Taking a Break in #Canada. 3

Family and Friends.

The break with family and friends is good. Not having seen my son and daughter for about 9 months always requires some catching up. My brother and my dad are great, and my son and daughter are well-adjusted and this certainly helps. 

Despite having to get a VPN so that my TikTok algorithm doesn’t get messed up by the Canadian feed all is going according to plan. 

It has been quite a change in the meantime for my TikTok audience. Who knows, maybe this will play a beneficial part when I return to my proper timeslot of 1 pm Bali time instead of the current Canadian morning feed of 8 am slot. This change makes my TikTok live a nighttime event that is 8 pm and 9 pm in Indonesian times.

Never would have thought.  

I never would have thought that I would be at 30,000 followers on TikTok. I don’t feel any different. Except for the pressure of the content itself and looking at the number of followers, viewers, and likes/views on my content. 

I feel I need to perform but at the same time, I need to stay true to myself. I need to be me and be the happy-go-lucky bald guy who speaks Indonesian on his TikTok content. 

This event of TikTok has been rather weird. Explaining this to others is also weird but if you look at it as a hobby more than a job it makes sense. 

$31 USD so far.

I cannot go far with $30 but it is all I have for the month and a half that I have been on TikTok. I cannot make a living being a TikToker but at least I know I have potential. 

Explaining this to my dad was rather funny. Get on camera, talk, and get gifts. Gifts equal money and eventually with enough people you will make more and more money. 

Didn’t matter, because coming to Canada was not about TikTok or the money I made. It is about spending time with family but still needing to maintain the potential of TikTok and riding the wave. 

Running out of Time.

Getting back coincided with my family doctor calling and asking to see me for a check-up. I have been back and to her office for a PCR test during COVID but never had the need to see her. 

She seemed to be insisting so I said ok, ok I’ll go. In two days I’ll see my doc and I am sure she will want to send me to tests and all, so I will refuse to go. 

It seemed she was so, so pushy and I doubt she will be any less pushy in real life. 

It does not matter. At least I get to see her and say hello even if it was not a part of my plan to visit a doctor during such a short visit. What is important is to spend time with family and friends in Canada. 


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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