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All quotations from The Holy Bible are from the New King James Version (NKJV), copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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The strip mall located at 3555 Don Mills Road (Skymark Place) on the northeast corner of Don Mills a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
I have a strong affinity to French culture since my early days in high school. Even though it can be challenging to indulge in Gallic ways à Toronto, there are various pockets in the city that immerse one in a French vacation without leaving this side of the Atlantic. One such place is Crêpes à GoGo, which serves authentic Parisian-style crêpes in the middle of downtown Toronto’s Yorkville district. Located at 18 Yorkville Avenue on the corner with Yonge Street, Crêpes à GoGo conjures up the image of a chic and elegant café. I was wise to have arrived a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
Since certain development projects took out some excellent choices, I have found it challenging to get good food at great value near the Bloor/Yonge intersection. So, when Big Smoke Burger was suggested to me, I made it a priority to check out their hand-crafted burgers at 830 Yonge Street. I went for what would give me the most meat to sample, the Double Cheeseburger Combo with Onion Rings ($13.45): The cashier was low on coins, so I was short-changed by 5 cents. There was a short wait, but a freshly prepared burger is always worth it. The juiciness of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
While in Richmond Hill for some business the other day, I decided to stop by Montana’s Cookhouse at 8735 Yonge Street for a quick lunch. After all, they do have this banner outside about certain lunch dishes being ready in 15 minutes, guaranteed: After pondering the lunch choices, I decided to try the Pulled Pork Sandwich ($10.99) with a Pepsi ($2.99). I was pleased that a side Caesar salad was available at no extra charge, unlike some other restaurant chains. After taking my order, my server quickly returned with a countdown timer set at 15 minutes, showing that they are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
In his latest tirade against “deteriorating morality in the world”, the Pharisee church pastor called the prophet Elijah in the Bible “a man of sin who violated the many and always-expanding rules of Christian accountability” for living with a widow while he stayed in Zarephath. “An important rule of Christian accountability is that a man must never live with a woman who is not his wife,” the Pharisee church pastor explained. “If Elijah wanted to live with that widow, he should have married her first. Since he did not do so, he was living in sin.” “It is therefore obvious... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
Regular viewers of CP24 would likely have noticed a little ad for breakfast at Sunset Grill. Given the proliferation of various breakfast diner-type chains lately, one certainly wonders if anything sets Sunset Grill apart. So I decided to find out one day during a brunch visit to the location at 1 Richmond Street West in downtown Toronto. I started with a coffee ($1.89), which was excellent with great aroma and taste. I next ordered the “French Connection” ($9.69), consisting of three eggs, breakfast meat (I picked sausages), French toast and home fries: First amazing point about service: I asked for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
Once in a while, I like to indulge myself with a good pad thai. My usual choice for good value in pad thai’s is Star King Viet Thai Cuisine at 7050 Warden Avenue. With the summer heat I like to start my meal with a cool Longan in Ice Water drink (menu item #030, $2.75). Apart from adding to my daily fruit intake, the drink is pleasantly sweet. I saw their kitchen staff having the same drink, just in less fancy mugs: The green strips are cendol. What I like most about Star King’s Pad Thai is the generous portions... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
The English Standard Version (ESV) version of the Bible, a newer translation first published in 2001, has been increasing its market share steadily. It has also found an audience among those disappointed with the recent revisions of the New International Version (NIV), possibly the market leader among Bible-believing Christians. Much of this popularity is due to the ESV’s promise of being “an ‘essentially literal’ translation that seeks as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer”. However, in one Bible passage at least, the ESV’s presentation is anything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
Like many Canadians, I have the habit of visiting fast food chains not available in Canada while visiting the United States. This means that when a U.S. fast food chain decides to set up shop nearby (or, of course, if a new Canadian fast food chain is started), it calls for a trip there, especially if I have not previously had the chance to try them out in the States! The latest U.S. fast food chain coming north is Five Guys Burgers & Fries. The recipient of many awards, it has grown from its first location in Virginia (opened 1986)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
(Menu at the end of review) New City Restaurant (新城市餐廳), located at 8392 Kennedy Road, is a Hong Kon... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
I used to listen to Z103.5 but now I listen to KISS. 92.5 on the FM dial has better personalities and music. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
