Archive | September, 2010

I Thought They Didn’t Understand Us

20 Sep

This is a delayed realization but this is wicked and only the slightest bit exaggerated. Going to devour a gust of wind….

And here’s the ladies’ rebuttal

and more “not the Britney Spears Toxic, the bad toxic.”

Thanks Kelly!

Mood: Apathetic

17 Sep

On a recent television assignment for j-school, an article surfaced which said that social media and technology are to blame for a lack of empathy among their users resulting in more self indulgence and less attention to others. Here’s a more recent version of the article.

Though the study has some merits, there are dangers with putting all of your eggs (blame) in one basket. It’s so easy to blame technology for a person’s behaviour. Not to say it’s not a factor. Go to any mall food court and you’ll see a group of teenage boys sitting in silence poking away at their smartphones. There’s no doubt they’re incapable if communicating with each other, and there’s a larger doubt that they’ll be able to communicate with partners, friends, co-workers, educators etc… in the future, but can we really blame Xbox and Twitter entirely for the disconnect? Continue reading

Holier Than Thou: The Israel Dilemma (+pics)

14 Sep

I had the opportunity to tour Israel this summer (as mentioned a million times before this). I thought I would expand a little bit on my observations and conclusions after getting a first hand look at what really goes on in a place that is so misconstrued by, well, everyone. Continue reading

Remember When? Summer 2010

8 Sep

This beaver has nothing to do with any kind of current events..but look how huge it is!

It’s been quite the summer for newsmakers. While we were enjoying our slow days and numerous heatwaves, underfed, underpaid journalists worked overtime to deliver top stories to our Crackberries while we lounged on our decks in bikinis sipping ice cold beers (…no? Just me?). Don’t worry, In a year from now, I’ll be shaking my fist at summer Romi too.

But seriously, the news has been far from slow this season making it hard to remember what happened when, or was it that humidity-induced coma? Perhaps it’s beneficial to take a look at planet earth’s crazy summer, if only to remind ourselves that the worst things to happen to Toronto are a puny earthquake, a delightful heatwave, and an irritating mayoral race (or to assist those journalism buddies who went news reading cold-turkey this summer and are playing catchup).

JUNE: Continue reading

I’m In The Mood For Blogging

7 Sep

And it took me long enough.

After plenty of time minding my own beeswax, I have finally decided to re-infiltrate the blogosphere. Sorry for the slackage. I can’t even say that I was busy, because I was hardly. I just didn’t think that summer Romi would give you the quality content you deserve. Hopefuly fall Romi will. Who knows?

Anyhoo, as always, I’m looking for guest bloggers so if you would like to be published on the blog, let me know! (either via comment or e-mail: romisez@gmail.com)

I know you missed me.

More of this to come:

p.s. Like my camels? My banner is officially non-permanent. Keep checking in for frequent changes!

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