New Amsterdam Cafe

I came upon this place after exploring the cafes along Hastings street. It's entrance attracts eyes to the various glassware and marijuana related things encompassed within the glass showcases that lead into the store. Once you enter you're greeted with high ceilings and colourful hand-painted artwork that makes the place so unique. If there's something you need in your adventures of marijuana then this place has it. They stock vapes, glassware, grinders, containers to store weed in, clothing with their name on it, you name it. They even have postcards if that's your thing.

The reason I go so frequently is the vapour bar aspect of the cafe. They let you rent a vapourizer to use for an hour and it is a different, and in my opinion, much better way to smoke marijuana. I go for my chamomile tea and vape, it's a pretty good combination. I've met many interesting people and brought many friends to this place just to have a casual chat and smoke. It's a different atmosphere and it brings out a different vibe from each person that comes and stays to enjoy the place, usually it's a pleasant one.


The sandwiches are good, I've personally tried them all just to make sure that I knew which one I liked. I would recommend one of the special grilled cheese sandwiches (So aptly named, the Cheech or the Chong), they are very good (Make sure to ask for ketchup if that's you're style).


The various pastries are such a tease when you sit at the bar. They're all very good and they have a nice selection of gluten-free items that would please even the most picky eater.


The drinks are good, I come back for the tea and maybe sometimes for a smoothie if I feel like something especially nice. 


Don't ever get the pie, it is way too good and I have to pretend it's not there to stop myself from getting some each time I visit. But if you do ignore my advice, just remember that it comes with ice cream so enjoy each bite with a bit of it on your spoon, it's how it's meant to be eaten and for good reason.


The ventilation is nice, especially for a vapour bar that allows their customers to smoke up joints and bongs, the fans circulate the air around the cafe, allowing the stale smoky air to exit through the back or the front. 


At night it gets extremely busy. Patrons standing and leaning on the tables to enjoy their smoking and eating, their eyes absently looking around during lulls of silence in their conversations, patiently waiting for those who are finished to leave to eagerly  scoop up their seat. But don't let that stop you from coming, it is an experience that I recommend most everyone to try out at least once in their life. 


During the day it becomes more of a chill location, one where I have in many occasions chosen to do my writing at. If the thought of coming here when it's packed still overwhelms you, come during the day. It's all smiles and friendliness from the staff and the owner.


The music varies depending on the person(s) working at the time. Personally, I never had any problem with their music selection, it varies from Hip Hop to electronic and from jazz and rock. 


Like the music selection, the visitors of this cafe vary from different kinds of places. There are tourists who come to visit and enjoy the sights, students who come during breaks just to enjoy a snack, business men and women in suits and formal attire looking to smoke in between meetings, retirees who are eager to exchange a few words, and many others. So if you fall under the group of people who would never go here, I implore you to rethink and visit it one day, it is an experience that you can't really get anywhere else in North America.


This pie is amazing

a thought is the loudest silence of all

so i like adding words to pictures. gonna do that for this picture I found:

The earth shook like never before.  A great shadow crept upon the land.  There was no need to warn the people; the giants could be seen... heard... felt from far away.  They towered over what we thought were great mountains.  The worst part was that they were not alone.  Hundreds of flying contraptions inched forward.  I could only try to keep my steed steady as I watched the horde advance.  The beautiful land was about to be filled with despair and destruction. The land that we tended for so many years. A great sorrow enveloped me.




