Vancouver Gay Pride 2008

August 6, 2008

Dear Friends and Family,

How are things coming along on your side of the planet? I am hoping all is well. As for me (and Ron), things have been busy and exciting. I guess you can say that it is one of those times in a year when you can just take off and have a great break from it all. Our one week Vancouver trip started on July 29 and just concluded yesterday - August 5 at 7:00 PM. There is just way too much stories to tell. I found I had taken about 1500 photos. I tried to just make a video of the entire trip to save me the agony of having to upload every single one of them. I have summarized my experience in 33 photos and 1 video. I hope you enjoy this month's update. Please do find the time to write me an e-mail or just click on the comment link at the bottom of this entry to let me know you dropped in.

Big Hugs to all and much love. Edgar


Some people go crazy for these beads. Personally, I don't really care for them! Hahahaha






Breakfast at Daryl's place! Cherries! yummy!!!!!







Two Words: Kindness and thoughtfulness!









August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. I found a nice place to sit along the side of the road. At least I didn't have to stand too long this time! My eyes were happy to see happy people!









August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. The rainbow colors are everywhere today!










August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. The cute sexy boys and men in their summer outfit! I just had a big smile that's all.








August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. Oh so colorful!








August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. So many interesting looking people. I look and wonder - I wonder what stories they have to share. I am always genuinely interested in some poeple.









August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. The costume is awesome but the body language was a bit out of sync. But at least they tried!











August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. Wow. I wonder what it would be like to be that beautiful looking? Hmmmm.






August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. The dancers and their sexy outfits! I think that's the easiest outfit to put on (If you have a great body that is)









August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. These are women mountys. I love their smiles! So empowered!










August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. Happy people!









August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. Flower Power generation!









August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. Loved the energy!









August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. I swear, I thought he was he looking straight at me. hmmmmm. heheheheh. *wish*







August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. Now she basically stopped and posed. hahaha!







August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. This poor little dog. He was with some soccer players with giant soccer balls and I was afraid it would land on it. It actually looked really worried.







August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade . Do you see what i see? *Chuckle* Now this is what I call courage! They certainly had the BALLS to do it! Bravo! :-)











August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. I Looked like a movie set super star!







August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade...








August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. The Divas! are those boobs? I mean real boobs?








August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. Again "Do you see what I see?" hahahaha!










August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. Hey! Stop ogling! You are not supposed to stare you know! Look, but don't ogle! *Chuckle*











August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. *Sigh* I wish my body was as sexy as theirs!








August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. MY Ron happy as can be! hahaha *









August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. This was the last Float!!! After this it was just swarms of people. Wanting to go back to their normal lives. Ha ha ha








August 3, 2008 - The Vancouver Gay Pride Parade. I should photoshop this sould I would look more obvious in the photo.









August 4, 2008 - The next day. We left Vancouver. This is the East end (Where we spent 4 days in Vancouver was in the West end). This shot reminds me of the poverty in Manila, Philippines (My country) . Are you guys surprised? I knew I was when I saw it this place for the first time. I never thought I would see something like this in Canada. I have come to a conclusion that everywhere in the world there is poverty - somewhere. I sense a lot of sadness here.







August 4, 2008 - *Boo!* did I scare you? Ha ha ha! I actually scared myself! Ron and I stopped for gas at this Chevron gas station somewhere in Vancouver. I went to use the washroom and realised that the only thing they had in there for lighting was this purple, neon flourescent light. You know, the ones that make all the white stand out in the dark? Well the white of my eyes and my teeth, and the faded pattern on my jeans stood out so I decided to take my camera and capture my silly moments. I was playing with the lighting and making ghost impressions like a kid in there. I had 3 minutes of fun at least - until I realised I had to snap out of it. Haha. I wonder why they put that lighting in there. MY guess is that they just didn't want people to stay in there too long.








August 5, 2008 - Tuesday - Frank having lunch in Salmon Arm.








August 5, 2008 - Tuesday , This is what I had at the lunch buffet in Salmon Arm. I got to taste everything! I'm so stuffed! I used to stuff myself at least 3,500 calories each time I found myself in a buffet. I always felt so bad after that I think It is high time I change my approach to buffets. I still got to eat all I want. This time it worked. I hope it works again next time.









August 5, 2008 - Tuesday, on our way back home. Ron did most of the driving this time. I think I only drove 2 hours. He drove the rest of the 7 hour trip. I was tired. Here is a Video of the entire trip. I thought a video would summarize it enough. Please leave comments. Love you all! Big Hugs from Edgar (& Ron)

3 comments:

  1. A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
    A Death Certificate shows that we died
    Pictures show that we lived!



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  2. Dear Edgar,

    Very nice photos and I admire your skill in photography, really. I wish we have the time to organize photos and upload them too. Adrienne and Nicole love to do this in their multiply and friendster but I don't think they have completely uploaded all.

    Glad to know you are doing well,cousin. Regards and all the best.

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