Don’t be deceived by the niqab.

I am a mom of an exceptional young lady and 3 high-spirited young boys. Seven years ago, I let go of my job and decided to settle down and raise a family. A decision that I am very happy with. It is an enriching experience for me as a person.

In the past 7 years, I have tweaked many recipes, created my own, done many DIYs, replaced and experimented with baking ingredients, found ways to minimize, organize and declutter, and many more things that I would like to share with you.

While raising my children and taking care of my family, I finished the graduate studies that gained me a degree in Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.  


Although I left my regular job, I have been continuously working virtually as a writer, researcher and translator. I am a former journalist and college professor.

I started as a virtual assistant in 2002, although back then the term “virtual assistant” isn’t as familiar as it is these days. My first service was for a publisher who owns a community newspaper. He commissioned me to provide content for the newspaper. My services were writing, research, translation and editing. This collaboration lasted for six years.

In 2012, when I left my regular job, I continued as a virtual assistant rendering service as a researcher, writer and translator.  Some of my writing samples can be found at www.clippings.me/rizakhamal

These days, after taking my masters and other courses, handling social media services is among the skills I added into my specialization, among others.

…and MORE OF “ME”

I am a social butterfly. I love being with people. I love helping others. It’s my pleasure to make life easy for others.

Travelling brings me joy,  whether alone, with friends or family. A simple road trip brings me joy. In the past decade I travelled to Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Turkey); Europe (Turkey, Denmark and United Kingdom); and Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar).

Exploring different cultures is something I have been privileged with while living in Canada. I am surrounded by people of different racial backgrounds. I am happy with everyone.

Entice me with any kind of seafoods and for sure you’ll get me.

I’m easy. I make things easy for others too. I’m a good listener. I’m a storyteller.

 Feel free to send me a shout out at riza@rizakhamal.com. 

Note: This website is a product of my passion to help others and my attachment to writing.