Whenever something feels culturally strange in North America, I learned to ask myself the following question: is this an actual thing or just a corporate money-grab excuse?
No matter whether you’re coming to celebrate Canada Day with us or if you’re reading this months or years after the event, here are a few more tips to enjoy your time in Canada!
Two feel-good stories featuring British author Cath Staincliffe and chocolate. Read on. It will make sense!
If you haven’t met any of us abroad—we are easy to spot with the Maple Leaf on our backpacks—let me tell you with a hint of pride that we are pretty chilled.
It starts with a predictable giant sign—well, two, actually, “Ottawa” and “#Stand for Canada.”
As the official head of the parental communication team, I was fully prepared to help Mark read the fine print of life in society.
When I logged back in Feedly, I realized there weren’t that many articles unread, certainly fewer than I had expected considering I follow about 50 personal blogs.
Who am I to grow impatient with a publisher? Oh yeah, I know why. Because of Quiznos.
I love Feng. I love Mark. But I’m not sure I always get the message across.
Following the USA and Japan, Canada is home to the third largest video game industry…
If you want to catch a glimpse of Canadian culture, watch Bon Cop, Bad Cop.
You wouldn’t believe how popular the yearly Tulip Festival is. Busloads of tourists suddenly show up to take pictures of flower beds and it’s almost impossible to find a parking spot around Dow’s Lake.
I still don’t consider Ottawa my “hometown” even though use of this word is appropriate since it is my fixed residence.
What happens after you send a query letter? You can either use hard data on hand to figure out if you stand a chance or create several scenarios in your head.
The Antarctic represents one of the last great pristine wildernesses left on Earth. It’s a…
It might be snowing in Quebec and raining in Edmonton, clear in Whistler and stormy…
France has a new president, democracy is safe and I was interviewed live on CBC. Enjoy my deer in the headlights look!
The different jobs I had taught me practical skills but also provided numerous clues to decipher Canadian culture.
“This is NOT a gun!” “That’s right. This is just a ‘T’ you happen to hold like a gun.”
At first, rain was good news. Non-frozen water falling from the sky meant temperatures were going up and we were transitioning into spring.
The queue at each food truck was as impressive as the skills displayed to eat poutine standing up without staining ties and skirts.
Thanks to big food corporations and the Ontario education system, we are at this pathetic stage: “can you at least eat the Goldfish crackers? Pizza taste? Cheddar taste?”
I won’t vote in the second round of the 2017 French presidential elections. I refuse to vote for a candidate or a party I don’t believe in.