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MISS VIETNAM TORONTO

By Lisa Gaspar Sonya Le, who is 20 years old, currently holds the title of Miss Vietnam Toronto 2017. Many of Sonya’s values are deeply rooted in Vietnamese culture. Born in British Columbia and now...

Proverb: Chiều chiều ra đứng ngõ sau, Trông về quê mẹ, ruột đau...

Literal Translation: Late in the afternoon stand at the back gate, facing my mother’s country, my heart aches many times. English Equivalent: Home is where the heart is. This is Asian Heritage Month in Canada...
Quan Họ Eternal Melodies

Quan Họ Eternal Melodies

By Ngoc Si In the countryside there is a melody that originated thousands of years ago. It still mesmerizes us today. The Quan họ singing of Bac Ninh, is one of the signature folk cultural...
Nàng Persephone

Sand Park Keeps Legends Alive

By: Xuan Le The sand sculpture park at Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan, is known as Forgotten Land and was opened to the public in late January. It’s the first sand park in Vietnam, displays...
Which rose has no thorns

Proverb of the Month – Hồng Nào Mà Chẳng Có Gai

Literal Translation: Which rose has no thorns English Equivalent: Every rose has its thorns The rose is a symbol with a rich and ancient history across cultures and religions. Few people realize that the rose possesses...
Giản Dị, Những Đám Cưới Thời Bao Cấp Của Giới Trẻ

Simple and Heartfelt

By: Nguyễn Thi Pictures by: Anhtuan85 Instead of choosing gorgeous wedding dresses and modern photography, many young couples have recently chosen to celebrate their wedding following the pre-Doi Moi (1986) style. Brides wear a simple,...
Romantic couple meets on the the streets of Hoi An, Vietnam.

Proverb of the Month – Nhân Duyên Tiền Định

Literal Translation: Marriage is predestined. English Equivalent: A match made in heaven. In Chinese mythology, the god of marriage and love is named Yue Lao. The mythology of Vietnam is often derived from Chinese myths, and...
Wedding photo by Tee Tran Photography

Capturing the Special Day

Edited by: Therese Le & Vu Linh TEE TRAN PHOTOGRAPHY featuring Bao Han teetranphotography.com @teetranphotography Photo Credits: Courtesy of Tee Tran Photography Tee Tran Photography featuring Bao Han is an award-winning wedding photography team based in Houston that travels...

The Canadian-Irish Connection

March 17th was a special day in our home when I was growing up in Toronto. Since my granddad was from Belfast, my mother always made sure to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish...

The Telephone: An Invention In Canada That Changed The World

Photos and text by Vincent Lê Hoàng Long The telephone was one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century that changed the world forever.    Today we can simply call someone if our car breaks...