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April 8th, 2017  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Random Access

Random Access

| STAFF — I have a lot of thoughts. Some randomly pop into my head. They are influenced by myriad sources. They come. They go. Some are resolved. Some aren’t. This is a list: April, 8, 2017: Tonight I was informed about a “president” of a cultural association in Vancouver who does not come from […]

Ricepaper Magazine – Call for Submissions: Time and Space

February 2nd, 2017  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Ricepaper Magazine – Call for Submissions: Time and Space

Ricepaper Magazine – Call for Submissions: Time and Space

| STAFF – Reproduced from our friends at Ricepaper Magazine | In our latest submission call, we invite you to speak about time and space. Together, they create the universe. And as abstract as the formation may be, we strive for straightforward explanations. Yet from a human perspective—far removed from detailed descriptions of the cosmos—time […]

Ricepaper Magazine & Talkrice Travel Series

January 26th, 2017  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, TRAVEL | Comments Off on Ricepaper Magazine & Talkrice Travel Series

Ricepaper Magazine & Talkrice Travel Series

| STAFF – Started in 1994, Ricepaper Magazine is a Canadian literary outfit based in Vancouver and the longest running organization in the country dedicated to the promotion of Asian Canadian literature, culture, and arts. While it showcases Asian Canadian content and has historically dedicated its efforts to all things this, its team today recognizes […]

Kuala Lumpur – Value Eats – The Samosa

January 26th, 2017  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, FOOD | Comments Off on Kuala Lumpur – Value Eats – The Samosa

Kuala Lumpur – Value Eats – The Samosa

| STAFF – I recently returned from a trip to Southeast Asia where I sought to compare way of life there and in Vancouver within the context of intercultural relations and whatever else. My first stop was Kuala Lumpur, which locals call “KL.” One afternoon I walked into what I thought was an interesting fusion […]

Shinji & Obachan Go West

May 27th, 2016  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Shinji & Obachan Go West

Shinji & Obachan Go West

| On a warm evening in 2005, I was walking the girlfriend home and had just stopped by the neighborhood Family Mart for some Jeti, a beverage apparently for children but that I’d grown addicted to because, well, it’s chocolate so it’s good. On our way out of the store I witnessed something strange to […]

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 […]

Hut Contemporized – Muji

March 15th, 2016  |  by  |  published in ARCHITECTURE, HOME & GARDEN, FEATURE | Comments Off on Hut Contemporized – Muji

Hut Contemporized – Muji

| Back in November 2015, design specialists Curbed and designboom featured stories about household and consumer goods retailer Muji entering the micro homes space. Muji Hut will target those wanting a stylish, little place off the grid (or simply outside the city). Sales to start in 2017. The company enlisted three designers – Naoto Fukusawa, […]

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 […]

Strokes of Genius – Battle of the Brush | Season 6 Begins This Fri. Feb. 26

February 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in ARTS, FEATURE | Comments Off on Strokes of Genius – Battle of the Brush | Season 6 Begins This Fri. Feb. 26

Strokes of Genius – Battle of the Brush | Season 6 Begins This Fri. Feb. 26

| When Kevan Seng realized he had no change for the bus, it was decision time: (1) turn back (2) carry on and have faith the flock in front could break a ten. It would be the latter, a choice that took him from medicine salesman to cultural ambassador, community builder, and founder of one […]

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 […]

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