Fun activities to kill the winter blues...
Although it's officially winter now and the weather's cold, that's no reason to stay indoors. Layer up, come outside and enjoy the snow and the crisp, clean, cold air.
One of my favourite things to do is to go skating at Nathan Philips Square in the evening. The lights are beautiful and you won't even feel the chill after you've skated a few rounds.
Following skating, you and your friends can warm up with some hot chocolate, and just relax. Ahhh…now that sounds nice. ¤ Phan
Being somewhat of a hater of any type of electronic gadget (I actually turned down a FREE Palm Pilot from my sister), I tend to shun modern devices and do things the simple, yet old-fashioned, way.
For this month, I recommend writing actual letters to friends or family members that you haven't seen or talked to in a while. Yes, I know that it is very easy and convenient to log onto the net and send an e-card or e-mail, but sending a letter shows someone that you took time out for them. And also, the personal touch will definitely be well received.
Tip: If you are sending a letter to your long distance love, gently spray your letter with your favourite fragrance. Once he opens the envelope, your perfume will linger on him and drive him wild. Trust me, he will be on the next plane to see you! ¤ Michelle
Since Phan and Michelle both recommended activities, I decided to forgo my original recommendation of deodorant because 1) I couldn't write enough about it; and 2) it was quite a lame suggestion, and if I have to recommend deodorant to anyone, it's probably the least of their problems. But, as everyone knows, it's hard for me to do things that require physical exertion. So my recommend comes from a friend, who recently made sushi.
Sushi sets can be bought in most houseware stores, and the ingredients can be found in most supermarkets. Now, my friend is not much of a cook (he once poisoned me with his "mashed potatoes"), but he claims it was an easy feat, and inexpensive to boot. If you eat out a lot, consider investing in a sushi-making set, and invite some friends over. For extra effect, dine cross-legged on the floor, sitting on pillows and drinking sake in little cups. If you're thinking of making sashimi, obsess over the freshness at the fish counter - you don't want any accidents or lawsuits. ¤ C.Ho.