Archive for July, 2008

I’m a natural

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

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I’ve just learned how to crochet and now I can’t stop. I really like making things and having something to show for it. It’s a little bit more palpable than my job in media production which requires lots of time and thinking, but the material that is created seems less substantial somehow. I also like how I learn from mothers and grandmothers. It is really great to spend time with women who are smarter and more experienced than me. I love to ask questions.

Anyway, you’ll notice my tension is great for a beginner. I’m a natural. And my nail polish matches my crochet hook purely by coincidence, I promise. I’m making an afghan which requires 14 balls of yarn in four different colours. I’m very excited.

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Video shows NY cop shoving cyclist

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

This story from The Toronto Star is worth reading and the accompanying video footage is worth watching.

Slowly but surely, Toronto becomes cool

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Bike culture rolls into the mainstream:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080719.wnoticed19/BNStory/lifeStyle/

It’s tough to be so ahead of the curve, right? Sheesh. Only now is Toronto realizing that bikes are very cool. That’s all anyone talks about lately. What’s next? This just in: People like to watch reality TV! The internet is popular! It is stylish to wear shoes!

Oh well, I’m just glad we’re finally catching on.

Chris Brown and Elmo Singing on Sesame Street

Friday, July 18th, 2008

My friend had an idea for a blog i guess a couple years ago now called thingsthatmakemehappy.com that he wanted to write together with some other friends. That never materialized (lack of a good logo and then we got busy), but if there was such a thing I would probably post this on it:

Fleet Foxes

Monday, July 14th, 2008

I love this band right now! I’m going to see them play because it says on their myspace that they are at the Phoenix on Wednesday, yes!

Fleet Foxes

Hmm.. they look like they mean business, don’t they?

Laugh Sabbath

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Every Sunday at the Rivoli is Laugh Sabbath, a stand up comedy show with a variety of comics every week. I was just talking to my friend who says that he’s just going to go there every week because it’s better than watching TV Sunday night and it’s just down the street. I agree!

Here’s a kind of lame eTalk segment, but it makes the whole thing easy to understand and glamorous!


Also, I was on the team in 2007 and my participation was featured on my “Awards and Achievements” section on my resume. I think it let potential employers know I was a team player. Yes, you are impressed:

Laugh Sabbath Softball

Final Boarding Call for “Baggage”

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Baggage

The Fringe Festival is in town so I hope you had a chance to catch a few shows like me. Tomorrow’s the last day and I’m saving Baggage (quite possibly the best) for last. My friend Chelle is a co-star in this really fantastic show of loosely related vignettes held by and at the Kapisanan Phillippine Centre. I highly recommend it. I got a chance to see its first run a few months ago and I was blown away. Here’s the facebook message I got about it though, if you need more convincing:

We’ve had a really amazing run with audiences and critics alike enjoying our show. Thank you all for your support and thank you especially to those of you who were able to come out to see the show!

For those of you who haven’t, Sunday’s matinee performance is your LAST CHANCE to catch BAGGAGE, so get your tickets ASAP before you miss out.

BAGGAGE
Sunday July 13th @ 2:30pm
www.baggagetheplay.com

Tickets $10.00
www.fringetoronto.com | 416-966-1062 | or at 1:30pm at the door

KAPISANAN PHILIPPINE CENTRE FOR ARTS + CULTURE
167 Augusta Avenue (north of Dundas, west of Spadina)

*****

See what everyone is saying about BAGGAGE:

National Post’s Top 5 Pick
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=619307

Eye Magazine (4 out of 5 stars)
http://www.eyeweekly.com/fringe/article/31991

NOW Magazine (3 out of 4 N’s)
http://www.nowtoronto.com/fringe/play_details.cfm?play_id=1398

NOW Magazine’s Jon Kaplan’s Review
http://nowtoronto.com/blog/view_post.cfm?post=913

Toronto.com’s Top 10 Pick
http://www.toronto.com/theatre/event/529769

Tandem Online’s Top 8 Pick
http://www.tandemnews.com/viewstory.php?storyid=8447

Michelle Turingan as “Alex” in Baggage: Touch, Photo by Reese Baguio

as promised:

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

I’m extremely proud that I made this.

Cats on a Piano

“Cats on a Piano” coming soon!

Friday, July 4th, 2008

I have been super busy with work and going out of town every weekend so I haven’t been blogging. I’m on the computer all day so when I get home I feel not at all like being on my laptop and typing more of all things. However, I can tell you that work is amazing and I love it so far AND after this weekend I will post a photo of my cottage project: Cats on a Piano paint-by-numbers!!! I am so excited to get my hands on that thing again this weekend. And finish!

In the meantime listen to Sebastien Tellier who is coming to Toronto August 4th to the Mod Club: