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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...
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Traditional Charm

Hang Trong paintings ­– a traditional style of folk art that originated in central Hanoi – depict four maidens dressed in wooden clogs, quai thao hats, ao yem halter tops and graceful four-paneled tunics...
Fathers of the Confederation on the steps of Government House in Charlottetown, one of the most famous photos in Canadian history. Sir John A Mcdonald, Canada’s 1st Prime Minister sitting down in the middle of the photo with George-Étienne Cartier standing next to him on his right.

Celebrating Canada 150

Photos and Text by Vincent Lê Hoàng Long The making of Canada in Charlottetown, PEI 2017 is a very special year as Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday on July 1st.   Until 1867, there was no...

Tet Calligraphy Gifts

Photos and text: Cong Dat For the Vietnamese, the lunar new year is an important time to express desires and wishes. A typical feature of the country’s culture at this time of year is the...

Hang Luoc Flower Market

Photos and text: Cong Dat Hang Luoc Flower Market takes place over seven days, starting from the 23rd day of the last lunar month of the year. This is a traditional flower market, one of...

Yellow Apricot Blossoms

In Ho Chi Minh City, during the three-day Tet holiday, every family, rich or poor, has at least one branch of yellow apricot blossoms (the plant belongs to the family Ocnaceae) representing hope for...
Proverb Of The Month – Sức Khỏe Là Vàng.

Proverb of the Month – Sức Khỏe Là Vàng.

Literal Translation: Health is gold. English Equivalent: The greatest wealth is health. - Virgil In East and Southeast Asian culture, as one year ends and another begins, it is important to wish for good health and...