Infertility, IVF and ‘How to Buy a Baby’

I don’t normally binge-watch anything, but last weekend, I watched the ENTIRE FIRST SEASON of How to Buy a Baby, a Canadian comedy web series on infertility available on cbc.ca.  This wasn’t a “hopping on the bandwagon” kind of thing… Continue Reading

Thoughts on T&C’s (Old Fashioned) Things that Should Have Never Gone Out of Style List

It’s not exactly a new list – Town & Country (and many other publications) post and repost the same material all the time just to get fan engagement – and yes, many of them are quite true.  I agree with… Continue Reading

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

It’s That Busy Event Time of Year Again!

Okay, it’s not THAT bad.  Not nearly as busy as things were when I was running DelectablyChic!, but still, I like to have some evenings at home where all I do is dinner, clean up and write.  I mean, I… Continue Reading

‘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

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