Japanese seem to love high-end Western style stores. There are plenty of them throughout the city but we loved the small shops and bustling local malls, many of them pedestrian-only and running for blocks. The ubiquitous 100 yen shops, similar to our dollar stores, are terrific places for souvenirs and unique sweets and biscuits (ideal treats for folks back home).
Archives for June 2012
The Gove Peninsula in Australia’s Northern Territory is a focal point for Aboriginal art and culture in the 94,000 sq km expanse of Arnhem Land, a place where many indigenous people only met white men for the first time little more than 70 years ago.
Despite the zealous attempts by Moses Znaimer and virtually every other ‘cool’ Zoomer of my generation, an apparently self evident fact is being ignored. The fact? Zoomers are no longer actually cool or with-it, yet they (we for many of us) are in deep denial of this.
The instalment was nothing short of terrifying. Watching the dentist lean over my face with instruments reminiscent of weapons of torture in my mouth made for an awkward appointment. Returning home and examining my new “teeth jewellery” almost reduced me to tears. Not only did they dominate my teeth, when I closed my mouth, it lead to a slight protrusion where the braces were, making me look like some sort of disgusting gorilla-monster.
Pink lemonade? Forget about flavor crystals with artificial color and evil aspartame. This simple homemade version is so light and clean, so good and so good for you, you’ll want to have a pitcher in the fridge for the rest of the summer.
On New Years Day this year, author Moira Nordholt saw a for rent sign on her favorite block in Toronto. So, she decided to open Toronto’s healthiest take-out. Feel Good Guru, “plant-powered vegan take-out” is now open at 917 Queen West.
In this video, Jim Meaney, owner of Cansolair Inc. displays how he converts pop cans into a powerful solar heating panel which he calls – “A lifetime supply of free heat”.
I have found a strength that I never knew I possessed and have learned that no matter what life throws my way, I will find a path that helps me to overcome each obstacle and take the good from it.
Today let’s talk about releasing anger, but not hurting others with it. Have you ever felt like you had to hold on tightly because if you let your anger surface, it would just explode?
It was early morning and still dark. The wind was at gale force and howling. She was testy today and grabbed the power lines wrapping them around a tree at the head of the driveway.