Thursday, 29 December 2011

A guy's answer to "Got Game?"

I really love when people comment on posts I write, and I had 2 pretty good comments from men on the one "Got Game?". The second one made me laugh a little, and I thought it would be great material for a new blog post...Dudes, read this. 

So here it is, let's call him Dude With Game.


Let me first describe myself. I am a man in my early 30's. I am a bigger man complete with no six pack and a belly. I dont have big muscles and I may have remenence of a double chin depending of the angle you look at me. That being said, I am not bad looking. I have a full haid of hair, great eyes, good style and a wicked smile. I have never had problems talking to women ergo never had problems being with them. My friends are shocked at my level of "game" but for me I am not playing a game. I am just being.

I am in a line of work where I am able to first hand watch interactions between men and women live in a bar setting. I love being an outside observer. Its the best type of entertainment. I beleive fully in something called the KEVORKA. The lure of the animal as Kramer describes it in the Seinfeld episode where a nun can't resist him. A man either has it or not. There is an unsaid something that a man has when talking to a woman that perks her interest. You speak of confidence. That is important. However over confidence is a killer. I beleive its all about flow, humour and comfort. I never approach a woman at a bar with her friend without somekind of interaction before hand. I see it all the time. Men walk up to the bar and say a line when the woman is immersed in conversation breaking the natural flow of just being. If I were to walk up to the bar and talk to a woman, which almost NEVER happens. I make sure that there was eye contact or a smile before hand, something in her body language has to tell me that she might be ok with me invading her world. I find the men that have "no game" are the ones that do not pay attention to other factors. They are not looking for signals or reading body language which is the most important thing. If you cant understand the unspoken language before contact you're dead in the water. If the unspoken factors are favorable then I make an approach. Smile. Laugh. I tell a joke to bartender making him or her smile while ordering a drink before saying a word to the woman. Make sure she hears me. I then decide judging by her body language if I should talk to her. Flow, Comfort, Humour. 

This type of picking up tactic, people do not realize is the HARDEST type of pick up which I beleive that 90% of men fail at. The men that are good at it have broken it down to a science and have great percentages and are usually players and are the types of guys that break hearts. Women go home with them only to realize that they didn't enjoy having really fast robot sex. The men that are good at that type of pick up are the men that end mid 40's with no family. I see it all the time. The only one's that are capable of continuing their hedonistic lifestyle at such an old age are the ones with a wallet to support it. Then they can continue objectifying women half their age with daddy issues. Sorry. Went off on a little rant there.

In conclusion. Picking up at bars is hard. I try to spark conversations outside while people are smoking, in the line for the bathroom. If I see a woman sitting at the bar that seems interested, I wait for looks in my direction. I'll wait till she gets up and walk past me and then I'll say something. Just be. Go with it. Be ok with rejection. I think getting rejected at bars is funny and fun. If you look at it as fun and take away the pressure all of a sudden you are confident, your able to laugh at situations. You are not the emo kid sitting in the corner wanting to die because nobody loves you. Ladies, if a man has the balls to approach you at the bar and doesn't look like a full on douche. If you feel like there might be something interesting about him but tanks with his opener. You maybe might wanna give him a chance, go for a smoke with him or something. He might not be charming and have the KEVORKA but give him an A for effort. Or not...

To Dude With Game, you are awesome! Thank you for your insight!!! 

N.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Got Game?

I was out a couple weeks ago or so with some friends, we were chilling at the bar, in a good mood, ordering shots, drinks, dancing like it was going outta style. I'm standing by the bar with a friend of mine, and she spots these 2 guys who spot us and tells me: N. Look at this, these 2 guys are going to come up to us. I turned to them, they were good looking, had some style so, I was like, ok this can be interesting! Finally, low and behold, the dudes walk up to us...One of the guys comes up to me, let's call him Bob, and Bob says to me Hey how are you? I answer, good thanks, how are you? good he answers me and then stares blankly at me...I look back and I try to make small talk... those really stupid questions that I dislike so much : "Come here often?", "What do you do in life?", and he answers me without really asking in return. Bob then moves on to my friend, which relieves me immensely because boy this guy was clueless when it came to picking up women, he had nothing to say. Next off, his friend Karl then started talking to me...same issue. CLUELESS. As I tried to make some conversation, I gave up, and went back to see my friends. He even came back to see me, put his arm around my waist, and asked, hey are you having fun? HEY ARE YOU HAVING FUN??? Come on. COME ON. He was cute, but so boring. And this got me thinking... the older you get, the more game you need. No game, no girl.

When we were young and clubbing or at bars, your good looks could probably get you a few drinks, a few stupid question answering, a good night kiss, and maybe more. Our standards were much lower, and we would go out a bunch of girls together to pick up, to have a good time, and the outcome of these evenings would usually be unknown. Now, as we get older, we strive more on personality (I'm talking about women want...) than looks. We want a guy that has wit, that is funny and doesn't ask us about what we do in life, but asks us about our hobbies, music, travel, or that can start up a conversation based on an ugly sweater, weird tasting drink or super drunk guy in the corner. Basically, we are looking for men with game. If you don't have game, how do you develop it? Damn. That I really don't know how to answer you, find one of your friends that does have game and ask him to give you tricks. I don't know how to suddenly become more witty, or more interesting. I wonder if it's either something you have or don't. Maybe picking up in bars just isn't right for you and that you need a different type of setting, whether it's house parties, friends of friends or something like eHarmony. 

I looked at myself too to wonder if I was maybe too picky, and that I was the one actually looking for that type of person, but the girls I was with seemed to agree with me. When in bars, one must be a little more than just there. This charm is a man's saving grace, because he can probably get the most good looking girl in the club or bar if he has game, if he can use his wit to win her over, even if he isn't that good looking, he's in business. Of course, in order to be witty and funny, one must be confident. And as we all know, that's the solution to all. I do congratulate those guys for coming up to us and trying to make conversation, it's never easy to approach women, but you need to do it in style.

I know it's shitty this whole game thing, if only we were more simple. But if a man reads this, and he does have game, and he wants to share his tricks. I love to hear it. It can probably help some other men out there... (you can be anonymous!)

Until then, hope you had a great Christmas or Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!! 

N.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Am I too old to party in my own city?

I want to rant. Here is my rant.

This city is not made for anyone in their late twenties who are still up to party, have a good time, meet fun people, etc. And it's bugging me. I'm hoping that through this post, some great person will decide to open a bar with great music for an older crowd!!

