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Main Street Car Free day is coming!

Main Street Car Free day is coming!

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Car Free Festivals is coming in this year, too. During the festivals, you can freely walk many places in downtown without concerning about car.
This event is for culturizing community and art through no car-area. So, there are many stalls in many streets. You can enjoy eating foods and checking local arts. You will also see many amazing performances on the street.

カーフリーフェスティバルが今年もやってきます!このイベントはダウンタウンのいくつかのエリアを歩行者天国にすることで地元の文化やアーティストを育成しよう、というものです。たくさんのベンダーさんが参加されるので行ってみてはどうでしょうか?

There are several events during the Car Free Festival. Those below are the locations and details.

• Westend Car Free Festival
There will be music stage.
Location: Denman Street from Davie to Robson
Time: Noon to 7 pm Saturday, June 16th

• Main Street Car Free Festival
There will be funky artisans and popular food vendors.
Location: Broadway to 30th on Main Street
Time: Noon to 7 pm Sunday, June 17th

• Commercial Broadway Car Free Festival
There will be much unique shopping and food.
Location: Venables to N. Grandview on Commercial Drive
Time: Noon to 7 pm Sunday, July 8th

• Kitsilano Block Parties
There are many things that kids love.
Location: Kitsilano
Time: June 16th, 17th and June 30th to July 2nd

How to get a library card?

バンクーバー図書カードはもうお持ちですか?バンクーバー在住の方は必見です!

この図書カードを持っていれば、本やDVDを借りれるのは勿論、バンクーバーにある20以上の公立図書館で無料アクティビティーに参加できるのです!さらに、インスピレーション室というのもがあり、レコーディングスタジオなどの使用やビデオ・写真・オーディオの編集もできるのです!

If you are living in Vancouver, don’t miss the opportunity to get a Vancouver Library Card. Registering in the library can allow you to borrow books and DVD movies as well as to participate in free activities in more than 20 public libraries around the city. Also, there is an Inspiration Lab and you can record professional quality audio and video in one of our recording studios, convert photographs, slides, audio cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and 8mm video cassette tapes into digital file formats at our digitization stations, and edit digital images, audio tracks, and video clips. What a great deal!

 

English as a Second Language (ESL) students just need a few documents to get the library card.

①Passport

②Postcheck

You should get a current postmark (dated and no more than one month old) to present in the library. If you are living in a homestay or if you don’t have a postmark with your name and address, you should take a letter from the owner of the place that you are living in.

③Visa

You need more than 6 months of visa to make your library card for free. Other option would be to have the visitor card. In this case you will spend $28.

 

英語を第二言語としている方々は、下記のものが必要になります。

①パスポート

②ポストチェック

1か月以内のポストマークが必要です。もしホームステイに住んでいたり、自分の名前と住所が乗っていないポストマークを持っていない場合は、住んでいる家のオーナーの手紙を持って行ってください。

③ビザ

無料でカードを作る場合は6か月以上のビザが必要で、それがない場合観光のカードでも大丈夫です。どちらもない場合は$28がかかります。

Take this great deal!

 

Do you miss watching Ghibli movies?

【Chinatown movie】Do you miss watching Ghibli movies?

日本だと金曜ロードショーやDVDレンタルショップなどでジブリの映画を見る機会がありますが、海外に住んでいるとなかなか難しいですよね。

バンクーバー在住の方要Check!バンクーバーでは、映画館でジブリを見ることができるのです!

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Place:

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas

88 West Pender, 3rd Floor, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6N9

(604) 806 – 0799

チャイナタウンにある映画館です♪

 

  Child (3-13) General (14-64) Senior (65-)
General $9.25 $12.99 $8.75
3D $12.25 $15.99 $11.75

 

Aug 27 and 30, 2017: Castle in the sky/天空の城ラピュタ

Sep 24 and 27, 2017: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind/風の谷のナウシカ

Oct 29 and Nov 1, 2017: Spirited Away/千と千尋の神隠し

Dec 3 and 6, 2017: Howl’s Moving Castles/ハウルの動く城

 

【Chinatown movie】Do you miss watching Ghibli movies?

【Chinatown movie】Do you miss watching Ghibli movies?

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日本だと金曜ロードショーやDVDレンタルショップなどでジブリの映画を見る機会がありますが、海外に住んでいるとなかなか難しいですよね。

バンクーバー在住の方要Check!バンクーバーでは、映画館でジブリを見ることができるのです!

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What You can buy at Konbiniya?

What You can buy at Konbiniya?

http://konbiniya.com/

1238 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C1

Mon-Sun:11:00 am – 12:00

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Konbiniya is a Japanese market in Robson st. You can buy lots of real Japanese products, such as foods, drinks, makeup products, and books…etc.

