Happy white (not so) Halloween night!

Autumn is quickly shifting into it’s final messy period. Plants are dieing, going into winter-mode, or simply letting go of their leaves. The winds are also picking up causing quite a bunch of leaves to be blown about. Anybody have a kite? It also decided to snow 5 cm the night before Halloween.

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(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

Happy White Halloween!

October 28th was more of a summer weather while October 31st NEARLY turned into a White Halloween. Had about 5 cm of snow fall over the Ottawa area after about 5 pm.  The Twitter – #Ottawa – was swiftly flooded with “yuck!”, “eew!”, “Ugly Ottawa snow”, “learn to drive you stupid drivers! Pull over and let us drive!!”, and many more amusing comments. In short, I had a nice long laugh.

I was highly amused by both the snowfall and the twitter feed. I wonder what the feed will be like when we actually get hit by a real 30 inches of snow type snowstorm – *ponders heavily*.

Oh, right! I was supposed to show you Halloween related materials. I asked people if there were any and kept getting the same answer – “Nope, haven’t seen many around this year.” I also went around various neighborhoods and popular areas in an attempt to find decorated Halloween homes. I didn’t see much. Why? Wanted to share the goodies of Halloween in Ottawa, that’s all.

Sidenote: Saw an out-of-service bus with a “Merry Christmas” sign on it, supposedly for the snowfall lol.

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Related Articles:

Happy Halloween 2008 (My novice photography skills at work)
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=169

T&T Supermarket (Opens up around Halloween – 2009)
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=422

Halloween Highlights – (2009)
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=428

Trick or Treat! – Halloween – Figma & Shinki Special -  (2010)
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=1540

– Trick or Treat! – Halloween – Chocolates! – (2010)
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=1549

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Little Italy:

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Also wanted to check out the new statues.

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I’m missing a few.

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And of course, I thought I’d try out some more Japanese meals while checking out the 15 new statues on Preston Street.

For those wondering about the female figure – She’s Kohiru (Chopstick themed), It’s only natural I photo-shoot her amongst Japanese food. She is basically at home in any Japanese themed restaurant. What about the other restaurants? Shinki Merienda – Type Spoon – would work for that, though I don’t have her.

Miso Soup +TeaKohiru seeking attention while getting blinded by the sun.

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Seafood Udon + Tea Kohiru assisting with Chili Pepper sprinkling – The peppers  giving the udon a nice kick.

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Salmon Teriyaki – Miso Soup, Salmon with bean sproutes, and Miso Soup.

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Sake – Sho Chiku ClassicI’m glad I actually got to try some nice warm Sake on Eve of Halloween.

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Had Kohiru dress up for Halloween. If I’m not, someone has to.  I still need to get one for the Anime conventions. It ain’t much of a costume, but one meant for Figmas…

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Downtown Ottawa:

Thought I’d try exploring the downtown area for any random happenings. I did find a few interesting bits, but I wasn’t able to take images of it over a certain situation. I saw people dressed up as foxes and Dracula walking down along Bank Street while popping in and out of random stores. There was a person with a simple fox tail, a fox  geared up in Robin Hood attire, and some other individuals that I couldn’t make out from the suddenness.

I’ve seen you guys during Canada day as well hanging around the Information Center.

I’ve also noticed random Gothic-clown like individuals roaming around various streets and a kid in animal costumes standing next to the mother at a bus stop. Not much to see in a casual area.


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The new Convention center – Currently under-construction. This is also what I meant when I said “white” in the blog title (bottom right corner).

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Tried to get a bit “artistic” with my image.

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Anybody want Pumpkins? Got a few that are still perfectly fine in the cold.

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Ah! Beaver Tails! I’ll wait for the real snow fall to munch on some more crispy tails. I’m glad they decided to show their Halloween spirit, as little as it was.

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More Canadian Pride!

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I took this picture for the snowy mountain view (far back in the image) of Gatineau-Hull. Since the pancake lens can’t zoom I had to fill the image with something else as well.

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Tried to get a bit artistic on the tree image with the Canadian flag and snow. Do you like the left or the right? It as one?

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Snowman on the Hill!

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Chinese Arch:

The Chinese Arch is finally complete (for awhile now) for Ottawa’s China town. I didn’t see a single tourist snapping images, still too new? Whatever the case, it looks nice.

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Ah! One of those parking meters ended up getting chilly and got itself a scarf, HA! Going to try some bad joke/puns:

– A chili meter (chili pepper?)
– A chilly meter (cold)
– A meter from Chili? (nation)

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Above: Got a better pun for the Parking meter? I know I failed it.

Below: And nice art! Mmmmmmm, Fish!

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And the little sprinkle of Halloween spirit that I noticed this year – 2010 – Happy White Halloween!

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Random: Finally took a better image of this “Little Italy” arch. 🙂

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Happy White Halloween!

– Pardon the randomness of it all as I tried to improvise on Halloween related material.

I hope you had fun trick-or-treating, drinking at a party, playing H-games, smoking, stealing candy, giving out candy, playing games, dating, scaring people, pick pocketing tourists, drinking yourself asleep, egging homes, cursing in people’s faces, or whatever else you people might of done a day (or many) ago :P.

Peace!