First of all, I take a look at the Montreal nightlife. Where in this city can you go have a good time, dance, party, in a non-pretentious, non-I want to show off the $400 I made this week, non-450 (sorry I just can't deal with too much 450) setting? Nowhere. The place I go back over and over again is Confessionnal. I like the music, the people are OK but if you go with friends, it's usually a good time if it's not overpacked. But come on, like anyone, you need diversity. You want to have options. When I was in University, my place of choice was the Diable Vert, or the Radio Lounge, or Rouge, or Gogos, or Edgars, or, or or. Options were endless because I was younger and there seemed to be so many different places to go out and have a good time. Now. Try to walk in to a bar when everyone isn't 16 years old. Dressed up in skirts as dresses and wearing the worst pornstar heels you have ever seen. No little girl I don't want to see your booty. No little boy, your stripped shirt doesn't impress me. I want some MEN. I want some good music. I want to feel like I fit in, not like I should be home on my rocking chair.

Furthermore, you want to walk into a place and not know everyone. Sadly, that's the deal with living in Montreal. It's not a 4-5-6 degree of separation between everyone, it's a 1 degree separation. I can probably know everyone (or almost) through 1 other person I know. It's crazy. I know you, he knows someone, we all know everyone. I guess that isn't something we can do much about. But still more options would mean that more people would go to different places. 

What is wrong with this city? In my 27 years of existence, it has never disappointed me.. but lately, I dunno where to go, what to do. My birthday is coming up, and I want to dance. I love to dance. I love to shake my booty and throw my hands in the air like I just don't care. But where will I go? 

Us late twenty year olds need to start a revolution. Come on. Someone. Anyone? Open a new place, not too french, not too english - a perfect blend of happiness, that will make anyone comfortable to come have a drink, shake their bums, rub shoulders with some good looking people and than go back home, or back home with some beautiful stranger you rubbed shoulders with. Either way, it's time to fill the gap, fill the gap for us that don't belong in front of our TVs on Saturday nights, but on the dance floor, making MJ moves, and the funky chicken. 

To us! The Generation that aint old yet!! In the words of The Mask... P-A-R-T-Y? Because I gotttaaaaaaa!

Hmm am I complaining too much? Are there places I dunno of? If so.. please do share!!! 

N.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Dishcrawling. Love it.

The Dishcrawl
I missed this blog, and boy do I miss writing. I guess when life gets busy you forget about stuff you loved to do, and it seems like something is always occupying your time. I even started a new blog, and wanted to dedicate it to food, but I kinda prefer this template. So... I am back for a few more posts, not sure if this will last...

So, without further a due, I want to talk to you about a real fun experience I lived this past Tuesday called the Montreal Dishcrawl. This foodie experience started by 2 Montrealers, Jason and Kristel. You can find them on Twitter here: @ShupupandeatMTL and @KristelsKitchen. So I guess you can figure out what this is all about.. A dishcrawl is like a pubcrawl but replace the beer with food! 

Me, eating a Kono pizza
Every dishcrawl has a theme or area that they discover. I discovered the Shaughnessy village with 30 other people, and went from resto to resto discovering new food! ! We started off our experience at KONO, a restaurant on Ste-Catherine that serves pizzas but rolled into the shape of a cone. I wish I would have taken the photo sooner, but MJ had already pretty much finished her cone. They gave us 3 delicious cones, with melting cheese, delicious tomato sauce and some special ingredients. I would say that this is a high-end fast food type joint, with 2 floors, cute tables, yummy pizza cones that come in all sorts of flavors. You need to try this. (Addresses are at the bottom)
 
Finishing off a KONO - MJ
The next stop on our tour was cafe thEATre, a really cute restaurant on Ste-Catherine that serves dinners and brunches and also has live music nights! They served us a miniature dinner, with a small salad, small pita appetizer, small macaroni and cheese and a small brownie. The food was just OK, nothing to go crazy about, but the place was really cute and I would def come back to check out their live music over a glass of wine!

The next stop on our dishcrawl was quite the walk away. We walked in like an army! Just imagine 30 people walking in to a restaurant at the same time! People were curious, staring us down. We were proud! It was called IMADAKE, a Japanese pub on Ste-Catherine. I really fell in love with this place. The decor was minimalistic, but the food was outstanding. They serve japanese tapas and their speciality is their sake bombs (sake shot in a glass of beer). The way they do it at IMADAKE is by putting the shot glass on 2 chopsticks, hitting the table with all your might and downing it! See picture below! The food was outstanding, the sake bombs were tons of fun. Def a place to go back and enjoy with a bunch of friends!

Imadake - Picture taken by MJ
Sake Bombs - Picture taken by me
I couldn't even believe it when we were told that we had a last stop. I was so full by this time, but I was curious to know what next stop awaited us. So far I had eated some rolled up pizza, a full mini meal, some Japanese tapas, sake bombs... and next on the menu... CHOCOLATE! Our last stop of the evening was CACAO 70 (also on Ste-Catherine). At this point I had trouble looking at food, but I had to find some room for some delicious chocolate (Note. that night, it took me 3 hours to fall asleep because I was so wired on chocolate!!!). But the nice people at CACAO 70 served us a delicious marshmallow choco pizza, with waffles with a special chocolate soup (with fruit), the chef's specialty. All was OUTSTANDING.

Cacao 70 - Picture taken by MJ
So first of all, I all suggest you try the dishcrawl, for $45 I ate delicious food for 4 hours. I suggest you go in a group or with a friend. It's also fun to meet all sorts of people. But most of the people doing this are women, just saying! Also, while you try the dishcrawl you can also get your bum to any of these restaurants! My coup de coeur of the night, IMADAKE for sure! A great place to bring some friends! 

Here are the useful links you need!
- cafe thEATre - http://cafetheatre.biz/
- Imadake Izakaya- http://imadake.ca/ (they don't really have a website, but their address is there)

If you do go out and try these places, please leave your comments below!! 

Talk sooon!

N.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

New Blog. New Vision : N. The City

Hello everyone!

As some of you might already know, I have started a new blog. Not that I didn't like giving my opinion on all things relationships, but decided to focus my attention little on one of my passions.. food! N. The City (hope you like the little word play there, I gotta admit that I did chuckle a little when I came up with it!) is my new food blog where I'll go into anything food, bars, new places to try in the MTL or in any other city I travel to. For now, that's my main focus, and who knows how it develop in the future!

