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Embrace Beauty and See the World Differently

The word em refers to the little brother or little sister in a family; or the younger of two friends; or the woman in a couple.I like to think that the word em is the homonym...

How the Vietnamese Diaspora Keeps the Phở Spirit Alive

For more than 20 years, Tuấn Võ arrives at his restaurant at 8 a.m. and gets everything ready before the first guest comes at around 11 a.m. When service ends and all the staff have...

Tasting Saigonese Flavors in Vancouver

Saigon’s diverse street food scene has charmed millions of domestic and international visitors, including the late Anthony Bourdain. In 2009, he visited Nguyen Thi Thanh’s eatery for an episode of CNN’s No Reservations and was...

Andrew Phung Just Wants to Make People Laugh

Long before his role as Arnold (Kimchee) Han in CBC award-winning sitcom Kim’s Convenience, Andrew Phung was an improviser, an emcee, a writer and a community organizer. Growing up in Calgary, Phung fell in love with...

How to Make Coffee at Home Like a Pro

Since its beginning in the late 1990s, the third wave coffee movement has given rise to a generation of well-educated consumers. They see coffee not only as a pick-me-up in the morning but an artisanal...

Hy’s, the Quintessential Canadian Steakhouse

Photo courtesy of Hy’s Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar. Whether for an intimate dinner date or a family reunion, a steakhouse is often where people’s important milestones are celebrated. As the vaccination rate increases and the city...

Get a Taste of Christmas

The holiday feeling is in the air. In the blink of an eye, we have gone from clearing away our Halloween decorations to putting lights and ornaments on the Christmas tree. To prepare for the...

When Passion for Arts and Literature Becomes an Act of Activism

In 2020, as the world was embroiled in a global health crisis, the murder of George Floyd in police custody and the ensuing Black Lives Matter movement renewed our attention on racial injustice and its...

At Casa Manila, Dining is a Hands-On Experience

Photo courtesy of Casa Manila With Toronto being home to the largest Filipino population in Canada, it is easy find a restaurant that serves that nation’s food, whose flavors are shaped by the ingenuity of the...

Braving the Winter in Style

Now that the temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter, it’s time to slow down and enjoy the changing season. After braving the cold outside, turn your home into a cozy space, slip...

Denise Sandquist Returns to Her Birthplace to Empower Vietnamese Women

Online dating is a relatively new concept in Vietnam, but the market already has nearly 100 mobile applications, including the ubiquitous Tinder and several home-grown platforms. Denise Sandquist believes something is missing – a female-focused...

Canadian Researchers Gain Global Recognition

Amid constant social and technological changes, Canada’s researchers are working to examine the complexities of life on this planet. Even though their fields of expertise are wide-ranging, from medicine and ecology to anthropology, their tenacity,...

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WildAct, An Organization For Nature

Realizing the seriousness of the worldwide illegal wildlife trade, many non-profit organizations have been born and grown in recent years. Among them is WildAct,...

Report Finds One Drink A Day Means Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke, and Cancer

According to a new report from the Canadian Centre of Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), there are many health risks associated with consuming just...

Canada Set for Unprecedented Home Price Drop by Early 2023

According to a newly released report by TD Bank, the average price of a home in Canada could fall anywhere between 20 to 25...

Netflix with Ads Will Cost Half as Much as the Ad-Free Plan

For those who are thinking about saving money on streaming service subscriptions, Netflix’s new ad-tier subscription provides full access to the platform’s impressive catalogue...

What is the Kate Festival in Ninh Thuan? 

Kate festival is one of the biggest festivals celebrated by the Cham people. Every year, wherever they are, they return to Ninh Thuan to...

Canada Ranks Eighth Safest Country in the World for Women to Travel Solo

A recent travel study of more than 30 countries found that Canada has been deemed the eighth safest country in the world for women...

5 Easy Strategies to Save Money on Your Next Grocery Bill

With news of inflation and rising food prices over the past couple of weeks, many Canadians are feeling the pinch with every trip to...

Several Canadian Provinces Are Offering Low Taxes, High Salaries, Cheap Housing to Attract Newcomers

Have you ever considered moving to another part of Canada? Well, maybe you should! Several Canadian provinces are looking for newcomers right now, whether that's people from other...

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