Currency conversion is an essential “to do” for international travel, and getting the best rates can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
While Macau is known for having the best casino resorts in the world, it is much more than glitzy ga... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
Hong Kong has an excellent public transit system, but when one needs to move a bigger group of peopl... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
This is a re-post of a Facebook note by Jenny Stadnyk. Please distribute widely to increase awareness: I wanted to share this message with everyone, and encourage you to share it with others if you know of anyone thinking of subscribing to Internet service with Velcom DSL. I had been a happy customer with Velcom DSL since July 2008. When I moved from the condo to the house on March 31st, the Internet was transferred over. The very first week, we did not have an Internet connection. Over the month of April I made over 20 calls to Velcom, repeatedly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
There has been considerable buzz lately in the Toronto area dining scene regarding Earls, a recent arrival from the West. Several locations are now open, including one in the downtown financial district at 150 King Street West: When I arrived at slightly past 11:30 am for lunch, the place was already an impressive 70% full. The atmosphere was casual but classy, and exudes the sense of a stylish place for influential people to unwind while taking a break from their deal-making. My server introduced herself and took my drink order very quickly after I was seated. When she brought my... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
For the Bible’s true teaching on the eternal fate of those who die without believing in Jesus Christ, as opposed to the false feel-good teachings preached by some who call themselves pastors, listen to the excellent message ”What Happens When People Die Without Christ?” by Steve Irvin. Of course, my related earlier blog post, “Will there still be an opportunity to accept Jesus Christ at the Final Judgement?”, is also worth a read. :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
(Backgrounder: After the government of Hong Kong presented its budget for 2011-12, a violent protest against the presented measures resulted in over 100 arrests. This letter in Chinese is supposed to be a message from a father to his arrested young son, and was posted on Yahoo! Forum by “kai”. Since this is such a powerful message, I find it worthwhile to share it with a wider audience. I will add my own comments and its relevance to other protests around the world, following my translation of the letter.) [Translated text follows] My son, the moment when I went to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
Yesterday, we learned of the tragic deaths of at least 12 United Nations workers in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. They were killed by rioters who were protesting against the March 20 burning of the Qur’an, Islam’s holy book, by Florida pastor Terry Jones. Afghans Angry Over Florida Koran Burning Kill U.N. Staff Pastor Who Burned Koran Demands Retribution So what was the motive for Jones’ Qur’an-burning stunt? His own words provide the answer: “We must hold these countries and people ACCOUNTABLE for what they have done as well as for any excuses they may use to promote their terrorist activities. The time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
Kathy English, Public Editor for the Toronto Star newspaper, wrote a cryptic article recently on March 11: Journalists are not for sale In summary, a self-described “web marketing consultant” asked Star reporter David Graham to remove a news report written by Graham from the Star website. “Web dude” claimed that he was hired, by the father of the woman who was the subject of the report, to improve the woman’s Internet reputation following the damaging news report by Graham. “Webdude” further said that he was paid $600 for the job, but would split it 50-50 with Graham, if Graham removes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
This is a repost of a Facebook note by Darcey Swennumson. The manager said to go ahead, so please distribute widely: On Saturday, March 5, at approximately 5:00pm, I went to Regal Nails to have my eyebrows waxed. It was my first time using any type of service in this salon. The technician who waxed my brows completely disregarded my instructions on how I wanted my brows waxed. Partway through the waxing, I confirmed my instructions, and at that point she still disregarded them. During the waxing, she also dropped a glob of hot wax on the inner corner of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
In today’s sermon, the Pharisee church pastor informed his congregation that he has instructed all church staff and Christian accountability group leaders to discontinue receiving and sending postal (snail) mail, because postal letters can be used to “facilitate and promote homosexual affairs”. He called on all Christians to immediately join in the boycott as well: “I've been in extended counselling with couples with marital problems because of letters sent through the mail for the last year and a half,” said the Pharisee church pastor. “What happens is someone from yesterday surfaces, it leads to conversations and there have been physical... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice
People who have been presented with the gospel message of Jesus Christ are told that they can accept... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at To ANNE FLEETWOOD: a public notice