So check it out, comment on it, give me your opinion!

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Also, if you're not a fan yet, please join the Facebook page to get updates on all my posts!

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For all you What It Feels Like a Girl fans, thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed it! And you know, it's not good bye, it's more like a see you soon, because I'm sure that if I can't resist, I will write up some juicy post about loyalty, friendship loyalty...or something like that!

Lots of love,

N.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Who slept with who?

Wow. neighbors are so weird. I don't actually enjoy looking into my neighbors windows and it's not something I really do. OK OK. For the people who have known me all my life, they know of the particular neighbor, with the bathroom window, and the many laughs. Sorry R. I just had to.  But in all cases, neighbors are.. special. As I sit down, and decide to write you a new little piece, I have a yucky neighbor who just pored his milk in the cereal box and is eating the cereal out of the box. He's still eating. It's been 10 minutes.  GET A BOWL DAMNIT. I also have this other neighbor that I see from my room who is obsessed with his TV. Rarely do I not see him in front of the TV, he's always watching the most up to date news, sports or entertainment show. Then I have others that I don't really see well, but they seem to have cool rooms!

Man, what is it about knowing about other people that we love so much? Just take In Touch, People Magazine, ET. Who wore what dress to what award show? Who slept with who's boyfriend? Who cheated on whose wife with whose cousin's brother sister's aunt? News we love to know. Gossip actually. Talking about others is just something we do so well. Why is knowing about someone's else's stuff such great news and everyone is always curious to know what's going on? I dunno. As mentioned in many previous posts... I'm not psychologist. I just tell it as it is. Are our lives not interesting enough that we need to talk about someone else's? Maybe. I guess we can all claim that our lives aren't SUPER interesting 24/7. Sometimes they just are. And the thing is, not only women gossip, but boy oh boy, men are BAD too at gossiping. This what soap operas are all about, who did what with who? Why are they a sucess, because we strive for juicy news, the more controversial it is, the better.

And you know something I learned, well I didn't really learn it, but it became REALLY obvious, but no matter how old you are, gossip is always present. ALWAYS. You would think that once you become an older adult, people just live and let live. NO. They don't. Once you are part of a group of friends, a tight group-ish, gossip is so present. Being surrounded by the same people over and over again, can only create more talking and more yucky behavior (I apologize for my childish vocabulary this evening, my brain is on off).

How to fight gossip? Be perfect. No. That's not answer. There is no way to fight it, but what you can do is learn to keep other people's secrets. This is something that I have been trying to do for some time now. And by keeping secrets and keeping other people's business to yourself, gossip disappears. Another great way, is to change the subject when someone is gossiping to you. If you make it sound unimportant, than that other person doesn't really have a reason to talk about someone else. But it's just such an easy subject of conversation. Talking about someone else doesn't require much brain power and is really to do.

I'm sure many of you are rolling your eyes, because I was once known as the mega gossiper, but really, gossiping is just mean. Let's fight it and become let others do their own thing...You wouldn't someone gossiping about you, so, mind as well keep your mouth shut about others. Live and let live baby.

N.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Infidelity.

Infidelity can have some bad consequences.... haha!
I rented a movie last week with a friend of mine called The Last Night, it's with Kiera Knightley, some very good looking Australian actor, Eva Mendes and a very good looking French actor. The theme. Infidelity. I really enjoyed this movie so if you haven't seen it, I don't want to get too much into detail, but the main character gets involved in an emotional affair with another man, and her husband gets involved in a physical affair with another woman. What is worse? Is there worse?

Of course, both are bad. I wouldn't want to be the other one in neither of these situations, but there something about an emotional affair that would just rip me a part more than anything. With emotions comes care, comes love, comes thinking about that person when you are with another, feelings that I would never want to feel being the other person. Devastating. On the other side, with a physical relationship, someone else's hands, legs, arms around what is meant to be yours. Actually going through with the act and being able to do over and over again with someone else, is just as hurtful, but then again, lacks the emotional side and lacks care. Infidelity has penetrated it's way into your relationship, and I must say, above all challenges a couple can deal with, this one is far from being one of the worse. Some people get over it, some don't. Are those that accept to take their lover back blind and can't see that "once a cheater always a cheater" or is it something that we learn to forgive for and accept, because deep down we do love that the other person, and we were lacking something in the relationship we can actually work on?

In this society, is complete monogamy possible? With Facebook, Twitter, texting, bars, clubs, friends, people around us constantly, temptation is just too present...We all want our partners to be monogamous (unless of course you're a polygamist!), but is this something that is possible? Are we made to just be with one person at a time? Some might think so, some might not. My opinion about this is quite straight forward. I believe in monogamous relationships and think than anyone who wants to be in a committed relationship also believes in these types of relationships. And if you have the need to see elsewhere, then you should leave the one you're with. But of course, we don't do that, because oh boy do we love stability. It's all about feeling safe and stable. When we have someone stable, we know we're not alone and there is just something about being alone that frightens ALL of us. Loneliness. I can relate. I used to be scared of being alone, that I would never find anyone else to care for me, that I would be forever single. NONSENSE. So for women I have seen, we try something else, something different. We have our back-up plan in case things go wrong, but we try something new. Or, we look for attention when we don't have it from the person we want. We strive to be looked at like we are the sexiest thing alive, to be admired and cherished and well, if that ain't coming from the right person... we look elsewhere. 

Infidelity is one thing. Selfish. We only think about our own pleasure and our own happiness over and above the happiness of the person we are sharing our life with. At that moment, when lips lock with a forbidden kiss, we think of that instant pleasure, of that new found connection and taking time to think of the aftermath just isn't something we want to even ponder about. But everyone has felt guilty after cheating. Some hide it better than others, and then there are others that just don't really feel guilty. And my question goes out to you... those that don't feel anything after cheating...how is that possible? Why not just break-up with that person if not only your eyes wander, but your lips, your hands, your.. well.. you know what I mean. This probably goes back to the question of stability. And men, how bout you? What is your take on infidelity? Why do you cheat?

So as my last words of wisdom, if you are cheating on your partner, ask yourself why. Is your relationship not interesting enough? How would you feel if they did the same for you? And, my best solution is to work on those problems...or.. agree to an open relationship! As someone told me recently, you get fed up of eating potatoes every day all day, sometimes it's nice to have a little chocolate or vanilla or caramel from time to time, and it can make those potatoes more appetizing... I don't really believe this, but then again, we are all free to make our own decisions and decide for ourselves what's best. But... when it comes down to it.... I just think we should live by the saying: don't do to others what you wouldn't want someone to do to you....and I think this applies perfectly.