THE SNOW GLOWS WHITE ON THE MOUNTAIN TONIGHT

not a footprint to be seeeen

quiet, mysterious as the dark side of the mooon

let's get down to business

can you paint with all the colours of the wind?

no one to tell us no or where to go or say we're only dreaming

tale as old as time




darling it's better down where it's wetter under the sea

nobody beats us fry us and eats us

POKEMON! gotta catch em all

we are one 

we will stand by your side 

filled with hope and filled with pride

you've got a friend in me 

when the road looks rough ahead and your miles and miles from your nice warm bed

you just remember what your old pal said

Hakuna Matata



~ VI + REN +  Mashup 
Sources:
       -  Let it Go - Frozen
       -  I'll Make A Man Out Of You - Mulan
       -  Colours of the Wind - Pocahontas
       -  A Whole New World - Aladdin
       -  Tale As Old As Time - Beauty and the Beast
       -  Under The Sea - The Little Mermaid
       -  Pokemon Theme Song - Pokemon
       -  We Are One - Lion King 2
       -  You've Got A Friend In Me - Toy Story
       -  Hakuna Matata - Lion King







Games and more games

As an avid gamer I thought I'd compile a list of notable games for other gamers.
will update as more games come to mind and when i have more time



Adventure/Action
Bastion
Skyrim
Prototype

Flash 
Armor Games 
- The Last Stand
- The Last Stand 2
- Sonny
- Sonny 2
- Sinjid: Shadow of the Warrior
- Sinjid

Hack N Slash with Action/Adventure
Gauntlet 
Magicka
Torchlight
Risk of Rain
Realm of the Mad God
Castle Crashers

MMO(RPG)
Runescape
World of Warcraft
Guild Wars
Guild Wars 2

MoBA (Multiplayer online battle arena)

THERE IS ONLY Dota 2
... that I find challenging enough and exiting enough.
if you want easier mobas:
Dawngate
Heroes of the Storm


Real Time Strategy
Warcraft III
Age of Empires
Age of Empires II
StarCraft 
Command and Conquer
Majesty < the old school one is friggin awesome. on like windows 98


Shooters (fps + 3rd person)
Borderlands
Borderlands 2
Deus Ex
Warframe < really awesome FREE game btw. not pay to win

Sandbox
Terraria
MineCraft

Zombie type games
Dead Island
Left 4 Dead 
Left 4 Dead 2



purple turtle

say it 5 times i dare ya

have you ever laughed at something but it came out weird like how voice cracks but for laughing
and then you kinda laughed at yourself in embarrassment right after
and then you laughed at urself laughin in embarrassment laughin at your weird laugh? while someone else is laughin at you as all this is happening?

cause..
that happened.
or does this shit just kinda happen to me only?




another thing that's always fun
fuckin taiwan man

is
having to go to the bathroom
and suddenly cockroach
and you're like well
i have to find that fuckin cockroach
and kill it
cause of my stupid fear of it crawling up my butthole or something
JOY!

so .
ya

fun.

purple turtle purple turtle purple turtle purple turtle 

Music and stuff

I've  discovered that apart from metal, I love game music. It's almost always well written and entertaining, made for repetition but without annoyance. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW HARD THAT IS!?!?!?

example: super mario theme. i could listen to it everyday. in fact i sometimes play it when i'm playin other games that don't really have music. 

Zelda has awesome music but those big names usually do since they have a big crowd.

A lot of unappreciated works are online. includin smalll games made by individuals just for fun that turn big.  
e.g. see my other post for Sonny (from armor games) 
I'm actually listening to it as i write this
it's just on idle in another tab


Ren says hi by the way
he is very busy sleeping. he woke up just to say hi to u guys! arent u all special.

teehee

rolo also says hi. he's busy cleaning his glasses.

ALRIGHT. c y'all


~ Vi


SONNY WAZZZZUP???

HEY THERE SONNY

i mean hi there ppl!


I'M BAAACK FOOS

mwaahahahahah


SO. extreme boredom. still  have more funeral rites then I will b done wid all dis.


ARMOR GAMES!!! nostalgia time!


