Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oscar 2011 Winners

I am excited to watch the awards night especially when these lovely stars wear their best and to those who failed to rock their frock! Of course, I just want to put up my favorites on the Red Carpet.

Here are the winners...Congratulations!
Best Picture: The King's Speech
Best Actor: Colin Firth
Best Actress: Natalie Portman
Best Director: Tom Hooper
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bonjour La Tulipe Au Revoir Tourmente de Neige

Hello, Canada! According to the weather forecast, we are expecting a huge winter storm tomorrow with nasty and ghastly winds, and some 15 cm. of snow as well and maybe some rain...Not funny, right? I know. We are all tired of Canada's weather! Nuff said! ;)
I see it as winter's last hurray and soon it's gonna be over.

Well, I always see life as half full and no matter what the weather will be like tomorrow I will not let it dampen my mood or ruin my plans of going out and have fun with my friends! That's just me and I am also proud to have best of friends who love to live their lives to the fullest! So, I decided to dance my night away tomorrow at La Tulipe and refuse to be miserable along with the weather.

Here's a little overview of the place.

Opened by La Compagnie Larivée Cabot Champagne in September of 2004, La Tulipe is housed in the magnificent heritage building of the Dominion Theatre, on Papineau Street.

Built in 1913, the Dominion served as a traditional and movie theatre until the early sixties. Acquired by comedian Gilles Latulippe in 1966, the hall was renamed Le Théâtre des Variétés. Olivier Guimond and Rose Ouellette were the featured acts on opening night, on the 23rd of September 1967. Mr. Latulippe would manage this theatre for over 30 years. Le Théâtre des Variétés was to become the most important home for burlesque and comedy theatre in Montréal.

With La Tulipe, La Compagnie intends to continue to present rock concerts and French-speaking singers-songwriters, along with jazz and musical reviews, putting to good use the experience acquired with Le Cabaret Music-Hall.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Midweek Treat

There's nothing better when we know how to unwind after a stressful day at work or whatever you find mundane from the usual and just detach yourself away from it for a breather. So, along with my friends we have this agreement to just meet up after work and grab a few drinks and chill if we can every Wednesday at this place called L'Barouf located on 4171, Rue Saint-Denis Montreal, QC H2W 2M7.

You guys can check this out...The drinks are pretty affordable plus I love the fact that they also offer a huge bowl of peanuts! I just wish that you toss in some toasted garlic as well. Ahh, the Filipino that I am! Just be careful not to make a smooch, after with those friggin' garlic. LOL. It's so awesome!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Grammy 2011: Best and Worst Dressed

I love watching awards night simply because I want to check out who gets to dress best and who failed to rock their frock. It's a girl thing and to see the stars wearing different designer gowns is also interesting.

Nicole Kidman, she looks flawless in a floral Jean Paul Gaultier mermaid gown. One of the best dressed for the night. She looks classy and elegant. She was there to support hubby Keith Urban. ( Shearer)

Janelle Monae: The pint-sized singer looks fantastic in a sparkly Ralph Lauren suit. She keeps the look feminine with platform heels and sharply tailored pants. (Steve Granitz/

 Justin Bieber: He may be a major pop star but that doesn't mean that the Canadian crooner knows how to dress. The singer wears an ill-fitting cream-coloured Gucci suit (it's way too big on him) and huge sneakers. It would be great to see him in something more tailored. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Katy Perry: Katy may be wearing wings but she is no angel in this disaster Armani dress. From the tacky bejeweled bra to the poorly designed shimmery skirt; it's a bad look for the singer. 
(Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

For more images please click on the link below.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy Days are Here for Canadians

I just happen to read this on yahoo news while keeping myself abreast about what's going on with my community and the rest of the world and I am not surprised to read this news and I am happy to share it with you all of my Canadian friends.

Canadians are a stubbornly happy bunch, a study on life satisfaction has revealed.
A steady drumbeat of gloomy economic news doesn't appear to be bumming out the vast majority of Canadians. And one of the authors of the study says that's because, as the old saying goes, money can't always buy happiness.
Last year, 92.1 per cent of Canadians over age 12 considered themselves satisfied or very satisfied with their lives, according to the study, which was conducted by the Canadian Centre for the Study of Living Standards, in tandem with the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity.
Andrew Sharpe, the centre's executive director, said the data show Canadians have remained relatively happy over time. In 2008, 91.4 per cent were satisfied or very satisfied, while five years earlier, in 2003, 91.3 per cent declared themselves happy.
"This will surprise some people, but Canadians in general are pretty happy," he said.
The life-satisfaction measure is based on data collected by Statistics Canada through its annual Canadian Community Health Survey, which polls Canadians about health issues and quality of life.

Happiest Cities
1. Sherbrooke, Que. 4.37
2. Brantford, Ont. 4.36
3. Trois-Rivières, Que. 4.35
4. Quebec 4.34
5. St. John's 4.34
6. Calgary 4.33
7. Peterborough, Ont. 4.32
8. Saguenay, Que. 4.32
9. Greater Sudbury, Ont. 4.32
10. Halifax 4.32
11. Guelph, Ont. 4.32
12. Victoria 4.32
13. Saskatoon 4.31
14. Saint John 4.30
15. Ottawa-Gatineau 4.29
Rating based on a scale of 1 to 5

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Salmon with a Hint of Paprika

Well, I bought two big slices of atlantic salmon and I was thinking of doing something about it...So, I went home and scoured and checked pantry for different spices that's available for that yummy fish. And I saw paprika and thought, hmm...I can use it and have a blast with it. Besides, this spice is known to have a lot of benefits for our health. However, my goal here is to share the recipe that is just delicious as if you ordered it from a good restaurant. Hahaha. I love my own.


2 medium sliced atlantic salmon
1 tsp. of paprika
1 medium white onion, sliced
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil


1. Wash the fish thoroughly and pat it dry.
2. Put the fish in a baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
3. Sprinkle paprika and the sliced onions.
4. Bake at 350 for a good 15 minutes or until cooked.
5. I broil it for 5 minutes until it looks golden brown and a little crispy.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Super Bowl Ads

I must admit that I am no football fan but watching it with someone special means a lot to me since it's a great moment to bond along with some ooey gooey pizza and spicy chicken wings beer and soda on the side. Well, then, here are some great and fun original ads to watch. I was rooting for the Steelers to win, though! Imagine, they had a great comeback from 3-21 on the first quarter! Packers, grabbed that trophy that evening. Again, congratulations, Green Bay Packers!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Superbowl Craze Recipe (Spicy Chicken Wings with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce)

Hello to my American friends! I heard that superbowl weekend is upcoming and everybody's getting nuts about who will win and what to do while watching those crazy commercials on tv and what food should they prepare. Geez, I guess it's really a huge thing for everyone, especially for the men. ;)

So, check this one out and make a good impression amongst your friends while watching the big superbowl night! Straight from the kitchen of renowned chef Mario Batali.