City of Toronto is proud to present the annual Doors Open Toronto — one weekend, once a year — when close to 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and social significance open their doors to the public for a city-wide celebration.
The program allows visitors free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.
That is a great chance for all T.O. photographers and newcomers to get in-know with the city and get where they can’t usually get.
Just realized even though I have 30+ cousins, this is probably the first time I hung out in a shopping mall with cousins (and actually shopped.) My cousins are either way older than I am or not in the area.
1993, my dad first got a desktop computer. And of course back then, home computer are so rare and it was such a new thing, (and also because I was like 5 back then), I didn’t know / care much what it was for. (not like now, looking at my 4 years old nephew going on youtube. =P)
Also being the obedient little robot I am, I won’t dare to touch that important looking thing.
On the other hand, my brother who always has a mind to fiddle with new things set his eyes on the prize. Not long after that he sneaked a game or two into the computer.
Not being a gamer myself I don’t remember much, but here are 2 of the games that I remembered the most.
first of all- Prince of Persia
I am not talking about the ripped, action packed Jake Gyllenhaal Prince of Persia, but the skinny, 8 bit one from 1989.
Who would ever forget the trap doors, spiked floors and dark dungeons.
and most of all the gruesome deaths. (and I turned out ok.)
The second one is North & South. it’s a American Civil War based game. Not knowing the history at that time, it was just fun watching the tiny horses charge.
I remember my brother always killing my horses with his stupid cannons >=[
The Train robbing part of the game was always the most interesting. =]
And this is my first memory of computer games.
(This post literally came out of nowhere, don’t even remember why I was looking up the games. Just found it interesting to blog.)