Editors’ Letter – May 2019

Dear readers,
In this season’s cool, comfortable weather, nothing could be better than sipping a cup of coffee and reading a magazine. I hope you can sit back and enjoy the theme of this issue ­– home and family.

Spend five minutes with second generation, Canadian-Vietnamese comedian, Franco Nguyen who brought Vietnamese culture to the theater with his show Good Morning Viet Mom.  Our cover story has business tips and an analysis of start-up trends from Shark Hung – one of the powerful judges on Shark Tank Vietnam. We also have an inspiring profile of climate hero Hoang Thi Minh Hong who was on the Forbes Vietnam list of top 50 most influential women in the country.

After the event to find The Best Vietnamese Soy Sauce 2019 at the Culture Magazin office in March, we take you back through history to understand the origin and value of Vietnamese soy sauce in the article More Than a Condiment. If you are still of two minds about buying a home in Vietnam or Canada, don’t miss our East meets West story. With a skillful pen and the soul of a traveler, Maureen Littlejohn introduces locations in Ontario where you can celebrate the annual spring bird migration. Maureen also takes us on a journey to North America’s oldest and largest plant extravaganza, the annual Philadelphia Horticultural Society Flower Show. If you want to travel further afield, check out green gardens, fruit and nature in the Mekong Delta’s Ben Tre, or head to China’s ancient town of Fenghuang.

Tips to protect your skin from pollution, up-to-date fashion trends including how to mix and match outfits from blogger Stacie Ha are also exciting features. The last pages of this issue explain how to use artichokes properly and spring clean your diet.

We wish you a relaxing, rejuvenating spring and hope you have much happiness in your daily life

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