Category Archives: coffee

Zero to Hero, Cellar to Stellar

Being remiss lately in regards to this blog (negligent is such legally loaded word and is best left unused), I had better update it when I can. There certainly has been no shortage of Perfect Moments. Last night, in fact, … Continue reading

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Perfect Moments of the Near Past

I’m laying catch up with the Perfect Moments. Sunday’s Perfect Moment was a combination of three great things (in no particular order):  Japanese food, an interesting cafe, and friends from a long time ago.  Having reunited with an old friend, … Continue reading

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Ten Years Later

The ESL world in Toronto is somewhat of a small world.  It’s either that or I’ve been doing it so long that I have cycled through all the people in the industry.  I think I would rather stay with the … Continue reading

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Perfect Quests

By now, everyone who is going to has read the Anthony story and come to some basic understanding of my quest for Perfect Moments. However, you probably don’t know that I have quests for other perfect things.  Some of these … Continue reading

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Are You Still on the Traveller’s High he asked.

I have been home a month from my vacation and one of my colleagues asked me if the “Traveller’s high” had warn off yet. I had to ask for clarification of what this was. He explained that when you came … Continue reading

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Reflections On My Trip

I wasn’t sure it was necessary, but I feel the need to reflect on my trip before the memory fades too much.  Thankfully, I have my blogs and my photos. When I got back from my Vietnam cycling vacation, I … Continue reading

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Ha Long Bay

When people think of Vietnam, I am pretty sure that Ha Long Bay is one of those images that explodes into the brain.  Before my trip fades from memory, I think I should put down a few words and share … Continue reading

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Opting to Celebrate

It’s Sunday night and as an end to my weekend.  Rather than search for Today’s perfect moment, I am going to make it for myself.  A couple of Japanese chocolates should do the trick.  It’s much better to celebrate the weekend … Continue reading

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Lessons in the Grocery Aisles

Today, I learned that I have been doing grocery shopping all wrong. Usually, I make a list (or not) and wander throughout the supermarket hoping to remember to check the list and not be tricked into buying all the wrong … Continue reading

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Wonderful Japanese Chocolate Moment

Today’s Perfect Moment is a no-brainer for me. The only concern I had was whether it was going to be Friday’s Perfect Moment or Saturday’s Perfect Moment. On Friday, one of my students brought me a box….container….package of Japanese chocolates. … Continue reading

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