Personally, I'm not too fond of peanuts: they're dense, satiating, and generally heavily salted.
But I enjoy cartoons and animations, especially if they feature cute characters such as Snoopy.
Snoopy has been making a comeback lately, earning himself a spot in both clothing and accessory collaborations (GAP, Coach, etc.) as well as debuting on the big screen for the first time ever.
Despite Schulz's popular comic strip ran for a solid fifty years before being discontinued, it wasn't until recently that the Charlie Brown crew was brought to life with the use of modern technology.
Perhaps I was one of the very viewers over the age of seven, but it didn't matter. For the first time in three years, I had set foot into a theatre, and realized just how different the movie-watching experience had become. Along with an incredulous amount of advertisements before the start of the movie, there was also the addition of a quiz segment that would allow viewers to earn Scene points by answering the questions via a mobile app.
It is extremely difficult to animate 1D/2D characters while retaining their original expressions and features, and even more challenging to successfully portray their distinct personalities through voice actors. The plot was anti-climatical and also rather aimless, making the moral of the story is relatively implicit for younger viewers. That being said, the adaptation itself was done well, but maybe just not captivating enough to pique the interest of children.
After reviewing the ending credits (and watching The Red Baron meet its death by flunging into a lake due to an unexpected malfunctioning), we headed towards Kenzo for dinner.
We arrived to find a full house, and proceeded to write our names down on the waiting list. Browsing through the menu while huddled in their tiny waiting area with other patrons, we were led to a table some five to seven minutes later.
The housemade pot stickers were tasty, but a tad too greasy for my liking. The fact that the pieces were stuck together also caused a drastic drop of visual appeal.
Kenzo has been known to have unthinkable long lineups during late evening hours, which comes as no surprise seeing that it is currently the only ramen franchise to expand into Mississauga. I tend to find their prices on the steep side, but still very much enjoy returning as their level of service and consistency in quality has never failed me once. (Tip: Calling in advance to place a pickup order is very much suggested on weekends.)
Lastly, I’d like to mention that their Takoyaki is the most scrumptious set of little batter-and-octopus-chunks spheres that I’ve tasted in Vancouver and the GTA (and I’m including my night market (1, 2, 3) experiences!).