Stick and Stone May Break Our Bones, but Your Cartoons Will Never Hurt Us.

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As a catholic, I am trying to understand the humor in Charlie Hebdo’s caricature. I looked for anything that Charlie created depicting Jesus and I found these. I don’t remember that Catholics went on an uproar and started shooting the cartoonist … Continue reading

Walking in the light

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Awake from your slumber! Arise from your sleep! A new day is dawning for all those who weep. The people in darkness have seen a great light. The Lord of our longing has conquered the night.   Let us build the … Continue reading

Haunting: The little girl did it.

The  body parts littered on the lawn: three heads of children with creepy crawlers going into their eyes.  What a gory sight.  I wondered who with the right mind could do such a thing.  Macabre!

No one was around and with my quick thinking, I pulled my camera to take pictures as evidence.  As a witness to a crime scene, I must take notes and collect evidence to back up my story.

Kneeling on the grass, I positioned myself as close as possible to the heads and tried not to touch the icky-yucky crawlers.  Click, click, click.  And more clicks, taking more shots as quickly as possible because I am just so excited with the situation.

As I was about to get up, a mother and a little girl came around.  I was surprised by their presence being caught in their lawn.  I quickly got up on my two shaky legs and before I could say something, the little girl exclaimed, “I did that.  Yup, I took them apart and put them there”.  She said this proudly and her Mom just smiled at me.

The next door neighbour is no better.  It’s a Dead Zone!

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The whole nine yards turned into cemetery.  It appears that dead bodies were dug out from the grave.  Skulls and skeletons, feet, legs, torso and an empty can of pop.  The pop will surely have finger prints of the murder or murderers.

As I was about to collect the pop can, the haunting chased me away.  The ghosts of poor souls remained on earth and never rested.  Rest In peace, my friends, rest in peace.  I promise I will find who did this unspeakable acts and said a short prayer “Have mercy on these poor souls” as I took my leave.

Spooktacular!

Pau Wau

Saturday is normally the Weekly Photo Challenge.  Well, this will be challenging since I don’t know what the theme is all about.  I am going to post just the same to throw off some equilibrium in the blogging world.  Naughty, naughty.

Pow… Pow… Wow.. Wow.  Put it together.  Pow Wow.

Pow Wow is a gathering of Aboriginal First Nations and non-aboriginals.   It is steep with legend and tradition.  We had a First Nation celebration on September 21, 2013 as part of the Reconciliation, Walk with us.

This is the dance of Metamorphosis of a Butterfly.  The colourful shawl is the wings of the butterfly.

Butterfly

Butterfly

She danced to the beat of the drum.  Slowly as she emerged from her cocoon.

Gradually her feet moved two slow steps.  As she transformed into a butterfly, the steps criss-cross, legs started to jump and opened her wings to show her true self.  A metamorphosis of beauty.

The Flight of the Butterfly

The Flight of the Butterfly

At the end of the show, we were invited to learn the dance and performed the dance with her.  Okay, easy peasy.

Let me try.

Let me try.

That’s me in red shoes with my two nieces.  Not showing you how I tripped when my feet got all tangled.  I must say it was fun.

The day I took the children to Pau Wau will be told and retold to their siblings, cousins, friends and hopefully to their future family. The story of the First Nation will remain in history forever as we continue the dance to healing and metamorphosis to a beautiful butterfly – ad infinitum.

A line a day makes a pattern

And the red flags are up for the United Way Campaign.  Kingsway Street is lined up with all these banners to remind us that United Way kick off is just around the corner.

United Way Banners

United Way Banners

Across the street is an electrical box.

Electric Box - Front view

Electric Box – Front view

Lines are bisecting each other that make a pattern, a street pattern.   This is the front view.  The most important part because Metrotown Mall is a major destination for most people to shop till they drop.

This is the back view or maybe front since you can see the door handle.  It doesn’t matter.  It all depends on point of view.

