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Monday, December 29, 2008
Winter Wonderland 09
One of the worst winters has come and hopefully we've had the last of it. Out here in the West Coast we are not used to the amount of snow that have fallen in our fair city the last couple of weeks. It was the first time that all of Canada had a White Christmas and also that Vancouver had the most snowfall among the Canadian cities.

'The most recent White Christmas occurred in 2008 after weeks of record breaking cold temperatures and four consecutive snow storms left over 60 cm of snow on the ground across Metro Vancouver. New snow also accumulated on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day giving it the title for Canada's whitest Christmas in 2008 with 41 cm on ground (48cm at one point on Christmas Eve)'- Wiki

Our normal winters usually consist of a day or two of a "light dusting" of snow. Then a couple days later there would be rain and then all the snow would melt away. But this time around the snow stayed for weeks. People of Vancouver are not used to driving in these conditions. Many cars got stuck especially on the side streets ( I was one of them). There was so much snow, that my car was totally covered and cannot be seen. (picture to come)

Not everyone disliked the snow, the children appreciated the snow days, tobogganing down the sides of hills and the snowboarders and skiers loved the snowfall up in the mountains!

Hopefully we have seen the last of the snow. All that shoveling was hard work!

Edison Chua
Real Estate Consultant
Vancouver PowerSearch Team
Sutton Group West Coast Realty
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Friday, December 19, 2008
Sun Sui Wah...quite possibly the best Dim Sum in Vancouver!
Being Dim Sum afecionados, last weekend my boyfriend and I decided it was time to find a new Dim Sum restaurant to make our new Sunday brunch destination. After doing quick research on the internet we decided to try Sun Sui Wah on Main Street in South Vancouver...and I am in L-O-V-E!

To start, the location is great, very easy to find on Main Street, and there is underground parking available for their customers (which is ALWAYS a plus in Vancouver). The restaurant is located on the entire second floor of the building, the first floor being the lobby/waiting area with a twin curved staircase leading up to the restaurant...gives the place a rather grand feeling. They apparently host parties and wedding receptions here as well. The food was excellent, a little on the pricey side compared to other places (dishes range from $3.20 to $5.95)but I would much rather pay a little bit more for great service and a clean atmosphere. The waiters are very friendly, quick on their feet and bring your requests almost instantly (if you aren't familiar with Dim Sum atmosphere, imagine staff scrambling to get tasks done quickly and your orders taking a looooong time to be filled, even if it's just water or your favorite hot sauce) and you have to witness these guys clear a table to believe how fast they get it done.

We also found out that they have won numerous awards, including Best Chinese & Best Seafood in Vancouver Magazine for 2006 & 2007. Didn't surprise us at all, though!

For those who are planning to try them out, be sure to have a credit card or cash; they don't take debit cards. And if you have a sweet tooth, for dessert a must-try is the baked tapioca pudding...it's absolutely scrumptious!

They have two locations, one in Vancouver and one in Richmond. You can get their information on their website.

Amy Kizaki
Vancouver PowerSearch Team

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