Barefoot Princess Wears Head Scarf Entering Mosque

Barefoot Princess Wears Head Scarf Entering Mosque

At the Royal Jubilee Tour to Malaysia, Princess Kate Middleton had the opportunity to visit the Assyakirin Mosque which is the biggest mosque in Malaysia. Respect for local tradition In accordance with Muslim religious protocol, women must wear a veil or head scarf and be…

Kate Middleton wears Maria Clara inspired gown

Kate Middleton wears Maria Clara inspired gown

  Maria Clara inspired gowns are formal wear for ladies in the Philippines.  During the Royal Southeast Asian Tour of September 2012, Kate Middleton wore colourful Asian-inspired gowns.  One of these is clearly a Maria Clara type gown that is a traditional dress in the…

Famous people born in the year of the Dragon

Famous people born in the year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year 2012 falls officially on January 23, 2012 being the first day of the Chinese lunar year 4710. Occupying the 5th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is the mightiest of the signs. Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition.…

Maria Aragon, a Filipino-Canadian from Winnpeg became international star

Maria Aragon, a Filipino-Canadian from Winnpeg became international star

When Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the July 1 Canada Day celebration, Maria Aragon, a Filipino-Canadian sang Canada’s national anthem “O Canada”, in both English and French. Meeting celebrities and royalties is not something new to Maria Aragon.  She had already sang with Lady…

Gianna Hun South Korean actress in Snow Flower role

Gianna Hun South Korean actress in Snow Flower role

Gianna Hun is the westernized name for  Jun Ji Hyun, a South Korean actress and model who made her Hollywood crossover role in the movie “Blood, the Last Vampire”.  Gianna Hun plays the leading role for “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” a Sino-American movie…

This Famous Canadian is Half Dutch-Half Chinese

This Famous Canadian is Half Dutch-Half Chinese

Half Dutch, Half Chinese, this is one of the many faces of The New Canadians.   Kristin Kreuk is a second generation child of immigrants.  She was born and raised in Canada, attended school in North Vancouver, BC and  she possesses many of the Canadian values…

Jane Mclean – Who?

Jane Mclean – Who?

Jane McLean is making a mark in the entertainment industry, and Filipino Canadian immigrants are proud to call her one of their own.  Philippine women  are well known for their exotic beauty and Jane McLean is another example.   Indeed!  beneath that pretty face there…

Sandra Oh and Father

Sandra Oh and Father

She is the daughter of middle-class Canadian Korean immigrants. Her father is a Canadian-Korean businessman and her mother, a bio-chemist. Coming from a family of scientists, lawyer and academics, she broke the mould of a typical Canadian-Korean family, by going into movies. She applied the same hardworking ethics of Canadian immigrant families but into a different field, and succeeded. What’s so admirable is that Sandra Oh is not particularly beautiful in the western definition of beauty, yet she managed to make a career in Hollywood just out of sheer talent and hard work.

Getting Married for a Resident Visa

Getting Married for a Resident Visa

Hollywood tackles the problem of immigration with a simple solution, get married. In the movie “The Proposal” starring Ryan Reynolds, a 32 year old Canadian actor from Vancouver, (he is the real-life husband of Scarlet Johanssen). Ryan plays the role of an ambitious American assistant to a Canadian boss (Sandra Bullock) of a US publishing firm. Faced with a deportation order for working illegally in the USA, Bullock bullied Reynolds into marrying her to get her immigration papers.