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…

#OneWord365: God, because He’ll work my resolutions on my behalf

Before I make God any promises for 2018, I'd like to first ask for His forgiveness for neglecting Him in 2017. Sorry about that time(s) I doubted your plan. I shouldn't have written Jeremiah 29:11 in my high school yearbook outro if I wasn't planning on believing in it. Some context for anyone who hasn't…

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…

280-character tweets I can get on board with: Your encouragement for the week

So recently, Twitter changed its character limit. Instead of 140-character-tweets, it's 280. Some people like it, some don't - kinda like the snowfall we've had in the past week, which I absolutely loved (probably either because I don't drive and therefore don't have to brave the streets or because I'm rooting for a white Christmas,…