Review – Measure for Measure @ Winter Garden Theatre

Intro

On the brisky- cold night that was February 17 of 2017.. I, along with a dear friend of mine that needs no introduction, hit Winter Garden Theatre for a Shakespearean play titled, “Motion for Motion.” And allow me to prematurely say, Groundling Theatre Company definitely knows how to put on a show. A lot happened before though, so we’re going to back track to the beginning of my Friday evening. Note that the play was scheduled for 7:30pm.

*this blog is a no spoiler zone*

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Memories- Capture Now with a Bottle of Wine

I had a great idea when I was at the liquor store a couple of weeks ago buying a bottle of red for my brothers birthday dinner. I decided to buy an extra bottle (when is that ever a bad idea right?). Okay but this extra bottle isn’t for drinking.. yet.

I ripped off a page from my notebook and wrote point form notes on what was going on with the crew. For example:

  • Brother’s 21st birthday
  • Dip’s trip
  • etc.

I then taped said paper onto the bottle. I will now keep this bottle for a very, very long time. I look forward to sharing this fine bottle of red with my friends and family when we’re older. When things have changed. It’ll be great to enjoy a bottle that I know I purchased when I was 23 years old. Imagine.. being 50 and drinking a glass of red from a bottle you bought when you were that young. Amazing.

I’m definitely not saying I’m in a rush to grow up. If I could I would freeze time right now. But time doesn’t freeze, life keeps moving. So I keep moving, trying to make the best of every situation, every moment. There’s a quote from a movie I used to love watching with my Dad as a kid,

“Life goes by pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it.” – Ferris Bueller from Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.

Great movie, if you haven’t seen it and you’re looking for a fun movie to watch one day, this is it.

That’s all for now. It’s Sunday afternoon and Toronto’s going through a snowstorm (when is it not). I think I’m going to watch a movie called, “La La Land” today- starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. After that I’ll shovel, and then hopefully head to the gym if the roads are plowed!

Till next time.. live, laugh, love

– Nilan

Kim’s Convenience @ Soulpepper, Toronto

This coming Tuesday Sabrina and I will be checking out a play turned TV Show, Kim’s Convenience. We’ll be catching the show at Soulpepper which is in the Distillery District of Toronto. We don’t have tickets yet, but we’re hoping to get our hands on a pair of Rush tickets!

For those of you new to the arts, rush tickets are tickets that theatres sell to 20 year olds an hour before the show at a reduced price. These tickets are sold at a seating availability basis, so if I don’t happen to post a review of the play on Wednesday, you know why.. It’s going to be valentines day, so let’s hope the couples stay away from us. Regardless if we manage to get tickets to the play or not, I’ll be sure to write about the night we made out of our time at The Distillery!

Oh and that’s just the start of next week. On Friday (Feb 17th) we’ll be checking out a Shakespearean play at Winter Garden! I had surprised Sabrina with these tickets for her birthday a month ago.

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Winter Garden – Toronto

So yea, this week is going to be fun! I can’t wait to hit the city with Singing Sabrina and soak in the Toronto winter blues. Stay tuned everybody, I’ll be writing every single day.

try something new –

Nilan

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Let Go & Love- A Valentines Day Yoga Routine?! 

Tina, my Yoga instructor on Thursday evenings guided us through a Valentines Day Yoga routine. It was a heart warming experience, and right in time for Valentines Day preparation- which by the way if you’ve forgotten (especially my guys), is in 4 days. Along side me last night was my good friend Willy, he will be joining me every Thursday! Him and I are great friends from high school, we played Volleyball together for our school team, The Knights. Enough with the introduction, let’s get right into it!

“Let go and love.”

Was the thought that Tina told us to wrap our minds around as we went through the motions last night.

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My Experience with Yoga & Cannabis

Alright don’t judge me. I’ve been enjoying Yoga and I finally understand my body and mind in a way I just can’t put into words. It’s more of an awareness and feeling. With this new found comfort I’ve found in Yoga, I felt like experimenting a little bit..

So I ate a piece of chocolate an hour before Yoga class.

It was so sweet and creamy, I loved it!

Might I add that there was a hint of THC inside of the piece of chocolate that I consumed.

Yes, I had an edible before Yoga and right around the time I sat cross legged on my mat for the evening, I was “uplifted.” Yoga was great that night (it always is), I felt as if I was in a deep deep state of being and I could hear the blood flowing through the veins of my body. I would definitely recommend any Yogis to try a Yoga class with a subtle amount of THC in the system. If however, you have little to no experience with cannabis, don’t bother.

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My Experience in an Ice Storm

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The Ice beginning to melt – Feb. 9, 2017 (Backyard)

It was February. 7, 2017.

I had heard news of a storm brewing in the midst on my way home from the gym the night before. As I stepped out of the house at around 6:30am that morning, the weather was great (for the winter). I thought hey, these news reporters must’ve been wrong for once!

I was indoors all day. After finishing up some work at Second Cup in the later hours of the night (11pm) I decided to head home.

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My Morning Jet Fuel- Kale/Spinach Smoothie

*Alarm on iPhone rings*

It’s 5:50am and I’m up, barely ready for the day. My routine in the next 40 minutes prepares me for what’s about to come. But you see, the last 10 minutes of these 40 are crucial.

As I head downstairs once getting dressed, I head straight to the kitchen to make my Jet Fuel for the day. Yea, I call it Jet Fuel.

 

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