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My Experience as a Parent Motivating My Child into Post-Secondary Education (UBC)

My daughter got accepted into UBC!

Yes I am a proud parent. My daughter got into UBC in September and like many Asian parents, we feel our job was partly done. 294 more words

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First Senior Photo Session

Over the years I’ve gotten good feedback on the photos I’ve taken at events, parties, and at photo sessions before the proms and dances my kids have attended. 112 more words


Drugs, Sex, Lies, and the Murder of Meredith Kercher

In 2007 an intriguing case of exchange students living in Italy, and a sex game gone wrong came to light.

Meredith Kercher, aged 21, who was a British exchange student from Surrey, England and a student of Leeds University, was found dead at a house she shared with 3 other students in Perugia, Italy. 956 more words

News, Features, Analysis

Why Study Abroad?

Why study abroad?

I asked this question years ago when I had to decide whether to spend one year on exchange. Many undergraduate students are concerned about spending an extra year in school and having to pay an extra year of tuition. 333 more words

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Reverse Cultural Shock - Returning Exchange Students

Last week when I attended the Richmond Hospital Foundation Gala, I sat beside Carol, a woman with 1 son and 1 daughter, both of whom studied abroad in Japan six years ago. 190 more words

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Deseeding The Jalapenos

We typically make our carnitas once a month or so.  And, although the eating of the carnitas (tacos, fajitas, tex-mexey stuff) is quite popular, the prepping of them is not.   514 more words


Asian Destruction Crew

AKA:  My introduction to Window blind repair

It started with our exchange students not understanding the complexities of working a US generic window blind.  I will admit to a part of this being conjecture, but here is how it goes…. 627 more words