N.

Monday, 22 August 2011

NOTHING WRONG WITH GIRLS NIGHT OUT

So, here is another post from a male contributor, which is actually an answer to my GIRLS NIGHT post. Do comment, and give your point of view! Thanks JV!
The recent blog post by N. on girls night out got me thinking. In fact, it got me interested enough to guest blog about the subject at hand from my male perspective.

I was a little surprised to read that some of the girls boyfriends frowned on the fact that their girlfriends would occasionally go out without them. But then again, I know many people from both sexes who react the same way, so after some reflection it did not really seem that odd a reaction at all unfortunately.

I say unfortunately because I feel that when two people are together, and when they truly feel comfortable and at ease in their relationship (and by extension with themselves), there is no good reason for them to keep each other at arm's length all the time.

Time apart is important (doesn't it make the heart grow fonder?), having a circle of friends outside of the relationship is very important (friends ground you and provide a different perspective on things), and being able to blow off steam is extremely important (everyone is under pressure these days, better to relieve it than to add to it).

A cynical person may say that a guy who wants his girl to go out with her friends just wants some peace and quiet, but the truth is someone who truly cares for you wants you to lead a well rounded life with a good circle of friends.

On the other end of the spectrum, someone who does not trust his girlfriend to go out without him occasionally reveals his own insecurity, trust issues and a fundamental lack of respect for his significant other. Is this a good foundation for a relationship? I would say no, and in fact I believe this sets a precedent for a future with someone who will get more and more controlling.

The fear that your girl will cheat on you is just an excuse. The truth is that fear is just an outward projection of your own insecurity. It reveals that maybe deep down you do not think your girl is happy and she may stray because you are not treating her right. Ironically it is this very behavior that may push her away.
I for one love it when the girl in my life goes out with her friends. It makes her happy and in turn makes me happy.

(but just remember it is a two way street - I need my guys nights out as well)!

JV

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Pourquoi changer vers le mieux est-il si compliqué?

Je suis si excitée! Finalement, les hommes se mélangent à mon blog! Alors voici le premier billet de Monsieur F.B. Il est en français, alors pour tous les fans francos, vous allez bien apprécier! Laisser vos commentaires, soyez honnêtes, donnez votre point de vue! Enjoy!

Pourquoi changer vers le mieux est-il si compliqué?


De nombreuses hypothèses pourraient répondre à cette question…

· Parce que comme disait un grand penseur chinois il y a des lustres : connaître les autres est sagesse et se connaître soi-même est, en fait, sagesse supérieure…Force est de constater que malheureusement, la sagesse n’est pas acquise de tous.

· Parce que la plupart cherchent partout autour d’eux sans relâche ce qui est en fait en eux;

· Parce qu’il est bien plus facile de se vautrer dans ses propres défauts en y amenant d’autres avec nous plutôt que de s’amener seul vers ce qui est meilleur pour soi.

J’ai lu, il y a bien longtemps, que changer est difficile car personne ne veut réellement changer. Certains, en lisant cela, sourcilleront en pensant que cela est faux. Cependant, je peux m’expliquer. Pour changer, il faut prendre conscience de soi et bien plus souvent qu’autrement, cela fait mal. Devant un désagrément pouvant avoir une ampleur variable, il est inévitablement plus facile de se détourner de la vérité que d’affronter ce qu’on y a constaté. Deuxièmement, on se voit obliger d’affronter son pire adversaire, soit nous-même. Pour accepter un changement, il faut alors se rendre compte qu’on ne veut pas, à première vue, un tel changement, car il représente nombre d'obstacles à franchir. Il s’avère alors si plus facile de s’évader dans des paradis artificiels, se raconter toutes sortes de conneries qu’on finit par croire à tort à force de persuasion ou même de s’entourer par pire que nous pour se sentir mieux.
Je veux illustrer le tout avec un exemple bien masculin…des femmes s’y reconnaîtront peut-être aussi, mais comme je ne suis pas une femme, je ne veux pas généraliser pour étendre le tout à la gente opposée.

Nombreux d’entre nous du sexe supposément fort tombent bien malheureux et déprimés lorsqu’ils sont seuls…Solution éclaire : se ramasser la première plus ou moins potable pour alléger ses états d'âme. Recette facilité : faire le tour des bars, s’éclater jusqu’à ne plus s’en souvenir et au passage, draguer tout ce qui se peut en réalisant les deux étapes précédentes. Mon constat est que plus souvent qu’autrement, cela ne mène à rien et même si cela a mené à quelque chose, le réveil s’avère plein de regrets. Au final, la déprime ne peut que s’amplifier et on tente de jouer les chefs cuisiniers de la facilité à répétition comme des imbéciles. Voilà comment une situation (le célibat) navrante à première vue peut devenir une spirale abyssale…

Cependant, celui qui n’aura pas peur de se regarder dans le miroir constatera peut être pourquoi il est célibataire…mauvaises habitudes, mauvaise forme physique, apparence peu soignée et/ou manque d’ambition… Devant ce constat des plus désagréables, appliquer la recette facilitée est plus que tentant, mais avec les résultats fort prédictibles cités ci-haut. Celui qui voudra s’affronter ou plutôt se confronter voudra se prendre en main. Il misera donc à force d’efforts et de persévérance sur la remise en forme, développer de saines habitudes de vie, investir son temps sur la valorisation par le travail et une apparence plus soignée. Ces changements difficiles à mettre en place bâtiront peu à peu la confiance de celui qui a voulu choisir une recette un peu plus compliquée que celle de la facilité. Il se sentira bien avec lui-même et son aura ne se trouvera qu’amplifiée. La plupart de mes amies me disent qu’elles peuvent sentir un homme bien dans sa peau, bien avec lui-même et forcément avec les autres et que cela est attirant. Tôt ou tard, l’être qui a voulu changer vers le mieux trouvera sa perle, car après tout on ne choisit pas vraiment d’être ou non part de ces histoires…elles nous trouvent, mais encore faut-il être assez alerte pour les voir quand elles se présentent.

La véritable leçon de cette petite histoire : la voie de la facilité n’amène à rien et la voie de la difficulté est valorisante de bien des façons tangibles et intangibles. Se relever lors d’une chute et être apte à changer est un signe d’une force de caractère hors du commun.

