Makeup and Beauty Blog: Monday Poll, Vol. 508

Monday, January 22, 2018
This week's Monday Poll:
  1. Raspberry berets or little red Corvettes? Okay, I didn't understand the context of this question until I Googled them. (As it turns out, they are Prince songs.) Anyway, if we're talking in literal terms, then obviously the Corvette. Mostly because I'd love to drive a badass sports car, but partially because I don't look good in hats.

  2. Would you rather be able to teleport or fly? Teleport, because I'm a fan of efficiency. It's the #1 superpower I'd like to have. I guess I'd like to be able to fly, too, just 'cause I think it'd be an awesome experience, but there's the whole weather issue I'd like to avoid.

  3. Leather or lace? I'm gonna go with leather here because I don't like the texture of lace. Also because everyone looks badass in leather.

  4. Would you rather pay full price now for the LE luxury eye palette of your dreams, or wait a month to get it for 50% off and risk it potentially being sold out? Pay full price now because it's the eye palette of my dreams, and also because I'd have serious FOMO.

  5. What's the last fear you conquered? Driving in the snow this winter. After my near-death car accident a decade ago that involved black ice and snow on the highway, I've had serious anxiety about driving in the winter. If I didn't have work, I would 100% hibernate until spring came around. But sadly, in Canada, spring doesn't appear until like, mid-May. And we've been getting a lot of fucking snow this winter. So, yeah, that's the last fear I conquered.

Photolog 2018: Day 22 of 365


I've been really unhealthy lately, but sometimes I just need a McDonald's cheeseburger.

Photolog 2018: Day 21 of 365

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Late night at work means after-work nachos.

Sunday Video Love: Let Me Know


Despite being performed during promotional tours on live radio and TV and in concert, this song flew under the radar and wasn't made into a single. I understand why because it's one of their most raw, haunting, heart-breaking songs, and this era of BTS was more about being tough and rebellious (as witnessed by the title tracks, "Danger" and "War of Hormone"). But it's my favourite track from Dark & Wild, and one of their most underrated songs, in my opinion.

Saturday Nine: Jump (1984)

Saturday, January 20, 2018
This week's Saturday Nine:

  1. David Lee Roth does a lot of jumping in this video. He credits his flashy moves to his study with marital artist Benny Urquidez. Have you ever tried karate, judo, or jiu-jitzu? I did judo at school when I was really young, maybe 6 or 7, and then I took kung fu lessons when I was 11. I did it for like, a year, and then gave up because as it turns out, I am not good at martial arts.

  2. Dave claims to be fluent in Spanish. Say something "en español." Um... Yo quiero Taco Bell?

  3. Dave appeared as himself in an episode of The Sopranos, playing poker with Tony Soprano. Are you a good poker player? I haven't played enough poker to gauge whether I'd be good or not. I know the basics of the game and my brother and I played poker for candy when we were kids, but that's the extent of it for me. I've never played it seriously or for money. At casinos, blackjack is my game.

  4. Though known for his prowess on the guitar, Eddie Van Halen wrote the opening of this song at the keyboard when he was still new to the synthesizer. When do you recently venture outside your comfort zone? Was it a success? As a leader of a team of people, I have to step outside my comfort zone everyday, whether it's dealing with a difficult client or taking disciplinary action with an employee. Today, I had to have a serious discussion with one of my artists about her productivity at work while maintaining professionalism and being rational. As it turns out, I'm pretty good at it. So I'd say it was a success.

  5. Eddie's older brother Alex is the Van Halen drummer and his son, Wolfie, began touring with the band in 2007. Have you ever worked with a family member? Not in any serious capacity. I did have to run a website with my brother for a charity organization when I was 14 or 15 (I did the graphic and web design and he did the database programming and updating the site), so we technically had to work together for that, but that's about it. But I remember we had a lot of arguments over it, and I learned from then that I wouldn't work well with or for family members. There's too much conflict, and I don't want that with family. My dad was an employee of one of my uncles who owned a computer hardware company in the 1990s, and they had such a serious conflict that they didn't talk to each other for a long, long time. So, yeah. Work is work. Home is home.

  6. Van Halen's first manger was Marshall Berle. Mr. Berle's uncle was Milton Berle. Does the name Milton Berle mean anything to you? Not really. I know he was an actor but I've never seen any of his work.

  7. In 1984, when this song was popular, AT&T/Bell Telephone was broken up into 24 separate companies. Today, who is your phone provider? Fido.

  8. Also in 1984, Michael Jackson was severely burned while filming a Pepsi commercial. Would we find any Pepsi in your kitchen right now? No, I don't like Pepsi. You'll find Diet Coke and Canada Dry ginger ale in my kitchen.

  9. Random question: Have you ever been so angry that you kicked or hit an inanimate object? Nah. I'd rather not hurt my foot or ruin my shoe, both of which would piss me off more.

Photolog 2018: Day 20 of 365


A vast difference from last night's dinner, I had a most amazing time at Heart Sushi this evening with my friends Amanda and Viv. A fantastic variety of fresh and tasty food, great portions, amazing service (our servers were attentive, super nice, and really funny — even the manager himself came to our table a few times to check that everything was good), and the best dish presentation I've ever seen from an AYCE restaurant. One of the best I've been to in the city, for sure.

Photolog 2018: Day 19 of 365

Friday, January 19, 2018

Went out for dinner with Chelsea at Milestones and while the food was decent (I had the Brie & Mushroom Burger shown here), the service was terrible (our server didn't check up on us even once on his own; we had to flag him down several times just to get condiments, drink refills, a dessert menu, and the bill) and it was so dark in there that we could barely read our menus (indeed, the couple at the table next to us had to turn on their phone flashlight to read theirs). Not returning. There are just too many other chain restaurants that do everything better and at better prices.

Photolog 2018: Day 18 of 365

Thursday, January 18, 2018

One of my colleagues, Priya, came into work just to drop off a massive platter of samosas that she had made for us. I ate like, five of them and then took another six home with me. They're so good, I swear she could start a business. So, yeah. She's basically my favourite person right now.