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July 2017

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...
Vietnamese food Canadian beer pairings

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...

New Changes to the Express Entry CRS To Boost Economic Immigration...

Immigration Canada (IRCC) announced in March of this year that as of June 6, 2017, candidates in the Express Entry pool who are French...

A Haunting Debut Novel

Yasuko Thanh is an award-winning writer, mother and punk rock/rockabilly singer. Born in Victoria, B.C. to a German mother and Vietnamese father in 1971,...

A Sizzling Hot Celebration

By Lisa Gaspar The steel pan makes a beat, people in the crowd jump to the music, and multi-colour costumes are all over the streets...

Sunkissed Skin

Summer is here. With beautiful weather comes beautifully tanned skin. There are two options to getting a tan, the natural way or the sun-free...

Proverb of the Month – Trăm Nghe Không Bằng Một Thấy.

Literal translation: Listening with your ears does not compare to seeing with your eyes. English equivalent: A picture is worth a thousand words. This proverb advises...

Heaven on Earth

By Tra My  Son Doong is the world’s largest cave in Vietnam’s Quang Binh Province. It was discovered in 1991 by Ho Khanh, a local...

Fashion Passport

Blogger: Lina Dinh of Love Between the Racks Website: www.lovebetweentheracks.com Instagram: @lovebtntheracks Photography by: Brian Ngo   Social media jet setter Lina Dinh (Love Between the Racks), uses travel...

Retreat to an Outdoor Oasis

Your home is an investment and a refuge from the day-to-day chaos that can drain energy.  In summer, a patio takes priority as a...