The Truth We Need To Face

The pandemic has tested us in various ways. In a matter of days of the global outbreak, the abnormality became our norm. What we grew up seeing in films suddenly began to unfold before our eyes in the media and then right outside our homes within days – empty streets, closed stores, and grocery stores filled with worried people stocking up for doomsday.

Steaks & Skates in Winnipeg

While the whole gang was eating at the table in a delicious silence enjoying our steaks, suddenly one of his coworkers Mathieu had the craziest spontaneous idea that came to him. He asked everyone around the table if we had $6 we were willing to spend. Obviously, we had absolutely no idea why he was suddenly asking such a thing, and then that’s when he proudly stated “IT’S HAPPENING, WE’RE GOING SKATING!”

Winning the Cockpit Lottery to Winnipeg

I couldn’t believe that just an hour ago, I thought I was going home for the weekend, but instead at that very moment, I was stargazing with the pilots in the cockpit. It was a truly surreal experience.

How I Earned My Wings

Life just kept throwing me curveballs. I dodged some, got hit by a few, and then got right back up to catch some and throw back. Life is never going to be what you expect it to be regardless of how you prepare yourself. The most important thing to do is to get back up. I couldn’t have possibility made it at this point in my life if it weren’t for the many experiences that shaped me today.

Chapaguri

If you’re one of the millions of people who’ve watched the 92nd Academy Award-winning Best Picture Parasite, then you’ve probably been intrigued by that famous Chapaguri scene (english subtitles used the word “Ramdon” to describe it). If you haven’t already watched it, I highly suggest it to all. The film is still playing in most…

That Thing You Call Life, Use It

Every now and then, we forget. We play, we study, we graduate into maturity, and then we choose to settle. We tell ourselves that we’re not as fortunate as others to be able to let ourselves go and live a little because of what we have in our hands – a job, a family, etc….

2020: A New Blog

Hello 2020, It’s a brand-spankin’ new year and although I’m typically not a fan of new years resolutions, something came to me and I decided to get back in the game and explain my long hiatus. I stopped blogging sometime mid-2018 because I was in my less creative phase. I had such a strong passion…

Bouffe MTL: Chez les Sud-Coréens

Back in October 2017, I received a call from a random number which I usually don’t pick up because I simply expect them to leave a voicemail if it’s important. And then I heard that ding – 1 unread voicemail. At the exact same time, I received a text message from my cousin Frank (manager of Jangteu)…

SK2017: All good things come in boxes

In honour of its near-anniversary of an entire trip to South Korea that I surprisingly did not write a blog about, I thought it was finally fitting to write about it. Here’s the ugly truth and why I avoided blogging it: It was a two-week trip to South Korea with my travel buddy, Andy, and…

FFT: The Unspoken & Underrated Parts of Travelling that Make You Wanderlust

When people think about travelling, they consider a whole range of things in all sorts of chaotic order. The flight. The accompaniment. The restaurants. The excursions. The hotel. The price. The layover. The luggage. And the never-ending packing list.  [the difficult part]  The very moment you’ve clicked on that button that sends you your booking tickets,…

Kinka Izakaya

In the summery days of Montreal, the most ideal way to spend your time with close ones is on a terrace for a nice 5 à 7. That is exactly what my friend and I did in August when the sun was setting earlier at night and we knew that Fall was soon to come….

FFT: From the hands of my mother

[perfection] In the real world, perfection is subjective. We could easily think of a perfect car, but that exact car wouldn’t be perfect to the eyes and heart of another standing across the street. [homerun] It took nine years for what I thought would never happen again – ever. Nine years ago, it struck me…