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CANADIANS TOTALLY HAVE AN ACCENT
I just realized.. after re-watching Top Chef Canada (and listening to CBC radio).. that Canadians have an accent, but it is less evident in the ones not living in multi-cultural cities like Vancouver or Toronto, or near the American border.
I am talking all the OTHER little towns dotted in between or way up north. The accent is strong.
But the accent is not in saying words such as “A-boot” for “About” for instance, but it is pretty noticeable with intonation, emphasis on certain words, and the bounciness in the way they pronounce them.
French-Canadians, even the Anglophone ones, have a slight accent as well, but the Francophone ones speaking in English (no matter how flawless) have a slight French-Canadian intonation and cadence to the words which is pretty distinctive.
Also a lot of “Eh” thrown in (which I personally use all the time)…
Has anyone else noticed this? Canadians I mean?
RUM & COCA COLA
I like listening and dancing to this upbeat, electronic swing Cuban remix of Rum & Coca-Cola.
It is obviously about prostitution a critique of American colonization. It is a little deep for such a jaunty tune, but done in the reality of the time when the song was written (certainly caused a ruckus when it was played).
I was trying so hard to figure out what the girl was saying in the lyrics but it turns out from the comments it is Brazilian/Portuguese and she is saying:
“Homenzinho que prazer você me dá… ah-ah deitadinho no sofá… ah-ah homenzinho você gostou? Oh então vamos continuar…”
“Little man what pleasure you give me… ah-ah lay there on the couch… ah-ah ..little man did you like it? Oh let’s go on…”
The original song was composed by Lord Invader and is an excellent listen with a lot more background & context:
And the Andrews sisters also performed the song:
NOW THAT WINTER IS CLOSE TO BEING OVER
… I am starting to work on my calloused and really dry feet. I used to scrub with energy when I was younger and use a pumice stone with all my heart, but unless you ALWAYS use a pumice stone in the shower to buff off dead skin the way my partner does, there is no way a lazy person like myself can possibly keep up and have super soft feet.
Enter: The Amopé Pedi
I have the cheapest version that is NOT rechargeable and uses batteries, but that would be the #1 thing I would change. I may end up (after I get a job), buying the rechargeable one (I hate buying batteries, what a waste), and making sure it is extra coarse, and is this wet/dry one.
It is pricey, but on sale right now for $40 on Amazon instead of $70. VERY TEMPTING.
“COOKING” IS A LOOSE WORD…
While chatting to Cassie of The Minute Glass on Twitter (Yes! Message me!)
For my French partner, cooking means proper chopping, slicing, dicing, roasting, pan frying and doing anything but just turning on an oven and reheating something, no matter how great and fancy it looks at the end.
Sooo.. my scarves are for sale now. 🙂
Silk habotai, 36″ x 36″, turnaround time is about 10 business days per scarf before shipping (approximately).
Click on the image below to see the listing of all the scarves.
When people (my friend yesterday for lunch) tells me co-sleeping with my toddler isn’t going to end well…..
Me: Do they die????!! OMG. 😛
I half joke, but really.. they’re not going to die from co-sleeping unless I roll over and squish him, but he is big enough now to squeal and tell me so.
He will, eventually, even if it takes until the age of 10, want to sleep by himself. He is not going to be some teenager in our bed, telling his friends he still co-sleeps. 😛
Come to think of it, I hate sleeping by myself too even now as an adult.
I remember when my partner or I used to travel a lot, being alone in the hotel bed was very hard. It is so cold and lonely.. I had hard times falling asleep without the TV on or something in the hotel to comfort me.
Who am I to throw stones at my child? (Figuratively speaking.)
“WHO IS THIS CHILD?!?!?”
Speaking of parenting, this happened and I was amazed while chatting to Cassie of The Minute Glass, my fellow Mommy blogger in crime again that this happened…
<3 these impromptu conversations!
OTHER DIY CREATIONS AS OF LATE
Studding some blazers:
This obi belt that turned out to be a reversible one:
And this skirt I thrifted. I love how it turned out.