3 Landmines to avoid. Part 2 – Meet Derek from Twisted Inflations

Here is part 2 of the interview with Derek, the founder of Twisted Inflations. His business specializes in balloon sculptures, art and decoration. Catch up on part 1 here! Since we last chatted with Derek, he had travelled to Orlando Florida to compete at the 2017 Twist & Shout competition with high caliber balloon twisters….

Practice Your X Second Story

Since the ancient times, storytelling has been used to pass stories from one generation to the next.  Nowadays, storytelling has become a key element in building a business and our personal brand. Here at Whereisjupjup, we love telling a good story to better connect with our community, family and friends. Imagine stringing the right words…

Chit chat at East Thirty-Six

“Luma!” “No, Cluny! Then we can head over to The Toronto Light Fest at the Distillery after dinner.”   “Wait – 8 pm on a Sunday night? It’s way TOO late. We have work the next morning.” Messages whipped back and forth on WhatsApp as we tried to nail down a restaurant that none of…

Let go of logic. Meet Derek, the founder of Twisted Inflations

What did you want to be when you grow up? Do you still remember? In our ever-changing economy, we begin to see more individuals taking up unconventional vocations that surprise and delight us. They stop you in your tracks, and you find yourself asking, “wow, THIS is what you do?” I think of individuals like Derek who…

3rd annual Etsy: Made In Canada

This was our first time visiting Etsy: Made in Canada event hosted on September 24 at MaRS Discovery District organized by the Toronto Etsy Street Team and the 416 Hustler Team.  Overwhelmed by the crowd once we entered the building, we quickly found a corner to take a peak at the market place. Where shall…

DoNUT ever give up – Meet Rhea from The Canvas Postcard

To Jup You UP today, here is a story about an artist who turned her love for puns and painting into a business. Rhea and I have been corresponding on email to find a time to chat about her new found love.  I haven’t seen her in a few months. In this short span of time,…

Christmas cards in August

I was never a big fan of sending cards to family and friends. Especially now with our modern technology, human interaction and communication have become much more convenient. I would rather send an email, a Whatsapp message, or a text message. Wouldn’t that be much more instantaneous than waiting to give a card to my…

$2 Romantic Date

This candid picture was taken by a staff working at The Pride of Canada Carousel. Looking at how happy we were reminded me that a romantic date doesn’t need to be extravagant with candle light dinners. It is the moment that we share together that makes the experience worthwhile. We were on our way to…

Review – I wish P Mate was at the safari

Breathe, a sigh of relief. Such a thing exists? Wow! That was my reaction when I learned about P-Mate, a lightweight, disposable, convenient device to help women relieve themselves while standing up. I still remember this scene in my mind. We were on an all day safari trip in Kenya. I tried not to drink…