Lightcatcher Exhibition Pt.3

Today is the last part of the Lightcatcher Exhibition series posts. The photos below are the ones I displayed at the exhibition this year, the first one in particular was very popular among my guests. Enjoy!

Three Men
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Freedom
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Gesture
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Finally here!!! Long awaited Nikon D800!!!

Finally!!!! It is here!!! D800 I have been waiting for has finally arrived. Well… actually I cancelled my order with Henry’s as soon as I was able to get hold of one from Aden Camera. πŸ˜‰

Fortunately for me, a buyer who ordered it through Aden Camera bailed out and I was very lucky to snatch it just before anyone else! πŸ˜€

I did not even dream of having this camera in my hands not that long ago but my dad very generously provided the funds to purchase this beauty as my birthday gift. THANK YOU DAD!!! πŸ˜€

I can’t wait to test this out soon enough. Expect to see posts in near future featuring photos taken with this camera πŸ˜‰

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Nikon D700 + AF-S 24-70 f2.8 +Β SB700 + two SB 600

Aroma Espresso Bar

For the readers who love coffee, you will like today’s post πŸ˜‰ Today, we have Aroma espresso bar! πŸ˜€

Aroma espresso bar is a coffee shop, as you probably have guessed ;), but they do serve very good salad and they are usually jammed packed with people during the lunch hours. Even if you don’t like coffee that much, they do have excellent hot chocolate too, so there is something for everyone here πŸ™‚

This particular Aroma espresso bar is located in Shops on Don Mills (near Lawrence St. & Don Mills Rd.) πŸ˜€

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For the love of MUSIC~

I am sure you are aware by now that I LOVE photography. πŸ˜‰ There is another hobby of mine that I recently fell in love with, Hi-Fidelity music listening!

Vea, being the best, bought me HD 650 headphones from Sennheiser last X-mas. For those who are not familiar with this headphone, it’s an open design (you can hear things around you even with the headphone on) and the sound quality is just ridiculously good.

For those who haven’t heard these headphones, think of BOSE/Dr Dre headphones…BUT (most likely) WAY~~~ better πŸ˜‰

If you are interested in finding out more about Hi-Fidelity audio (especially regarding headphones) try the following site. It’s a good place to get started πŸ™‚

www.head-fi.org

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Comfortable Crocs!

Few years ago, when I first saw people wearing Crocs, I could not understand why people would pay their money to wear something so hideous. 😐

Well…. back then I didn’t know how comfortable they were! Even the looks are starting to grow on me πŸ˜€

Their design has been improving since their first introduction (some of them actually look good!) so they look more ‘fashionable’ and during the summer, especially when you go camping, these are the most practical and comfortable shoes you will have. Go try them! You will fall in love with their well cushioned comfort! πŸ˜‰

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Dark Horse Espresso Bar

If coffee is your thing, you should check this place out πŸ˜‰

It’s called Dark HorseΒ EspressoΒ Bar.

It was introduced in BlogTO.com Β (blog about all things regarding Toronto)Β as one of the best espresso bars around Toronto.

Coffee/Espresso taste great here and there is free wifi. In the afternoon, the place is pretty full with people studying/using internet ect. I went there really early in the morning during the weekend and that’s why there aren’t any people in the above pictures πŸ™‚

Vea, who loves coffee, adores this place πŸ˜€

Dark Horse Espresso Bar is located at 215 Spadina Ave. Toronto

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mmmm Sushi!

Although unintentional, I find myself posting a lot about food lately. Well, today I am adding another post in the ‘food & drinks’ section πŸ˜‰

Sushi is a popular dish even among non-asian population now but it always has been one of my favourite food! πŸ˜€ I guess I was partially influenced by the fact that I was exposed to many different kinds of seafood since I was a kid as my dad LOVED seafood πŸ˜‰

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Hungry at night? Try Fran’s!

In Toronto, there aren’t that many options if you want to eat very late at night but never despair, there is always Fran’s! πŸ˜‰

Fran’s restaurant has a 70 year old history. It was first opened by Francis Deck in 1940 and have been faithfully serving Torontonians since then πŸ™‚

The menu ranges from pancakes, hamburgers to omelettes Β and many other ‘home style’ cuisines similar to places like ihop or wimpy’s.

For those interested, here is the link to their website. The location I went to was near Yonge St. and Dundas St. (210 Victoria St.)

Fran’s Restaurant Website

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Evolution of Books?

Surprising as it may seem, ebook reader such as Kindle or Kobo is a very recent invention. Up until late 1990s, paperback books were the norm.

Nevertheless, there is just something inexplicably magical about turning the physical pages of a book… not to mention the unique experience of looking through the covers at a bookstore to choose your next book.

But I guess we have to accept the fact that there just are fewer bookstores now and ebook is where we are heading.

After all, they ARE extremely light and convenient πŸ™‚

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Guu!!!

Today I would like to introduce one of the hottest Japanese restaurant located in downtown Toronto. It’s called “Guu”.

This place is so popular right now, you should expect to wait at least a Β minimum of 40min before you can get a seat (they don’t take reservations by phone).

Usually the line up is just outside the restaurant, but today they kindly let us wait in the patio after they took our names down on the waiting list.

The food is great here but that’s not what makes this restaurant so special… the atmosphere here is just Jap-fantastic! As soon as you walk through the door, all the chefs in the open-kitchen greet you in Japanese! I doubt many people actually understand what they are saying but it sure makes you feel like you’ve just been teleported from Toronto to Japan πŸ˜›

The atmosphere was great, the food was great and it was Vea’s treat… what more could I ask for? πŸ˜€

I believe the first Guu restaurant opened in Vancouver and the Toronto location hasn’t been around for that long but it is definitely a hit! Oh and they are not shy in front of a camera either as you can see πŸ˜‰

If you haven’t checked this place out yet, I strongly recommend visiting at least once just to see what the atmosphere is like.

 

Guu is located in downtown Toronto just south of Church St. and Carlton St.

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