It's a game. It's all a game. That doesn't necessarily mean it's fake, or meaningless. It just means that it's a game. And the thing about games is that however fun they may be while your playing, there's always a winner. So, here I am. It's my roll. I'm holding the dice, yet I have no control … Continue reading Your Games
If you’re in the mood for a fun, ethnic dining experience in London, Ontario, Addis Ababa is the place to go. Named after the capital of Ethiopia, the restaurant offers a unique, hands-on dining experience that entails tearing injera, a thin spongey bread, and using it to grab a taste of various dishes. Owner and … Continue reading Addis Ababa: Where Fun Meets Tradition
Although captured in two very distinctive contexts, Eugène Atget’s Au Coq Hardi, 18 Quai de la Megisserie and Berenice Abbott’s Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery, New York depict similar subject matter and share a connection that transcends the physical photographs. Both Atget and Abbott were documentary photographers dedicated to capturing photographs of city streets. The connection … Continue reading Capturing the City Streets: Documentary Photography from Atget to Abbott
A few weeks ago I noticed an event on Facebook with TIFF in the title. Naturally, I clicked on it, to learn that Cameron Bailey, the artistic director of TIFF, would be coming to Western University (my school) for a $10 talk. I clicked the little "interested" button on Facebook, and then forgot about it. … Continue reading Life Advice from Cameron Bailey: TIFF’s Artistic Director
I wrote something in my last post that I wanted to expand on: the idea that when we are alone, we aren't without anyone. We are simply with ourselves. But we are still a person, we have thoughts, and we need to learn how to properly hang out with ourselves. Think about it, when we … Continue reading Improving Your Relationship With Yourself
I feel so strangely happy today. I've felt quite strangely happy most days, recently. Even in the midst of midterms and being hella single on Valentine's Day, I've managed to remain ridiculously happy and full of life (with obvious minor exceptions.. hehe). Every day feels inspiring and everything I do feels worthwhile. Even sitting here … Continue reading How to Be Ridiculously Happy
I've just come back from my second time seeing the movie La La Land; apparently once was not enough. The first time I saw this movie I was with my parents. I was sitting beside my dad and joking about how long into the movie it would take for my mom to fall asleep, when the … Continue reading La La Land: A Review
Listening to your instincts; that's what it means to become an adult. We are arguably born with some moral compass, given that we are sane-minded and not sociopathic serial killers. And for years we live under the arm of our parents and live under their rules and way of life. Much of what we learn … Continue reading Listening To Your Instincts
I wrote this for my History of Food class (arguing if the industrialization of food is improving with way modern people eat), and thought I would share it: Although I agree that increasing access to a greater variety of foods might suggest that people are better nourished today than in the past, I believe that … Continue reading The Industrialization of Food: A Curse or a Blessing?
Last night, I walked out of my second final exam feeling incredibly happy. I sent the okay text for my friend to head over to my house, hopped on the bus, and called the pizza place to order my pizza delivery. I had just completely crushed that exam, it was snowing so beautifully, and I … Continue reading Bliss.