Since the return of large numbers of Macanese people to Portugal after Macau was handed back to the Chinese government in 1999, the decline of the Macanese dialect has been marked. Macanese is a unique blend of Malay, Portuguese and Japanese, with numerous other influences, once adopted as a common language between traders, colonialists and locals in the Portuguese trading ports.
It’s been raining again and there’s water flowing from the northern rivers in to the lake. The pelicans will be the first to arrive, for a big feed of fish. The grey nomads will be quick to follow.
Modelled on San Sebastian’s dark and moody pintxos bars, Udaberri’s open rafters and hanging bulbs create an appropriate atmosphere to enjoy sardines or jamon in the company of smart Spanish, Portuguese, and local wines.
Out of curiosity, Barry Gardner attended a knife show in 1995 and, fascinated by the handcrafted steel objects, asked a craftsman if he could be taught to make such knives. Now, as an experienced cutler, Barry offers this same service at his foundry within the Jam Factory studios at Seppeltsfield. “I love guiding people to […]
A gorgeous coral and sand island off the coast of Belize in Central America, where fresh seafood is sourced daily from the island’s fishermen, and the tempo is set by its Rasta culture and modes of transportation.
The vibe on Caye Caulker is clear. Steady, but always slow.
Toronto’s Forest Hill Jewish Centre has a new home, one that has been ten years in the making and is a testament to faith on many levels: Faith in God, of course, faith in people, and faith that the Orthodox shul that started in 2000 without even a minyan (or quorum of 10 Jewish men) was meeting both a religious and broader community need.
Giant crystal tasting balloons are brought to your table with great pomp and ceremony, encased in a smoke-filled glass dome that is removed extravagantly. It’s almost comical, but don’t laugh. Drinking elite rum here is a serious business.
Maximon isn’t an easy idol to comprehend. He is both divine and devilish, fiend and friend, a communicator to Ajaw, the supreme Mayan god, but also a trickster that may double cross whoever presents an offering.
In Trump’s America, where the veneer of American idealism and tolerance has been ripped away to reveal something sickening, my childhood memories have started to morph.
When most Torontonians think of developer Sam Mizrahi, they think of the skyscraper known as The One that will be constructed at the corner of Yonge and Bloor Streets in downtown Toronto. But, if you want to know the story of a developer who is deeply and spiritually invested in building and supporting his community you have to look to another project, the construction of the Temmy Latner building, which will be the new home for the Forest Hill Jewish Centre in Toronto.