Good day, from the 6ix – Blogs By Nerissa


It’s been near 4 months since I final shared an article right here. Admittedly, throughout these months I did need to write a number of extra blogs, poems even, however ended up getting side-tracked by work and life and the pandemic. Lastly, I’m right here. 

So, what was I as much as all this whereas?

Nicely, fairly a number of issues really. 

Work: I’ve been very busy writing some wonderful articles for newcomers to Canada. You’ll find all of my work on the Arrive weblog. When the pandemic hit, newcomers (each, those that had not too long ago landed in Canada and people who had been planning to maneuver quickly) had been impacted to a fantastic diploma. By means of the articles on Arrive, we stepped as much as help the newcomer neighborhood to the most effective of our skills which meant writing much more than I often write and delivering it at a a lot sooner tempo than what is often anticipated in my position. That left me with little to no time for my private weblog. 

Cooking: I’ve many abilities, cooking isn’t one in all them. Ever since I moved to Canada, I’ve been a ‘take-out’ or ‘order-in’ type of an individual. It took an entire pandemic to persuade me to start out cooking. Now, right here’s the factor about me – once I begin one thing new, I am going all-in. So, I stocked up my pantry with every kind of spices, herbs, and flours, and even acquired a blender. Not any blender, I acquired the Nutribullet Combo; that’s the way you acknowledge my stage of seriousness. Initially, the plan was solely to prepare dinner some conventional household recipes that I used to be craving. However by some means I ended up increasing my capabilities and cooking a large spectrum of cuisines, together with the Korean primary, kimbap.

Have a look at this glorious piece of food-art, made by an newbie chef like myself

And because it turned out, I’m really good at cooking. My YouTube suggestions at the moment are all food-related movies – from easy methods to debone a hen to easy methods to slice good vegetable juliennes, I’ve binge-watched all of it. It really took me some time to note how I wasn’t seeing any of the standard k-pop and k-drama movies that usually present up on the YouTube web page for me. I assume it was certainly a serious shift in my way of life. The very best end result of this complete initiative was that I used to be in a position to cut back my month-to-month meals expense by 50 per cent. And that truly acquired me interested by how a lot cash I may have saved previously one and a half years if I’d cooked at dwelling. Let’s go away that math for one more day.  

Aspect-project: I teamed up with two different buddies who had been constructing a relationship app, to help them with content material, product technique, and inside gross sales efforts. A number of my time and vitality lately, after work hours and on weekends, is targeted on numerous duties for the app. Since we’re nonetheless within the early levels, I received’t say a lot however I positively need to share that this app is in contrast to something that’s on the market and can probably disrupt the relationship market as we all know it. Should you’re curious, go take a look at Kupenda; it’s a relationship app that’s centred across the customers’ psychological well being and wellbeing. And right here’s the kicker – if you happen to’re not trying to date, you possibly can be a part of as a matchmaker and earn rewards.

Household stuff: Simply earlier than the pandemic, my mother and father (who stay in India) had been unwell and my uncle handed away. I used to be alleged to fly dwelling on the time however simply as I used to be planning my journey, the journey restrictions got here into impact and I needed to postpone. Not having the ability to journey and be with my household did influence me in a roundabout way and it was one of many the explanation why I couldn’t take into consideration sharing content material on-line for some time. My mother and father are superb now and issues are slowly going again to regular however I do need to go to them as quickly as I can.  

TV reveals: If we’re all being trustworthy, we’re watching far more tv than we usually do. It’s the identical with me. I’ve numerous subscriptions for TV reveals: Netflix, Viki (sure, I pay for a completely totally different service to look at k-dramas as a result of simply Netflix isn’t sufficient), Crave, and HBO so clearly, I watch loads of TV. I’m not into motion pictures as a lot. A few of the very nice Netflix reveals I’ve binge-watched throughout this pandemic are: Cash Heist, By no means Have I Ever, and Extracurricular. I extremely advocate Extracurricular if you happen to’ve watched and favored the a number of Oscar award-winning film, Parasite. 

So, now you recognize about all of the issues which have stored me busy throughout quarantine. What I wish to know is –

What have you ever been upto?

I might love to listen to your tales and the way the pandemic has impacted your life. Should you’re following my weblog for updates on immigration or life in Canada, inform me how your plans have modified. Should you’re following my weblog for Korean tradition and leisure, advocate some good k-music or k-dramas I ought to watch. And if you happen to don’t belong to both of those classes and are merely following my weblog since you like what I write, then discuss to me about what’s in your thoughts these days and share the way you’ve been doing. 

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Lastly, I’ll go away you with this tune that I’ve been listening to on loop for the previous month or so. I hope you prefer it. 🙂  

Till subsequent time,

Keep protected and be wholesome. 



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