RAOC – Random Acts of Costuming

When I first met the RAOC group at the Kelowna Fan Expo (ie KFX), I never expected I’d become a part of something so wonderful! However, as I got to know them, I found out that Cap and his dad Mr. Incredible always had a goal in mind – to spread random happiness, hope and cheer to those in need. So I answered the call and joined his band of mismatched heroes, villains, puppets and princesses, our troupe ever growing!

One of the most memorable occasions for me was our walk through the mall for last year’s Halloween (2019) with Ursula and Batman, spreading smiles and holiday cheer!

As we were heading out, we picked up Spiderman, who became ever faithful in our efforts to ensure our mission was achieved.

Our continued visits caught the attention of Castanet, which interviewed us on our second to last visit before COVID hit.

Cap’s Heart is Revealed in this Video

This group has touched my life and I know many many others, and I do hope sometime in the near future we can meet again to spread love, cheer and hope to those in need.

Social Links – Facebook Instagram

-Much Love – SarahTonin (ie – Raven)

Artist Spotlight – IHopegood

Hey all!
I’m putting on the spotlight this week SPID…—I mean IHopegood!

IHopegood is an emerging rap artist, who also dabbles in mixing. He does charity streams, creative youtube content, and has just released his new album ‘Redemption in a New Reality’. His videos include but are not limited to gameplays, skits, covers, reactions, vlogs, rants, reviews & commentaries.

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Tracklist out now! #newmusic #tracklist

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To support, listen to his music, or check out more of his art click below!

Sound Cloud

Spotify

Instagram

Youtube

Facebook

Always look forward to seeing, supporting and working with this artist!!!

When Someone Doesn’t Appreciate Your Fashion Sense!

We’ve all been there, picked out a fabulous outfit, ready to show it off to our friends, when we are greeted with ‘YUCK!?’

Colin Baker (One of my most favorite doctors) reenacts below the steps on how to rebuttal such wild claims!

Step 1 – Question their name
Step 2 – Accuse them of being evil
Step 3 – Accuse them of being an Alien SPY!
Step 4 – Strangle them
Step 5 – When they face you with the truth, shrug it off like nothing ever happened!

I do not own any of the above material, this is all BBC, but I do hope you find it as humorous as I have through the years! Anytime someone says their name is Perry, I think of this clip!

Speaking of ‘Perry’ Check out my awesome friends at CHIBIS Anime!!!

I think you appear in this video look at it, Im really impressed confirms?

I have hopped on this one as soon as I got a message, I got this message below from a trusted friend on Facebook saying ‘Zipper emoji I think you appear in this video look at it, Im really impressed Zipper emoji confirms? which if clicked on takes you to a site which hacks your data and sends out the same message to all your friends.

Ok as I’ve said before:

First off – if I ever ‘send’ you something that has misspelling in it or improperly capitalized, and I don’t correct myself right away… it’s probably not me…I’d be rather dead then sending out horrifying spelling such as the above!

Second off – if I send you something that has a security certificate warning when you click into the browser and I don’t immediately explain myself (this is a rare occurrence, and more then likely we would be already working together in regards to me fixing your computer) it’s more then likely a scam, and I welcome you to question me on it!!!

Thirdly – (Please don’t take offense but) NEVER click past your browser security unless you know what you’re doing, this will prevent much unneeded headache for you and your friends.

Stay safe out there – Much love – SarahTonin

See last scam’s description here, cleverly titled, ‘Look what i found’

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

20080 Langley Bypass, Langley City, BC V3A 9J7

Excellent atmosphere, cheerful and gracious staff, amazing service and BREADSTICKS!!! Salad was delicious, sauce creamy and pasta cooked to perfection! Seated right next to an old style window with quaint curtains, Ivy covering the wall outside, it was truly an experience. Oh and did I mention…breadsticks!!!

Look what i found – SCAM ALERT

I feel horrible for not doing this sooner, but I keep getting messages from trusted friends in Facebook saying ‘Look what i found’ which if clicked on takes you to a site which hacks your data and sends out the same message to all your friends.

(Sorry for the racy photograph but this is what the current scam is)

First off – if I ever ‘send’ you something that has misspelling in it or improperly capitalized, and I don’t correct myself right away… it’s probably not me….

Second off – if I send you something that has a security certificate warning when you click into the browser and I don’t immediately explain myself (this is a rare occurrence, and more then likely we would be already working together in regards to me fixing your computer) it’s more then likely a scam, and I welcome you to question me on it!!!

Thirdly – (Please don’t take offense but) NEVER click past your browser security unless you know what you’re doing, this will prevent much unneeded headache for you and your friends.

Stay safe out there – Much love – SarahTonin

eBay Scam – Beware

So we got a bid for our sword on eBay, and right after I was accepted it, I realized a message was in the notes. At first, Ethan thought the eBay user didn’t know how to use eBay, as you can message within eBay, so we had a good laugh and I messaged the person. However, their reply rang every alarm bell in my head!!!

