This is in the Lumiere Building on Bathurst St opposite to Town Hall. It’s kinda a favourite. There is usually a line. And there is a good reason why. Because it has good quality food.
‘The phoenix is closer than it appears’ – a large mirrored room installation or 4 x 4 x 8 meters creating infinite reflections by German artist Thilo Frank in the gallery at KUNSTEN, Museum of Modern Art, in Aalborg, Denmark. Inside, visitors are encouraged to place themselves on a simple plank swing, suspended from the room’s ceiling, which introduces a dizzying element of motion to their battery of illusory selves.
I am far from an expert on Japan, but I have heard a few different opinions that I thought I would share as the Japanese “teach” me their ways. These folks know sushi:
- When you break apart chopsticks, you should slide them together as if you are smoothing them – everyone does it. Wrong. It is considered rude and a North American phenomenon.
- UPDATE: (Thanks Brent, totally forgot this one) The proper way to eat sushi is with your fingers. NOT with chopsticks. I still remember quizzing my host on this one; “is this only done in casual situations?” (no) “Are you doing this as a joke on a gaijin” (no) “Do you do this frequently?” (yes). No chopsticks is the “proper” way to eat sushi.
- Never put wasabi in your soya sauce. Wrong. I have seen lots of Japanese do it.
- Dip your sushi in the soya sauce…
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This could have been a tourist trap. It is basically an outlet for local spices, chocolates and the like, but I found it charming because we were given to a treat.
In Chinatown, there is a big block of warehouse type building know as Haymarket, aka Paddy’s market. It’s now been developed with a large residential building on top. The bottom still retains the market environment. One end has flea market, where you can buy cheap goods of all sorts.