Real Stories from Toronto #2,646,875 – It’s All a Joke

“Why are you always laughing?  Sometimes I don’t even know what you’re laughing about!  Sometimes it’s just mean!”

- Didn’t you get the memo?

“What?  What memo?”

- It’s all a joke.


The Laughing Buddha

The Laughing Buddha

One day a monk walks up to him and asks, “What is the meaning of Zen?”
Smiling as usual, he instantly swung the sack over his shoulder.
“How does one realize Zen?”  Budai then takes up his bag and continues on his way.

From Siddhartha
“…Siddhartha replies that for every true statement there is an opposite one that is also true; that language and the confines of time lead people to adhere to one fixed belief that does not account for the fullness of the truth. Because nature works in a self-sustaining cycle, every entity carries in it the potential for its opposite and so the world must always be considered complete. Siddhartha simply urges people to identify and love the world in its completeness…”


temp test (sorry folks)



Three Kings

…directed by David O Russell (New York City, New York, USA)


“You know you’re on the path to truth when you smell shit.”
– Archie Gates (character played by George Clooney)


Check out the IMDB page here

Real Stories from Toronto #3,456,875 – You Don’t Know Spanish

I spoke to a Mexican about the Spanish language.

“I worked at a place before and there was a Colombian and people from Ecuador.”

How was it?

“I didn’t understand them! At first I was like, no this thing is called that and so on. Then the person from Ecuador…we didn’t understand either. And we were like, ‘You don’t know Spanish!’
‘No, you don’t know Spanish!'”


It’s all just one big misunderstanding.

Mi hablo el Spanish Broken.

Sin Nombre

… directed by Cary Fukunaga (Oakland, California, USA)


I blogged a documentary called, “Which Way Home” a while back.  I imagine this feature film is probably a live action version of a similar setting.

Check out the IMDB page here

Oh, and it’s on Netflix ^_^

Uma Nota

…is an Afro, Brazilian, Latin, Caribbean Funk and Soul music festival/community.

And I so totally went to this event:

I’ve been a long fan of Ghislain Poirier, but I’ve just never gotten the chance to see him in person…so imagine my delight when they also announced ANOTHER DJ I’ve been a long withstanding fan of as a surprise guest at the end (!!!), DJ Rupture ^_^

And guess what happens when you get too excited and you take photos?  You end up looking like a jackass…oh well, at least one of us looked good.


Dub Connection Sound System are also affiliated with these guys…  It’s so cool OMG I’m like so starstruck right now!

Archicad: The Sagrada Familia

Super cool!


Read more about The Sagrada Familia’s site here
And the Wiki entry here

More on the software, Archicad here
Read about it on Wiki here

Ebola for Dummies


Check out the Designtaxi page here


hydroceramic from Pong Santayanon on Vimeo.


Read about it on Fast Co.Exist here
Check out The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia here

Real Stories from Toronto #4,689,733 – I Like Your Hair

Some white dude approached some brown chick.

“I like your hair.” he says. She was busy doing some work, but said, “Thanks.”

She went back to her work. He continued to stand beside her… Baffled she says, “May I help you?”

“Oh I really like your hair. Where are you from?”


“But like, what’s your background?”


“Oh I have a friend, she’s Filipino too and she’s got her hair half shaved like yours.”

“Ok. That’s great.”

He kept standing in silence, smiling at her. He then shows her a photo of his friends…and kept telling her that she was gonna get along with everyone… specially his Filipino friend.

GAZOMG! I like my hair too, but just because we have similar styles it doesn’t necessarily mean I’m automatically “one of you” or “one of them.”

What is this some fucking hair cult?!?

Are all white people with long hair friends? Are all black people with Mohawks friends? Are all Muslims with headdress friends?

Precisely my point.

Uuuugh! Annooooyyyyiiinnnggg!

Read: You Should Hook Up with Him

Monster Hospital

…by Metric (founded in Toronto, ON) but has apparently been based out of Montreal, London, New York City, Los Angeles


Check out their site here
And their Facebook here
And their Soundcloud here