I have an accent. Scratch that—I have accents, one in every language I speak.
On a quiet Sunday last fall, my in-laws decided that Feng and I had failed at parenting again. The situation was serious—at the ripe old age of 5, Mark couldn’t swim.
Canada is renowned for lots of things like maple syrup and ice hockey. However, one…
I’m not selfish, uncharitable or useless. Also, if you call me names, you’re an ass and if you make it to Canada, I hope the hockey team you may end up supporting loses for five seasons in a row—alternatively, I hope you lose a glove on a very cold day.
Last weekend’s ice storm was no joke. It scared me. Freezing rain creates an amazing scenery. Freezing rain causes accidents and damages. Lovely, but deadly.
I had sent a query to this publisher last October. I knew the email wasn’t going to bring me joy but closure.
Every day, I receive two of three emails or comments from strangers asking me to map out their destiny.
What we love more than a trip is to have the opportunity to travel entire…
If you don’t want to waste time in front of Judge Judy, here are a few programs worth watching to better understand Canada.
Feng and I froze. I looked over my shoulder. Mark was standing outside, by the door, his hand….
Apparently for Easter, I signed up for Kinder chocolate and an egg hunt at home, because that’s what we did last year and that’s what Mark is now expecting for the next twenty years.
It took me about a week to resume life where I had left off.
As a Canadian abroad, you’re just responsible for introducing people to cities other than Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto and you’re only expected to speak of winter.
When you travel to a new country there is always a lot to learn. New…
A little part of me still believes that if I try hard enough, Canada is the place to be for dreams to come true.
I’ll bite. I’ll give it another shot.
For all we knew, in Santiago, the world was ending on March 11. The mysterious date kept on showing up over and over again.
Another year has passed. This massive spaceship we live in called Earth has once again…
“You know that moment when you’re home and you don’t feel inspired, or you’re bored, or a bit down and you go out and suddenly, lost in the crowd, you forget all your problems and just enjoy the city?”
Buying street food might feel like a leap of faith—I draw the line at raw fish—but vendors take their role seriously and after all, you have no idea how clean restaurant kitchens are.
I’ve never been good at that “living the moment and no worrying about the future” thing. But it’s not just me—the smell of transition is in the air in Santiago too.
“I’ll get you new glasses in Santiago!” I promised, half because I knew exactly where to go, and half because I really didn’t want to see a Brazilian optometrist with my limited proficiency in Portuguese.
Have you ever seen choclo, aka Peruvian corn? A kernel is the size of a garlic clove.
As we discovered, the “Día Internacional de la Mujer” is widely observed in Chile, even though it’s not a public holiday.