Espresso machines and such caffeinated pleasures

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I’ve noticed that for the last year or two I’ve been living and consuming way more conspicuously, probably due to the visibility provided by social media and a whole virtual personality that you can build around it. Facebook, in particular, has provided a platform that has certainly triggered me to engage in social activities I would never have done otherwise; going around the city sampling coffee, for example.

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The land of Sorry’s and Thankyou’s

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I am back in Toronto. Home sweet home. Right from the time I exited the самолёт (समल्योत = aircraft) to the time I arrived home (90 minutes), I must have received 12 Thankyou’s and 5 Sorry’s, approximately. Quickly I panicked to restore my North American ‘polite’ avatar which I had, after intensely painful efforts, buried for over 3 months. This…

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Toronto BrickWorks

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Looks like an array of kilns. The Don Valley Brickworks is a former quarry and industrial site located in the Don River valley in Toronto, Ontario. Currently the buildings sit mostly unused while the quarry has been converted into a city park which includes a series of naturalized ponds. The Don Valley Brick Works operated for nearly 100 years and…

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Happy Pride!

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The week long Toronto Pride Festival, a celebration by the LGBT community, culminated on Sunday, June 29. The festivities climaxed at the Pride parade on Sunday which was attended by over a million people. Parade on Yonge Street (picture ftom CTV website) “Pride Week is an event held in Toronto, Ontario during the last week of June each year. It…

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The Geese are here!

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I got off from my bus today evening and was walking along the pond to my way home. Its a virtually dead place during winter but today I was in for a surprise! I saw new inhabitants near the freshly melted water! I jumped with joy: “Yay! the Geese are back!” Canadian Geese swimming in water. On the top is…

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Pavan Devaya Namah

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“I hate the name Pavan“, I told a friend last night. If you are an extremist Hindu OR a self-declared-guardian-of-religion OR someone who imposes their ideas of right and wrong, then buzz off. I woke up to loud noises today morning at 5. Out of curiosity, I went to the window of my bedroom to checkout what was happening. It…

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