Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

 High Park 2013 cherry blossoms

High Park, Toronto. May 2013

I feel like a similar challenge of “transient” has been done before.  Nevertheless, I thought of this photo that I took when I visited the cherry blossoms four years ago at High Park.  Cherry blossoms are always in transient and that’s why it’s so hard to actually capture them.  They’re always changing and there’s only one week in the year where they’re at their peak bloom Continue reading

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Toronto Market Co. Adelaide Eats Food Market 2017

Adelaide Eats 2017

Adelaide Eats located at 150 York Street in Toronto

Adelaide Eats is back for another year!  (It used to be called Front Street Foods.)  It’s located at the second floor terrace of Adelaide Place, overlooking both Adelaide St. West and University Ave.  It’s an outdoor food market and there are several vendors from local restaurants or catering companies that participate to sell their featured items and Continue reading

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Recap of Taste of Toronto 2017

Taste of Toronto 2017

Taste of Toronto 2017 located at Fort York at 250 Fort York Blvd in Toronto

Last year, I attended the Taste of Toronto 2016 festival for free because I had won tickets to it from Raymond.  Even at the close of last year’s event, I had said that if I happened to win tickets again for 2017, I would attend.  I previously had absolutely no plans to attend the festival this year because I had attended last year already and kind of knew what it was like and thus I wasn’t as Continue reading

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Toastmasters, my second session

 Toastmasters workbook

Toastmasters in Toronto

Yesterday, I had my second session of Toastmasters (Youth Leadership Program version) and I was able to do my first speech!

Before the one hour-ish session, I prepped at home by writing out what I was going to say through my stenograph.  It always helps me to organize my thoughts to have it written down on paper first.  I knew what I was going to talk about for my Icebreaker speech.  I was going to talk about Continue reading

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Ohhh Canada at Smoke’s Poutinerie in celebration of Canada’s 150!

Smoke's Poutinerie Ohhh Canada poutine

Smoke’s Poutinerie located at 218 Adelaide Street West in Toronto

Canada’s 150th birthday only comes around once in a lifetime so Smoke’s Poutinerie has come up with “the most Canadian-themed dish the world has ever seen” to produce the Canadian of all Canadian poutines to celebrate this historic milestone!  (We all know poutine, a dish made with fresh hot French fries, smooth gravy, and fresh cheese curds, is *the* Canadian dish to enjoy and feast on!)   Continue reading

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Private Tasting at Origination Noodle House (Silver Star Blvd)

Origination Noodle rice noodles

Origination Noodle located at 633 Silver Star Blvd, Unit 119 in Scarborough

This past Wednesday, I was invited to Origination Noodle for a private tasting thanks to Sweven Media.  I arrived promptly at 6 p.m. and was the first one to arrive even before Minnie, the hostess.

Origination Noodle House is located at 633 Silver Star Boulevard and takes over the unit that used to be a previous noodle house Continue reading

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Chi’s Congee & Noodle House

Chi's Congee & Noodle House

Chi’s Congee & Noodle House located at 1177 Central Pkwy W, Unit 66 in Mississauga

Last weekend, we came here for lunch with Ken’s family.  Chi’s Congee & Noodle House is a standard Cantonese restaurant that serves rice, noodles, congee, stir-fried dishes, soups, and the like.  It’s located in the busy and popular Golden Square Centre in Mississauga.  The last time I was in this area was for the media tasting of the nearby Moral’s Village!

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