A Toronto-based (free) activity to do for each day of the week for students

You probably know I have a lot of time on my hands right now, which means I have a lot more reason to get out of my academic bubble and do other things, without feeling like I should be somewhere more important. The great thing about going to school in the city is being in…

Commuting VS Residence | Pros & Cons

A student asked me a really relevant and refreshing question this past month: "Should I commute and stay home with my family or should I move out when I get into university?" Shoutout to this person for giving me a really good blog idea (copy-pasting most of my response here): the pros and cons of…

Two Middle Easterners try the food of their lands in the lands of their home

We went around Toronto trying Middle Eastern food as an Iraqi and Turk this past winter break and all our cravings were satisfied that day I can tell ya that much! Enjoy the vlog! Leave a thumbs up or comment if you've ever tried Middle Eastern food! What was it that you had? Would you…

14 thoughts that go through my head on an average TTC commute

I wrote this on the bus because I was like, "I wonder if other people have these thoughts too.." (which counts as one of the thoughts that go through my head on the bus). Here's a couple others that pop up on an average commute to work, school, or to life's callings! Maybe you have them too:…

8 Unwritten Rules of the TTC that should be written

Only 3 weeks into school and that commuter life already has me chilling in my cocoon of bedsheets every morning longer than I ever did last month. Being a commuter during the school year means having to depend on somebody else to get me to my 10am class and 5pm shifts - if that wasn't evident enough every time I tried…

Daaaamnn winter back at it again with the gloomy weather

Today felt like nothing short of a messy commute and inconveniencing day of school, can I get an Amen!? But, I just wrote a 5-page essay today about rain and the future of our climate (all in a matter of 10 hours before the last minute it was due, might I add - *praying my TA…

Taking care of yourself as a commuter

So 1st week into this semester and I've already gotten sick *insert crying emoji*,  but anybody who knows me personally knows I'm infection-prone aka my immune system is as weak as my love for flu shots (though which I should probably get from now on). I've gotten "Why are you always sick!?", or "Stop getting sick!!!!" about twice a…