British Airways, Flight BA 0092

From: Toronto, Canada (YYZ). Sat 15 - Sept 2012. 18:55

To: London, UK (LHR). Sun 16  - Sept 2012. 07:05

British Airways, Flight BA 0392

From: London, UK (LHR). Sun 16  - Sept 2012. 08:55

To: Brussels, Belgium (BRU). Sept 16  - Sept 2012. 11:55

Cathay Pacific, Flight CX 829

From: Toronto, Canada (YYZ). Sun 24 - Jun 2012. 01:40

To: Hong Kong (HKG). Mon 25  - Jun 2012. 05:00

Dragon Air, Flight CX 6782

From: Hong Kong (HKG). Mon 25  - Jun 2012. 08:05

To: Guangzhou, China (CAN). Mon 25  - Jun 2012. 08:55

Decent Day

Although I left the Chinese consulate without submitting my visa application due to a missing document, I still made the most of the day. I finally watched The Avengers and it was epic (but to be honest I only watched it for Ironman). On the way home I picked up Murakami’s newest novel, 1Q84, in a three-volume paperback. A charming stranger commented that she just finished the book I was reading in the subway: One Hundred Years of Solitude. Later, I was invited to an awesome game of pick-up soccer, including a couple goals and assists from yours truly. 

But the highlight of today I think is finally finding a movie similar to Lost in Translation. And just when the hopelessly romantic and lost main character goes into a deep spiel about life… a special letter arrives for me.

Air Canada, Flight AC 998

From: Toronto, Canada (YYZ). Wed 30 - Apr 2012. 09:35

To: San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). Sat 12 - May 2012. 13:25


The city I have a love-hate relationship with. 
Born here but never grew up here, no place to call home, don’t have a favourite restaurant, don’t have childhood friends… 
Oh Toronto, at least fix the TTC.

The city I have a love-hate relationship with. 

Born here but never grew up here, no place to call home, don’t have a favourite restaurant, don’t have childhood friends… 

Oh Toronto, at least fix the TTC.

The Evolution of Great World Cities

Certain cities prosper whilst others fail; Seville, for instance, was the centre of Spain’s opulent New World Empire and seemed destined to become a major financial metropolis, but never did. Others, like former colonial backwater Hong Kong, defied the odds by growing into a major trading centre. So what are the key factors distinguishing the cities that become wealthy from those that don’t?

Ponder Du Jour

I’m already excited at the thought of taking pictures of downtown Toronto in a winter wonderland state after a major snowstorm. The winter album would complement my existing summer album perfectly.

As an aside, I have never been able to capture the beauty of transition seasons very well.

For instance, during autumn, you wait and wait until just the right moment when the leaves are at their reddest but the next day, when you finally remember to take your camera out with you, you’re taking pictures of fallen fall foliage instead. 

Another aside, the most vibrant leaf colours are produced when days grow shorter and the nights cooler, but temperatures still remain above freezing.

Next time, that first frosty morning lawn should be a clear reminder.

The CN Tower glows orange for Jack Layton
August 27, 2011

The CN Tower glows orange for Jack Layton

August 27, 2011