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My Journey Into Aokigahara Jukai (青木ヶ原 樹海) – The Suicide Forest

Originally posted on END OF THE GAME:
Disclaimer: Firstly, there are a lot of images and videos in this post, so I had to break it up into 10 pages to save loading time – you will see the page numbers on the bottom just before the comments section. Secondly, everything written below actually happened,…


It’s Time to sample the new #EarlsFallMenu and #CONTEST

Earls Restaurants are not what you’d call traditional “chain” style restaurants. Their menu items are made from scratch, often using local ingredients and organic when available. Each Earls offers dishes that reflects the diverse backgrounds of their Chef Collective and each dish is tried at their Test Kitchen downtown Vancouver. I had a chance to … Continue reading


Edo Japan Wants to Make Your Day #SimplyBetter

Edo Japan has recently launched a new campaign to engaged their social media following. The #SimplyBetter campaign focuses on simply better moments – those little moments in your day that make you stop and smile. Edo wants to be part of your day and celebrate what makes each day simply better by turning the moments … Continue reading


New Favourites from The Fraser Valley Food Show

The Fraser Valley Food Show was held at the Tradex in Abbotsford on October 3-5. Some of the highlights included The 3rd Great Canadian Sausage Competition, The Gusto TV Celebrity Cooking Stage and the Gluten-Free Living Show. I had a chance to sample some of the sausages entered to the competition. Anita Pichlmeier of Black Forest … Continue reading


Subway Canada wants you to #CommittoFit #Contest

A few weeks ago I signed Subway’s Commit to Fit pledge. The Commit to Fit program™  is a commitment you make to yourself to live a healthy and active lifestyle, and you do it on your own terms. It involves making good food choices while swapping old habits for new healthy ones. It not only … Continue reading


Happy Planet Foods Launches Two New Fresh Soup Flavours

Happy Planet sure knows how to peak a blogger’s curiosity. Prior to the release of their two new fresh soups, I received a tote bag filled with recipes clues and an invitation to the Dirty Apron Cooking School for a soup-centric dinner. We were greeted by Team Happy Planet and Chef David Robertson who shared … Continue reading


Orphan’s Thanksgiving at Fairmont Waterfront

Away from family for the holidays? All ‘orphans’ are invited to meet at the Chef’s Bench in ARC at The Fairmont Waterfront for a shared dinner, good conversation and a few new friends. There is one seating at 6:00 p.m. and the three-course table d’hote menu is $65 for adults and $55 for seniors with … Continue reading


#TurnontheRAJIO Turn on the LOVE

After a bit of a break, is back with a new dining package! I really missed them, their dining packages are always so innovating and a great value. Rajio – Japanese for radio, it’s the name of the izakaya-style restaurant that has partnered up with to offer a four course dining package that’s guaranteed to please. … Continue reading


Octoberfest in September courtesy of Steam Whistle Brewery Pilsner

Canadian craft brewer Steam Whistle Brewing hosted their second annual Oktoberfest party at The Imperial on September 20th. Folk music by The Rheinlander Oom-pah Band and entertainment by the AVC Edelweiss Dancers from the Austria Vancouver Club provided an authentic German experience. But the most delicious part of the evening? Steam Whistle’s smooth and refreshing … Continue reading


Mark your Calendars! Taste of Yaletown is back from October 16 – 30

The Annual Taste of Yaletown Event will run from October 16 -30. This year, the event will offer set menus at $25, $35 and $45 price points, both at lunch and dinner time. Yaletown is home to some of the best restaurants in the city. Chefs and restaurateurs will have the freedom to serve up … Continue reading


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