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Lifestyle

Singing

There's a famous quote, "Singing are for the birds". I recently had the opportunity to sing like a bird on stage. A full three minutes with a four piece band. Okay, so it wasn't a full orch…
Harrison Hot Springs

One of the many perks of living in Beautiful British Columbia is the access to the great outdoors, from water sports in the Pacific Ocean to skiing or snowboarding in Whistler. You can drive for abou…
Bienvenido a Mexico!

It is around this time of year, after the holiday season and before Spring Break that I start having holiday withdrawal symptoms, especially for hot and sunny places. It is also the time when the gre…
A Visit to Hong Kong

This past Christmas I made a visit to Hong Kong. Although, I was not born in Hong Kong, I had lived there for over twenty years before immigrating to Canada. I have come to realize that I grew up in …
Happy Chinese New Year!

One of my favourite holiday seasons is Chinese New Year. Even though my father is English, he adapted and embraced all the customs of the Chinese including the most important festival of all, Chinese…
A Shaggy Dog Story

As a girl I grew up in a house filled with animals. We had dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, goldfish, turtles and thirteen African Love Birds. Actually, the Love Birds belonged to my fathe…
Aloha Hawai

Just as much as I love winter months and the holiday season, shortly after the New Year begins I yearn for warm weather, hot sunny days, white sandy beaches and tropical fruit. One of my favourite de…
Let Them Eat Cake

I recently celebrated my birthday with a black cake. A pitch black, dark as midnight cake! On top of the cake was a doll dressed all in black with blue, yellow and pink ruffles down the front of her…
The Reluctant Foodie

My job as a radio and television program host here in Vancouver for a predominately Chinese audience has been to date a rewarding and exciting one. Besides having the opportunity to meet people from …
Afternoon Tea

I have the fondest memories of my childhood growing up in England. As a girl who is half English from my father’s side and half Chinese from my mother’s side, my family lived mainly in Hong Kong and …
Las Vegas Holiday

There really is no other city like Las Vegas. Situated out in the Nevada desert with its imposing high rise hotels and artificial pools, one almost feels like an extra on a futuristic movie set. Howe…
San Francisco Holiday

I recently had the opportunity to spend a quick week in San Francisco. The last time I was there was over six years or so ago. On that trip I stayed in the historic St. Francis Hotel near Union Squar…