Voyez le ainsi d’une façon plus illustrée : le marathonien qui s’entraîne en courant en côte ascendante trouvera son quarante-deux kilomètres à courir sur un terrain plat tellement plus facile venu le jour de la course. Les épreuves que la vie nous réservent sont plus faciles à surmonter lorsqu’on a la bonne attitude, mais la développer ne se fait pas seul.

F.B.

Monday, 15 August 2011

What's so wrong with Girl's Night?

All week last week I was jittery. Excited. Anxious. Finally, a wonderful GIRLS NIGHT was planned at my friend C's place. C is probable the best cook I know and her food is MOUTH-WATERING. The theme for this week was sea food, so she made some excellent seafood dishes, I brought some oysters, other's made shrimp mousses, or seafood salads. Each dish was delectable in every way possible. Drool actually came out of my mouth and as I took my first bite, I was already thinking of our next Girls Night. Our Girls Nights are always so much fun. They start with the most amazing meal you will ever eat, accompanied by vino or bubbles or both, and followed by a wild night of dancing at our favorite Old Montreal spot.

As we sat around the table for another great night ahead, with our vinos, already discussing the post-supper clubbing plans, we started discussing how these Girls Nights aren't very much appreciated by the boyfriends. How weird we thought. You would think that your boyfriend would encourage the fact that you are doing your own thing, spending quality time with your girlfriends while he can spend quality time with his guy friends, but this just ain't so.

This got me thinking. I have mentioned this in my previous posts, but I guess this just accentuates the fact that as much as we might think that the woman and man are equal. They aren't. In reality, the man would actually want his woman home, waiting for him while he goes out, not the other way around. The idea of leaving their woman go and do their own thing seems to cause them to be a little upset, and would wish that they would just stay home. It sometimes can be a little confusing, because they would want to go out, spend time with their boys, which is OK, but when it's the other way around, it's just not as well accepted. Have we evolved? The man's brain seems to have remained the same. But seriously, us women need these evenings with our girls where we can chat about our issues, great make-up, recipes, business, traveling and whatever other subject, but our way. We need to get our boogie on, and dance till we can't dance no more, as we hug each other on the dance floor while pooring cramberry vodkas down our throats. We need to scream "I JUST CAME TO SAY HELLLOOOO", while others stare wondering if we're 22 or 27. We need it. We need that freedom to do our own thing as much as men need their freedom to have poker nights, or Monday night football nights or "hey man, come over to play some Call of Duty" nights.

Are they worried that we might cheat on them? I guess. But here's the thing that my mom always told me, and that I try to apply to my life as much as I can. If they cheat, that means that they doesn't really want to be with you, and if they don't really want to be with you, why would you want to be with them, because really, you don't want to be with someone who doesn't want to be with you. HA. Did you get that? Then again, if they are going to cheat, they will find a way to, whether or not you forbid Girls Nights or Guys Nights. The more freedom you give, the more they will want to be close to you. You can't force anyone to stay close and the more limitations you force on that person, the more they will want to break out of it, and feel strangled. Instead of pulling them close, you are actually pushing them away.

So boys, instead of wanting us to stay home, set us free, we need it as much as you need your guy time. Of course, a little worrying or jealousy is cute, but encourage us to have a good time, not the other way around.

So boys, do you agree? Why do you think you want your woman to stay at home instead of going out? I would love a man's opinion on this issue.

N.

Friday, 12 August 2011

What it feels like for a boy...

So this is a public announcement asking any man out there if they want to write for my blog. After all this time, I keep on giving my point of view, but I'd be extremely interested to know a man's point of view on some of these subjects and to even bring new subjects to the table. You can write annonymously, or not, that's up to you.

If any of you are interested, please write to me, my e-mail address can be found in the "View my complete profile" page, on the top right of the main page.

Thanks and I hope I get a few of you who want to participate!!!
Sometimes, us woman like to know what goes on in those man heads of yours!!

N.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

A dedication...

All my talk about relationships, friendships and all sorts of ships, there is one specific relationship that I haven't spoken about, and that is one with your mother. I write today to dedicate a special piece to my mom. As I grow older, the relationship I have with mom is continuously evolving. Good times, not so good times, but despite those not so good times, I know that deep down she really loves me and that all she wants is for me to be happy and succeed in everything I do.

My mama
I feel like a 12 year old that is asked to write a piece about the person they admire the most. Well without a doubt, on the top of my list (along with my dad!), my mom is someone I admire immensely.

I was 13 years old, in grade 8, and my younger brother was 5 and he got the chicken pocks at school. I had never had the chicken pocks before. I knew that if he had them, I was surely going to get them too, but as I saw him live through it without much pain or suffering, I knew that I would probably not suffer too much either. Boy was I wrong. I first realized I got the pocks while I was at Habs game. The pocks started to develop on my stomach, and quickly spread all over my body. It itched so bad. I could barely move. And who came to my rescue? My mom. I thought I was a mature teenager that didn't really need my mommy anymore, boy was I wrong again. As I sat in the bath, with oven mits duck taped to my wrists, my mom bathed me like a little baby, with oatmeal filled nylon socks...She helped me get dressed, she made my food and made sure that the entire pocks experience went as smoothly as possible. At that moment, I realized that no matter how old you are, you will always need your mommy. 

As I continue into adulthood, different life decisions are presented to me, and I know that even though I won't like the answer, I know that my mom will always give me her honest advice. I know that if I wear a dress that makes me look fat, she will honestly tell me, N. that dress isn't right for you. Honesty is sometimes something we don't always like to hear, but sometimes, we need to be told the truth to grow as individuals. I know I can always count on my mom for that. 

I look at my mom now, who raised 4 beautiful children, worked for some high profile companies in high ranked positions, organized some of the most profitable charity events in the history of Montreal and still continues to do so. I can't say how much I admire her for being her. She is the strongest woman I know, the most driven and determined, the one who can enjoy the simple pleasures in life, who believes in the good in others, who helps others and who heals others. I only wish to develop all these qualities to their potential. I look at her and I see a beautiful woman, who, of course I don't always see eye to eye with, but who is so filled love and compassion. She always looks out for me and tries to always guide me in the right direction. Now, not that our directions are always similar and I can't say that I always agree with the direction in which she wants me to go, but the intention is always good. I used to complain, and maybe I still do, that my mom is too overbearing and sometimes I need some space and need to do the growing on my own, but I would much prefer a mother like this, than one that doesn't care at all. 

