By Karon Liu Food Writer Tues., Dec. 11, 2018 Behind the steamed up windows of Avenue Open Kitchen, a deli slicer carves through house-smoked meat before it’s placed on a breakfast plate with eggs and hashbrowns. This diner which opened as a Jewish deli in 1959, evolved into an all-day breakfast joint and now offers Greek staples such as souvlaki skewers and Greek salad along with the deli cuts. “When I bought the place, the old owner told me I had to put a hardboiled egg on the Greek salad,” says Tom Tsiplakos. The Greek-Canadian thought that was being disrespectful to the Greek cuisine. “I took the egg off the salad and customers complained right away, so it’s why we put a boiled egg in the Greek salad. It’s a Jewish thing that just carried over.” Tsiplakos’ Greek salad may be unique to his establishment, but he is far from alone as a Greek-Canadian operating some of the oldest diners across the city. Go … [Read more...] about How the Greek community shaped Toronto’s diner culture
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Follow our CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more trending stories and videosSINGAPORE: If you’re into all things pop culture, then the annual Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) is the place to be. And this year’s edition, which runs this weekend at Marina Bay Sands Expo, has got a lot in store.Cosplay enthusiasts can look forward to the STGCC Championships Of Cosplay and Kids Cosplay Parade events, while comics, superhero movie and anime fans will get a chance to meet the folks behind their favourite titles.The convention is also going big on gaming this year with the Good Game Experience, where visitors have their pick of things to see and do, whether it’s electronic console gaming or good ol’ old-fashioned table-top games.And then there are the toys. Lots of them.For sure, wandering around STGCC to soak in the sights is well and good, but what’s the point of entering this geek wonderland without at least checking out the … [Read more...] about Geek out on Voltron, hantus and ‘uncle mermaids’: The must-have toys at STGCC 2018
(The Philippine Star) - July 4, 2018 - 12:00am Let’s count the ways. Nars recently launched a full Orgasm collection and it’s making us blush in exactly four ways — but first, about Orgasm. The Nars Orgasm shade was launched in 1999 with a lot of buzz, thanks to its name. Sure, 1999 was the year of American Pie and Baby, One More Time, but that didn’t stop consumers from blushing at the idea of an “orgasm”-colored blush. On the other hand, against the backdrop of pop culture’s sexual reawakening (for the decade, since Madonna), the product produced enough intrigue, which translated into sales, making the universally flattering gold-pink blush an instant cult favorite. In the following years, the Nars Orgasm family gave birth to more orgasms — Nars Orgasm Illuminator, my favorite Nars The Multiple in Orgasm, and Nars Liquid Blush in Orgasm. The growing line’s following grew in proportion, with everyone … [Read more...] about How do you blush?
Every week, we sift through tonnes of activities, shows, art exhibitions and things to do. Here is our especially curated list of what's hot this week in Bangkok and beyond. Enjoy! Activities + Karen Wisdom Moonwian Karen Wisdom Festival / Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre / May 18-20 This fest will give you a glimpse into Karen people's unique way of living over three days. Expect cultural performances, food and workshops. The dinner on the opening day (5.30-7pm) will be created by The Fcuking Chefs team. Two more special dinners will be also served on May 19 and May 20, as well. Check out the fest's Facebook page. 10am-8pm / Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, 20 Boromratchonnanee Road, Taling Chan / http://fb.com/moonwian. + Game Designers Game ICT SU Thesis Exhibition 2018 / TK Park / May 30-31 Check out thesis works by senior students of Silpakorn University's Faculty of Information and Communication Technology who all major in game design. … [Read more...] about Guru’s Weekly Pick: May 18-24
Art Basel’s ‘Encounters’ sector, inviting slow meditation while evoking themes of movement, seemed to provide a counter-metaphor to Hong Kong’s rapid currents, where all else — cabs, capital, sales — appeared to move at lightning speed. Hanging above the heads of some 70,000 fairgoers at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong were farmers’ hand-forged blades forming the shape of angel’s wings. There was a sense of suspense in watching the slow and silent motion of knives as they sliced the air above. Attached on brass rods were sacks of rice that countered the weapons’ weight. As the adage goes, it’s a delicate balance. “Left Wing Project” was done by Brisbane-based Filipino husband-and-wife artist tandem Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan and was one of the 12 installations in Art Basel Hong Kong’s “Encounters” sector. “Refresh, Sacrifice, New Hygiene, Infection, Clean, Robot, Air, … [Read more...] about From Frog King to Guerrilla Girls: The art world heads east