Stuff for your tummy and computer...
I love coffee. I'm literally turned on by its scent and taste. You don't even want to see my reaction when I stroll by a café. Yeah, I know, too much information!
However, as of late, I have been drinking a lot of teas. My fave tea of the moment is Chai Tea.
Chai tea is a spiced milk tea known in India as masala chai. It is a mixture of black tea, heavy milk, sugar and various spices - cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, ginger and cloves. The spices used in Chai tea vary from region to region in India.
I love the soothing nature of this tea. It's as comforting as your fluffy slippers, and it allows you get cozy and take time out and enjoy the moment. It also gets serious props for having an incredibly enticing aroma.
If you would like to try this great tasting tea, visit your local café, or take a walk to your neighbourhood store and purchase a box of chai tea bags. ¤ Michelle
This is more of an admittance of obsession rather than a recommend. My very sweet and attentive boyfriend knew that I had wanted The Sims for months, and so for Christmas he surprised me with the Double Deluxe version.
And then I wasn't seen for days.
Whenever I try to explain the concept to friends, innocent bystanders, fellow bus riders, etc. they always look at me like I'm crazy. Because the concept is very simple - control your little Sims and make sure that their needs are met. In essence, it's like a Tamagotchi. Remember those? And yes, I wanted one too. But there's just something so addictive about living out everyday things with imaginary, computer-generated characters.
Some things I discovered while playing: it's very possible to die in the Sims world, as one of my characters accidentally caught fire, and another one perished because I didn't feed him in time; it's very possible to be robbed, as the little Hamburgler stole my flat screen television twice; they're into polygamy; if you don't get them to the washroom in time, they will go on the spot, and it ain't pretty to see grown people do that; don't neglect your baby because Social Aid will take him away; and never try to build a floor on a rough terrain, because you can't build a wall around it and then your house just looks ridiculous.
I know The Sims is very 1990s, but with the expansion packs and updated graphics, it's fun in all decades! And if you're just as obsessed with the game as I am, e-mail me and we can talk about the advantages of a coffee maker and who works best for a Pisces Sim. Happy game playing! ¤ C.Ho.
Other than shopping, the next best thing is eating. Those are my two indulgences. They keep me happy and satisfied, and they're fun to do with friends. The more the merrier.
When going out with a group of friends, try some Korean barbeque. It's incredibly delicious for all you meat lovers out there. And what's better than some all-you-can-eat barbeque in the winter? They have chicken, pork, beef, white fish, salmon, squid, and some veggies and rice for side dishes.
You and your friends can gather around the warm hot plate and start cooking. It takes some time to cook your food, so it's a great time to chat and catch up with people.
Here are a couple of locations I recommend:
Check them out and let me know what you think. ¤ Phan
- Korean BBQ Walker Hill, 280 West Beaver Creek Road #35, (905) 709-3800
- Taste of Korea, 4386 Sheppard Avenue East, (416) 298-5792
- Korean Grill House, 214 Queen Street West, (416) 263-9850