Parsonsfield at Fox Cabaret – Experience IT Review

Yesterday we went to a concert arranged by one of our placement companies and one of our candidates. It was great to see all of you there. Thank you for coming and thank you for pulling it off for us!

The concert took place in Fox Cabaret on Main street. Fox Cabaret is a venue like you have 16934280_1649179631764148_961061908_nnever seen before. There are a lot of lights in and outside the venue. This also creates a different kind of vibe than you are used to having at your usual concert venue. The venue is quite small, which creates a very cosy feeling. Like all concert fans know, it is normally a bit hard to get close to the artists. This was not the case at Fox Cabaret. The stage is low and it is therefore easy to get close to the artist. They definitely do not host any mainstream artists, so if you are done with all this mainstream pop music, Fox Cabaret is certainly the place to be! Even the drinks are not normal in this venue. They serve beers in cans, which gives you a casual feeling. Therefore, it is also easier to feel at ease while attending an event at Fox Cabaret. Fox Cabaret hosts different kind of events such as comedy nights, concerts and parties. Definitely worth to check out!

At first we started off with Luke Wallace. His music is based on conversation and environmental action, which is placed in the genre ‘folktivism’. He has worked with several native communities and uses this experience as an inspiration for his music. Luke Wallace has a very gentle voice, which he combines with several instruments. Together with his guitar, he will make you fall in love easily. There was lots of space in front of the stage, so we decided to go to the stage and dance to his music.

After some warming up it was time for the main performance, Parsonsfield. Everybody had been saying they play folk music, but we still did not really know what to expect. Parsonsfield is not 16933666_1649179598430818_1092914395_na typical kind of band and therefore a very good fit for Fox Cabaret, as they never have mainstream bands. Even though Luke Wallace’s music is from the same genre, both artists were very different and therefore we needed to take a minute to get used to this different kind of music. However, it did not take long before we all went to the stage again to dance the night away. The band uses all kind of different instruments and uses it in a way that you would not expect. They even used saws to make music. Going to Parsonsfield was an amazing experience and we were all really glad that we were able to have this experience.

Thank you, Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society for arranging this great evening for us! Hopefully you all had a great experience yesterday! Tonight it is time to share your hockey knowledge during the Junior Hockey Game. See you tonight or at next PuB NiGHT!

-Iris

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Smart Saver

It’s Sunday again and that means of course SMART SAVER TIME! This time we found some Thrift stores for you, where you can save a lot of money. One of my favourite is the Thrift store called Wildlife and the store is located 1295 Granville Street (near the Granville Bridge). Check out the website from the Wildlife store 🙂

At the Thrift store you can find really cheap things such as cloth, jewellery or furniture. And the best thing is if you by something you donate a charity organization as well. Have a look and maybe you find amazing things there. 

Of course there are some more Thrift stores here in Vancouver, most of them are on Main Street and Commercial.

 

Have fun on your next shopping day 🙂

 

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INTERNeX Canada: How was you weekend?

The last Saturday we went to the Chinatown Night Market. It’s one of the open night markets which taken place in summer.

We met in Keefer St with Main St corner. I recommend choose other place if you are thinking in go with your friends. You can hear all the time a voice shouting, very loud, something like “Two t-shirts for 20$, everything must go, everything must go!” again and again. After 5 minutes you really want to learn Kung Fu.

You can buy artisanal goods, very cheap products (I’m not going to talk about the quality) and vintage clothes. There are also a lot of shops to buy handmade amulets, jade jewelry and massage stands. The Chinatown Market offers also a lot of free shows to see, like table tennis tournament, outdoor cinema, hip-hop karaoke, Street Fighter tournament, and much more. We could enjoy a Kung Fu demonstration and it was very exciting.

After the Kung Fu show, we went to a pub to drink something but we went back home soon, it was a long day.

THE WORST: Taking into account that the Vancouver Chinatown is the largest Chinatown neighbourhood in Canada, honestly, we expected something bigger.

