It’s that time of the year again. Last year I overdosed on galas and stargazing, watching films that would have eventually hit the mainstream theatre circuit anyway. The only one I was really glad I went to was The Wrestler (Evan Rachel Wood is yummy, even though she was there with Marilyn Manson). This year […]
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Caring for Your Introvert
So I’m not the only one! Caring for Your Introvert
Finally, another update!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted — I’ve had quite a busy last week. As part of the Toronto Jazz Festival, I went to see Dave Brubeck as the first ever Jazz act at the new Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Nice venue, great act. On Friday, went to see Sammi Cheng […]
Planet Earth Rocks
Got my preorder of the Planet Earth HD DVD from Amazon last week, and I haven’t been able to stop watching. Here’s a mesmerizing clip of a great white shark devouring a seal from the first episode, slowed time 40 times: Although Attenborough doesn’t provide any social commentary, the show does allude to the effects […]
Someone from my high school just posted a photo montage on Google Video for their 30th anniversary, which occurred last year. You can take a look at it here. It’s got a lot more pictures from the girls’ side since it was a female alumni who put it together, but I make a cameo at […]
…my old high school now has a Wikipedia entry. Many people are interested when I tell them I went to a Buddhist boarding school in California, and I struggle to explain what it’s like to grow up and go through puberty there. These entries fill in all the blanks for me. Check it out here […]
I was starting to get sick. I was still recovering from a strained neck, bruised talibone and a chronically sore lower back. Yet I couldn’t resist when the call came. My cousin knows the mascot, and he needed someone to do a skit during a timeout at the Raptors game. In return, I’d get free […]
Sometimes when I’m really into a song, I listen to it non-stop for the whole day. Today, it’s Patricia Barber’s rendition of Cole Porter’s Easy to Love.
I can’t wait for the Raptors season to start! I got to see the preseason Nets game, with Vince Carter back in town again. There was a funny moment when Jorge Garbajosa, who is the first person to wear #15 since VC left town, checked into the game. Vince stared at his jersey for a […]
Had a nice long Thanksgiving weekend…started off with the Chris Botti concert on Friday, went apple-picking at Watson Farms Saturday afternoon, locked myself out of my running car and then had Thanksgiving dinner with neighbour/friends AmyChris, JackieDerrick and Natalie. On Sunday we went out to Century Room — it’s always nice to see familiar faces. […]