Magical Ducks Everywhere – Richmond Night Market 2013

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I was a little sad to be missing out on both the Calgary Stampede as well as K-Days back home in Edmonton this year, but I figured it wouldn’t be that bad as I was going to be spending a bit of time in the Vancouver area instead. As it turns out, the Richmond Night Market was also going on at the same time!

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As much as I’ve visited Richmond in the past, this would be my first time going to the night market. Needless to say, I was really looking forward to it.

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The theme of this years night market was “Magical Duck Island”, hence all the ducks everywhere.

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They even had this appropriately decorated Mini Cooper up for raffle!

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Of course the real reason people go to night markets in the first place is to shop…

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…and to eat!

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While there is your usual assortment of Sanrio goods…

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…there were also a lot of neat things that I haven’t seen before like these Teemo and Ramus hats!

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Some pretty cheerful looking cups with matching lids!

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These Korean socks were super popular this year, so much that I even had my friends back home asking me to get them some!

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Besides plushes and bags, there’s always a ton of stationary to be had as well.

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Everything from notepads, pens, pencils, pencil cases, you name it! These puppy pens were looking especially adorable.

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Something else I found that was adorable were these panda slippers! I can’t help but imagine that they’d get pretty dirty pretty quickly though.

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Now you can enjoy your favourite Sanrio character while playing Mahjong!

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Glad to see that Sesame Street is still around.

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Phone cases were huge this year and there was a massive selection to choose from.

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I recently saw this exact Totoro bed online, who would’ve thought that I’d be able to see it in person here?!

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While there was plenty to see and buy…

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…there was also a mini-carnival section where you could also play games and win prizes!

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Is it just me or I don’t ever recall seeing plushes hung upside down at carnivals before…

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After playing some games and getting your picture taken with the gigantic duck…

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…I moved onto something that I was really looking forward to after learning that it was available at the night market: the Rotato!

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Not only is it a food, it’s also a lot of other random things apparently…

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…but today I would only be eating it!

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I stood there patiently waiting for my number to be called as the ladies seasoned each one accordingly.

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Like the Totoro bed, I’ve only ever seen these online before. So many cool things in one place!

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Finally, it was mine! By the way it was delicious.

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No way was I going to leave without getting some curry fish balls first.

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There always seems to be neat and interesting things to be found at markets/carnivals like this…

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…so there’s no telling what they’ll have next year!

-brandon.

Click HERE to view the full photo set on Flickr.

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