Monday, March 14, 2011

Please Help

The following photos are from various sources: Tumblr, LA times, National Geographics

I'm sure most of you have heard about the tsunami in Japan that took the lives of thousands of people. You may be thousands of miles away and not feel the impact, but please help. 

I am currently impacted by this catastrophe because one of my dear friends was in Miyagi, Sendai when this occurred. He is fortunate enough to have survive, but have lost all his belongs. However, he is so incredibly strong and is currently volunteering in one of the nearby schools, helping many of the elderlies and children adapt to their situation. I am so proud of him.

You can  help too. There are many non for profit organizations that are receiving donations and sending it as emergency relief funds to Japan. There are also bloggers who are selling items and donating 100% of the proceeds, such as Eki, Yasumi, and Asiyakei. I, myself, have pledged a donation to Red Cross. These people are without home, some have even lost their family, and are trying to survive on whatever resources are left in the area, so they really need our support and for us to be compassionate during this time. If you don't have the resources or finances, there are other ways to help. You can spread the word or volunteer to fund raise at a local charity or at a relief center.  

Remember, every little bit helps.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stonegrill on Winchester

Note: All above photos belong to Superwoolu. Please notify the owner of the blog if photos are reused.
Stonegrill on Winchester is located in old Cabbagetown, a part of Toronto filled with rustic and interest buildings. I think this part of the city used to be filled with Spanish and Greek immigrants before they migrated to Danforth. I visited Stonegrill in the summer because it offered an interesting way of cooking food - on a heated stone! The restaurant actually offers two methods: you can grill your own meat on the heated stone or have the chef cook the meat on a stove (inside the kitchen). But obviously cooking your own meat sounds more thrilling.... Stonegrill is smart - they get you to pay a premium for the unique experience and have you cook/serve yourself!

The price is affordable but it is by no means cheap. The pricing is mid-range so it gets pushed into the fine dining category as prices start at $30 for the main course (if you want to grill the meat). If you visit during the promotional seasons (i.e. Summerlicious or Winterlicious), it would be worthwhile, but otherwise, I would consider it a splurge. I had a decent time but would have probably enjoyed my food more if I had better culinary skills....(I have to admit, grilling salmon to perfection is quite difficult)

If you ever decide to visit Stonegrill, let me know what you think of it! 

Food: (or more depending on your cooking skills :p)
Price: $$$

Located at: 51B Winchester St. Toronto ON

Monday, March 07, 2011

just the way you are

Hello lovelies!

Yes, things look a little different..... I've decided to have a more minimalistic theme, perhaps an echo what I see my life as currently (or rather how I want to feel - any one caught in tax season would know what I mean). Hope each and every one of you are feeling the fabulous-ness of March because in several weeks it will be Spring (even though we just endured another snow storm yesterday)!

photo credit: tumblr

Lately, I've been listening to a lot of Bruno Mars, or rather, specifically that one song. Remember,  you're amazing just the way you are!

happy photo bloggn' Monday! Don't forget to take your camera with you! 

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