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

Hey ‘Diversity Activists,’ Stop Shaming Those Who Integrate!

And I mean it!  These activists come in all shapes and colours, but all seem to have one goal – keep people SEPARATE!  As I said in my Canada Day post, we live in a country which prides itself on… 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