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Documentary – Cheuk Kwan’s Chinese Restaurants Around the World

May 24th, 2016  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on Documentary – Cheuk Kwan’s Chinese Restaurants Around the World

Documentary – Cheuk Kwan’s Chinese Restaurants Around the World

| The Chinese have throughout history travelled near and far from their homeland in the pursuit of opportunity. Combined numbers of the diaspora are in the realm of 40 million. Many of these are scattered in places we might not expect or even have heard of. At weshareinterests, we thought we’d introduce you to some […]

Congee-nial Contact – From Chow to How

May 22nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Congee-nial Contact – From Chow to How

Congee-nial Contact – From Chow to How

| [PLAY] It happens so fast. Take your eye off for a second. Never think it’ll happen till it does. And the pain. That feeling! So comfortable. On a cold, rainy Vancouver night, it is light when there is dark. In climate like this, it’s immeasurably good. And now you’ve paid the price. You failed […]

Godfrey Gao

February 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on Godfrey Gao

Godfrey Gao

| I discovered supermodel Godfrey Gao grew up in the same neighborhood as me in North Van. We went to the same high-school and moved on to the same college around the same time and we share the same ethnicity. The natural progression of things here is obviously to conjure up what-ifs before settling for […]

Centre A – Goonj! Being Brown in Chinatown

November 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, SOCIAL SCIENCES | Comments Off on Centre A – Goonj! Being Brown in Chinatown

Centre A – Goonj! Being Brown in Chinatown

| Last summer, a friend invited me to an event at Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. I had seen Centre A years ago and thought it was a great idea, an excellent addition to Vancouver’s cultural landscape. It existed in the bottom suite of the old Interurban Railway building now the […]

Ming & Yuka – The Week that Was, their Love that Is

July 29th, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Ming & Yuka – The Week that Was, their Love that Is

Ming & Yuka – The Week that Was, their Love that Is

| I used to work in a nice building downtown that was shown in a Tony Hawk game which means something to some and nothing to others. One summer there, I met a woman named Yuka. Mike: “Hey we’re gonna have a temp here for a week, a student from one of those ESL schools.” […]

Esther Lee and Remmington Chow Got Together

July 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Esther Lee and Remmington Chow Got Together

Esther Lee and Remmington Chow Got Together

| 2010. Olympics year. 30 year. Back in Vancouver after nights and days in my “F”th floor apartment on Bangbae’s Café Golmok (방배 카페골목) thinking about culture shock and how I would ever bring myself to working in Canada. Here would be no there. English education isn’t a pillar of the Vancouver economy unlike Seoul’s […]

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a heterogeneous mixture : jumble

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