Frisch Farms – Eco Friendly Urban Farming

•December 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment
When we ride our bike, no pollution, keep it green, describe what you mean - What's Frisch?

When we ride our bike, no pollution, keep it green, describe what you mean – What’s Frisch?

Coca-Cola not responsible for obesity?

•February 2, 2013 • 1 Comment

This is an awesome ad!
Favourite line:
Consuming large amounts of rapidly digested sugar and high-fructose corn syrup causes a SPIKE in blood sugar and insulin which can lead to inflammation and insulin resistance BOTH of which may increase your chance of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer!
Sounds delicious! That is why I use Coca-Cola instead of milk in my morning cereal!
I think if humanity survived for thousands of years before this product, we clearly do not need it for a healthy diet or to be “happy.” Given the fact that this product doesn’t help our body much at all except for a sugar rush, then the motive to continually sell this product still today is purely for financial gain and making someone else really “happy.”
Was Coke put on this earth naturally?
Compare this with water, tea of juice from a fruit.

Frisch Farms

•January 14, 2013 • 1 Comment

I have an idea!  It is called Frisch FarmsFrisch means fresh in German.

These Days

•November 25, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Monday Bike Ride

•May 15, 2012 • 1 Comment

Today I went on a very beautiful ride all along the waterfront.  There was plenty of sunshine but just enough (very) light wind to cool of my skin heating up from the sweat inducing ride.
After deciding to bike down to Kits Beach, I decided to keep on going, and ended up back home having biked 28km.

The False Creek and Seaside bike route is really nice, except for some parts (maybe a total of 200metres) of stone walkway.  The short section of bike path is annoying to ride on with a less-than-all-terrain single speed road bike like my Fuji Feather.
I prefer riding on smooth pavement, don’t you.

Here is my route (outlined in blue):

Happy Sunny Weekend!

•May 14, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Spring in Vancouver

•May 11, 2012 • 1 Comment

Spring is in the air here in Vancouver.
Lots of flowers blooming (for weeks now) and many colours to enjoy throughout the city. Healing for the eyes!
The snow is melting slowly on the tops of the mountains north of the city and the sun is shining longer into the evenings.  Great!

Spring is here in full-effect in Vancouver with the last 2 days being very sunny and wonderful.

Some recent photos I have taken in the neighbourhood.

German Youth Words of the Year

•December 7, 2011 • Leave a Comment

The Duden is the (read thee) authoritative body on what’s what in German grammar and what is accepted in the language as being considered German.

Langenscheidt is also a major dictionary used in Germany and is reputable.
This years told 5 words according to the Local (a german based english newspaper:
1. Swag (enviable, casual-cool charisma or a charismatic, positive aura)
2. Fail/Epic Fail (A big mistake or failure)
3. Guttenbergen (to plagiarize or crib – derived from disgraced former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg who resigned after it emerged he had copied large parts of his doctoral thesis)
4. Körperklaus (clumsy)
5. Googeln (to search or look up something)

Article here:

5 years

•November 17, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Happy Birthday blog.

Today, you are five years old. With remembrance of the day when I was in Tokyo wondering how to express some of my thoughts and ideas and experiences. Then New Gabriel Times was born. November 16, 2006.

Thoughts and ideas for the next five years? Not my concern at the moment.

To think that I have spent all this time and energy on a blog that you or maybe no one will read, but in the hopes that my thoughts can be put on paper, so to speak, makes it feel all worth it somehow.

Stories and stories and pictures and interpretations of culture, all on here.

Handstands in Donoussa, Greece

•July 14, 2011 • Leave a Comment

With beaches as nice as Lavadi in Donoussa, Greece – which had enough naked people to make anyone happy, sky blue water to please your eyes and cool water to relax your overheated body – I think you would do a handstand too.

Handstand in Donoussa, Greece

Kendros Beach