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    Stitch and Bitch

    I have a confession to make. I’m addicted to knitting and crocheting. It all started last winter when I joined a Stitch and Bitch group and I’ve been hooked ever since.

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    A Comic Blog

    These days, it seems like everybody has a blog. But get this. I met a Japanese woman in Toronto, Canada, who has a comic blog – Days of Hanako.

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    Hawaiian Adventures

    Aloha! Ever dreamed of going to Hawaii? Well, I certainly did. My dream came true – three times! There’s more to Hawaii than just a tropical getaway. Here are my Hawaiian adventures.

  • 2014 The Year-of-the Horse

    The Year of the Horse

      The Year of the Snake has slithered away and the Year of the Horse has galloped in. January 31 is a new year in the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Gong Xi Fat Cai!

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    Zurich: New Year, New Country

      It’s a new year, and I’m in a new city and a new country. Grüezi from Switzerland! Zurich sits on a finger lake nestled in the foothills. The only skyscrapers here are church steeples and mountains. On a clear day, you can see the Swiss Alps in the distance.


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A modern Pakistani woman

Meet Nasreen Jadmani. She’s lived in five countries, has been educated abroad and now runs her own business. She’s a modern Pakistani woman. She’s President and CEO of Snazzy Events, an event management company in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. She also considers herself a practicing Muslim but not very religious. “I enjoy freedom. I […]

Historical immigration document for Chinese entering Canada

History of the Chinese in Canada

  The Chinese have a long history in Canada. The men came in the 19th century to work in the gold mines, but they ended up working as coolies on the railroad. Thousands died building the Trans-Canada Railway in dangerous working conditions. Some of the men had wives and families back in China, but they […]

Overlooking the Tuscan hills from a restaurant in Capalbio Castle

Trip to Capalbio, Tuscany

  I went to Italy to visit an old friend who lives in an 800-year-old castle. Rosie and I have known each other for 34 years. She’s Canadian too. Over the years, we’ve lost touch but we’ve always found each other. She has been living in a small town in Italy for about 25 years. […]