Electric Box - Back View

Electric Box – Back View

This is a side view.  Central Park practical covers the entire panel.  It’s a beautiful park by the way.

Side View

Side View

The main streets are Kingsway and Nelson.

Kingsway and Nelson

Kingsway and Nelson

This is a major intersection with traffic light patterns. 

I have just given you a good map of Burnaby’s main hub.  Come on over and I’ll meet you at the mall for coffee.

Let’s Go Inside

Oh, a cemetery!  I exclaimed to my friend.  Let’s go inside and look for ghost.  
From what I’ve heard, this is a haunted cemetery and there were ghosts sighting.  On a hot day in the middle of the afternoon, it would be fair to assume that ghosts do not show up in broad daylight.  It’s too hot for them to come out.  Besides they are hard to detect when the sun is in full beam. 
My friend ignored me because she hates ghost after having a bad experience when the ghost went charging right into her face.  I thought it was funny, but not for her.  Instead, she told me that the this is the  burial-place of Emily Carr; only if she can remember where it was. 
Off we went, inside the cemetery.
Pushing Daisy

Pushing Daisy

It’s a beautiful old cemetery.  I found one that is adorned with flowers; real living white Shasta daisy garden.  This is what I call pushing the daisies.
Sarah Jane Pearse

Sarah Jane Pearse

And this is the oldest tomb in the cemetery.  I wonder what kind of life this person had and what caused her demise.  Inscribed is Sarah Jane Pearse on the stone; what a beautiful name.  She lived over a hundred years old. 
We went round and round in circles in the cemetery looking for Emily Carr.  I can’t find the tomb, not even a single apparition.  There was a group tour at the cemetery and I really would like to speak to a living soul who knows where the tomb of Emily is.  But my friend is such a kill joy she wants me to keep quiet.  Zip my lips. 
Finally, I am tired from walking and took a rest under the canopy of trees.  In my mind, I spoke to Emily.  “Emily, show me where you are buried.  You hear me?”  As soon as I said that, I saw a white butterfly coming towards me.  What an interesting thing to see a butterfly when there is not even a peep from the birds due to the heat.  
Decorated Tomb

Decorated Tomb

Where did you come from butterfly?  I walked towards where the butterfly came from and I saw two people standing by a tomb from the distance.  Walking towards them without a sound, I could see that the tomb has a few things on it. Curiosity took a hold of me and I want to find out what it was.  When the couple left, I went closer.  Much to my surprise, it’s her.  Emily Carr.
Emily Carr

Emily Carr

Emily Carr, thank you for hearing my words and for sending a messenger to show me the way to you, a butterfly.
Dear Mother Earth

Dear Mother Earth

Out of Focus

Who can I experiment on this “focus challenge approach”? 
Most people do not want to have their pictures taken.  The last time I took a picture of a person, I swear, no swearing on my part: the person swore at me.  Weeeel…. Excuse me! 
I notice most people take a picture of themselves with their smart camera.  That’s a thought.  I will experiment on me! 
Have I got an App for this challenge?  The iPad that I recently buy that sat in the casing since June will be very useful for this. 

So here are some pictures of my self-portrait.
Eyes 

Eyes

Noses  noses

Smilessmiles

Teethteeth

Mona LisaMona Lisa

Caution – Foreshadow

Caution ~ a yellow tape wrapped around one part of the park greeted me.  This is not the first time I’ve seen it.  It comes on and off.  
 
This is a little bit disturbing for me because I work around here.  Every day, I pass by the park to get to work. 
What is happening here?  Does this  mean, KEEP OUT for: 
 
Sleepers on the park 
moving in
 
Someone who wants to move in 
scavenger
 
Scavengers 
slug
 
Slug 
dog (2)
 
Dog 
cat
 
Cat 
ducks
 
Wild Ducks 
Geese During the Big One Drill
 
Wild Geese 
What could it be?  
 Aha!  A day in the park of fun 
sports day
  

And s-t-r-e-t-c-h: yoga

yoga in the park