• Colour photo of Albert Einstein

    Swiss Life: Einstein’s House

    A genius once lived in my neighbourhood. Perhaps you’ve heard of him? His name was Albert Einstein. Countless times, I’ve walked by his house on Hofstrasse 116  in ignorance until a taxi driver told me.

  • Vintage knitting picture

    Swiss Life: 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.

  • Animated portrait of the author of Days of Hanako

    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.

  • Maui

    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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  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 […]