Top favourites all time Sonny, Sinjid, The Last Stand etc


looking to kill time?

i highly recommend startin with sonny before going for Sinjid
link: http://armorgames.com/play/505/sonny





I chose the assassin class. I will show you my skill tree so far (im lvl 20). the equip x# means the # of times i put that skill on the circle of skills available. Some skills you can equip more than once! *

Abilities: 1/5 Smash
                1/3 Wound < equip x1  - more damage taken + dot why not?
                1/1 Break < equip x1  - stun's always useful!
                1/5 Disruption
                1/5 Sunder
                5/5 Master Strike < equip x2  I AM THE MASTAAAAA
                3/3 Coup de Grace < equip x1  literally. KABOOM. die mothafucka
                1/5 Blood Focus  < equip x1 NEEED MOAR POWAA
                5/5 Brutality < passive.  MORE DAMAGESSS
you can take some points in brutality and put it in regen for more focus regen each round. or put more points into blood focus . for some reason veradux does not like giving me the focus regen buff so I will probably respec and invest in focus regeneration.

Stat Distribution:  4 speed 1 str 1 vit, 4 speed 1 str, 4 speed 1 str 1 vit,  2spd

total of :  19 attribute points. ^ show u the pattern of how to distribute.



*you have 5 free re-specs per day. you WILL NEED to respec against certain opponents esp end game vs doctor herregods. SUBVERSION HIS ASS! he will heal himself when he's below 990k hp


I will also write my build and stuff for Sinjid later on if you guys want it. if you need any help with anything just let me know in the comments!


game on! and remember to have fun!





Hello

Hey guys it's been a while. Sorry. I have been really busy with funerals and family stuff.  Word of advice, even if you mean well, don't trouble the bereaved with extra things such as extra flowers or food or funeral rites. Chances are they already have things planned and they appreciate your offer but it's very troublesome to fit it into the schedule and they'd have to kindly decline. 


On the bright side I have time to play pokemon x! (see other post. spoilers alert.)


Thank you viewers for continuously checking our blog ! We will vigilantly try to update this as much as possible.


Pokemon (SPOILERS ALERT)

So I'm currently playin pokemon x . Although I love the original Pokemon games (and the original 150) pokemon, some of the new features are pretty cool!

SPOILERS ALERT!!



* * *



For instance, super training does make ev a lot easier.
Mega evolutions are sick! http://www.serebii.net/xy/megaevolutions.shtml
Pokemon amie is fun, especially on certain pokemon. - example: Kangaskhan does not appreciate you petting her child. If you try and pet charmander's (and further evolutions) tail, you will get burnt.

I am not going for competitive battles so my pokemon do not have perfect IV's etc etc.  My aim is to catch em all ^.^

Currently using:

Greninja 
Torrent: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 6 Hp Hasty Nature - Surf - Dark Pulse - Ice Beam - U-turn
(Surf for 100% accuracy, U-turn for convenience switching)

Talonflame
Flame Body: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 6 Hp Adamant Nature - Brave Bird - Flare Blitz - Roost - Swords Dance
( gale wings is much better for competitive)

Charizard
Blaze /  Tough Claws: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 6 Hp Adamant Nature - Earthquake, Focus Punch, Substitute, Dragon Claw
(optional Flare blitz, etc. I am using mega evolution in x version so charizard turns dragon type)

Kangaskhan - one of my favourites. especially the mega form parental bond is OP
Scrappy / Parental Bond: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 6 Hp Adamant Nature - Power-Up Punch - Sucker Punch - Earthquake - Dizzy Punch
(Return and Fake out are also options but i went for mega so the double hit build ^)

I am having trouble deciding for the last two pokemon. Lucario I'm only considering since according to the story line it wants to be with me and I do appreciate story lines.  Gardevoir is also very awesome and strong as a fairy type but I'd rather go with Xerneas; it is afterall, the legendary pokemon for x.  Another extremely strong pokemon is Gengar with the ability levitate.  Poison and Steel are the only super effective types against Fairy.  

So.. I'll probably ultimately go with Gengar and Xerneas.


But I can't just ditch Lucario =(


So yeah. Have fun guys!