Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Party 2010

Another fun night for former NSC employees during the 2010 Christmas Party.
Double click on the picture to enlarge.

More pictures to be posted later.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

The Toronto Santa Claus parade started in 1905 when a single float carrying Santa Claus arrived at Toronto Union Station and made its way to the downtown Eaton's department store where Santa shook hands with Timothy Eaton.

Last Sunday's parade (the 105th) had more than 25 floats;

Playstation's "Little Big Planet"

25 marching bands ;
including our own
Philippine Heritage Band

who has been part of
the parade for 38 years

and 1,700 volunteer participants.

It wasn't easy looking for the perfect spot

not unless you won a contest and
you get to sit on a couch by the curbside

A fully booked couch.

Despite the cold weather, long wait and the crowd, it is still one of the best activities to get you in a holiday mood.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall 2010

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.
~ John Donne

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Summer Picnic 2010

Click here to view more photos taken during the 2010 Summer Picnic.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Toronto by the Lake

Beloved city at night.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


According to Guinness World Records, PATH is the largest underground shopping complex in the world with 371,600 m² of retail space. PATH is a 27-kilometre (17 mi) network of pedestrian tunnels beneath the office towers of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Here's what's connected in the PATH :
  • More than 50 buildings or office towers
  • Twenty parking garages,
  • Five subway stations,
  • Two major department stores,
  • Two major shopping centres,
  • Six major hotels,
  • A railway terminal
The CN Tower and Rogers Centre are connected via an enclosed elevated walkway, called Skywalk, from Union Station. Once a year, businesses in PATH host the world's largest underground sidewalk sale.

There are more than 125 grade level access points and 60 decision points where a pedestrian has to decide between turning left or right, or continuing straight on.

Each letter in PATH is a different colour, each representing a direction. The P is red and represents south. The orange A directs pedestrians to the west, while the blue T directs them to the north. The H is yellow and points to the east.

Just a Toronto tidbit.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Vanity Plates

One of my favorite distraction on the road are vanity plates. Here's a few I have seen and snapped.

The last one's my favorite. . .
Cat's Meow means
something considered to be outstanding.

For another post on Vanity Plates click here.