As I’ve mentioned once or twice here on my blog, I work full-time for my family on our farm, but I do squeeze in some English tutoring when time permits. I figure I should probably make use of my rather expensive and extensive post-secondary education, and I like to think I’ve managed to establish a … More Recognizing the diversity of our own stories
The musical genre known as rap is one that really gets me going, but I should probably stipulate I have a handful of artists I listen to, and none of them are new to the game. Eminem, N.W.A., The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop and 50 Cent are my favourites, and their work is the best in … More Have you seen ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’?
My family and I reside in Brant County, and where we are situated is a couple of kilometres away from Six Nations of the Grand River, a First Nations Reserve. We’re about ten minutes out from the West end of Brantford, which is where my family and I typically venture whenever we need groceries. I … More Have you been to Townline Variety Gas & Groceries – Clover Farm?
I’ve debated whether or not I should share here on my blog that I dabble in cannabis from time to time, my reservations being that I don’t want anyone misconstruing my marijuana use and assuming I’m competing with Snoop in terms of how high I can possibly be. I assure you that as much as … More Why do you smoke?
Anyone who knows me personally will arguably read this post’s title and chuckle to themselves because it is a rather hypocritical statement for me to make. I haven’t seen the vast majority of what we often classify as movie classics, and no, I’m not going to admit to you which ones I have failed to … More Have you seen this movie classic?
On Sunday evening, my mom, dad and I decided to grab some Chinese food for dinner, and naturally, we went to our favourite local spot – The Oriental in Brantford, Ontario. The Oriental truly serves the best Chinese food in Brant County, hands down, and while just about everything on their menu is phenomenal, one … More Here’s how to make homemade almond soo guy
This past weekend, my family and I ventured down to Niagara, my old stomping grounds, for my cousin’s wedding. I say stomping grounds not because I ever officially lived in Niagara, but because I did five years of schooling in the region and lived in student housing. My sister and I are bridesmaids for my … More Have you been to Casa Mia Ristorante and Bar in Niagara?
I am not, in any way, shape or form, a dancer. I’m the furthest thing from it, really, with the irony of the situation being that my mom was a ballerina in her younger days and she tried to encourage both my sister and me to delve into it. To put things into perspective, my … More Acknowledging toxic diet culture in the dance world
As of late, I have been debating as to whether or not I should once again dabble in some creative writing. I mean, technically speaking, I suppose my blog is a form of creative writing, and I, therefore, engage in it on a daily basis. But, I personally wouldn’t loop my blog in with creative … More Finding freedom in creative writing
Allow me to begin this post by stating the somewhat obvious – the fact I am writing a post about cat dandruff and how to combat it isn’t necessarily a situation that is overly applicable to everyone, so rather than belittling me because I care about my cats’ health and making me feel like an … More Does your cat have dandruff? Read this
When it comes to cookies, it is safe to say I have my favourites. Cookies as a general concept are one of my preferred desserts, but if I had to pick my go-to flavours, they would be chocolate chip, oatmeal, and sugar cookies. These guys are the cream of the crop, if you ask me, … More Here’s how to make some delicious sugar cookies
Alas, the time of year has come in which quite a few of us find ourselves feeling a wee bit under the weather thanks to the common cold, flu and other delightful viruses. As of late, sickness amongst young children here in Canada has been overwhelming, and it breaks my heart to know of babies … More Here’s how to combat a cold before it festers
I’m not entirely sure how to word this, but when I sat down to write this post and was contemplating what the hell to write about, an idea came to me – this or that. I realize this doesn’t provide you with a whole lot of context, but bear with me. Basically, I thought it … More This versus that
If you, like me, come from a large family, you’re probably familiar with the stress and cost of purchasing Christmas gifts for everyone. I realize Christmas gift giving and receiving is not an essential component of Christmas, and I recognize it is a privilege. I’m not trying to come across as insensitive or out of … More Consider a Secret Santa gift exchange for Christmas this year
If you consider yourself a country music fan and haven’t yet heard of Mr. Kip Moore, then boy, do I have a discovery for you. If you ask me, this man is an incredibly underrated musician, and if you’ve been sleeping on him and his sound, allow me to be your alarm clock, blaring loud … More Let’s hear it for Kip Moore
If you’ve been following my blog to any extent since I started it a few years back, you’re probably aware that I have acne, as I discuss acne-related products every now and then based on my own experiences with them. If you’re new to my blog, welcome, and allow me to inform you that I … More Looking for an effective spot treatment? Read this
If I had to bet, I would think that the majority of us have heard the saying, or something similar, to the idea of always being kind to others as you never know what someone is going through, dealing with, or both. And, to be fair, I would hope that most of us are familiar … More The significance of being kind
Every now and then, I’ll check the Apple News app on my iPhone. I will be fully transparent and admit I don’t often check the news, mainly because for so long the only topic being covered was COVID-19, and also because it’s rather fucking depressing. But, because I feel a moral obligation to stay up-to-date … More Why are we encouraging body image issues via media?
