Reading Week : 3 things that have taken up my break for the past 3 years

I'm sure I can speak for any University student (who had a rough first half of this semester & who took advantage of last week) when I say: this past break was so well needed. I spent my reading week: 1. on an annual retreat with my church's youth, 2. catching up with good friends over coffee…

Make wall art for your home or future classroom in 15 minutes

I'm on Reading Week right now as a University student - which is basically March Break in February. I never really understood whether I'm supposed to be studying during this time or whether I should be resting... because some of my professors say, "Well since you have more time, here's more work" but then there's…

How to answer to your calling when so many phones are ringing #GLamour

This Valentine's day I'm reflecting on love. But, as much as I'd like to write on the things to look for in a significant other, or on the concept of loving yourself before anybody else does, I've been facing an ongoing dilemma with my life for the past couple years and it's this: What do…

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…

Christmas Chats with Radio Glendon #FêtesGL

Every year, the eAmbassadors blog about our holidays using the hashtag #FêtesGL. Last Friday, I had the chance to talk to Marie, hostess of "What's Going On" at Radio Glendon. We talked all things Christmas, my absolute favourite holiday ever. So this year, I'm talking about a white Christmas, family traditions, and challenging the cookie-cutter…

Questions To Ask Yourself When You’re Thinking About Pursuing A University Degree

You learn a heck of a lot in the first two and a half years of your undergraduate degree. I'll share with you two harsh lessons I picked up: 1. Look towards the future when making decisions; and, 2. Enjoy the present. How are those not mutually exclusive? (In other words, how does one do both?)…

The moment I realized I’m not fully confident in French, and what I’m doing about it | Article Bilingue

I dialled back a phone number the other day after I had missed their call (& after googling the number of course to find out whether or not they were legit. Trust issues? I think so.) A woman answered the call in French. Totally taken aback, I subconsciously answered in English, then proceeded to scold…