Visiting 5 cities and nearby attractions in Central & South America years ago, we recently found that they are ranked on the list of 2020 World's Best Cities for TRAVEL + LEISURE (the travel magazine).
Nice Day for a Long Walk - Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area. Getting some fresh air and Vitamin D is essential to good health. Keep active and stay healthy!
A Snowman was built following a snowfall on Christmas. However it did not last long as expected. It melted in the rain and in the sun. But it is fascinating to record this snowy friend and watch melting snow trickling down.
Painting by Pat #11 - Time-Lapse Video of a painting of "Ocean Waves" in watercolor.
Visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) in Sep 2020, the largest botanical garden in Canada. This episode features Hendrie Park which is known for its rose garden, tea house and indoor Mediterranean garden.
DaVinci Resolve is an amazing video editor and you can do so much more with it. In this quick video, I show how I use DaVinci Resolve to create a thumbnail for my Youtube videos.
Blue Jay in Fight - Born to fight? No! But Blue Jays can be territorial, aggressive and fighting for food especially in the Fall.
A 5-Day Island tour in Taiwan visiting 9 cities: Taipei, Yilan, Hualien, Taitung, Kenting, Kaohsiung, Chiayi, Nantou & Taoyun. 台北, 宜蘭, 花蓮, 台東, 墾丁, 高雄, 嘉義, 南投, 桃園.
My best wishes for everyone to have a Happy Chinese New Year with good health, longevity, happy family and a prosperous Year of Ox! Most importantly to see all businesses reopen in the near future! Gong Hay Fat Choy!
There are several different stories about the origin of Red Envelopes that are unquestionably a symbol associated with Chinese New Year. I share my story as it was told by my grandmother.
3 Stooges 三傻拜年 - The 3 unusual characters met and befriended to wish all a healthy, happy, prosperous Lunar New Year!
Learn Mandarin by Singing with AGOAC instructor Pat Yan (in Mandarin) Song #14 - 大地回春
Each park showcases its unique beauty: Zhangjiajie - distinct hallmark of the Chinese landscape. Guilin - picturesque river flanked with evergreen karst hills. Huangshan - renowned for granite peaks with the "Four Wonders"
氣炸鍋核桃笑口棗 | Airfryer Smiling Sesame Ball with Walnut - This traditional snack is normally deep fried and has no filling. Try this new method that's healthier and easier to make! Happy Chinese New Year to you all.
An interesting legend of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals? How come a small rat leads the Zodiac signs? What is your Zodiac sign?
中國新年傳統習俗 - Chinese New Year activities including putting up decorations; eating reunion dinner with family on New Year's Eve; giving red packets and fireworks. Things to do for the whole New Year Festival season from the 1st to 15th of the Lunar New Year.
The Chinese zodiac signs have a very long history, but did you know that the animals may differ in some ethnic groups? 中國的十二生肖歷史悠久, 但是您知道這些動物在某些民族中可能有所不同嗎？
2021 Makeover - Filmmaker's Tips - Wouldn't it be nice if one day, we could do a quick makeover just with a scan of our cell-phone? But for now, filmmakers can do it with editing.
A Surprise Visit from Robins - A rare scene of a flock of tens and tens of robins in Canadian winter. It signals that Spring is around the corner!
It is a Chinese tradition to put up red banners on door or wall as New Year decoration. They are called Fai Chun, written in Chinese Characters, with well wishing message, typically for good luck, good health and good fortune!
Chinese New Year Cakes and Pastries 賀年糕點 - As Chinese New Year approaching, we like to share some of the many traditional treats that are being prepared to celebrate this festive occasion.
Exploring the Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area near Newmarket Ontario. The Trail follows the route of the abandoned 'Ghost Canal System’ of the early 1900s. It is a hidden gem of Canada's transportation history.
People who exercise tend to have improved immune and digestive functioning, better blood pressure and bone density, lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain cancers.
Blue Jay is highly curious, smart and determined. It is amazing to see its determination in getting its favorite peanuts. Do you know how many peanuts can a Blue Jay store in its esophagus in one visit?
Painting by Pat #10 - Rowing Boat: Time-Lapse Video of a painting of Rowing Boat in watercolor.
Crispy Peanut Puffs 酥脆花生油角 - A traditional Chinese New Year snack that’s easy to make. These crispy puffs filled with crushed peanuts, sesame seeds and sugar brings both joy and luck!
Red Envelope Lucky Gold Fish (幸運金魚) | Craft Tutorial - This is a fun craft you can make for Chinese New Year, it's very easy to make!
Travel Footprints - Visiting 3 of Spain's iconic and historic sites in Jan 2018: Gaudi's masterpiece: Casa Batllo, The Palace Fortress: Alcazaba and Santa Barbara Castle.