Overdue Update...

OK gang... I’m back and this time I'm right on track...

It was a hectic month with happenings professionally, personally, and culturally... Toronto is getting chilly... the long nights don’t really bother me much though... I've learnt over the years not to nag for the entire six months of Torontonian winter... Instead, I've learnt how to enjoy the shorter days in dim lights with my loved ones around or on my own mind, tucked in my winter clothes, with my warm pashmina wrapped around me and sipping hot cups of tea!

So, on to a brief recap of my life in the past month...

Madonna's concert deserves no word but “Fabulous”... It was indeed a “dream come true” occasion for me... I mean, c’mon, who can seriously dance like her, act like her, sing like her, and steal the two-hour show in a full-house ACC at the age of 50... at some point, when she was singing her classic hits from years past, I got choked up with emotion, honestly!

I'm also happy to report that I started reading again... Intensive reading, one book after another… I finished a couple of books in the last month... the one which I just finished and loved dearly was “84 Charring Cross Road” which made one of my favorite streets in London come alive in me once again... the book is in fact a collected volume of correspondence between a British bookstore owner and an American writer, Helene Hanff spanning over 20 years... I’m now ready to start what I've been told is a must-read classic by “Rebecca”…

AGO is ready to reopen next week... after many months of renovating, the gallery will be open to the public on Nov. 14 and give everyone the opportunity to admire the first ever work by the renowned architect, Frank Gehry, in Canada!

Last but not least, Mr. Obama won the president election last night and made so many people’s dream come true... including “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” who had a dream a few decades ago! I’m sure thousands of websites are covering the story of last night's election, so there is nothing left for me to tell you...

C’est tout for now... and may I reassure you that I won’t be silence again for such a long time... I will update my blog world more frequently from now on... I will share the books I’m reading, the movies I’m planning to see, all the good stuff coming up in the city, and of course what goes on in my mind... Until then, I’m sending you my biggest smile and thanking you for waiting and checking out the world according to Shadan!

Much love,

S