Bienvenue en France. The destination may be considered “glamorous” but my first stop after landing isn’t—I need to go to the restroom.
Oh, and while we are on the topic… stop ordering “French fries” in France.
Online personal attacks hurt. This one took me by surprise because they came from someone I knew.
It’s amazing how combinations of spices can turn an ordinary mix or grains and vegetables into something super yummy. So, slow cooking 101: know your spices.
Let’s be honest about it, when it comes to being healthy with our food, a…
I wanted to please. I wanted my in-laws to like me. They are Feng’s only family and the only familiar faces I knew in Canada. It made sense to get on well, to stick together like grains of rice.
I wish I had believed in the power of the slow cooker earlier.
North America’s delicate ears shall not be assaulted by strong language, much like delicate eyes shall not be exposed to nipples and delicate taste buds cannot stand foul unpasteurized cheese.
On Canada Day, after snapping the expected Mark-with-a-flag, Mark-with-a-moose-hat and Mark-being-cute shots, I started to…
It had been a while since our last Canada Day in the national capital, aka “for once we are the centre of the word” city.
In North America, we are all little special snowflakes quick to (over)share what makes us unique, exotic, different.
Over the hotter months, there is a catchphrase that can be read or heard everywhere: “it’s summer, it’s (insert relevant product or service) season!”
Speaking at least two languages fluently is so common in the immigrant community that I tend to forget it is indeed… a skill.
“I have no idea hat to make!” I bawled. “I’m so fucking sick and tired of buying food, cutting food, cooking food, cleaning up food!”
Since the 1st of May, the Fort McMurray wildfire continues to rage across the midsection…
Beyond the solitary writing exercise and the somewhat “dry” technical aspect of managing a website, blogging includes a more social component.
What are the trendy words of the day? Let’s go with “hipster foods.” This is…
This summer, I’m celebrating the six-year anniversary of my company, Maple World Translation. I’m still a full-time freelancer and despite the ups and downs, I love my status.
If you can turn on a computer, connect to the Web and write an email, you have enough technical skills to start a blog.
Two of the world’s most popular holiday destinations are London and Paris. Often those making…
Mark has his nemesis… and now I have mine. It’s like a SM relationship without the kinky stuff people do naked.
When it comes to beautiful beach holiday destinations, there are few regions in the world…
I’m taking you behind the scenes of blogging to explain what has been going on between the keyboard and the screen for the past ten years. Plot twist: I am a real human being, not a computer program.
Before writing this article, I wanted to calm down and step back. I wanted the experience to be over and behind us for good. But I don’t know if it’s over and I’m still angry, so maybe writing will help, after all.