Do All Immigrant Experiences Count? Or Just SOME?

Everyone, important or not, seems to be writing or talking about their own immigrant experience or that of their family members.  That they came to escape persecution.  So here’s my piece.  Most of you know I’m a first generation Canadian… Continue Reading

Diversity and Kids of Immigrant Families

Recently, OMNI Television, a network of stations catering to a diverse ethnic community, started a campaign, asking the federal government and CRTC in Ottawa to offer the channel to all Canadians across the country and not just in certain communities. … Continue Reading

Am I Becoming ‘Conservative’?

Okay, I definitely DO NOT identify with the super-right wing, especially the American-style right (how can I?  I’m Canadian!  And I’m pro-equal marriage, too), but more and more, media outlets from the likes of Gawker Media (e.g. Jezebel, etc…) and… Continue Reading

‘Is Cynthia Your Real Name?’ and Other Weird Comments

The now-cancelled #racetogether campaign at American Starbucks locations had me thinking.  Ethnic issues aren’t something that I think about on a daily basis – it’s not something that really “affects” me all that often.  However, once in a while, things… Continue Reading

On Being a Child of Immigrants and Kids of Immigrants in General

So Fresh off the Boat has aired for a few weeks and I’ve had a bit of a chance to reflect a bit more.  And especially after reading experiences of other Asians on message boards, I feel privileged that my… Continue Reading

Thoughts on the Honest Ed’s Sale and Mid-Century Architecture

Last week, it was announced that the Bloor and Bathurst eyesore, Honest Ed’s and its surrounding “Mirvish Village” are up for sale.  I’ve had about a week to think about it, and have gone back and forth as to whether… Continue Reading