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2nd Annual UofT Korea Day

This past weekend I was invited back by my Korean professor to shoot the second annual University of Toronto Korea Day.  I was beyond touched that he had thought of me and excited to gain more experience shooting events.
This year's event focused on the blending of traditional and contemporary Korean culture, starting with a classical segment featuring the multi-talented Ms Grace Lee and the Korean Canadian Symphony orchestra.


In preparation for the shoot, I flipped through some of my older albums and tried to get a sense of what I can do to improve.  The conclusion?  Bring a tripod and hog all the best angles.  I wish I had a photo of me and my giant Transformer-esque tripod, it was taller than me so I spent half the time on tippy-toes (which my currently sore calves can attest to).

The second half of the event was a K-Pop competition, and I was both entertained and very happy to have all these talented individuals as the subjects of my photos.

I've picked some of my favouri…

There's no place (that tastes) like home

Warming: this post may make you hungry After my last post on Ottawa, I realized that I never really did a post on Toronto. Since moving here, I've gone back about once a month --  three times so far.  I noticed that aside from my friends and family (which I miss very much of course), the second most-missed thing is definitely the food.  Naturally, it annoys my parents I'm not home for meals but honestly, after 4 weeks of not eating Toronto food, my To-Eat list is pretty long considering I'm only back for 2 days each time. First on the list is a pricier craving:
This is the amaaaazing Golden Curry from Linda Modern Thai.  I first tried this during the Toronto Summerlicious event and literally went back the week after.  On top of the delicious golden curry sauce itself, the crispy beef is unbelievable - thin crispy outside and soft succulent inside.  Linda Modern Thai is a fancier restaurant so not so much an every-day thing, but makes a good place for a night out.
I also tr…