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A Mental Health Crisis

By: Pauline Ho For nearly 10 million children and youth in Canada, September marks the start of a new year.  As another school year begins, friendships are rekindled and possibilities expand. Many parents will lead conversations...

Timeless Dong Ho Paintings

By Bao Ngoc There is a folk painting school based in Dong Ho Village, Bac Ninh, that has been been thought of for generations among Vietnamese nationals as the essence of Vietnamese folk culture. The...
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Chef To The Stars

By Minh San Located in Saigon at 49-51 Nguyen Du Street, district 1, Acacia restaurant is where many expat Vietnamese families go when visiting their hometown. The owner is a Vietnamese master chef, Jack Lee,...

Manny Trinh’s Memories of Vietnam

Photos and text by: Christy Au-Yeung After growing up in Vietnam and moving to Canada at a young age, Toronto-based painter Manny Trinh is still deeply connected to his homeland. His paintings bring forth the...

Toc Tien’s Musical Journey

By: Bảo Ngọc You started your singing career at age 13, how did this happen so early? I did not choose music, it came to me naturally. When I was a child, my mum sent me...

Elevate Your Summer Style

By: Marilee Pham (@marilee_pham; aparallelcloset.com) Photographer: Andrew Low   Modern Shirting   A statement shirt in a modern cut is a key style trend this season. While a white shirt will always be a timeless option, shirting has become...

Connecting The Past To The Present

Story: Phan Thanh Nhat Minh Photos: Hue Former Citadel Center for Heritage Preservation An ancient form of Vietnamese court music is enjoying a revival. Founded and affiliated with the first independent sovereign dynasties of Vietnam, elegant...

In Pursuit Of Perfect Eyebrows

By: Pauline Ho If eyes are the windows to your soul, eyebrows are the window dressing.  Eyebrows hold a high face value since they are an important part of emotional expression and facial recognition. Growing up...

In the Kitchen with Chef Donald Duong

By Ngoc Sii In a cooking session with Chef Donald Duong, I was fortunate to witness the making of salmon tataki with mango salsa, a signature, award-winning dish. Chef Don uses local, seasonal ingredients, combined with...
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Perfect Beer-Food Pairings

By: Donald Duong Donald Duong is a renowned pastry chef and owner of Dessert Trends Bakery in downtown Toronto. His cakes have been served to several world leaders, including HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John...