 

(Soup / Seasoning / Tea, Instant food, Frozen food, DVD / Books, Snack / Candy, Sweets, Curry / Udon noodle, fried food, Daily goods, Fresh food, Bento box / Chilled food, Drinks, Rice, Glico products) Even they have “yatsuhashi” which is a famous sweet in Kyoto!

I sometime go there to get natto and Japanese matcha sweets.

 

コンビニ屋はロブソン通りにある日本のスーパーマーケットです。日本のコンビニはカナダのコンビニに比べるとクオリティーがとても高く、カナダにいるととても恋しくなります。コンビニ屋は日本の商品が沢山おいてあり、日本のコンビニにとても近いです。

スープ、調味料、お茶、インスタント食品、冷凍食品、DVD、本、お菓子、麺類、揚げ物、乳製品、ソース、お弁当、お米、グリコ製品等 八つ橋までも買うことが出来ます。

私自身も納豆や抹茶を買いによく行きます。

 

24/7 open café in Vancouver!

24/7 open café in Vancouver!

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Are you looking for a café that’s open till late at night?

Here are some 24/7 coffee shops with lots of freshly baked goods and freshly brewed coffee and where the customer service is good with plenty of seats.

夜遅くまであいているカフェをご紹介します!

テスト前に遅くまで勉強したい人も時間を気にせず勉強できますね;)

Breka Bakery & Cafe

812 Bute Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 1Y4

Phone number (604) 620-8200

ここはロブソンとビュートにある24時間あいているカフェですが

スイーツもたくさんあるのでお昼も大人気のスポットです。

ダウンタウンには2店舗ありもう1店舗はデイビーにあります!

855 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7

Phone number (604) 428-8080

 

There are 2 locations in down town.

They always have fresh baked goods and coffee.

 

Blenz Coffee

935 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L9

Phone number (604) 568-2806

こちらも24時間空いてるカフェです。

テスト期間になるとカフェは学生さんたちでいっぱいです。

 

PappaRoti

1505 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1C3

Phone number (604) 336-2867

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PappaRoti is not a 24/7 open café but is open till 12am!

If you come here you should try their Buns

The buns are huge and intimidating, but they end up being super light and fluffy somehow.

 

パパロッチは24時間あいてませんが夜中12時まで空いています。

ここは写真にもあるようにこのバンズがとても人気でカフェはとてもいい匂いにつつまれています。

 

Famous cafés in downtown

Famous cafés in downtown
As you can see there are many cafés in downtown
I will introduce cafés from each region of Vancouver 😉
Downtown area
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Thieey
This place is best known as a French patisserie
Gastown area
Burru coffee
Coffee lovers must go!
The bar itself is equipped with a top gear espresso machine accompanied byKold electronic
grinders, the most advanced coffee grinding machine at reduced heat for more floral notes in the cup.
Timber train coffee
It’s good to have great coffee and home made waffles!
Nelson the Seagull
Breakfast and a light lunch menu are available
Yale town
Small victory
When you walk in, it smells delicious because of the fresh baking that goes on, you can
literally see fresh bread coming out of the oven!
Rocanini Coffee Roasters
It is a relaxing place to hang out and even do work and or study !

Where is the best hair salon in Vancouver DT?

Where is the best hair salon in Vancouver DT?

There are many hair salons in Vancouver downtown, so how do you choose one?

If you are looking for a hair salon with great service and professional cuts, I would recommend TSUBAKI.

TSUBAKI is a hair salon owned and operated by Japanese.

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Price is affordable at $25 for a cut.

 

I have a preferred stylist named, Nori.

She cuts well and is also great at hair coloring!

Last time I had a highlight  ($90) and haircut.

She did a great job and I really I liked it!

If you want to get a haircut and color, ask for Nori!;)

Tell her, Mariko sent you!

This is the stylist schedule

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Downtown Vancouver’s best spots for a great happy hour

Downtown Vancouver’s best spots for a great happy hour

 

Here is the list that I recommend for happy hours!

 

The Flying Pig

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Every day from 4pm to 6pm at every location.

 

Yaletown, Gastown, and Olympic village

 

The Fish Shack

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2:30 to 6pm and 10pm to mid night seven days a week

 

Enjoy some snacks and $5 feature drink!

 

The Bourbon

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Afternoon to 7pm

 

Kokanee $3.75 and $4 shots of Fireball

 

Seven days a week 4pm to 6pm at the bar area.

 

Drink specials include Molson pints, red and white wine, and Joe’s HighBalls, which are all $5

 

 

Why is Vancouver considered as one of the best cities in the world

Living in Vancouver is awesome!

Why is Vancouver considered as one of the best best cities i the world?

 

1Vancouver has a supernaturally beautiful setting

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2 Vancouver city is a safety city

3Adventure

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With easy access to Whistler,Victoria and Rocky

4 Vancouver has great school

UBC

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The University of British Columbia is consistently ranking among the 40 best globally, and now places among the top 20 public universities in the world.

5Exciting Activities

You can enjoy shopping, restaurant, winter sports and marine sports!