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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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Florida’s Treasured Coasts

If you take a drive in Florida from the Atlantic coast town of Stuart, north of Palm Beach, down to Miami, you’ll find that...

7 Family Fun Events to Celebrate Lunar New Year: The Year of the Cat

The Lunar New Year is just around the corner; It is happening this Sunday, January 22, 2023, to be exact! Celebrate the Year of...

20 Richest Neighbourhoods Across Canada

Canada is ranked 7th in the world for being home to 3.7% of the world’s millionaires. That makes you wonder, “Where can you find...

These Are the World’s Most Powerful Passports in 2023

A report from the UK-based global citizenship and residency consulting firm Henley & Partners reveals that for the fifth year in a row, Japan...

Tastes of South East Asia: Lunar New Year Celebrations

Celebrate the diversity of South East Asia this weekend at Tastes of SEA (South East Asia) right in the heart of Toronto at the...

5 Exciting Events to Visit in Toronto This Weekend

In our latest Culture Check-in, explore some of the fun and amazing things you and your family can do this winter in and around...

Canada Confirms 21 cases of COVID Subvariant XBB.1.5

As of Wednesday, Canada has detected 21 cases of the XBB.1.5 COVID subvariant. XBB.1.5 is a sub-lineage of the Omicron XBB subvariant and has...

Canadians Visiting Europe Will Soon Be Charged More for A Visa Waiver System

If you’re dreaming of vacationing in Europe in 2023, you will have to be prepared to spend a little bit more money due to...

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