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Embrace Beauty and See the World Differently

The word em refers to the little brother or little sister in a family; or the younger of two friends; or the woman in a couple.I like to think that the word em is the homonym...

How the Vietnamese Diaspora Keeps the Phở Spirit Alive

For more than 20 years, Tuấn Võ arrives at his restaurant at 8 a.m. and gets everything ready before the first guest comes at around 11 a.m. When service ends and all the staff have...

Tasting Saigonese Flavors in Vancouver

Saigon’s diverse street food scene has charmed millions of domestic and international visitors, including the late Anthony Bourdain. In 2009, he visited Nguyen Thi Thanh’s eatery for an episode of CNN’s No Reservations and was...

Andrew Phung Just Wants to Make People Laugh

Long before his role as Arnold (Kimchee) Han in CBC award-winning sitcom Kim’s Convenience, Andrew Phung was an improviser, an emcee, a writer and a community organizer. Growing up in Calgary, Phung fell in love with...

How to Make Coffee at Home Like a Pro

Since its beginning in the late 1990s, the third wave coffee movement has given rise to a generation of well-educated consumers. They see coffee not only as a pick-me-up in the morning but an artisanal...

Hy’s, the Quintessential Canadian Steakhouse

Photo courtesy of Hy’s Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar. Whether for an intimate dinner date or a family reunion, a steakhouse is often where people’s important milestones are celebrated. As the vaccination rate increases and the city...

Get a Taste of Christmas

The holiday feeling is in the air. In the blink of an eye, we have gone from clearing away our Halloween decorations to putting lights and ornaments on the Christmas tree. To prepare for the...

When Passion for Arts and Literature Becomes an Act of Activism

In 2020, as the world was embroiled in a global health crisis, the murder of George Floyd in police custody and the ensuing Black Lives Matter movement renewed our attention on racial injustice and its...

At Casa Manila, Dining is a Hands-On Experience

Photo courtesy of Casa Manila With Toronto being home to the largest Filipino population in Canada, it is easy find a restaurant that serves that nation’s food, whose flavors are shaped by the ingenuity of the...

Braving the Winter in Style

Now that the temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter, it’s time to slow down and enjoy the changing season. After braving the cold outside, turn your home into a cozy space, slip...

Denise Sandquist Returns to Her Birthplace to Empower Vietnamese Women

Online dating is a relatively new concept in Vietnam, but the market already has nearly 100 mobile applications, including the ubiquitous Tinder and several home-grown platforms. Denise Sandquist believes something is missing – a female-focused...

Canadian Researchers Gain Global Recognition

Amid constant social and technological changes, Canada’s researchers are working to examine the complexities of life on this planet. Even though their fields of expertise are wide-ranging, from medicine and ecology to anthropology, their tenacity,...

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Virginia’s Culture, Courage and Creepiness

A piece of his coffin lies under glass, a pocket watch gleams from a display case, and ivy from his mother’s grave blankets the...

Five Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly Beauty Routine for Fall

For many, the autumn season marks a new beginning as school resumes and the summer holiday ends. Hence, routines evolve and schedules change to...

Discovering the Canadian Film and Screen Industry

Filmmaking is more than just artistic expression. As an industry, it has evolved into a highly profitable enterprise. Canada’s film and screen industry contributed...

How Public Libraries Support Newcomers to Canada

For many Canadians, public libraries play an essential role in daily life. Canada’s first public libraries opened in 1883. One of the oldest publicly...

Combat dryness this fall season

It is no secret that when the leaves start to change, so does our skin. Our summer glow fades, and skin starts to look...

Phu Quy Island Travel Guide

A “raw pearl hidden in the middle of the sea” is what Binh Thuan locals call the island of Phu Quy. This is because...

The Many Sides of Vancouver

On a recent trip to Vancouver, I learned to see the city a little differently. I was trying out two downtown hotels during my stay....

Spooky and Spectacular Places to Discover This Halloween in Ontario

If you're looking for some strange and spooky, family-friendly outings or even the creepiest attractions, check out our top recommendations for mysterious scary Halloween...

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