I love arugula
my salad. A perfectly ripe avocado
makes my day. I'm
always in the mood for sushi and lately Vietnamese bun
. If it weren't for Korean BBQ or
Portuguese roasted chicken, I'd probably be vegetarian. Thick fatty
Balkan or Greek yogurt is a staple. If I became morbidly obese, the
cause of that would be cake or potato chip vices.
Lately I can't seem to get enough kale.
are the most delicious fruit ever!
-I don't like bitter melon and can't stand the smell of fermented
The weirdest/best thing that I had the privilege of seeing was a
composition. It blew my mind!
I enjoy live music immensely (best top 11 concerts; Gotan Project,
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Sam Prekop Band, King Khan and the
Shrines, Final Fantasy, Feist with Shary Boyle, the Roots, Hidden
Cameras, Hot Chip, The Clipse, Zakir Hussein...could go on
Honourable mentions go to Bebel Gilberto, Radiohead, Arcade Fire,
Deadly Snakes, Grizzly Bear and (Chili) Gonzalez.
The materialization of Pavement and Prince live have been dreams
Lately the Lucrecia Dalt,
Wilson are on high rotation. When I'm in a funk, I rely on Patsy
Cline to help me.
I feel blessed to have seen Asha Bhosle.
So in terms of music, I can appreciate a wide spectrum from opera
to DJ sets.
So far, the best show of 2012 was Ty Segall
. He also rocked it last
Best show of this year 2013 so far was Charles Bradley.
, I love podcasts of 'This American Life' and anything CBC
As for movies, I'm annoyed I missed a few screenings at Cinamateque
tue ma mere' but I'm not pretentious enough to find Matthew
Barney's 'Cremaster' enjoyable. The last doc. that made me laugh
really hard was 'Good Hair' by Chris Rock. My favourite film is
'Amelie' and I like other Jean-Pierre Jeunet
'Delicatessen'. The Goonies are a staple since childhood.
A Christmas Story still cracks me up and gets funnier every
The saddest movie ever that gave me a football sized throat lump
was called 'Khaled' a humble Toronto-based film.
The last time I felt addicted to something, was'the Wire'
I watched all 5
seasons in a month and didn't leave the house. There was about to
be an intervention.
As for TV, I've been a devout Daily Show fan since before Jon
Stewart was a household name and consider him the prototype of the
I don't watch much TV but I can't tear myself away from an episode
of "Love it or List it" at someone else's place with cable.
Books: The last good book I read was 'The Book of Negroes'
by Lawrence Hill. I just finished Rushie's 'Midnight's Children'
and 'Fair Trade for All' by Stiglitz
. I like Vonnegut
and Lapham. Oh and Paul
friggin' genius! I just finished reading 'Too Big to Fail' by
Sorkin, it was 'too big to carry around'.
I just finished reading the 'Posionwood Bible' by Kingsolver and
really enjoy 'Black Ice' by Darill Fosty about black hockey leagues
in 1890s in Nova Scotia.
I skipped my convocation and instead paid to see Lewis Lapham
I tend to gravitate toward non-fiction but striving for a greater
balance of fiction. Sometimes I enjoy frivolous smut
Like thick yogurt, I default to the weekly 'Economist'
as a staple read.