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Lisa Ha - Model - Volunteer - Friend
Saturday, February 22, 2014

My Mother's Red Shawl - El Rebozo Colorado
Lisa Ha - Model - Volunteer - Friend






The night I was modeling for this shoot I was going on a first date with Jonathan to a restaurant called Dark table. It was my first date with him. First dates are really awkward for me. I get really nervous and I feel like I don’t know what to say to them. It’s the first chance you get to make the first impression.

Jonathan and I chatted and got to know each other before we set a date to meet. I let him choose the restaurant for dinner. He wasn’t going to tell me where we were going until that morning. In the morning I checked in with him to see where we were going for dinner. He told me the Dark Table. I let out a really loud giggle.

We met up for coffee first before dinner to actually see what we looked like before dinner.

Dark Table is a restaurant where it is completely dark inside. You are served by servers who are blind. You order your food outside and you are led in the restaurant by your server.

I giggled because it is a really interesting choice for a first date. On a first date I usually make my judgment of them by making eye contact with my date, watching his facial expressions and body language. At a restaurant, I also can see how my date treats our server. It’s important to me how they treat the server because it shows me how they deal with other people. I can also see if they have a wandering eye. Sometimes other things in the room catch their eye like, other woman or the decor of the room. You can see what they are paying attention to (if it is not you) It is easier to plan your escape route if the date isn’t going well. At Dark Table, I couldn’t do any of that. I could not tell if wandered. Both of us could not see anything. The only thing we could do was to talk to each other the whole time.

Come to think of it, having our first date at Dark Table was a brilliant idea. We both had to turn our cell phones off before going into the restaurant. That meant no cell phone distraction from either party. We sat in complete darkness so we had to converse with each other. We tried each other’s drink. We had to say which side our drink was on so we could pass the drink to each other without spilling anything. I had to focus on our conversation. I couldn’t make judgment on him about what he was wearing or his body language. There was no wandering eye for both parties on who else was in the restaurant or how pretty the decor was.


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Rachel Cairns Actor

Jennifer Landels Espadachina

Judith Currelly Pilot- Artist

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Georgina Elizabeth Isles Figure Model

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Patrick Reid Statesman, Flag Designer

Michael Varga CBC Cameraman

Bronwen Marsden Playwright/Actress/Director

David Baines Vancouver Sun Columnist

Alex Waterhouse-Hayward Photographer

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3/6/16 - 3/13/16

3/13/16 - 3/20/16

3/20/16 - 3/27/16

3/27/16 - 4/3/16

4/3/16 - 4/10/16

4/10/16 - 4/17/16

4/17/16 - 4/24/16

4/24/16 - 5/1/16

5/1/16 - 5/8/16

5/8/16 - 5/15/16

5/15/16 - 5/22/16

5/22/16 - 5/29/16

5/29/16 - 6/5/16

6/5/16 - 6/12/16

6/12/16 - 6/19/16

6/19/16 - 6/26/16

6/26/16 - 7/3/16

7/3/16 - 7/10/16

7/10/16 - 7/17/16

7/17/16 - 7/24/16

7/24/16 - 7/31/16

7/31/16 - 8/7/16

8/7/16 - 8/14/16

8/14/16 - 8/21/16

8/21/16 - 8/28/16

8/28/16 - 9/4/16

9/4/16 - 9/11/16

9/11/16 - 9/18/16

9/18/16 - 9/25/16

9/25/16 - 10/2/16

10/2/16 - 10/9/16

10/9/16 - 10/16/16

10/16/16 - 10/23/16

10/23/16 - 10/30/16

10/30/16 - 11/6/16

11/6/16 - 11/13/16

11/13/16 - 11/20/16

11/20/16 - 11/27/16

11/27/16 - 12/4/16

12/4/16 - 12/11/16

12/11/16 - 12/18/16

12/18/16 - 12/25/16

12/25/16 - 1/1/17

1/1/17 - 1/8/17

1/8/17 - 1/15/17

1/15/17 - 1/22/17

1/22/17 - 1/29/17

1/29/17 - 2/5/17

2/5/17 - 2/12/17

2/12/17 - 2/19/17

2/19/17 - 2/26/17

2/26/17 - 3/5/17

3/5/17 - 3/12/17