Uncle Tetsu Opens in Ottawa – S14E11

By way of Japan, Uncle Tetsu finally opened a new shop in Ottawa. Located on 280 Elgin St., it is the fourth Canadian city to bring the fluffy and light Japanese cheesecake.

Established in 1990, it wasn’t until 2015 that it first opened in Toronto as the first overseas shop.
Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese cheesecake is unlike the usual cheesecake served at restaurants and made at home. It has a less creamy texture and more of a fluffy texture.

I waited in line at about 7:50am and the lines started trickling close to 8:30am. There were fans of Uncle Tetsu willing to wait in line and crave for the cheesecakes. After purchasing the cheesecake, there was a line of about 50 people. There’s a demand for the cheesecake. No need to travel to Montreal or Toronto for it.

You can check out Uncle Tetsu Ottawa over on Instagram. Their opening hours are 9am-10pm.
Continue reading

The CASETiFY & Pokémon iPad Pro Folio Case – S14E10

I decided to purchase an iPad Pro case from CASETiFY. They kept showing ads when I was going through Instagram Stories and what caught my attention was their collaboration with Pokémon.

They released the now sold out Drop 2 collection and their theme was Day & Night. I took the chance and got the iPad Pro folio.

The case came in on Monday and I’m impressed with the look and feel of it. The insides have slots for cards and bigger slots for passports or tickets when traveling. There is a holder for the Apple Pencil added in it.

The minor issue is the enclosure, I would need a rubber band to keep it closed if putting it a backpack while traveling.

Overall, a great case for the iPad Pro and for anyone who loves Pokémon while looking stylish. The 3rd drop will be in August, be sure to catch them while it lasts.

Check the photos below.

Continue reading

The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List – S14E09

The Polaris Music Prize has released their 2019 short list. The list below are the nominated albums running for the best in artistic merit in Canadian music and the $50,000 grand prize.

The Polaris Music Prize Gala will be held on September 16th at The Carlu and will be attending the event with fingers crossed.

Presented by CBC Music, here are the short listed albums and the long listed albums:

The 2019 Short List
Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman (Released: October 8, 2018)
Elisapie – The Ballad of the Runaway Girl (Released: September 18, 2018)
FET.NAT – Le Mal (Released: February 25, 2019)
Dominique Fils-Aimé – Stay Tuned! (Released: February 22, 2019)
Les Louanges – La nuit est une panthère (Released: September 21, 2018)
Haviah Mighty – 13th Floor (Released: May 10, 2019)
Pup – Morbid Stuff (Released: April 5, 2019)
Jessie Reyez – Being Human in Public (Released: October 19, 2018)
Shad – A Short Story About a War (Released: October 26, 2018)
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Trapline (Released: May 10, 2019

The 2019 Long List
Tim Baker – Forever Overhead
Tanika Charles – The Gumption
Clairmont the Second – Do You Drive?
Charlotte Cornfield – The Shape of Your Name
Dilly Dally – Heaven
The Dirty Nil – Master Volume
Dizzy – Baby Teeth
F–ked Up – Dose Your Dreams
Yves Jarvis – The Same but by Different Means
Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated
Kaia Kater – Grenades
Kimmortal – X Marks the Swirl
La Force – La Force
LAL – Dark Beings
Laurence-Anne – Première apparition
Salomé Leclerc – Les choses extérieures
Lee Harvey Osmond – Mohawk
Jean Leloup – L’étrange pays
Shay Lia – Dangerous
Loud – Tout ça pour ça
Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
Operators – Radiant Dawn
Orville Peck – Pony
Sandro Perri – In Another Life
Lee Reed – The Steal City EP
Alexandra Stréliski – Inscape
Sydanie – 999
Tobi – Still
Voivod – The Wake
Wintersleep – In the Land Of

The Edible Futures Instameet – S14E08

It’s been a long time I had stepped foot at Experimental Farm, which is currently named Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. The museum hosted an Instameet for their temporary exhibit, Edible Futures: Food for Tomorrow.

The exhibit is presented from the Embassy of Netherlands and curated by the Dutch Institute of Food & Design. The exhibit brings a unique take of how food is being made by displaying the look and taste of what we eat. There were two options of producers and consumers where they are various viewpoints of the food.

We were treated with a spirulina smoothie and ended with checking out the goats and sheep. 

Overall, it was nice to see how the museum has changed and having temporary exhibits like Edible Futures. The exhibit runs until September 2nd. You can check the photos from below.

Continue reading