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Posted: 12/25/2011 - 6 comment(s)
Category: Reviews » Dining
Nice cafe / restaurant situated in Victoria, British Columbia along the waterfront. Went there for lunch on Friday with my mom and brother, as the 2 of us were in town and she lives walking distance from there. Great walk along the Breakwater as well (and many people were out there braving the cool December breeze off the ocean). My mom had a soup and cornbread. Brother had an egg salad sandwich, and I had a Mexican turnover and small bowl of clam chowder. The food is tasty, albeit a little pricy (came to about $22 -...
Posted: 12/18/2011 - 8 comment(s)
I've been a big fan of Samsung products over the years. I've found their selection quite good, and the product quality and durability has been consistent. I've had their cellphones for nearly 8 years, and my current one (I've had it for just under 3 years) has been dropped on a number of occasions and still works just as good as Day 1. My service provider has always been Bell dating back to 2004. Current phone = Samsung U740. My current computer monitor is closing in on 3.5 years and works well ... glitch-free....
Posted: 12/14/2011 - 9 comment(s)
I subscribe to and download a variety of podcasts on Itunes. There really are some good ones out there, and the best thing about them is that they're just a few clicks away. I especially like those geared towards sports / entertainment / health & fitness, and food/nutrition.   This is a fun program here that you can also stream at their website (embedded Youtube clips) . I was just watching a couple of episodes today, and they were listed as being from 2009. I'll have to check out their Itunes folder/dat...
Posted: 12/13/2011 - 7 comment(s)
Been a fan of Mayer's music in recent years. Very talented artist, and has a cool throwback sound and appeal about it (for someone in his early-30s). An old soul, some would say. I need to check out his most recent album, and really liked his A Strange Arrangement   project from 2009. Even more impressive is that he's had no previous vocal training, as noted on Wikipedia. Could have fooled me! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpfcydeSGeo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tLY1s9p8VU http://www.youtube.com...
Posted: 12/5/2011 - 4 comment(s)
Category: Reviews » Products
Listened to this album while doing some work at home and quite enjoyed it. Plenty of replay value, and one that most hiphop fans should probably give a listen. The lyrics are well-penned; subject matter is consistent with what fans have come to expect from him as an artist;  production is great (plenty of big-name, reputable producers are listed) and the samples are well placed as they often lead well into the next track . I was impressed glancing at the liner notes online and spotting samples from Mavis Staple...
Posted: 11/28/2011 - 12 comment(s)
Category: Reviews » Products
Enjoying this album as well. I've been listening to a handful of albums of late, including the latest offerings from both Rihanna and Feist. Good mixture of sounds here with Rihanna's project. Dance / pop / R&B fused with other genres, and plenty of replay value. I prefer it to her previous albums, Rated R and Loud, from 2009 & 2010 respectively. http://www.metacritic.com/music/talk-that-talk/critic-reviews http://www.spin.com/reviews/rihanna-talk-talk-def-jam http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rihanna ...
Posted: 11/28/2011 - 7 comment(s)
Category: Reviews » Products
Very enjoyable album. Been listening to it in recent weeks, and I like what I hear (just like with her previous work). Easily one of Canada's best artists in recent years, and she won't disappoint her fans with this project here. Give it a listen, and check out Youtube and other sites for a listen. I'm sure you'll like what you hear too. My fave songs on the CD = - The Bad In Each Other - How Come You Never Go There - Bittersweet Melodies - Anti Pioneer - Woe Be - Get It Wrong, Get It Right Feist makes good ♫ ...
Posted: 11/27/2011 - 26 comment(s)
My dad has been using this product in recent months and has found it effective. He aggravated arthritic pain in one of his knees when we were on a bike ride, and Voltaren emulgel has helped lessen the pain he has endured since. He has visited his doctor for a 2nd opinion, and has done his best to limit the time spent since that may re-aggravate the region. He gave me a sample of the product as well in case I ever wanted to try it in the future if I ever needed to use it for any type of specified pain relief. Voltar...
Posted: 11/26/2011 - 7 comment(s)
Fun, helpful, and informative. I enjoy these podcasts from the Quick And Dirty Tips platform, and enjoy the programs from The House Call Doctor, and The Get-Fit-Guy respectively. For the most part these podcasts range from 6 - 15 minutes on average, and are a good listen as they're from trustworthy sources.   You can stream or download their programming from the official website or Itunes program, as listed below with the links I've provided .   The House Call Doctor's Quick and Dirty Tips for Taking...
Posted: 11/26/2011 - 11 comment(s)
Attended the movie screening last Saturday morning. Good mixture of people in attendance as it was an all-ages crowd of people ranging in age from about 4 - 70yo. I wasn't quite sure how familiar many of the kids were with the Muppet franchise, but it was fun seeing the reactions and response from everyone from young adulthood onward as many of us grew up with said entertainment in decades past. The movie has a good message, and a nice amount of humour, and the recognizable characters such as Kermit the Frog, Miss P...
Posted: 11/24/2011 - 10 comment(s)
Category: Reviews » Products
Good little theatre-based magazine. Picked up a copy on Wednesday evening (featuring John Goodman in 'The Artist' on the cover) and wasn't familiar with the product as it must be one more geared towards smaller venues, as well as festivals such as the VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival). It's got the look and feel of the types of magazines available via Cineplex / Famous Players over the years, and features movie write-ups and overviews, and not so much articles and blockbuster-themed features.   ht...
Posted: 11/24/2011 - 15 comment(s)
Attended the screening on Wednesday, November 23rd. Enjoyed the film, and judging from the response(s) of those in attendance they did as well. Good to see a full turnout as well, as screening events definitely tend to vary amongst locations, genres, and so on.   The film stars George Clooney playing the role of Matt King, the father of two daughters (ages 10 and 17yo) in Hawaii. They are collectively coming to terms with the boating accident which has rendered their wife (and mom) in a comatosed state in hos...
Posted: 11/17/2011 - 7 comment(s)
I was able to catch the matinee of J. Edgar this past Monday afternoon with my aunt, per her suggestion. We both quite enjoyed the film. Interesting look at the life of J. Edgar Hoover and his involvement with the FBI, and a good group effort offering by Clint Eastwood and main cast members Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, and Armie Hammer.   Being born in 1979, I wasn't much familiar with the life of Hoover, so I read up a bit on his history before seeing the film. As for DiCaprio and Watts ... both are alway...
Posted: 11/17/2011 - 6 comment(s)
Category: Reviews » Service
Excellent poster being circulated in the community this week. We received a couple of them  in the mail today (Wed' - Nov. 16th, 2011) and it's good to see The Integrated Riot Investigation Team continuing on with their work in regards to the terrible events of June 15th, 2011 (almost 17 years to the day of the events of June 14th, 1994).   See the links I've provided for more information. The poster that arrived by mail is some  12" by 25" in size (just gave it a quick measurement with a...
Posted: 11/14/2011 - 7 comment(s)
Won free tickets to the 3D screening last Thursday evening. Crowd arrived early and the place was packed. 500 seat theatre or so ... everyone in for a pure popcorn flick. Questionable dialogue ... plenty of C.G.I. and green screen effects and imagery ... choreographed fight sequences ... plenty of blood and gore ... plenty of hard-to-remember names ... mixed reactions from the crowd (and some chuckles at the lame dialogue) ... Mickey Rourke playing the villain (surprise, surprise) ... Henry Cavill (the next Superman...