Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Most popular New Year Resolutions that half of the population never stick to... (in no particular order)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Ukrainian Christmas trees commonly have an artificial spider and web as a form of decoration since it's believed to bring good luck. The traditions stems from the following legend:
Sending red Christmas cards in Japan will not be happily received since funeral notices are customarily printed in red. Not to be confused with the red envelops stuffed with money that are traditionally given to children as gifts in the Chinese tradition... (Talk about a 180). In Japan, the art of origami is used as a form of Christmas ornaments, cranes in particular since they symbolize peace and long life. Korea has a higher percentage of Christians (around 25%) who practice both church mass and carolling during midnight until four in the morning.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Every dream of finding a rare find at a garage sale? Your grandparents attic has a collection of valuable stamps, books or coins? I heard of parents tossing out men's childhood hockey or baseball cards, throw away a valuable collectors Star Wars toy, and all sorts of sob stories.
Recently a first edition Anne of Green Gables book sold for a staggering 24,000US. Or the rare first edition copy of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" that was auctioned for $171,000 US.
Of course the question is, how do you know if the book is a first edition?
According to various sites this is how you know it is...
General Guidelines for Identifying a First Edition
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Shortly after the Lord of the Rings explosion there was a visiting exhibit that came to Toronto... twice! Presented inside Casa Loma and later in the Royal Ontario Museum/Planetarium, costumes, sets, props and production drawings from the trilogy were displayed in a clever and original fashion for all to enjoy.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I've recently been trying to get my hands on "A State of Mind", a recommended film about North Korea. Haven't found it yet.