, Canada, outdoor, Steveston, village • 1 Comment

    posted by Sarah Last weekend we went to Steveston, which is a quaint fishing village about 40 minutes south of us. I wanted to to a little bit of location scouting for the video project that I’ll be working on for the next couple of months. Here are some pictures (taken with my cameraphone, they’re […]

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    Sunny Vancouver

    by  • September 17, 2009 • autumn, photography, Vancouver • 1 Comment

    posted by Sarah Hello! We were lucky to have a great sunshiney last weekend before the fall gloom set in (today was wet, wet, wet). Here are some pics around our new hometown for your enjoyment! A leisurely Sunday at Jericho Beach (about a 5 minute drive from our place) One of the piers at […]

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    Back to school

    by  • September 10, 2009 • autumn, Canada, school • 0 Comments

    posted by Sarah We’re both back in the classroom, although this time it’s quite different – Joel’s getting his PhD in TESOL and I’m getting a certificate in Multimedia. Although we haven’t experienced quite the same levels of culture shock that we did when moving to China, we certainly have a small but growing list […]

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    The Pacific Northwest: The best place on earth (+ bear sighting!)

    by  • August 9, 2009 • anniversary, British Columbia, Canada, food, friends, photography, Seattle, summer, vacation, Vancouver, wedding • 1 Comment

    posted by Sarah Last week, we took a trip to Vancouver to scout out an apartment (which we found and want YOU to come visit us) and had some fun and diverting events along the way. About an hour after setting off, a tire blew out on the freeway. Joel got his first “real life” […]

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    Getting Ready for the Next Chapter

    by  • May 3, 2009 • Canada, China • 3 Comments

    The last quarter of the schoolyear is in full swing — my teaching load is 18 hours a week, for 4 different courses — and Sarah’s busy memorizing countless Chinese characters. We’re so busy, in fact, that the fact that we are leaving China in almost exactly eight weeks hasn’t really sunk in yet.But it’s […]

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