Voicemail messages for grandparents

Voicemail messages for grandparents

Here is a free voicemail recordable message for grandparents. “Good morning. . . . Sorry we cannot come to the phone right now, please leave your name, number and time of call at the sound of the beep beep…. If you are one of our…

Chinese Tiger Mothers not a good Canadian role model

Chinese Tiger Mothers not a good Canadian role model

Book review articles about Amy Chua’s new book called “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” have started appearing in Canadian newspapers and magazines. The book is a memoir of Ms. Amy Chua, a Yale law professor’s parenting techniques that produced two overachieving daughters. Her technique?…

Asian Inspired – Red Wedding Dresses

Asian Inspired – Red Wedding Dresses

Red is traditionally the color of happiness in many Asian culture.  Since wedding signifies happiness, many Asian bridal wedding attires are in red. Wedding dresses in China, India (wedding sari) and Vietnam (in the traditional form of the Ao dai) are colored red, – which…

Canadian immigrant trapped between two cultures

Canadian immigrant trapped between two cultures

Mina and her husband are a ordinary Canadian immigrant family with a male dominated structure.  Husband is the provider, and works to support the family.  Mina stayed home to look after the two children.  Mina gets a good allowance to buy groceries and pay for…

Long Lost Son Returns to China

Long Lost Son Returns to China

This is the story of a adopted teenager, Christian Norris who was reunited with his biological parents after being separated for 10 years. His was an unusual case. He was the favored boy, the second son, illegal baby because of the one-child policy. He was raised by his uncle and grandmother. One day, during a bus excursion, he was lost in a crowded bus station, and ended up in an orphanage and picked up for adoption…

Chinese-Canadian Modern Wedding Tea Ceremony

Chinese-Canadian Modern Wedding Tea Ceremony

The Chinese has a long history with many traditions dating back to ancient times. One of the strongest tradition is the Chinese wedding ritual of tea ceremony, where the bride and groom offers tea to the parents of both families and in return the parents…

Have you been Imputed?

Have you been Imputed?

This is the story of Adam and Eve.  And Angelina. Adam was married to Eve for 10 years, until one day, while playing frisbee happily with his son in the front yard, a courier arrived delivering a letter stating that his wife (Eve) cannot live…

High profile Canadian interracial marriage

High profile Canadian interracial marriage

The most high profile Canadian interracial marriage is that of NDP leader Jack Layton and MLA Olivia Chow who married on July 9, 1988. It was not difficult to see that the two who work alongside each other, are truly in love. Theirs was an…