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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.


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 […]

Portrait of former Dutch comfort women

Australian comfort woman

  The “comfort women” were not all Asian. Some were Dutch and Australian. Jan Ruff O’Herne was one of them. After 50 years of living with the shame and guilt in silence, she finally told her family about what happened to her in the Dutch East Indies during World War II. Since then, she has […]

Winsome Lee poses with her Salsa dance team.

Chinese Salsa diva shatters stereotypes

BY WINSOME LEE, GUEST CONTRIBUTOR The first time I walked into a Latin club in the early 90s, I stuck out like a sore thumb as a “chinita,” or “little Chinese girl” in Spanish. I stood out even more when I auditioned for Latin music videos – the only Asian woman standing in line amidst […]