Yes thanks for texting I would love to have it mailed to my Cousin in Oklahoma as a birthday gift,i want you to get a steam wallet gaming cardGift Card of $400 inside the package before you ship it and I will add $400 for the steam wallet gaming card, $30 for the shipping through UPS/FedEx and $50 for the inconvenience, are you cool with that?

I just want the gift card as an additional surprise with the package and besides I should have get this done myself but I work away from home with the US Navy?

Text message from scam user frawa-6710

I then noticed we had received a message x2 from eBay, transcript below:

MC098 Suspicious buyer for item

Hello travellin-treasures,

We had to cancel bids for the buyer, frawa-6710, because they aren’t registered on eBay:
313237300522 – Pakistani Samurai Sword Steel Red And Black


We’ve also made it easy to relist your item if it was removed. Although the item is no longer available in search listings, you will find it in the Sold section of My eBay. For more information, please visit:
http://pages.ebay.ca/help/sell/relist.html

To help you avoid this situation in the future, consider setting a Buy It Now price and requiring buyers to make an immediate payment. For more information on immediate payments, visit:
http://pages.ebay.ca/help/pay/require-immediate-payment.html

We recommend you take the following actions if this buyer won the item:
– If you haven’t received payment, don’t complete the sale or send the item to the buyer.
– Don’t communicate with the buyer directly.
– Verify any payments you’ve been notified of by logging into your PayPal account (or other online payment service).
– If the buyer requests a refund or additional payments, don’t send any money without contacting eBay first.
– If you’ve already sent the item, try contacting the shipping carrier to find out if you can stop shipment.

In these types of situations, we may, at our sole discretion, decide whether to credit the fees for removed listings.
– We have credited any associated fees to your account.

If you have any concerns or questions, click “Help & Contact” at the top of most eBay pages.

We’re sorry for this inconvenience, and thanks for continuing to work with us.


Thanks,


eBay


eBay Document ID: 91722136000


eBay is committed to your privacy. Read our user agreement and privacy notice. Learn how to recognize fake (spoof) emails.

Copyright © 2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc. eBay Canada Limited is located in 500 King Street West, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5V 1L9, Canada.

Another pattern I’ve noted is that if you don’t respond within the hour, the seller will retract their bid. This seems to avoid eBay’s automatic checks to see these aren’t real people, as I only saw the email above from eBay once I had accepted the bid without seeing the comment.

I also noticed we had a few more offers, details of scammers and numbers below:

Message from jegsan_88:one=question=regarding=on=this=item=kindly=text=me=on=720 623 5681

Message from frawa-6710:hello=seller-i- have=a=question=on=this=item=kindly=text=me=on=7204609767 thanks

Message from janmi-1869:one=question=regarding=on=this=item=kindly=text=me=on720 623 5681

Message from acm6687:
hello=seller-i- have=a=question=on=this=item=kindly=text=me=on=7207597382 thanks

With this newest slew of scams, it appears people are getting more creative in getting around normal security protocols, so I stress that all of you be on your guard!

Much love – SarahTonin

Radio Silence – A Short Film

When I first saw this movie, something finally clicked in my head – you can’t change them all, and it isn’t up to you to fix what another person thinks or is going through.

People have a responsibility to themselves to live a life not based on other’s happiness, and this film really puts that all into perspective. I left a situation which I realized was not in my power to repair, and moved on with life. As they say, change your perspective, change your life!

I really recommend checking out the rest of ‘Shining Light Studios’ and ‘ER Studios’ films, these guys have a way of putting together films which hit you in the soul – might be best to have a handkerchief on hand!

Thank you for changing my life, and hopefully others, for the better!

P.S. This film was shot in the greater Vancouver area, I recognize a few areas, do you?

Artist Spotlight – CANZINO! (Zeus)

Hey all!

I’m putting on the spotlight this week my incredible musician friend Jesus Cancino!!!When I first met Zeus, it was at BITF a few years back, there was a stage set up with all sorts of music equipment, and with his amazing guitar playing, we formed a band ‘Pillow Surfers’ and rocked out for HOURS!!

Canzino is a musician and live-looper residing in Vancouver, BC. Alternative Dance-Rock with a splash of Electronic Melodies; Canzino is always dabbling. Always looking for fresh beats!  Years later, his musical talent keeps rising, his newest single out now, explaining the importance of eating your Broccoli’s!! #ranchitup Check it out now! Keep up the great work!!

To support, book him for an event, listen to his music, or check out more of his cover art click below!

Sound Cloud

Spotify

Instagram

As per his own direction ‘Feel free to reach out at canzinomusic@gmail.com – hit him up with your feedback or sling a crazy idea for a genre-blend that you think would be banging!’

Always look forward to seeing and working with this artist!!!

P.S. My apologies for being so lax lately with my blog in general, however do know I plan on spotlighting more of my amazing artist friends in the near future!! Stay Tuned!