Mental Health Awareness and East Asian Communities

Mental Health Awareness Day was earlier this week, and while mental health awareness is gaining ground in many societies, there are others which are still very behind.  This is definitely an issue in many more “traditional” cultures, including various East… 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’

hong kong, canada, flags, first generation canadian, immigrant, canadian

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

Happy 150, Canada!

celebrating 150 years of Confederation in Canada

Well, it’s 150 years of CONFEDERATION, but Canada existed long before that.  This is something we can’t forget, regardless of Indigenous, colonial or immigrant/descendant of immigrant perspectives.  I hope we all can be proud of what our country is. My… Continue Reading