For Your Interest: Emojis. Part 2. Real Messages. Real Feelings.

Introduction from Part 1. Text speak and emojis have taken over social, business and personal expression. It’s in advertising & marketing, all over direct messages (DMs), on social media, across webmail, and even schools & governments  https://hungarytoday.hu/fidesz-government-billboard-campaign-emojis-natl-survey-soros-migration-taxation/ have jumped on board. Facts: 92%* of the people on the internet use emojis. 97%** of U.S. adults text at least once a week. 10* billion emojis…

The art of resiliency – as seen in comic books

In a world of trying times, Laura Rivera inspires resiliency and hope through her beautifully drawn stories, those star heroines who do not fit in the boxes provided by society. The characters, their dynamics and the plot, cannot help but make the reader smile, as they root for the protagonists. “It is terrible for me…

Dublin Coddle

A Coddle is basically a leftover stew. Traditionally eaten in Ireland on Thursdays, to finish any meat left in the house, it is a hearty potato based dish best made in a Dutch oven, or any other heavy lidded pot. This version contains all the basics: potatoes, onion, sausage and bacon. While it sounds like…

Cultural Calendar

I hope everyone is enjoying the crisp autumn weather. The pandemic is still ongoing unfortunately, so many of the events below are either online, outside or have reduced in-person capacity. As always, keep safe and stay vigilant. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone! * * * Surrey Art Gallery: Phyllis Atkins and Sandeep Johal Sep. 1–Dec.…