By: John Mendoza
After a long eight-month winter, it’s finally summer! I also graduated from university so it’s definitely time to celebrate. Grab your iced drinks and sunglasses, here’s what I’ve been digging in the summer heat:
Seasonal playlists are how I typically start building playlists. I have a strong belief that the seasons affect our listening tastes over time. It’s why your summer bops and your winter cuffing season playlists tend to feel different. Though it’s not for everyone, I feel that it’s a great way to catalogue what music you listened to in the past. For example, I can pull up a vibe to Drake’s “Too Good” and transport myself back to the summer of 2016.
Dungeons and Dragons online
Somehow, my friends got me playing a game that came out in 2006 and I’m really diggin it. Despite being this old, the game has survived the test of time compared to other MMOs. There’s a lot more replay value to the game because of the rigorous character creation process, class pathways and the expansive world of this game. It’s enjoyable in a solo run and the experience is only enhanced when you play with friends!
That’s my face on a condom. This company creates high quality mock-ups and graphic assets for graphic designers and artists. I hope to buy a lot of their products once I scrounge up the money for them. They also offer free mockups every month and I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with them. They feature their favourites on their Instagram stories.
Mob Psycho 100
This anime series follows this kid named Shigeo Kageyama, otherwise known as “Mob,” and his life. He’s also an incredibly powerful psychic and works as a exorcist for his boss Reigen Arataka. However, the main draw for me comes from his naivety and lack of social skills. He doesn’t know how to talk to girls, he’s not a very good student and he’s physically unfit for most things. Despite all his power, he’s still a child trying to figure himself out.
Playing off of the film “Big Trouble in Little China”, this bar located in Toronto’s Chinatown has been a favourite of mine recently. As a snack bar, this place is wholly unique. Illuminated by neon signs, this snack bar pays homage to the Asian night markets. On top of this, the food fuses American pub fare with Chinese flavours. For example, they serve cheeseburger dumplings and crispy wonton wrappers with guacamole! Of course, it wouldn’t be a bar if they didn’t have great drinks. I recommend the spiced rum with honey and oolong tea.