James Bond: The Music from Toronto Symphony Orchestra

To keep the theme of 007 going, tonight, I spend the night listening to the James Bond theme songs performed by our very own Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Some guys were really into character and was dressed in tuxedo as James Bond.

The first song they played of course is the famous James Bond theme song, I was so excited when they started playing the music, I was so jumpy like a little kid excited at the candy store. Wow, the song performed by the full orchestra was unbelievable. They played theme songs from all different eras of the Bond films. And I’ve only watched the last 8 Bond films so didn’t know that many songs … more like only 4 songs. But the conductor was very funny, he does a good intro to each song explaining from which film, who was the Bond, he was like a stand-up comedian.


Aside from James Bond themes, they also played theme from Austin Power, Mission Impossible. The highlight for me is when they played “Writing’s on the Wall”, theme from the new Spectre movie. It was also the Toronto premiere of this song played in the orchestra. Because the song was written using the orchestra score, it was just the perfect match to have the orchestra to perform.

After listening to the orchestra, makes me want to pick up my violin again.


DIY – Crochet slouchy hat

I’ve been so lazy to update my blog lately, well because work / life balance gets in the way. I don’t know how people can complain they are bored, I don’t have enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do. Lately, I’ve got into crocheting, first time and learning on my own through youtube, I crocheted my first slouchy hat. I must say I’m pretty happy with it, its wearable, warm and stylish and just in time for the winter time.

grey slouchya

It took me nearly 6 hours to crochet but catching up on my TV shows makes my time more productive. And the satisfaction you get after completion, priceless. My head is too big and it is hard to find a nice looking hat to fit my big head. Now onto the next colour …

Dream journal

Documenting my dream last night, really weird. Don’t know what I was doing but somehow I ended up going on some sort of roller coaster with my friend. That’s right, how can someone able to force me onto a roller coaster when I’m so scared of them. Then, somehow, we were sitting in the same cart of the team members of the Raptors. How weird is that, I was sitting beside Lowry and DeRozan. I was overly in shocked of course and didn’t say anything, I was also worried about the ride and wondering how big the drop was going to be. But I woke up before we got to the drop, so I will never know … or I might have screamed out loud when it was dropping. And no idea how Lowry got into my head, didn’t watch the Raptors game, only checked the score last night and somehow, that played a part on my dream.

Blue Jays Appreciation Day

Our mayor made today as Blue Jays Appreciation Day to celebrate the accomplishments that the Jays did this season. CN Tower is blue, lots of blue jerseys around the city. It has in deed been a great season. I’m still mourning inside from the Game 6 loss, it will take awhile to recover. When Donaldson hit the ground ball for the last out, I am still in disbelief.

This is the first sports team that made me go so crazy about following their games and the scoreboard. I must admit there were many nights where I decided not to go out but go home so I can catch the game. I was still young when they won the world series back in 1993 so I don’t have much memory of it. But thank you for this season which I will now always remember. I hope we can continue to keep our key players in the rooster for next season.


Is it April yet? I don’t know what to do now to fill the void. And I really hope that the NY Mets will kick the Royals’ be-hind. #cometogether #bluejaysappreciationday

Go Jays Go

After the embarrassing game last night, honestly thought tonight was going to be the last Jays game for the season. I couldn’t get out of work to watch the game, so I was only able to check the scores and listen to the radio for the game on my way home. Estrada pitched a gem tonight and we got our offence support. We survived for another game. It was a great run for the Jays this season, a nice ending home game for the fans (if that will be their last home game this season).


Go Jays go … its great to have a big Blue Jays logo at our local park to show the enthusiasm. And it is a big logo, so big that I can’t capture it all.

Society today

Social media kills people skills. With the world of technologies these days, you really don’t need to interact with anyone face to face. I’ve been doing an experiment over this past month to test out this theory. I was off the social media for over a month now, didn’t post anything on Facebook (I usually would update my profile pic once a week), didn’t comment or like any posts, didn’t post anything on Instagram. Wondering if that would trigger any of my friends to notice that I have been inactive and at least message me to see if everything is going ok with me.


The end result so far is … no one has. That’s how this social media world has turn to, no one wonders if you post anything or not about what is going on with your life. No one really cares, it is just an engine for them to show off about how glamorous they think their life is. With those ppl who are on 24/7, thinking they are so up-to-date with the world by liking and posting on their feeds, really … all you are is just a machine pressing a button. You are not building on any relationships or people skills.