Disney+ Series: Ms. Marvel

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Summary

Kamala Khan was the daughter of Muslim immigrant parents who wanted their daughter to do well in school. However, Kampala’s goal was to be a super hero like Captain Marvel!

Through certain incidents, she gained superpowers and learned to use them to change things around in the world!

Conclusion

Overall, I was excited to see the Muslim community represented in the series. The story was engaging. However, I discovered (after reading a bit more into the original storyline of Ms. Marvel), that this series did not follow how she got her powers…. My tween loved it! Great to watch with young ones.

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Movie Review: Uncharted

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Summary

Sam and Nate was living in an orphanage when older brother Sam got kicked out for stealing again. This time was an antique map of the ship, Magellan. This ship was rumoured to carry a huge amount of gold when it disappeared. After Sam left, he never came back for Nate. He only sent him the occasional postcards.

After 15 years, Nate bumped into Sully, who was watching him at his bartending job. He told Nate that he had a big job that needed Nate’s quick fingers.

Why did Sully know about Nate’s preferences and habits?

Conclusion

I love treasure hunting movies. The story line was a bit predictable. The movie was based on a video game. I really enjoyed watching Tom Holland’s action scenes.

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Book Review: Fire & Ice

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Summary

Sara Donovan landed a job at the Carlton museum organizing previous documents and journals. One day, the precious gems exhibit, Fire & Ice, arrived at the Carlton as their original location was not available. With the high level of security, everything was safe. Then the lights went out and came back on after a few minutes. The security checked and all appeared well.

But, why was Sara’s dog yelping at the safe?

Then, Sara noticed that a few journals were missing from the inventory….

Conclusion

Being at the wrong place at the wrong time was all I could think about whenever Sara got into trouble. The ending was very logical and I liked treasure stories.

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Vendor Feature: Whisk Matcha

I love matcha!

It’s matcha that led me to Whisk Matcha!

Who is Whisk Matcha?

1) When and why did you start your business?

I started Whisk as a side hustle and a passion project when I was on maternity leave with my son, in 2015. I always loved everything matcha.

2) What was your background?

I studied hospitality management in University, so I’m totally in the field. Prior to Whisk, I worked in luxury hotels from room services to catering sales to event management.

3) What is special about your products?

I personally know and have met all the tea farmers that produced our matcha in Japan! I’m so grateful that I’ve got to build meaningful relationship with them (prior to the pandemic!).

4) Another else that you would like to share?

All the menu items at our cafe (from matcha ceremonial to Vietnamese coffee to avocado toasts) are all my personal favourites that I used to enjoy everyday. It feels incredible to share these with everyone. Plus, everything is vegan at our store (but you wouldn’t tell any differences :)).

Check them out!

https://whiskmatcha.ca

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Vendor Feature: Allo Nutrition

Do you like coffee? I love coffee and I am excited to try this protein powder for hot coffee by Allo! Thank you!

Who Is Allo?

1) Why and when did you start your business?

Allo Nutritition started in the dead of covid, in 2020. In a time that gyms were closed and everyones nutrition and well being was put at risk. Allo’s journey began. A journey to create a product that solves problems, helps those looking for convenience, provides protein in an easy and manageable way. Allo launched in March os 2022 – National Nutrition Month. And the rest was history.

2) What is your background?

Allo’s background is quite diverse. With a background in product development, nutrition and food science, business and of course a motivated mindset to make something revolutionary.

3) What else is special about your products?

We strongly believe in transparency. Allo is proud to share our clean nutritional deck, with ingredients that are of the highest integrity. All flavouring is natural. Allo is zero sugar, gluten-free, peanut-free and most well-known for being clump-free.

4) What else would you like to choose?

We absolutely love what we do, from product development to showcasing in gyms and fitness events. Our Allo family is grown in Canada and in the USA and we truly appreciate everyone’s support in making this dream come true.

Check them out!

https://liveallo.com/

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Book Review: Infestation (Book One)

Summary

Marie knew that something was happening in the small town. She was a famous author of the latest book that dabbled in the supernatural. Not everyone was a fan of her book, especially her mother and her sisters.

More and more deaths began to appear in this small town. Marie knew she had to do something….

Conclusion

This was only part one of the story “Infestation” so I had many questions that needed an answer. Not sure why it was split into two books?

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Book Review: The Blood Lottery

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Summary

The sun elves won and enslaved the human race. The Blood Lottery invited all humans who turned eighteen years old to enter. If they were chosen, they would become the mistress or even a wife of a sun elf. That would mean that they could leave a life of desolation and poverty. This was how the sun elves tried to outbred the human race.

Ava was working on the Wall to support her mother and sister. As a child, she was stared at for her silver hair. How odd it was for a human…. She was going to turn eighteen, but she was determined not to enter the Blood Lottery. She would rather work hard on building the Wall.

Then, she fell off of the Wall and met the most mesmerizing eyes of the Prince….

Conclusion

This was a fantasy story that involved elves, wyverns (dragon) and magic. By the end of the story, I really wanted to find out what happened to the protagonist.

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Book Review: The School Mistress of Emerson Pass

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Summary

Quinn left her mother and sister for a school teacher post in the wilderness of Emerson Pass in the mountains. Actually, the previous gold mining town was burnt down and a generous Lord from England rebuilt it.

She was accustomed to being poor and living in shame. Being in the presence of luxury beyond her dreams was a blessing. Quinn was moved by the Lord’s five children. And he was so handsome….

Conclusion

I enjoyed historical novels. This one spoke of the prejudices of races in the gold mining days. I became quite emotional as I was reading this novel.

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Book Review: The Groundskeeper (Book 8)

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Summary

Mathew was happy to become the Church’s groundskeeper. He enjoyed keeping the gravestones clean of weeds and to pay respects to the deceased. One day, graves were disturbed and bodies were missing!

As the police’s investigation became more and more odd, the name of the town’s doctor and mystic popped up. They decided to ask for her help.

More and more disturbing situations appeared and blood spilled….

Conclusion

I was pulled into the story as I wanted to know the truth behind the incidents. This was book 8 of the Cornelius Saga.

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Book Review: Against My Better Judgment

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Summary

Sara was college freshman studying Egyptology. She was working in the Egyptian museum’s gift shop one day when she accidentally spilled some nail polish remover on a souvenir funeral mask. She tried to wipe it off and saw something gold underneath the cheap plastic paint…. Gold??

Against her better judgment, she began following people around the campus as she suspected that they were involved in some criminal scheme. Her best friend and family warned her that she got into trouble many times because of her overactive imagination.

However, she was determined to find out what was going on!

Conclusion

This was a lovely and fun read! I like the idea of adding Egyptian elements to this cozy.

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