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Babies and Mother’s Day 0

Posted on May 09, 2010 by Daniel Francavilla

Who hates the idea of cute, innocent, awkward and entertaining babies. Sure, people who have had to deal babies waking them up dozens of times a night may have a different perspective.

Even still, it’s difficult to find someone who hates babies altogether. Babies are pretty cool if you get to leave them in the care of their parents.

For Mother’s Day, a really unique film about babies is being released. It’s called, of course, BABIES.

The official description says this “visually stunning new movie simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from first breath to first steps. From Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo, BABIES joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.”

Happy Mother’s Day!

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You know you’re in Brampton when Elvis is… 6

Posted on May 14, 2009 by Daniel Francavilla

You know you’re in Brampton when Elvis is brown!

At an Italian banquet hall to celebrate Mother’s Day, my family experienced the ultimate example of multiculturalism that is Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The live entertainment provided was the classic Elvis Presley impersonator, who was a great singer.

What was first unexpected but then suddenly funny was that this Elvis was South Asian. The accent came through ever-so-slightly.

Below is a photo I took of Elvis, skillfully and passionately screaming/singing in my mother’s ear as she attempts to enjoy Mother’s Day lunch.

I think it just came as a surprise because most have only ever seen Caucasian Elvis impersonators (as Elvis was clearly caucasian himself). But at the same time, this Elvis was in Brampton, where South Asians make up more than 1/3 of the population, the largest ethnic group next to whites.

Brampton is one of the most multicultural cities there is, anywhere! I am proud of this. I agree with Canadian Olympic gold medalist (women’s hockey), Lori Dupuis, when she explains how proud she is to live in “such a multicultural city like Brampton” and that Brampton is a place to “celebrate all the different cultures in Canada”!

An enjoyable Mother’s Day family lunch, simly made more memorable by Elvis!

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