Who doesn’t love a good movie, or perhaps a good book too? One of my guilty pleasures is binge watching all 13 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy on Sundays and re-reading the entire Series of Unfortunate Events books on my way to work each morning.
The only downside to this is that I need two different apps. Actually, three, if you count my Saturday morning cleaning ritual - I love me some music when I’m doing chores around the house. Don’t judge, I know you guys have dance parties too.
Having multiple apps on your phone is excruciating, especially when you only have 16GB of memory. I always run out of storage space and can't download all of my favourite streaming apps. The struggle is very real.
Playster is the world’s first all-in-one entertainment streaming app that brings together music, books, audiobooks, comic books, TV shows, movies and games -- all in one single app.
The app can be accessed on any web-enabled device which means that you have the freedom to use it on your iPhone or Android, iPad or tablet, and even on your desktop! Another neat feature is that you can save all of your favourite content and stream it offline too! This is perfect for when you’re traveling sans Wi-Fi - We’ve all been there, at the airport with crappy airport connection or on a Greyhound with literally NO Wi-Fi.
For $9.95 per month, you get unlimited access to books and audiobooks or music but you can opt for the all-inclusive membership for $24.95 per month which gives you access to everything, including TV shows and movies!
You can now watch shows and movies anywhere you want or catch up on some reading, all through the use of one single app. And don’t forget you can stream your favourite music too!
And if things couldn’t get any better,Playster is hooking up members who sign up for a year-long membership with a free Android tablet and a pair of headphones as part of their Combo Box! If you’re still not sold, you can also sign up for a free 30-day trial to see if Playster is right for you (trust me on this one)!
Visit Playster online to find out more about this dope streaming service or download the app for iOS and Android.
Italian week is coming back strong this year and you know what that means: food, music art and lots of talking with your hands.
But in all seriousness, Italian culture is the stuff dreams are made of. So if you want to experience a little taste of Italy without having to fly halfway across the world, Montreal’s got you covered.
From August 5th to the 14th, Little Italy will be celebrating Italian week. You can expect outdoor operas, super cars, fashion shows, movie screenings, cooking competitions, and of course, food, food, and more food.
Most of the activities will be free so don’t miss out.
Avo Aboulian is the man driving all the beautiful exotic cars you see in Montreal. You have undoubtedly witnessed him speed right by you in and around our city without even knowing who's behind the wheel. Well, now you know.
Avo is the president of an internationally renowned high-end car customization business, Toyz Autoart. He's young, handsome, ambitious and successful. What an inspiration to entrepreneurial youth of Montreal!
I got in touch with Avo this week, asking him if he would be open to talk about his journey to success, share some wisdom with our readers, inspire them with his story and show off some cars, of course. He was kind enough to agree to the interview. Thank you Avo!
1. Did you always know what you wanted to do in life? What was your plan B as a career option?
Growing up, I honestly never really knew where I would end up and in what field. The one thing that I did know for sure was, that my passion for cars was real. I never really thought of an actual backup plan, but again, I knew no matter what, I'd want it to have something to do with exotics.
2. How did you get where you are today? Describe your journey.
The journey started with a will to succeed in what I loved. What I really loved was Italian hand built cars & German ones because they were marvels of engineering. I had to start somewhere, and that somewhere wasn't the top. One thing that I had noticed at the turn of this century was that not many cars were customizable from the factory to the customer's preferred specifications. One thing that I knew was that there is always room to improve, that's when I started noticing all the European automotive tuners. These aftermarket design houses would take these near perfect cars, and embellish them further with add-on parts. These consisted of nicer, lighter and more aggressive wheels, aerodynamic kits, upgraded exhausts and performance packages. This opened a whole new door of opportunity to put my hands on some of these cars and make them just a little prettier, better and just plain badass. It was a long & difficult journey building a client base which would trust you with their prized possession and willing to put upwards of tens of thousands of dollars to make it even more exclusive.
3. How did you stay motivated and didn’t give up on your dream?
Staying motivated at times was proven difficult. Since this was a new wave of thought, convincing someone to take their car which was already considered a work of art, and allowing me to attempt to make it greater was not an easy task. The first few years was a struggle to stay afloat financially. I was blessed and given a chance years ago to attempt to customize and embellish a newly released Porsche 911. I gave it my best shot, luckily for me, it was a successful attempt. One project led to another. Before I knew it, I had successfully built a few cars that were getting a lot of positive feedback from other car enthusiasts. To this day, I still thank God for the opportunity I was given to prove myself and to succeed.
4. What would your words of wisdom/advice be to young entrepreneurs who look up to you?
A word of advice I can give to young entrepreneurs is to not only give up on what you love and believe in, but most importantly, always go that extra mile.
5. What’s the most challenging part about being your own boss?
The most challenging part about being your own boss is that you can never stop learning about your business and you can't lose the will to improve. You have many responsibilities, making sure everything moves forward and a constant but gradual growth is maintained.
6. What’s the most rewarding thing about being your own boss?
I wouldn't say there is a best part to being your own boss... When you love what you're doing... I don't believe I need to finish this sentence.
7. Do you have trouble finding the “right woman”? I’d imagine certain girls might “fall” for you for all the wrong reasons…
Like boys will be boys, girls will be girls. I'm not generalizing, but you just need to keep your eyes open and guards up. Luckily for me, I've become fairly lucky in this department recently ;)
8. Are there certain things you do in your business that are exclusive to your company? Something we can’t get anywhere else in Montreal, for example.
What gives my company a certain edge is our selection of product lines that we carry exclusively and of course customer service being the number one priority. If your neighbor has access to the same product, you no longer have that edge over the others.
Ten years sounds far away, but the last 10 came and went quicker than I can remember. My goal for the company would be to have 2 other showrooms displaying both our products and our luxury vehicles for sale.
10. Do you have any current/future projects you’d like to talk about?
As far as future projects we have already embarked on that journey. Our most recent venture that we have been working on is car sales and leasing. Whether it is a luxury vehicle or an exotic, we try to accommodate our clients needs and simplify the whole process.
Hope this has been insightful and thank you MTL Blog.