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A Message to Raymond, Grammar Troll and Owner of Leaside Paint Centre

Some might call this an unnecessary vent that I probably should just brush aside. To be frank, I haven’t really had the opportunity to rant or vent about anything on my blog since 2009. And really, you can only be polite so much before you explode. So I’m letting myself do just that. I recently published an article on one of the many guest sites that I contribute to. Most of the time, the comment section is always a cesspool and/or breeding ground of low-lifes and extremists,  ...

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Journal, Trending, Video Games

PS4 Sneak Preview: Playstation 4 arrives November 15th!

I considered starting this post with my juggernaut-like history with video games, but I feel like that’d force you to read I’ve got a pretty lengthy history with ye ol’ trusty Playstation. Lets take a minute and highlight the crafty beginnings with Sony’s fun box. I pretty much spent my entire 3rd year of Computer Science playing Metal Gear Solid 2 on PS2 in 2001. Actually, I’m in firm belief that failing out of university can be directly co-related to Metal  ...

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Journal, Lifestyle, Social Media

Marketers: Should We “Interrupt”?

New blog post. Woot! I just came to the realization after writing the latest Gotstyle newsletter tonight that my writing inhibitions get enhanced after a few sips of the cold brew. Which is great, because I generally write at work and I find it very hard to make my best creative material without a situational caffeine high. But seeing as I pretty much toss all reasoning and safe-guards while writing at my own pace and style – why the hell not write a blog post tonight too? Most of my  ...

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The Best Burgers in Toronto Ever

Burgers, burgers, burgers. What can I say: they’re a force to be had when you combine a delicious mixture of magical toppings and juicy beef in a savory warm bun. It’s no lie that Toronto is in the middle of a burger revolution. And as the king and connoisseur in Toronto for all things squished between buns (sexual innuendo intended), I feel it’s only right that I put my hard earned research into fruitation. First, lets just preface by first acknowledging the playing  ...

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The Ghosts of Halloween Past: Five Years of Costumes

You know, I never used to be into Halloween. Sure, when I was a kid, I practically believed I was Batman (which I dressed up as for 3 years in a row), but what kid didn’t? By my teens I didn’t really care to, like any rebellious kid. Since moving to Toronto, I never thought the spookiest day of the year would get me back in the hunt for sinister self-expression. Well, it did. And I’d like to introduce to you my five costumes that brought me back to pseudo-reality. 2008:  ...

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Journal, Social Media

Blethics of BIME: Blog. Images. Mean. Everything.

I hate reading blog posts that use super cheesy, awfully generic, uninspiring, pain-inflecting, deliberately stock sourced images. I’m sure most of you have came across these travesties to blethics (blog ethics are the real deal). What some may think are just supporting aspects to a good post, I have to violently disagree. When I first started blogging, I loved sourcing Google Images for the perfect image to best engage my posts. I spent (and spend) upwards to 45 minutes browsing  ...

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HOW TO: Describe What Twitter Is

During my daily email exchange with the gang, one of the emails I got from my cousin included this: Only if your life is interesting enough should you join twitter. Unless you have someone you want to follow, then, I guess, that’s okay. I replied with: That’s actually the most falsified definition of Twitter ever. That’s what Twitter was like in 2006. Then 2007-2011 happened. In an effort to make my real life (and thus, non-Twitter) friends understand what this  ...

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Are Asian Guys Sexy?

Before I start, I’d like to preface that everything I’m about to write is purely observational. This is based completely on pop culture and popular western media: the big screen and the big budget TV shows. The only spoilers will be ones that have nothing to do with the story line. I’m most likely missing a lot of other sources, but I’m skipping the research and keeping things light. I’d also like to include that I’m a 29 year old Asian male (Filipino, to  ...

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Flashback to 2004: Reggie’s Weekly Newsletter

Everyone started somewhere. And for me, it started with a weekly newsletter to my friends. I missed my friends. I was new to a big, strange, and surreal city. Being halfway across the country, I felt the need to reconnect and was sick of copy-pasting life-updates on MSN. So I pulled some emails together and started a personal newsletter. I don’t know if anyone’s ever really done this before, but I began a weekly series of newsletters that included stories of my journeys in  ...

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