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stories and video blog

@milsongwong

Melissa Wong is a storyteller

The millennial journalist and videographer publish stories and videos on topics she’s passionate about. 

Cooking, for instance. Melissa has recently found the joy of preparing meals at home and makes cooking blogs from her kitchen adventures. She says, “Many people around my age like watching cooking shows but might be put off from trying because recipes are so complex and ingredients are expensive. My cooking videos take a different tack: we cook with affordable ingredients you have on hand and give step-by-step instructions. And the food tastes really good!” People from all over the world follow Melissa’s cooking blogs.

“I record in English, and viewers can translate it to their language if they wish, but the steps are mostly visual and are very easy to follow,” she adds.

 

turning to cooking and gardening

When the pandemic changed the way things happen, Melissa’s interest in gardening bloomed. “There is such joy in growing things - flowers as well as food - it’s an ideal process for video!”

Melissa’s work is steeped in social and green choices.  She says, “Food waste is a significant problem, but cooking at home can really help. Similarly, gardening gets people outdoors and connected with nature - that brings benefits in so many ways.”

home is where the camera is

Her home province, Newfoundland and Labrador, (used to be best recognized for its association with the beloved Newfoundland dog, but is now perhaps equally well known as the safe haven for thousands of travellers stranded at 9/11 and location of the award-winning musical Come From Away) and her hometown of St. John’s is the backdrop for much of the content in the Blogs With Melissa website.

Although the Blog started in earnest while she was in Journalism school, Melissa has been writing since she was a little girl. She’s a published poet and writer, and her work can be found in various online and print publications.  Including Guide to the Good!

Click here to see Melissa's YouTube Channel and more of her videos!

On a white and red table cloths is a white plate with pink and blue designs on it, sits two star shaped almonds cakes decorated with sugar icing.
A round scoop of my mother's three-layered jello that I helpped her make. The jello is cherry coloured and favoured. It is sitting in a white bowl.
A turkey cake with cramberry sauce on top of it. It is on a Christmas themed plate.
Five freshly made cheese bagels cooling on a melt rack that is balanced on a white bowl that sits on a red and white table cloth.
I made a loaf of banana bread in my kitchen that is sitting on a plate on top of a red and yellow straw place mat. Half the bread is cut into slices and the other half is uncut.
Blueberry cobbler and whip cream in a white bowl with blue decorations and there is a gold spoon resting in the blueberry cobbler.
Melissa grew a pink and white Amaryllis in her house and made a blog about how she raised it. The background is off white.
On a white and red table cloths is a white plate with pink and blue designs on it, sits two star shaped almonds cakes decorated with sugar icing.
A round scoop of my mother's three-layered jello that I helpped her make. The jello is cherry coloured and favoured. It is sitting in a white bowl.
A turkey cake with cramberry sauce on top of it. It is on a Christmas themed plate.
Five freshly made cheese bagels cooling on a melt rack that is balanced on a white bowl that sits on a red and white table cloth.
I made a loaf of banana bread in my kitchen that is sitting on a plate on top of a red and yellow straw place mat. Half the bread is cut into slices and the other half is uncut.
Blueberry cobbler and whip cream in a white bowl with blue decorations and there is a gold spoon resting in the blueberry cobbler.
Melissa grew a pink and white Amaryllis in her house and made a blog about how she raised it. The background is off white.