My purchase of the iRig Pre Mobile Microphone Interface (Video)

The camera on my iPhone 6 is what I use for pretty much all of my video making needs. As they say – and without wanting to sound cliché or dogmatic – the best camera is the one you have with you. My iPhone is at my side at all times, whether I am at home or out and about. It even sleeps beside me in my bed and is therefore available to start recording whenever I need to do so. Obviously there is no need for me to elucidate the merits of the iPhone 6 camera – we all know it can film in full 1080P high-definition, including 60 frames per second.  Continue reading


My Vote for the Next Prime Minister of Canada

There is only a couple of days to go before the Canadian Federal Election taking place on October 19, 2015. And Jade Sambrook’s mind is made up. I will be voting for the Liberal Party candidate in my riding with the hope that Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau will be our next Prime Minister.

Personally, I feel that Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party have the best plan to move our country forward. While Stephen Harper and Thomas Mulcair both promised that they would balance the budget should they be elected Prime Minister – sounding like a team with a concerted political play – Justin Trudeau offered something entirely different. Instead of making a fake promise – we all know that balanced budgets never happen, and if they do it is only through a sad mix of austerity and financial fracas – he defied convention and proposed modest deficits of 10 billion dollars per year, over three years, in order to fund infrastructure for a total of 30 billion dollars. Continue reading

The Jade Zone Vlog with Jade Sambrook – Episode 2

The Jade Zone Vlog – Episode 2
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In episode 2 of my vlog I talk about receiving my brand new hand made, custom measured kilt from Scotland. I also compare it to the ”off the rack” kilt that I had purchased from Stillwater Kilts and that have been wearing for several years now.

For Jade Sambrook there is no comparison in quality to a 100% wool kilt made in Scotland.

Jade Sambrook: My Very First Vlog

The Jade Zone Vlog – ‘Pilot Episode’ 
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Is it too late for me to start vlogging? Did I miss the boat? Is vlogging a thing of the past?

Definitely not! Judging by what I can see on YouTube, the grand majority of vloggers manage to get tons of subscribers to their vlog. Some vloggers are great at what they do. They are energetic, funny and entertaining. Others are not so great, and yet they still manage to get many views and several followers. Continue reading

Jade Sambrook: Rewarded by Karma

The other night while out for a walk in downtown Montreal I crossed a woman who had no eyes. In one hand she was holding her white cane while in the other hand she was holding a drink carrier with four large coffees from Tim Hortons. Suffice it to say that she was having a hard time navigating through the crowd.

I heard people in the crowd laugh and comment at the fact that Tim Hortons had given her a drink carrier despite the fact that she was unable to see where she was going with it. Continue reading

Jade Sambrook is a Sagittarius

I’m a Sagittarius. They say that Sagittarians have a photographic memory – that they will remember events and details from ages ago but that they will forget where they put their keys and wallet only five minutes earlier.

Sagittarius astrological sign

At a recent wedding that I attended, the groomsmen were joking during the speeches about the groom always forgetting where he had last put his iPhone. Out of curiosity, I later asked the groom if he was a Sagittarius and he replied that he was indeed. Continue reading