Michelle

Michelle is the first friend I made when I moved to Toronto. We played a gig together that involved a lot of instrument moving. Because we both have Taiwanese background, we soon became close friends. How old are you? Younger than when Full House began but older than The Simpsons’  tv show premiere. What do you do?  I’m a sound editor and re-recording mixer at The Farmhouse Creative Labs where I have the opportunity to work on post-production audio for tv shows, documentaries andRead more

Sarah

I got to know Sarah more during a tour with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. She is quiet and shy, but a hell of a good violinist.   How old are you? 32. Occupation? Musician. Favourite season? Summer. What do you like Toronto the most? It’s a multicultural and cosmopolitan city. What do you eat for breakfast usually? Any reason? Whatever is around my kitchen table, plus an apple. No particular reason, haha. What the other instrument would you play if you didn’tRead more

Cecilia

Cecilia has an artist’s soul. She is shy and quiet, talented and perseverant, beautiful and humble. Looking through the her photos, to me she is a bit of a mix between Miranda Kerr and Andreea Diaconu. Cecilia’s website: www.ceciliadivito.com Cecilia’s instagram: @ceciliadivito   How old are you? 21. What is your occupation?  Student and aspiring photographer/graphic designer. What is your favourite thing for breakfast?  I usually have eggs with avocado, tomato, and spinach, some seasonal fruit, and hot lemon water. MyRead more

Forest

The first time I met Forest, she was chatting with her mom. She looked calm, mature beyond her age. Then we met a few times in the local coffee shop where she worked. Later on I learned that she started a blog, herHabitat, for women to speak. I appreciate the dedication this young girl shows. I mean, all I did in my early 20s was practice music in a little room with a metronome. When she asked me if I would likeRead more

Moroccan Spiced Carrot Slaw

The Super Bowl is a great excuse to eat like crap. Burgers, pizzas, chicken wings, fries, chips… you name it. So it’s time to go back to a healthy and delicious diet. The new issue of Food & Drinks by LCBO has this wonderful and easy-to-make recipe. I tried it, and I liked it, so I am sharing it. It serves approximately 4-6. Ingredients: 2 lbs (1 kg) carrots, peeled and julienned or shredded 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tspRead more

Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2017

January went by faster than I realized. I may have spent too much time recovering from post-election symptoms, but I didn’t forget about Lo Hanging Fruit. Last week I finally got a morning off to wander around in the city. It was very fun to see the small exhibitions and the window installations spread out over Toronto. Here are some photos that I took during my wandering. Translucent @Image Foundry, 1581 Dupont St. Pet Furniture @Helen + Hildegard, 3036 Dundas St. W.Read more

Taiwanese Beef Stew

December was a busy month. I traveled, worked, traveled, and played. It has been fun, but I am ready to embrace 2017 with these resolutions: read more, write more, and draw more. So let me start 2017 with my favourite authentic Taiwanese beef stew. My grandpa used to make this beef stew with homemade noodles as a quick meal for me when I was little. In my many years living in North America, I never found any restaurant that servedRead more