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Some events… and that Pride thing. 祭りが見た。

October 12, 2012

My Lord, where does the time go?  By the time I get this done, it’s going to be time for my next summer holiday.

すごい!忙しい時は時間がたつのが早いですね。今年の夏休みのポストを終わった前、次の夏休みをくると思います。

So, what would summer be without a few events to go to?  This year, I was actually in town long enough to attend the Pride festival parade.  I haven’t attended for almost a decade but I know it keeps getting larger and more popular every year. While that’s a great thing in terms of increasing education and reducing prejudice against the gay community (blanket term there), I have to say I was less impressed with how commercial the whole event has become.

日本同じ、バンクーバーでの夏休み中たくさん祭りがあります。今年、プライード祭りを見ました。最後のを見た事がある時は10年前ぐらいと思います。毎年、祭りは大きくなります。偏見無くなっているのためいいですが商業化も増加しました。残念だと思います。

Some of the smaller events/festivals around town included the Powell Street Festival – a very long-running Japanese cultural festival, as well as the Kitsilano days festival where one of the major streets in Kits (4th Ave. between Burrard and Vine for those who know) gets turned into a pedestrian only area.  There’s food and live music and other fun stuff over the course of the weekend.

日本文化祭とキツラーノ祭りもあります。両方に面白いイベントとおいしい食べ物があります。

Smaller still, but no less exciting, especially for a car buff like me, was the Thursday night vintage car show out by the Vancouver airport.  A buddy of mine finished a two-year project with his dad, building a 1929 Ford hotrod, complete with a very unique 1948 flathead V8 engine.  It was great to drive down in the ’29 and check out some other fine examples of vintage American muscle cars and hotrods.

僕は車おたくじゃなくて面白い車が大好きです。3、4ヶ月前、僕の友達とお父さんは1929フォードホットロッドを終わりました。2年ごろかかりました。かっこいいですよ。友達の家から近い所までに運転しました。その所で毎週の木曜日にミニカーショーがあります。参加しました。とても楽しかったです。

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