THE BETTER:  The food, was really amazing.  It’s impossible don’t buy anything if you go there… so many delicious things that you can choose. We bought a strange roll made with fried potatoes and crepes with fruits and chocolate.

If you didn’t come, you have to join us the next weekend!

 

Cheers,

Clara.

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INTERNeX Canada: PuB NiGHT Review

Yesterday we watched a thrilling hockey game in the Five Points located on the lively main street! And of course….. the Canucks won the game! We had a great time here! It was great to see that so many people showed up! Click here to see all the pictures.

I look forward to see everyone on the Christmas dinner on Saturday!

Do you have suggestions for the location for the Pub NiGHT for next week, the last PuB NiGHT of the year? let us know 🙂

Cheers, Lydia

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INTERNeX Canada: PuB NiGHT Announcement

This week we are going to a pub located on Main street and 15 Avenue, namely the Five points. This pub has a very relaxed atmosphere,  good food, and friendly service! Lot of locals go to this place! So join us, to check it out!

This is almost the last PuB NiGHT in 2011, do you have suggestions for the last location of 2011? Let us know, and maybe we are going there 🙂

Date: 21st

Time: 8:30pm

where: 3124 Main Street


Hope to see you all in the Pub on Wednesday 🙂

Cheers, Lydia

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How was your weekend?

Hi everyone,

I hoped everyone had a great weekend!

I had another great weekend in Vancouver. On Sunday  I did some shopping on Main Street with Nuria, there are many nice shops located in this street! After shopping  we went to the art Gallery, which was very interesting and beautiful! In the evening I went with Lies to a coffee shop to drink some coffee and eat some brownies! It was a great day!

On Sunday I went to Grouse Mountain with Amber to do some snowboarding, and it was such a beautiful day!  The sunset was so beautiful, as you can see on the pictures below!

How was your weekend? Let us know! By leaving a comment below!

Have a nice week everyone!

Cheers, Lydia

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East is East

I am totally about trying new things and with the summer coming up Vancouver has endless opportunities, more than i think could possibly fit it anyone’s schedule. I love the fact that Laura pushed herself to try something new, and sushi too! I know plenty of people who have never eaten sushi before because they are terrified of eating RAW fish, and most of the time they stand firm in their beliefs that they’ll just hate it! But you never know….if there is anywhere to try sushi, Vancouver is the place to do it!

As most of you are aware of i am all about FOOD (*hint since a lot of my blogs have been about new restaurants i’ve frequented) and i want to let you guys know about all of Vancouver’s hidden gems that unless you’re a local you might miss out on. Since i am a student and am currently unemployed lol i need to find cheap options that wont break the bank but are also delicious and healthy. So i want to introduce to you all…EAST IS EAST!

This small restaurant has two locations; 1) East Is East on Main Street @ 4413 Main Street (Main and 28th), 2) Chai Gallery-East Is East & Silk n’ Spice @ 3239 W. Broadway. Known around the city for its amazing roti wraps, unique drink options (fruit smoothies, eastern shakes and boasting the best Chai in the city!) and just a calming aura, this hot spot will offer you with a unique experience that is rarely found around the city.

After being introduced to East Is East 7 years ago, i have become a dedicated weekly customer. When i first walked through the dimly lit doorway i was hesitant, what was this Indian/Afghan food?! Never heard of it before, never tried it before, wasn’t even sure what would be presented to me on the plate! But trust me i was not disappointed…everything i saw on the menu seemed to catch my fancy, so i made it my vow to try just about everything on the menu.

Whether its the summer of the winter, i’m there to enjoy their hand crafted benches and tables out front when the sun is shining, otherwise ill head in through the doorway and take cover in their carpet draped dining area for those wet days we see so often out here. Still not convinced?! Take a look at their website and see exactly what they have to offer in terms of their menu, events, galleries, etc.

“Nothing is what you expect as you walk into the chai gallery so welcome to a new world where you can have the dining experience of your dreams”