I think just about everyone would agree that waking up to the smell of bacon and eggs cooking for breaky is always a good thing. Unless you’re a vegetarian or a vegan, because I’m not entirely sure how many vegetarian/vegan options exist in the breakfast food realm. But, for those of us who do eat … More Let’s normalize breakfast for dinner
The other night, I found myself in a bit of a pickle in regard to what exactly I was going to make for dinner on this particular evening for Blaine and me. I knew I was making pasta of some sort, but needed to come up with a protein, and I was running short on … More Here’s how to make some wicked chicken breasts in an air fryer
Celebrities, personally, are not of any significant interest to me. Sure, I have my favourites, but I’m not someone who follows celebrity news or tabloids like some other folks do. I have nothing against people who do invest their attention in celebrities and news pertaining to them. It just ain’t for me. That being said, … More Yay or Nay: celebrity edition
Temporary foreign migrant workers are an absolutely essential component of the Canadian economy and our supply and demand chain when it comes to agriculture. Workers from various geographical locations travel to a foreign country annually for a significant duration of time to assist with farm work and the agricultural industry, and truthfully, we would not … More Another year, another goodbye
Chinese food really is a comfort food classic. It checks all of the boxes in terms of what a comfort meal should consist of, as well as what the consumer experiences whilst eating it, and just about all of us can agree that a solid Chinese food dinner hits the hunger spot. There is a … More Have you been to The Oriental in Brantford?
If at any given point in your life you’ve had to make invitations, business cards, or thank you notes, there is a strong probability you’ve heard of both Vistaprint and Shutterfly. Arguably two of the biggest names in the printing game, both of these companies are top-tier in terms of recognition and branding, and the … More Vistaprint versus Shutterfly: Which is better?
With Halloween just around the corner, it is probable that quite a few of us are stressing out a wee bit over a lack of a costume to celebrate this phenomenal occasion. Halloween costumes can be tricky because, speaking from experience, it can be rather challenging to come up with a creative and unique idea … More Need some Halloween costume ideas for couples? Look no further
I’ve had my eyes on an air fryer ever since Blaine and I moved into our home about four months ago. I figured I could ask for one for Christmas, or wait until one comes on sale, and to be honest, I forgot about getting one for a little while. That is, until I saw … More Yes, you really do need an air fryer
Allow me to state that yes, I am entirely aware that Pacific Rim is not in any way, shape or form a recent movie, and yes, I am aware that I am incredibly delayed in watching it. Now that we’ve gotten those discrepancies out of the way, let’s continue. I should probably mention that I’m … More Have you seen ‘Pacific Rim’?
After writing a post about a similar topic the other day, I thought it might be useful for me to delve into detail regarding the films I listed as some of my all-time favourite horror movies. I can’t remember just how many I listed, but there were quite a few, and for the sake of … More What are your go-to scary movies?
In case you read the title of this post and thought to yourself, what in the hell is PCOS, please don’t worry. It isn’t exactly the most common term, although, unfortunately, it is gaining popularity in the sense that this condition is affecting more and more women. PCOS is an acronym for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. … More The reality of living with PCOS
I will be entirely transparent in admitting that it has been a hot minute since I have watched a horror movie. For a while there, I was watching one a week or so, but as of late I have fallen off of the horror movie wagon and am struggling to get back on it. I … More Looking for some scary movies to watch this Halloween? Read this