Art, Native American

Hoobiyee

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Hobiyee celebration marks Nisga’a Nation’s new year in Vancouver. Click here to read article and watch video posted by CBC News.

Picture above is of Hoobix spoon made by Jaimie Davis. The spoon was exhibited at the 2017 Northern Exposure Art Exhibition hosted by the Spirit Wrestler Gallery. Click here to visit the gallery.

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Humor, Music

Japanese BBQ

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Oops! Ariana Grande wanted to tattoo a translation of her song titled “7 Rings”. Instead, she mistakenly got a tattoo that roughly translates as a “small charcoal grill”.

Click here to read full article published by The Guardian.

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Censorship, Freedom of Expression, Movies

China does not want you to see this film

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The title of the film is “A Touch of Sin”. I saw this film and I really liked it. It has 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 78 reviews. The movie won best screenplay at Cannes Film Festival.

Synopsis:

A Touch of Sin was inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world’s fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination.

Written and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke, this daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends.

Notes:

Synopsis was copied from official site of film. Click here to go to official website of the film.

The film is composed of four different segments. The four incidents depicted in the segments are not directly related. If you don’t like one particular segment, you can skip to next segment. I personally liked all the segments.

Click here to read article published by The New Republic. The article is titled “China does not want you to see this year’s best Chinese film”. When you go to The New Republic website, you might see a pop up asking you to subscribe. You don’t have to subscribe to read the article. Click the close button at top right hand corner of the pop up to close it.

Unfortunately, this movie is not available on Netflix. Check your local libary. They might have it. You can borrow the movie from Toronto Public Libary.

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Animals, Personal

I am a dog person

We recently had a family gathering. We had dinner at an East Indian restaurant. During the dinner, the following was part of the conversation I had with my nephew, Brendan.

Brendan: Are you a dog or a cat person?

Me: I am a dog person.

Brendan: If you got a dog, would you get a small dog or a big dog?

Me: I would get a small dog.

Brendan: Why?

Me: If I travel on the TTC, I would be able to take the dog with me as long as the dog fits in a bag.

Brendan: Don’t you want a big dog to protect you?

Me: I don’t need a dog to protect me. I can protect myself.

I actually confused Toronto with New York City. It is New York City that requires transit users to travel with their dogs in a bag.

Read this article by People magazine for more details.

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