I love good cooking competitions (Ryori no Tetsujin, Ryori no Dotchi, My Kitchen Rules, first season of Ça Va Chauffer, Dinner Party Wars, etc etc) ...
to·ri·wa·sa とりわさ n. chicken which is lightly seared on the outside while the inside remains raw You read that right: toriwasa is the word ...
Just look at this legroom! This is what Seat 17A on an Air Canada AirBus 319 looks like from the sitting position. The seat itself ...
The high holiday for the American sporting religion – the Superbowl – has come and gone for another year. Normally things (that would be my ...
I think it’s pretty evident to everyone and their dog that I watch an inordinate amount of food programming, as in I watch almost nothing ...
Happy Lunar New Year! That would be the good one. Today kicks off the Year of the Sheep (羊), or more specifically, the Year of the Wood Sheep. Depending on the circles that one runs in, the Year of the Sheep is also known as the Year of the Ram (which is a boy sheep – […]
Today is Groundhog Day! People celebrate other things too but the majority seem to be interested in digging up hibernating groundhogs (Marmota monax) to see if they can predict the weather. No, really! Anyway, the groundhogs are split in their predictions as Wiarton Willie saw his shadow as he was roused out of his sleep, […]
I’m talking about the pizza chain which drops its apostrophe in the Chez Nous and not the game which is actually an invention coming out of the Song Dynasty just in case you were wondering. I don’t mind Dominos (Domino’s in the RoC and ROW), primarily because most pizza in the Big Croissant is pretty […]
Depending on how you see it, Canada is either blessed or cursed with three major wireless carriers: Rogers, Telus and Bell. First up is Rogers, the entity in Central Canada which up and bought what had been the fourth wireless provider (Microcell, aka Fido). Rogers is generally horrific especially when it comes to billing issues […]
Happy 2015! It’s the Gregorian New Year (also known as “not the good one”) today so health and prosperity to those who come to this site that aren’t ‘bots. Yes, there are some actual readers out there. I don’t have a good image of a drunk robot to commemorate the start of this year, but […]
Hey! It’s Xmas Eve! While I am using the correct spelling and pronunciation, we are at least very fortunate that we are at least 780 years before the eventual appearance of Robot Santa. That’s pretty good because as I still can’t run particularly fast, I wouldn’t get too far. Xmas Eve on the Big Croissant […]
You’ve heard of these things – the are the boxes people send to their children in university to help when the children run out of money through their frivolous spending boost morale and remind them of home. Care packages are actually CARE Packages (trademarked), and were a standard box of supplies sent to mitigate the […]
Right now I’m seriously irked about AYCE restaurants and waffles but I need to set my irk aside because it’ll ruin the mood. Anyway, do you remember Sideways? the movie? It has been a decade since its release and subsequent decimation of Merlot sales in the mid-Noughties, but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing since […]
Wireless providers. You know – they’re the service providers that North Americans love to hate because they’re 1) incompatible with the rest of the world, 2) charge exorbitant fees for very little compared to the ROW, and 3) their service coverage often vacillates between poor and miserable. There’s a reason why Big Red south of […]
It’s American Thanksgiving again! As I’ve said before, this apparently the most important holiday south of the 49th. Honestly I would have guessed Xmas (aka the holiday that got moved to December because early Christians needed something that would replace the gambling, rampant overeating and drunkenness that was the Roman holiday of Saturnalia), but I’d […]