Thursday, January 19, 2012

100 Strangers Project Part 7

Meet: Tan, Mi

Meet my strangers, part 7: Tan, Mi. I met Tan, Mi on the street on her way to an activity, so we only had about 5 mins to get the job done. Tan, Mi is 20 years old and from Ningbo, South China. She has been living in Montreal for the past 2 and a half years. She is studying Microbiology at McGill. She hopes to be a doctor one day. She was super sweet and when I told her about my project, she was super excited to have been picked randomly. She believed it was good fortune, because of all the strangers that passed me, I just so happened to choose her. Thanks and best of luck to Tan, Mi with her studies.

100 Strangers Project Part 6

Meet: John Fotheringham:

Meet my strangers, part 6 : John Fotheringham. This week, I headed to Chinatown for my project, so I would have a different background to my pics. Again it was snowing, I just cant seem to escape it. I was having a hard time finding some people who were willing to pose in the cold for a few minutes and who also spoke English and not Mandarin or Cantonese. Along came John, who was a brilliant subject. He was more than willing to pose and have a chat. First off, I was like hmmm you're name is unusual, he then informed me that it was Scottish. I found out that his ancestors were sheep thieves in Scotland. One family member left Scotland for Argentina, where they fought with the Argentinians against the Spanish for possession of the railroads. There is a town in Argentina named after this person, the town is called General Fotheringham. John is a 20yr old student at Concordia University. He is studying International Business. He was born in Toronto but moved a lot during his life, living in many places. His new passion is making gourmet chocolates and he hopes to open a restaurant some day. He is currently writing a book about his travels in South America. Thanks so much to John for all the info and for sitting in the freezing cold. Best of luck with the book and the chocolates.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Le Chien Fumant

On Sunday, Farah and I decided to try out a new brunch place. It has been in the Plateau for a few years and I lived right by it for 2 years and never went in. This cozy restaurant can be found on De LanaudiƩre and Gilford. They only serve brunch on sundays which varies in price from 13$-20$. They have amazing cocktails between $5.50 and $8. The mimosa was delicious as was the Bloody Caesar. This is def a "must go to" place if you have the funds. It's super cute, super delish with super service. My coffee did take an age to come out (machine broke) but at least the waitress was really apologetic and in the end I was not charged for it. Also a must try is their Morning Glory Fizz, basically all you need to know is that its whiskey and raw egg whites, I like to be adventurous every now and again.

Picture above taken by Farah..

Farahs Breakfast: Shells of wild boar meat.

My Breakfast: Chorizo, black beans, pico di gallo

Above: The delicious Morning Glory Fizz