Archive | September, 2010

Check Out thedailyplanet.com!

30 Sep

As you may know from reading ROMISAYS, I am a whore to the publications I work for. This time is no exception.

I am currently a managing editor for thedailyplanet.com, Humber College’s online newspaper. We re-launched for the year this week and we’re off to a good start! Check out what all of the hardworking students are writing about.

And if you want to jump to what I wrote, you can find it here.

And “like” our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter.

WORN, Je T’aime

29 Sep

Sunday I went to the Word On The Street festival , and event showcasing all sorts of Canadian literary talent. It’s amazing how diverse the literary world is even in Canada. With niche magazines for just about everything, and associations for the most obscure genres, it was a great way to experience the independent, offbeat side to writing.

As you could imagine I was drawn particularly to the more alternative publications like Broken Pencil, Feathertale Review, and WORN Fashion Journal, all of which were sold at a fantastically reasonable price.

I was most familiar with WORN previous to WOTS from glancing at their website once in a while, but I never picked up a publication. When at the festival Continue reading

Freshly Pressed

28 Sep

You have no idea how much of a shock it was to see the page views on ROMISAYS skyrocket first thing yesterday morning. It took me a while to figure out that I was “Freshly Pressed” on WP’s homepage.

I wanted to thank WordPress, even though I’m not sure how FP posts are chosen, for putting me there. It’s nice to be able to write and get my message across, but it’s nicer to get an extra push to spread my words to more people than I would usually have access too.

I also would like to thank those who read and commented on the post. I learnt great deal from your input and opinions, and every single person who commented stayed respectful to me, each other, and the subject matter. After reading too many a comment section on a news article, I was beginning to doubt good comments even existed.

I hope those who gravitated to my blog via Freshly Pressed will continue reading. I promise awesome content and good discussion.

Beyond humbled,

Romi

Not In My Playground

27 Sep

"The Twins" - Jonathan Hobin via Toronto Star

The Star features a piece on artist Jonathan Hobin whose new photographic series called In The Playroom recreates the heaviest most controversial events of the last decade and a half in the context of a child’s playroom. Themes include 9/11, the death of princess Diana, and the boxing day Tsunami.

Not surprisingly, the series has sparked controversy, but Hobin says there is logic in his expression: Continue reading

Juice Boxes Vs. The World

23 Sep

Whenever there’s reason to think that North America is moving towards a more progressive stance on social issues, people like Alex Jones open their mouths and ruin it for everyone.

It’s amusing until you realise he’s not joking and people legitimately believe that the war between good and evil is upon us – The gay man and his army of juice boxes will lead us straight to hell!!!!

These are the people that keep the “Don’t ask don’t tell” policy from being revoked.

Please join me in a collective face palm.

I’m On The CBC!

22 Sep

Check me out!

I know, probably the most anti-climatic thing you’ve ever experienced, but exciting for me!

My first published work for a major news organization. Eat it up.

Beauty Personified

21 Sep

As influenced by Vice’s Dos and Don’ts, I have decided that this is the right time to share the most beautiful creature I’ve ever seen with you. I’ve been waiting for months for this moment since I first laid my eyes on her at a Santorini bus stop.

I know you’re not supposed to wear white after Labour day but for her, we can make exceptions…

An image of class and purity, accented with hot pink.

Brace yourself for this braless wonder.

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