• 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!



Memoirs of an expat woman

  We came to Japan from far and wide in search of work and adventure. The yen was high and life was good. This is dedicated to the expat women I befriended when I lived in Tokyo. It’s been more than a year since I repatriated to Canada, yet I have fond memories of the […]

A bird's eye view of Tarot Garden near the entrance.

A Wonderland of Sculptures in Tuscany

Nestled in the hills of Tuscany, off the beaten track, is a hidden gem. It’s called Il Giardino dei Tarocchi, or Tarot Garden. Most tourists don’t know about this place. I certainly didn’t until my friend who lives in the area told me about it. “I want to take you to a park,” Rosie says. […]

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 […]