Not Liking GMail Right Now

Cynthia Cheng I have two YouTube accounts.  One for this site and another, which I’ve used for both personal and Shorty Stories videos since 2007.  Lately, I’ve been having trouble accessing the latter account.  Why?  Because it’s now associated with a GMail address, one which I’ve forwarded to another.  One which I no longer have […]

TTC Apologizes, but it's NOT ENOUGH!

Cynthia Cheng According to the Toronto Star, the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) is apologizing for the so-called “missteps” of the past little while.  They are apparently going to increase the number of fare machines, improve customer service, install better microphones at fare booths among other things (including overhauling and retraining staff – training is definitely […]

Introducing…..the iPad!

Cynthia Cheng It’s real!  Apple has announced the 1.5 lb  iPad (seriously??  couldn’t they have thought of a better name?), their tablet computer.  It is small – 9.7″ and looks like a gigantic version of the iTouch/iPhone, where the keyboard is directly on the screen.  In addition, it comes in three versions – 16, 32 or 64 GB of […]

It's Official! Apple Tablet is Coming!

According to media reports, they will be announcing it this afternoon at 1 pm Eastern Time.  Watch this space (and meanwhile, enjoy the above video, which is apparently a leak of what the device is going to look like)! Update: The Apple announcement has started.  Steve Jobs says that 250 million iPods have been sold.  […]

Rumoured Apple Tablet Should Be at Hit: Readers

Over half of you, at 60%, believe that the tablet will be a hit.  Out of the skeptics, 20% believe that it’s a miss (since many other companies have tried tablets and failed) and 10% think it looks like a large iTouch/iPhone.  Another 10% chose other.

Toronto's Transit is OLD SCHOOL!

We all know it.  The 416’s transit system is way behind the times, even of the surrounding 905 suburbs.  Yet, right now, all we can do is sit around and complain – because the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) people are doing nothing about it.  Instead, all they say is that they “don’t have the money.” […]

Cynthia’s Thoughts on Mad Men – Nostalgia it is NOT!

For the past several months, everyone has been talking about Mad Men, now in its third season on AMC.  The show has won several awards and are up for more at this weekend’s Emmys.  This has even led to a comeback of some early 1960s styles and AMC has a guide to the era’s cocktails.  […]

Mad Men, Twenty-First Century Style

Cynthia Cheng Mad Men’s third season premiered on Sunday.  The show has certainly brought a surge in popularity with early 1960s styles – even Banana Republic ran a contest with AMC and Mad Men where fans got a chance to win a walk-on role by submitting their best “Mad Men” looks. Seeing that, Prospere Magazine […]

Until April 18: U of T Visual Studies Students Show a Multi-Genre Exhibit of Work

Cynthia Cheng Students from the Visual Studies thesis class For What Is Not Said, the University of Toronto Visual Art Department’s Thesis Class presentation opened this past Thursday evening at the Connaught Building at 1 Spadina Crescent.  It features works by the 10 students in the Visual Studies thesis class which range from paintings to calligraphy […]

You Can Do It!: A Wrap-up of the Changing the World Conference

TU Dawood If you want to change the world, there was no more inspiring place to be this past Saturday than at the Changing the World Conference at University of Toronto. Conference Speakers Sponsored by IBM, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Queen’s University, the conference featured some of the world’s greatest visionaries, each given 18 minutes to motivate […]