Author Archives: Anthony

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.

Advice Sought

I am thinking about taking another cycling trip late this fall (when it might see like winter) to Cambodia.  It will be similar to my trip to Vietnam in that it will be cycling with bus sections and tourist stops. … Continue reading

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New Food: The Doner

I have had a chance to experience the food trend that has already swept Europe.  Will it sweep up Toronto too? On a beautiful Friday, with temperatures way above seasonal, I ventured to Kensington Market to get a taste of … Continue reading

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Confusing Scenes from the Bus

Today, as I continued to mourn the loss of Gord Downie, a scene on the bus made me realize that I find people amusing….or is it confusing. Two different people were talking on their phones; one in front of me … Continue reading

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You Never Disappointed Us

I woke up doubting that there would be any Perfect Moment today.  When I found out that Gord Downie had passed away……how could there be.  It’s just a shitty, shitty day. I have seen the Hip (The Tragically Hip for … Continue reading

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A Friend Indeed

Today’s Perfect Moment is a surprise to me. What I mean is that the event is not a surprise, because it is definitely worthy of the title, but rather that its occurence was a wonderful surprise. A little background. I have … Continue reading

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A Quick Book Review

I finished The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker. I picked it up because the title intrigued me.  I was in the library and it jumped out at me.  Before reading the jacket, I thought it would be a book about … Continue reading

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Taking Your Medicine

I have traveled a bit in Asia.  I have seen some amazing things, eaten some amazing food, met some amazingly kind and generous people, grown in many ways, and learned a lot about the world. One interesting thing I have … Continue reading

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An Oversight

Yesterday….early this morning in fact, I wrote about a perfect moment involving my best friends.  I don’t want to take away from that, but there was another Perfect Moment to yesterday. Yesterday for lunch I had one of my favourite … Continue reading

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Food, Pool, Beer and Best Friends

Today’s Perfect Moment is best friends, food, pool and  beer. I don’t get together with my best friends nearly enough.   Tonight (Tuesday) was the exception.  We met for food and beer==we know who we are and we are definitely not part … Continue reading

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Thankful

It is Canadian Thanksgiving and the perfect time to say what we are thankful for. I am thankful for: My family and best friends.  I take them for granted sometimes, don’t call as often as I should, or don’t do … Continue reading

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