Especially in the past year, I just want my mom to know how much I appreciate her, how much she means to me and how much I love her. 

I love you mom.

N.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

What's a real friend?

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. - Mohammed Ali

It took me 30 minutes to find that quote. There are so many tacky friendship quotes that exist, I can't get over it. For none made me emotional, except for this one.  Is it more special? Not really. But it's so true. In a world that completely surrounds us with social media, we have 748 friends, we are in contact with so many different people, but are these people really our friends? And has the meaning of friendship evolved?


I tend to analyze friendships around me and some of the quotes you may find on the net depict a perfect friendship picture. The friend that will take a bullet for you, that knows you more than you know yourself, that feels it in their bones that you are unhappy, that doesn't give up on you when you have given up on yourself. How many of us have friends like this? 1 or 2. Well if you, you are damn lucky. Because friends like those don't exist anymore, or exist much less. Is it our own fault? Have we become too selfish to spend time nurturing our friendships and spend our time on our own self-improvement? Are we not as dependable as we used to be? Do we put our spouse before our friends? I think a lot of this may be related to how we have become more individualistic throughout the years. We fight for  us instead of fighting for each other. We learned that in order to be happy with others, we need to be happy with ourselves and get lost in this quest for happiness for ourselves. Of course Im exaggerating this a lot.  But I have noticed a lack of actual care for others in general. 

We are now lucky if we have 1 or 2 amazing friends that we are sure of that would come running at 4am if you were stuck somewhere. And after several conversations with older people than me, they confirmed that those people change throughout your life. Your best friend at 15 won't probably be your best friend at 25 and maybe not your best friend at 35 and so on. I see my little cousins and their facebook profiles : OMG WIFEY YOU ARE SO HOT. "You are the most wonderful person ever", "You are so damn gorgeous, can I marry you", "I love you sooooooooo much <3 <3 <3" can be found on EVERY SINGLE PROFILE picture, 25 comments are normal and it seems that you have 1 gazillion friends. But times change, you leave school, you start work, you aren't around the same people 24/7 and you need to put effort into building your friendships, they don't just stick around. And sometimes, the things you had in common disappear and you find new people with whom you share so much more. And the old friends, will remain that, old friends, the ones you once shared everything with, but now times are different, and it's OK...

The key is to nurture the friendships and spend time on them because unlike family, they don't love you unconditionally. I have learned that people will treat you as you treat them. If you go out of your way, chances are they will go out their way. They feel the love and return the love. I think as a whole, we should pick those few, and build those friendships to make them last as long as possible. Trust, communication, love, all elements we find in relationships need to be as prominent in friendships as well.     We need to re-evaluate our values and set them back in the right spot. Then again, some of you might enjoy the comfort of ok friends, because you're an ok friend. You get what you project. And I think this applies in all circumstances!

As my last words of wisdom, call up a friend that you haven't spoken to in a while tomorrow, go for drinks, go for dinner, go play pool, catch up. We just need to make the time to spend it on nurturing and the fruit of our efforts will be definitely delicious.

N.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Is Sex Taboo?

In light of the removal of my last post, which yes, was a little saucy. I decided to develop on that. You see, I understand both schools of thought, one being how someone's sex life should be kept personal and secret because that's what keeps things interesting, and then there is the other where sex is appreciated by all and why not talk about it and help each other out.

I'm not a sex therapist and no expert in the matter at all. I do want to keep my own stuff private and it should be that way.  But I do think that it is an important subject and not all of us talk about it because we are shy, we are worried what others may think or we just like to keep our things to ourselves, whatever your reason may be, that's fine. This is why I'm trying to convince my sexologist friend to write for my blog. In this case, as an expert, she can really go into more details..and even answer your questions about certain things you may be experiencing. I must say, she told me : Wow N. you were so ladylike in your approach. Well ... of course. I do believe in privacy, and in keeping the more direct terms for the experts. So instead of a post coming from me who just wants to give ideas and open your minds to these ideas, I will try to have her go into more detail, it might be a little more graphic because she was surprised how non-graphic I was... So for those who are insulted, embarrassed or don't feel like reading about this.. I will warn you in advance.

My goal in all of this is to talk about all things that women deal with (and sometimes men can also relate, which is great too!) and honestly, sex is a pretty big part of our lives. I do believe in keeping our own experiences private, but I do also beleive in communication, progression and wanting to know more. We shouldn't be embarrassed to talk about it, but open to change, possibilities, etc.

So, hoping for a brand new collaboration soon. Stay tuned. The Art of Sex maybe? Who knows, titles haven't been decided yet... because she hasn't even accepted yet. She was just my silent contributor on my last post...So Im hoping for something a little more permanent!

Until then, hope you enjoy what you read. Remember, it's all a mish mash of things that go through my brain, sometimes based on real experiences I lived, or on other people's experiences, or on things I read about. My goal is not to put my own life out there (except for the rare times I do), but to create discussion, to get you thinking. I like to be challenged, and I like when people disagree. I encourage comments. Remember, there is an anonymous feature which can allow you to comment on anything I write without me knowing who is writing... so if you are my best friend and hate what I say, well chances are I won't even know.. (well unless I recognize your style of writing!) So, be honest and participate!
N.

Friday, 15 July 2011

My Ideal

Yesterday, my entire blog was challenged. As I sat at dinner with a bunch of people I hadn't met before, I was shocked to hear a man say out loud: "No I'm not in love with my girlfriend". So I asked, how long have you 2 been together? Thinking he would answer me something like, a couple months, boy was I wrong. He answered: "2.5 years more or less, on and off". 2 AND A HALF YEARS, and he's not in love! So I asked him, well.. why are you still in a relationship if you aren't in love anymore? I guess I pressed the wrong button.

For a while now, I have convinced myself of the type of man I was looking for. Someone that made laugh, that made me feel sexy, that has ambition, that I enjoy spending time with, that I would look at when I wake up and be happy that I'm laying next to him, no matter the ups and downs that we might have. I'm not difficult, but I am looking for a true love, a love that will make it through marriage, babies, renovations, arguments, disagreements, sickness, beautiful moments.. you name it. I was quickly told that I have an ideal and that reality doesn't work that way. I was told that in reality, you find someone that you enjoy spending time with, and well, sometimes that's as good as it gets. Really? I guess there I go again with my optimism, with my idea of not settling for something mediocre. Yes I have been technically single for almost 2 years now. This person quickly pointed out that I was just being too difficult and that I'm cutting out a lot of men out there. He actually stated that some people play on the ice and some people coach, and I'm a coach. We argued because I'm not just a coach, I play on the ice as much as any other. Yes I know I'm more difficult. And so? Does that mean that I should change my criteria? No. I'm not that desperate to find anyone. I don't want anyone, I want that special someone. Id rather be alone that badly matched. But as I have seen, this opinion isn't shared by many. Sometimes, you find someone that keeps you company, that you like, that satisfies you, but that you are not head over heels for, and that's just OK... I guess we are all different. I don't think I'm better by wanting an ideal and only settling for this ideal, I know what I want and I know what I want for my future. It's not impossible.

