Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bye bye 2010

2010 is about to be history and I must admit I am really happy of this development. Still, a part from all the personal negatives, a lot of positives happened this year. You can read a review of 2010 in Montreal here.

All we can hope for is more sports wins for Montreal, more snow for snowboarding, and more health and happiness in 2011 for me, my family and friends. And the World in general. May 2011 be an amazing year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas shopping craziness

Should you be stuck in the same conundrum as the most of us around here, then you're probably scratching your head and wondering what to get your loved ones for Christmas.

Well, fret no more, just follow this advice for alternative Christmas shopping, and you should be fine. No more dust collecting objects, no more un-needed cooking books. Start giving intangibles which will bring a smile or allow someone to discover, learn or experience something new or pleasant.

For example, how about giving a night of wild partying at Bar Salon Officiel, that would be out of the ordinary.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


The whole Wikileaks controversy is hard to judge. One one hand international diplomacy is built on protocol, pretenses and closed-door dealings: one thing is said in public or to your diplomatic counterpart. On the other hand, it is ridiculous for officials (mostly not elected, yet on the publics payroll), to come out in front of the media and public and say one story, and then turn around and say another story to their bosses. This is basically lying.

My friend S. from work told me that it undermines the foundations of trust when you fill an anonymous survey about your employer and latter it is leaked to that employer, you just can't be truthful in that survey. But the case here is different, because you say the truth in an anonymous survey so that it eventually reaches your employer (which you hate and blast in the survey). Here the truth is hidden from the public, there is a lie committed. In the survey example, you don't lie, you just protect your identity so that you're not penalized for saying the truth. In the cables example, the truth is said openly with identities attached to it, but it is hidden from the public.

So I still believe Wikileaks is doing an amazing job. And here is their IP address, because their domain name is constantly under attack; I guess the truth has many enemies:

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Reviews of Montreal's amazing nightlife

It's been a while I haven't advertised some of our latest publications. Well here we go: in the last few months we've managed to write reviews for eclectic places such as L'Ile Noire on St-Denis street, Korova Bar on St-Laurent street, the W Hotel in the Old Montreal, M:brgr on Drummond street, Les 3 Minots and finally Sala Rosa, both on St-Laurent street too.

Well, now you finally have a lot to read.

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