Earthquakes Updates

Earthquakes Updates

A friend told me about this free software download called Earthquake 3D. With the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, residents of British Columbia cannot help but watch in awe the devastation caused by Mother Nature. British Columbia is in an earthquake zone. Off the…

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?…

Bill C428 Is it good for Canada?

Bill C428 Is it good for Canada?

Let us hear your comments!!! Bill C-428 is an act to reduce the residency requirement for old age security pension from the existing 10 years to 3 years. This bill had first reading in the house on June 18, 2009. It was seconded by Bob…

Eating with a Spoon and Fork

Eating with a Spoon and Fork

A recent article on The Tyee Ezine by Canadian journalist Jayson Go talks about the social manner of eating with a “spoon and fork” which was considered “strange”, in fact “barbaric” as in “eating like a pig” by some Canadians. I am glad to see…

Latincouver brings salsa and  music to Vancouver

Latincouver brings salsa and music to Vancouver

According to Statistics Canada 2006, Latin Americans constitute one of the top 10 visible minority groups in Vancouver, numbering approximately 30,000 in total with latinos from different countries bound by one common language and the love for salsa music and dancing. In 2008, a group…

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…

Filipino Canadian Literary Star – Miguel Syjuco

Filipino Canadian Literary Star – Miguel Syjuco

From the country that produced Imelda Marcos, lover of shoes; Andrew Cunanan, serial murderer who killed Versace; Lea Salonga, lead singer of Broadway play Saigon, and Manny Pacquiao, world lightweight boxing champion…. now comes Miguel Syjuco, the new Filipino-Canadian literary star – the voice of…

Canadian Moose painted on Hands

Canadian Moose painted on Hands

I am happy to share this amazing photo of art painted hands by an Italian artist Guido Daniele. The photo depicts a Canadian Moose and the green grass all painted on hands. Guido Daniele is an artist who lives and works in Milan, Italy. He…