On the other hand, when you are in something that you find just mediocre, why not go out of your way to make it that much better. Try new activities, have fun sex nights, take a getaway, go play pool, go bowl, go out just the 2 of you, spice it up and try everything. If you are in a so-so relationship, why not do anything possible to be happy in it. The guy last night kept on mentioning that you can only control 50% of the deal. Yeah, well why not push that 50% and convince your partner to want to make a difference too. Considering that you are spending all this time with this other person, why not make this time as enjoyable as possible. Why have we become lazy when it comes to working on a relationship? Instead, we just let it die, or we give up. Is it because we live in a city full of people and that we can find distractions anywhere we look? I tend to think so.

Living in the city as opposed to living in the country gives us so much more opportunity....from happy hours to bar hopping, we are always surrounded by people of the opposite sex. I can't even tell you how many men I have met that were ermotionnally unavailable, it would scare you. The temptation is out there, and some are just so ready to seize it. Who will know? This way, you have the stability of a relationship, and the thrill of a fling - best of both worlds! Scandalous! But this is what the real world is like. I know it because Im living it. If only I could tell you the stories, but sadly, I don't want to get all these men in trouble because I guess Im just nice like that... I have seen that even the nicest of men can be deceiving. The ones you never thought WOULD EVER DO THAT.. do. Fidelity becomes an option, not an obligation and my trust level goes through the basement. How to trust a man after what I have seen?Ah could I go on. 

So I guess, as my last words of wisdom, tie your man up with a leash. haha! no no, but keep your relationship exciting, listen to your man, give him the attention he needs, be spontaneous, be different and keep the spice going so he or you won't need to see elsewhere! And... if you have an ideal, I say STICK TO IT! No settling. I'm not going back on that one. 

I would love to get your opinion on any of this, are you OK with the OK man or do you have an ideal?

Have a nice weekend!

N. 

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Feels good to give back...

From a young age I have seen my mother get involved with all sorts of organizations, organising fundraisers, events, helping others that were not as fortunate as herself and I always admired the effort she put into it. Now that I'm all grown up, I guess I'm following in her footsteps. I work for a non-profit organization (which I will get to shortly), I volunteer for non-profit organizations on my free time.. so I guess you can say, my life is pretty much dedicated to helping others.

La Soiree One Drop in NYC
Of course, my true passion rests in events, not actually attending them, but organising them. The joy I get from organising an event can be as strong as a tennis player winning their match, a baseball player scoring a homerun or a hockey player making the breakaway goal that allows his/her team to win the game! It's a true passion. I can stay up late just thinking of the different things I can come up with, I dig through my brain, trying to find creative ways to get out of messes, think of every single detail that entails organising an event.. and I just can't get enough of it. Now, I'm lucky enough to be part of the Cirque du Soleil family, working for the One Drop foundation which was started by Cirque founder Guy Laliberte.  At One Drop, we work on 3 main projects. First, we work on water projects around the world, helping build infrastructures for countries who don't have clean running water, we also have projects of awareness for these Third-World countries where we put up shows and circus acts showing the population how to be careful with water, to not drink unsafe water, to treat unsafe water. We also work on awareness projects in developed countries, showing the population how to be careful with the water we have, to not waste, to not buy water bottles, but water gourds instead, to not run the water when brushing your teeth, but only use it when necessary. And the third project we work on are the One Drop fundraising events, which is the team I'm part of. Basically, all the money we use for the 2 others, we get it from these events.

La Soiree One Drop is a dazzling benefit event that allows guests to enjoy a Cirque show, along with a pre-show cocktail and post-show party! We have 6 of these a year. This year, we taking NYC, Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Paris and Las Vegas by storm. So, lets just say, that until Dec 3, I will be QUITE busy! Chances are that I might even move to the West Coast for the month of November, for the LA and Vegas events. I will be responsible for ticket sales, communications with the donors, party planning (my favorite!) and relations with the Cirque for the Vegas event. A dream job I must say. Well for anyone that knows me well, they know this is exactly the right thing for me.

My 2010 Dragon Boat team!
As for the other fundraisers I am involved in, I'm also captain of a dragon boat team for I'm on a Boat! for the Cedars Cancer Institute. We are a team of 20, raising money for Cansupport, a programme that helps cancer patients and their families deal with the disease. We need to raise $10,000 to race and every year, we have events to raise money from happy hours to poker events to corn roasts and we also have the advantage of being on a team with people working in different companies, so we get these companies to help us raise the funds we need. It always a very fun experience and I love doing it. It's my 3rd year as captain of my team and I hope to be involved with this cause for a long time!

The 3rd foundation I'm involved with is the Starlight Foundation, which is like the Make-A-Wish foundation, helping children with terminally ill diseases have a better life. To me, there is nothing more sad than a child who can't be a kid and I guess this is why I get involved. I am lucky enough to have a pretty good life and I think everyone should have that right. For the Starlight Foundation, me along with Anick Beaulieu, are organising a Halloween event at the Loft Hotel on Oct 28. Starlight, star bright, dress up as your favorite star tonight" is the slogan of our evening. So of course, the theme is Hollywood Glamour! We will have a great DJ, a candy bar, open bar, photographers and tons of more things we are still working on! We will really make this a night to remember and we hope that all you young professional ones will be there to support this fabulous cause. More details to come soon!

If you are interested in donating to any of the causes mentioned, please see their websites below:

- ONE DROP - http://www.onedrop.org/ 
You can even join the Youth One Drop facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/onedropyouth
- Get more information about the Starlight Foundation - http://www.starlightcanada.org/

You know, if you can't give any money, give your time to help others... It is the most gratifying feeling in the world! There is an Arab proverb that says: “If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart” :)

N.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Cooking with Nicolas

For a while now, I have seen a friend of mine post on Facebook delicious pictures of the recipes he comes up with....I can't get over how delicious it looks and offered to give him a special spot on my blog! Recipes won't be available yet, but you can take a look at the pictures, and if you insist, I'm sure he might be able to help you make these wonderful dishes... take a look at some of the delicious things he has come up with! Titles are in French.

