Psssst! Wanna good deal? Sidewalk sale in Chinatown!

I happened to be heading to Chinatown today when I discovered that it’s the August Moon sidewalk sale weekend. I love checking out the tables. It’s like treasure hunting!  I always find something new, interesting, quirky, and most important of all, cheap! They have ladies’ beaded slippers, slippers for men and children, purses, silk wallets, silk coin purses, leather wallets, shiny wallets, watches for adults, beaded jewellery, fake jade bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, statues of the terracotta warriors, porcelain statues, brass buddhas, dishware, scarves, bras, underwear, umbrellas, Hello Kitty backpacks, Angry Bird backpacks, bamboo plants, iPad accessories, smart phone accessories, Sponge Bob watches, Chinese DVD movies and CDs, sunglasses, straw hats, hats, baseball caps (with or without spikes), cheongsam (Chinese dresses) and a whole lot more! Haggling is optional.

A Festival of Cultures

 

This past Saturday I went to the annual Festin Culturel held by the City of Brossard to celebrate the diverse nationalities and culture of its citizens. There were food stands representing 16 countries and not a hamburger or hot dog in sight! I ate samosas from India, crepes stuffed with meat and cheese, and honey cake from Russia, and a Colombian dish of fried plantain topped with meat. Delicious!

Considering Montreal had been pounded with either rain or hot, humid weather for most of the summer, the weather was perfect for enjoying the variety of outdoor entertainment and displays by local artists. One of the attractions of the evening was Lorraine Klaasen, a South African singer. The 2013 Juno award winner for World Music Album of the Year won the approval of the crowd with her dynamic performance.