The Hobbit (1977)

We’ve been on a Tolkien kick, lately, and we spent the last two weekends making our way through the original Peter Jackson trilogy. Mikaius’ favourite is Fellowship, while I lean more towards Two Towers. I am a sucker for everything Rohan, while he is a sucker for anything that makes his cold black heart feel things. Folks, […]

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mangoes

I was prepping a mango a few weeks ago for writing break snacking, slicing it into thirds, the way it was taught to me, the way my family cuts mangoes: take the fruit in your hand, hold it firmly, and slice above the pit, starting from where the stalk was. Slice as close to the […]

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Strong as 10 Men, a List of 5 Favourites!

In my childhood, there was a figure that competed for my love alongside Godzilla, and that was Hercules! The Roman, the OG, the Bactrian Buddha buddy, however you sculpt your lion-pelted demigod, I was a fan! With my cartoon-drenched childhood in mind, I present to you some of my favourite portrayals as a child, along […]

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Summer Series, #06

This summer is turning out to be much more introspective than I had anticipated. It might have something to do with the fact that we’re not seeing much sun over here in Toronto – but what with the near-constant threat of rain so far, coupled with my predilection for jumping into puddles, I’ve found myself […]

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Montreal Mayhem part 2

By Day 2 we had hit our stride — waking up early-ish to grab breakfast at the nearby McDs, back to the apartment to eat while we watched cartoons, and then leaving for the day’s adventure at 11AM. Day 2 was a bit cloudier, and the wind far brisker, so we decided to head up […]

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Our Summer 2015 Part V: Mikaius

We intended to go to the Bata Shoe Museum on August 25th, as it’s been on Dani’s list for quite some time. However, it seemed that every time we intended to go, our hearts were elsewhere. So, instead, we made our way through Philosopher’s Walk at campus and passed by Bata on our way to […]

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Our Summer 2015 Part IV: Mikaius

When August rolled around, Dani and I really kicked into gear some particular things we wanted to see before the end of summer. We started that with a picnic on Victoria Day at Downsview Park, where, invited by some of our friends, we spent the evening atop a hill, enjoying cake and drink. (03/08/15) Part of […]

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Our Summer 2015 Part III: Mikaius

We’ve always wanted to cook a whole chicken, it’s just a thing that Dani and I have wanted to do. We like cooking together, usually treats and smaller things, and on occasion we’ve made soup or larger dishes. We went for a relatively simple thing for our experimental chicken, a salt-roasted chicken with a lemon […]

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Weekly lunch posts!

In what is hopefully a succesful attempt at my two close friends and I not disappearing into our respective academic worlds, we have decided to send each other photos of our lunches throughout the week. Then we choose two to post! Aldrin: Left: Creamy mac and cheese Right: Spicy beef adobo with okra Chris: Left: […]

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