Gaspacho, salsa de mangue et aneth

Mac'n'cheese trois fromages, pancetta bites, persillade aux tomates et bleuets

Theme: Figs - Crème de bleu et amandes grillées.


Theme: Figs - Cheddar fort, basilic et prosciutto


Muffalata
More to come soon... man it makes me hungry! To me, there is nothing more enjoyable than having a delicious home cooked meal with a great wine!

Props to Nick and his wife Jo who come up with these DELICIOUS meals! More images to come soon...

N.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

The One.

The One. Your soul mate. Your second half. The one that completes you. Whatever word you use to describe it, some believe in this "One". The one you are meant to spend the rest of your life with, the one that is supposed to think your thoughts, complete your sentences and know exactly how you want your coffee in the morning. Do you believe in it? Maybe.

I'm quite the optimist and I have always tried to be even though people around me or situations that surround me tend to not be so optimist. I believe in true love. I believe that there is someone out there who will fit perfectly with my personality, my person and that we will love each other for ever. Is it wishful thinking? Today, in the 21st century, is the idea of a true love old school? Some tend to say differently. I do believe one can have many true loves, and each love teaches you something different that will then make you ready for the next true love and so one, until you find that perfect "One".

When life expectancy was 35, one could imagine spending their entire lives with someone because well, they didn't have that much of a long life to begin with. Now, we live till we're 100, and obey to the "death do us part" rule. But is that realistic? People change, and develop and sometimes they just aren't compatible as they were 10-20 years ago. 

Remember, I'm playing the devil's advocate, because I do believe in have that one great person and that it just takes patience. I added a post to my Tumblr account today (and you should check it out, it's daily thoughts that I post.. http//misscourey.tumblr.com), it said: "Patience is bitter, but it's fruit is sweet" - JJ Rousseau, and that's what I believe is the key, is to be patient for the right one to come by and not settling with Mister or Miss Right Now. 

Anyways, as I was saying, should divorce be more accepted? Should we be able to change life partners as we please. This way you can really get a taste of a little bit of everything and enjoy what anyone can offer you. Maybe the possibility of being polygamous sexually could be accepted, for both men and women. I guess I'm saying all this, but don't believe a word of it. I cringe at the thought of people starting to accept open marriages and that the idea of "The One" seems to be a fable that your grandmother read to you when you were a child, that those "Happily Ever After" was just not real and that after the princess rode off with her prince, well the prince found a younger, prettier Snow White and ditched the first Snow White, for her to be back with the 7 dwarfs, taking care of them on her own....

Well damn you "new society". While we're young, we should have all the "fun" we want, enjoy other people and learn what we like and not like. I really do hope that the whole stereotypical married life is shit idea goes away, and that instead of drifting a part or getting on each other's nerves, we learn to grow together and to always keep things interesting, no matter what life throws at us, whether it be babies, work or younger prettier babysitters. I don't believe anything is ever perfect, and of course there are ups and downs, but I do wish that more people can become optimistic. No, I don't see fairies and angels, but I see hope, and love, and I believe in these virtues and ideas. Don't we all want that great "One", the "One" that we can be by our side and that we can conquer the world together....

Ah. it might be wishful thinking. but seriously. even for me in my single situation. I know I will be happily married one day and with that person whom I hope I can call mine forever.

And you... do you believe in the One or is it just a load of BS? Please share. You know. I love your comments!

N.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Summer tunes : Motown Madness

When I think summer, I think Motown. Why is that? Well...I have a cottage, and every time I go (usually in the summer!), my mom has these 3-4 CDs on repeat for the past 3 years now.  The first being Motown Classics, the second being Michael Buble live in Concert, another one is in Spanish, I think it might be Alejandro Sanz, a CD I got her when I was in Mexico at least 15 years ago! Not one second of the day is spent without music playing in the background.

I love Michael, don't get me wrong, but I adore Motown. I think that Montreal also thinks Motown when they think summer. We have been lucky enough to greet Stevie Wonder and Smokie Robinson these past years for the Jazz Festival. I was lucky enough to attend the Smokie concert with my Granny! What a treat! Of course, my mom is the biggest Smokie fan I know and she's the one that made me fall in love with this music. There is really nothing like soul music.

I'm surprised to know that not everyone knows exactly what Motown is, and I guess, they just didn't grow up with parents who were in love with this music. I did. At a very young age, I was introduced to all of music's greats: Marvin Gaye, The 4 Tops, Smokie, Stevie, Aretha, The Jackson 5, The Temptations...need I go on? These artists have become some of my favorite and their songs are printed in my mind forever.  I have ever purchased my own Motown CDs that I love to play when I have guests over, or when I'm cooking up a storm, or when I'm just chilling around in my home. They remind me of summer, of the hot weather, of the water, the sun and all those happy summer moments, so I guess I want to share my love for Motown with you...

Here are 2 of my favorites... and hopefully you will love em and discover the other great  Motown artists and tunes...

Such a summer song!!! (Also part of the Motown Cottage Classics CD!)


I love this song SO SO much. I feel like I was born in the wrong era.


If there are any other Motown tunes you love, please share!!

N.

P.S. You should buy this CD -MOTOWN CD LINK

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

"Wandering"

I was stuck on Jarry yesterday evening, waiting for a friend and in the mean time, trying to find a place willing to give me a quick manicure. My mission failed, no manicure places open or willing to take me so I decided to wonder. To wonder on Jarry between St-Hubert and St-Laurent...I used my little IPod, not some great camera, but I also used the Instagram app, which I love. I love taking pictures and this was a great way to put my passion in to practice. So... I decided that this would be my Summer Project - called "Wondering". I will discover the beautiful streets of Montreal, through the lense of my Ipod. Let me know what you think. Take a look at my first wonder, on Jarry.


SAINT VINCENT FERRIER


The Bowl.


Capitalisme


Tradition


Till death do us part


Going nowhere


Pray


Super guilty


La belle viande


I can't hear you.


Is your doorbell the pink one or the black one?


Apples and Cars


The Hood.


The more things change, the more they stay the same


Summer drinking


Eat

Fido


Move

Hope you enjoyed!

N.