Today, we hit a very important milestone - It's our 50th episode! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have quite the treat for you all. That's right, folks! We have an incredible guest with us today - actor, comedian, entertainer, entrepreneur, and the TikTok megastar known for the 'Inglish Class' series, SHORTMAN! Hear all about his journey from Nigeria to Toronto and learn not only about his TikTok fame, but also about his other incredible ventures. To check out Shortman's work, find him on all social media platforms as @JayKayKenny. His studio, Blackwood Studios, is at https://www.instagram.com/bwstudioss/ If you're interested in African skincare, beauty, and fashion, check out Rhodadoxa at https://rhodadoxa.com/ Also, big shout-outs go to DADABOY! https://www.instagram.com/finestdadaboy/ and Director P https://www.instagram.com/iamdirectorp/ // Our food feature today is Richmond Hill Deli at 9631 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill. This European deli and supermarket is known for its Russian delicacies, including its Russian Potato Salad, which is Michael's favourite from them.
Today, we welcome onto the show one of the most talented singer-songwriters from our beautiful city of Toronto - SMUDGIE! Her music is signed to multiple libraries and has been played on Major League Baseball and in both European and Australian TV shows. She's played live in Nashville and London, and won Best of the Open Mic here in Toronto. Her newest single, "Heaven When You Hold Me", will be released on March 12th, just 3 days after this interview. To listen to it and her music, find her on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/6PQgdQa9EBbvWSK6EMrwUw?si=vLrU9ANHS3aerPMXqxg9lQ // Our food feature today is Ding Tai Fung in First Markham Place at 3235 Hwy 7 #18B, Markham. They serve incredible Shanghainese food, including a large variety of Shanghainese dim sum.
Boy, have we got a fantastic episode for you all today! Joining us in the digital booth is singer-songwriter SJ Riley, whose debut single "Whoever This Was Written To" will be released alongside a music video just 3 days after this episode becomes available! Our interview highlights SJ's journey to launching her musical career during the COVID-19 Pandemic, her life in Peterborough, and so much more. To learn more about SJ and listen to her music, check out her website at https://sjrileymusic.com/ and follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sjrileymusic/ // Our featured eatery today is York Fish & Chips at 10909 Yonge Street, one of the most popular locally owned restaurants in Richmond Hill. The GTA is filled with Fish & Chips joints and this is one of the best. It's definitely a must-try!
Happy Valentine's Day and Lunar New Year! Today, we are celebrating two holidays with something in common - the colour red! Ha ha! In all seriousness, we are excited to be chatting about what we're doing for love and for tradition, so much so, in fact, that we brought back our good friend from Episode 25 - actor, tap dancer, and the PanAsian Pandemic Players' Sexiest Man of 2020 TIMOTHY NG! This is an incredibly fun episode, so sit back, relax, grab a handful of cinnamon hearts and White Rabbit candy, and enjoy! // Our food feature today is the fantastic Chinese New Year Meal Kit created and sold by a group of Toronto restaurant owners to encourage people to support local businesses, educate people about Chinese customs, and aid in the fight against Anti-East Asian Racism. This kit was featured in a BlogTO article found here https://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2021/01/toronto-chinese-restaurants-lunar-new-year-fighting-stigma/ and you can order the kit at this URL - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhwp74dyYDdw3Y_r2PiuxbHwOBS_VDy4C6o8NN3HY-sX7UaA/viewform
We have an absolutely epic episode for you all today as we welcome Ms. Galaxy Canada 2020/2021 REGINE ALAINA to the show! On top of being an incredible Pageant Queen and community leader, she is also the owner of our featured eatery, Deliciousness Treats. Her Hot Chocolate Bombs aren't just delicious, they also allow Regine to help those in need as each month, the proceeds from a chosen flavour go to charity! To learn more about Deliciousness Treats, head over to https://www.facebook.com/deliciousnesstreats To follow Regine's journey, find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/itsreginealaina/ and https://www.instagram.com/msgalaxycanada/
Our medical system is a machine with many moving parts. Each one is integral and essential. Medical Laboratory Technologists are one of those parts, yet they have been continually underappreciated throughout the pandemic. We here at TWOMF fully support MLT's and their work, and we're honoured to have DENNIS KOO with us today to talk about his profession and his journey. For more information on MLT's and Medical Laboratory Professionals, check out The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science at csmls.org, medlabprofessionals.ca, The Medical Laboratory Professionals' Association of Ontario at mlpao.org, and this article about those who are doing COVID-19 tests - https://theconversation.com/who-is-doing-all-those-covid-19-tests-why-you-should-care-about-medical-laboratory-professionals-151725 // Our featured eatery today is Ginza Sushi Express at 10800 Bayview Ave, Unit 6 in Richmond Hill, which is in the plaza on the north-west corner of Bayview and Elgin Mills. Check out their menu at ginzaexpress.ca
Happy New Year! We made it! It's 2021! And, what better way to start off this incredible new year than with a special off-schedule episode? Today, Michael and Nightingale recap the past year, talk about new year's resolutions, and look ahead, all while munching on Pineapple Buns from Lucullus Bakery, which is at 328 Hwy 7 #19 in Richmond Hill. Amazing things are coming to TWOMF this year, so Staaaaaay Hungryyyyyy!
It's our final episode of 2020 and we're keeping the Quarantine Qapsule love going with a very special discussion featuring our own NIGHTINGALE NGUYEN, who is the Founder of the QQ! Sit back, relax, and be inspired by the story of Night's journey to create one of the most important initiatives to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Afterwards, head over to http://www.myseumoftoronto.com/exhibition/quarantine-qapsule/ and check out all the amazing QQ exhibits! Stay Hungry, folks, and see you in 2021! // Our featured eatery today is HARINA BAKESHOPPE, a Filipino bakery at 314 Wilson Avenue in Toronto. To learn more about them, visit their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/Harina-Bakeshoppe-755256504667774/
The QUARANTINE QAPSULE (http://www.myseumoftoronto.com/exhibition/quarantine-qapsule/) is a digital archive of the Asian Canadian experience during the COVID-19 pandemic brought to you by Tea Base in partnership with Myseum of Toronto. We are honoured to have the opportunity today to interview the three mentees of the QQ's Mentorship Program - IRA FAMARIN, JASON WONG, and KAREN LAW. Their incredible and inspiration personal projects can be viewed at http://www.myseumoftoronto.com/programming/qq-mentorship/ // Our featured eatery today is CHRIS JERK at 2570 Birchmount Road in Scarborough. They are famous for their mouth-watering Jerk Chicken Shawarma, which can be ordered as a poutine!
Not even a pandemic can stop the Spirit of Christmas, and we are celebrating today with very special guest - actor, model, musician, Twitch star, and host of The Sit Down - SCOTT DION BROWN! He's had quite the journey to get to where he is today, so as a bonus, this is an extra length episode! Whoohoo! (Check out Scott's videos and streams on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/scottdionbrown) // Our food feature today is Big Trio Wonton Noodle, a traditional Hong Kong noodle joint at 9688 Leslie St Unit 17 - 18 in Richmond Hill.