‘Ethnic’ Restaurants: Not Sensitive and Judgemental Towards People of Other Cultures?

Especially to Canadian-born/raised Canadians who are of the same ethnicity as said restaurant?  I’ve found, in my own experience, anyway, that CERTAIN Chinese restaurants definitely fit the bill.  And I am sure many would agree with me.  First of all,… Continue Reading

Opportunity Comes at a Price in Daughters of Destiny

Despite having had Netflix for a few years, it’s only now that I’m going on a major spree (before, it was only when “good” series dropped – like The Crown).  My most recent binges have been Atelier (more on that… Continue Reading

Fashion and Beauty Things I Have Issues With!

With all the talk about dress codes and “age limits” on what people can/cannot wear, I thought I’d write about what I have “issues” with.  First of all, I’m a big fan of dress codes.  Maybe it just comes from… Continue Reading

The Fashion Industry, Model Cruelty and Eating Disorders

I recently finished Victoire Dauxerre’s Size Zero:  My Life as a Disappearing Model, a memoir on how the fashion industry and being a model drove her into having an eating disorder. Ms. Dauxerre never really thought of becoming a model… Continue Reading

Shopping and the Difficulty of Finding Small Sizes

There are tons and tons of posts online shopping and body image, mostly focusing on the difficulty of those on the larger side.  However, the same goes on the other end of the spectrum!  Have you ever tried shopping when… Continue Reading

More on Cultural Conflict: Summer Camp and Cottages

The summer may be ending, but I want to talk about more summer things:  Sleepaway camp and cottages.  First generation kids (especially Asian kids) in Canada don’t usually go to sleepaway camp.  It’s JUST.  NOT.  DONE.  Why?  My theory is… Continue Reading

Conflicts Between Ancestral Culture and Being ‘First Generation Canadian’

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My parents are immigrants.  They came to Canada when they were in their 20s and had me a few years later.  Compared to many immigrant parents, mine are probably considered extremely integrated.  But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t ANY… Continue Reading

Cable Girls and the 1920s as a ‘Turning Point’ for Women

I just finished watching part one of Netflix’s first season of Cable Girls, a Spanish series (and apparently Spain’s first Netflix-exclusive) about women working as operators in 1920s Madrid.  Probably the best way to describe the series is a Spanish… Continue Reading

Hey Joe Fresh, What About Us Shorties?

Fast fashion line Joe Fresh recently announced its size expansion to a women’s 22.  While this is great and all, they STILL have yet to embrace ALL SHAPES AND SIZES.  ALL would include petites and petite pluses.  Yes, petite as… Continue Reading