Tag Archives: Haiti

Stuff Romi Likes (Under $30)

1 Apr

So I did a little shopping this week. I probably shouldn’t have but sometimes, I can’t resist. Good thing I’m super cheap because nothing I bought cost over $30.

I figured I would spread my frugality and give you a peak at some cool things that I’ve bought/ seen / heard.

H&M fluorescent peep toe flats, $12 – They almost burned holes in my eyeballs, and I fell in love. I was looking for girly summer  shoes and these are the girliest and most summery. Epic win.

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Adil Says: Inane Thoughts from an Inane Individual

20 Jan

As we approach the birth of my baby (and by ‘baby’, I mean My City Lives), it’s time to close shop on my guest blogging here on Romi Says and tend to the impending demands of my little guy. Accordingly, my hope was to close out with a bang but with that goal in mind, I found it impossible to settle on one topic. Eventually, like a true dabbler, I settled on several topics and providing my inane thoughts regarding them:

  • I’m not a cat person (nothing against them but my preference are Angora Rabbits) but I found myself really interested and moved by the death of Casper the Cat, who boarded the bus  outside his house every day to hitch a ride. I couldn’t help but wonder if Casper were in Toronto, would they make him pay the extra fair now that the TTC has raised its prices? My guess is yes and refusal to do so by Casper would have resulted in a trip to the Toronto Humane society which we recently learnt was one of the more inhumane places in the city.
  • I recently received a Facebook Fan Page invite for an individual I have as friend on Facebook. Nothing against them, but I thought it was a peculiar thing for them to do themselves, so much so, that I’m considering the ‘de-friend’. If you’re the one making the fan club of yourself, its probably premature. Just saying.
  • Still on Facebook Fan pages, like everyone else I get invites for everything under the sun (and in some cases, a fan club for the ‘sun’ itself). I usually hit accept to support those doing the inviting but the result is a totally skewed picture of who I am on my profile page. I wouldn’t have cared all that much until I started doing interviews and noticed that someone can see who you’re a fan of despite not being friends. So think twice next time you Fan your friend’s Toronto Tantric Lovers page. I know I will.
  • Hands up if you know someone trying to improve their exposure by creating a “Help Haiti” campaign. My PSA: There are so many ways to help people; you can easily avoid the self serving.
  • Apparently Tiger Woods was spotted coming out a Sex clinic. Do you think a lot of people hear this and think in their head, “I would love to have the problem which lead to that problem”.

All right, that’s it for me. It’s been a pleasure contributing to Romi’s virtual destination of debauchery and I encourage you to do the same. No lie, I just came back from an interview with a journalist who read my first piece on the Mayor race so it really, truly, does get you places. Especially if you are a sex addict who just started your very own Facebook fan club and was looking to drum up followers.

Help Haiti, seriously.

Adil (adil@mycitylives.com)

Late Night Host Fight

18 Jan

Can’t we all just get along?

The following, in point form, are my thoughts on the Conan – Leno debacle:

– They should have given Conan more time to fill the Late Night shoes.

– There is overwhelming support for Conan (team “coco”) from viewers and celebrities alike.

– Perhaps Conan (and/or NBC) should think about the 200+ people who work for him on the show that may cease to exist when the show ceases to exist. Continue reading

To Haiti, With Love

15 Jan

In light of the terrible earthquake in Haiti, I’d like to urge everyone to do their part in donating their time to raise awareness and their money to provide supplies to those who were affected.

We’re fortunate to live in Canada, for me, Toronto specifically, because we are rarely hit with extreme weather. I would imagine that if we were plagued with tragedy, other nations of the world would be quick to come to our rescue (even amidst our current unflattering reputation).

Beyond the notion of “do unto others”, we should see ourselves as representatives of Haiti in some ways. Canada has one of the largest groups of Haitian immigrants in the world (around 100,000), our Governer General Michaëlle Jean is a Hatian immigrant, and there are still Canadians living and working in Haiti.

Here is a list of organizations and their websites that are currently accepting donations (all organizations hyperlinked): Continue reading

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