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MIFF Accent on Asia

Each year the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) showcases an array of local and international films to Melbourne’s cultural elitist punters. As someone with an academic and personal background in Asian studies, each July finds me skimming through the festival’s offerings on Asian films, appropriately subcatergorised as… 811 more words


China: Student Leaders Plead Not Guilty

Three prominent student leaders of last year’s Occupy campaign have pleaded not guilty in Eastern Court to charges arising out of a protest at the forecourt of government headquarters in… 223 more words



To consult is to give or get help or advice. When you don’t know the meaning of a word, you consult a dictionary. That’s why you’re here, right? 58 more words


70 Years Ago Today: Japanese Surrender 

On September 2, 1945, the Japanese representatives signed the official Instrument of Surrender, prepared by the War Department and approved by President Truman… 415 more words

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I'm Back in Myanmar!

And I plan to stay here for a while…

The story of how I ended back in one of my favourite counties a bit of a tale. 754 more words


"At least someone here is multicultural."

“At least someone here is multicultural.”

That’s what the Korean-Canadian customer said to the Sri-Lankan-Canadian woman behind the counter at Tim Horton’s on Kingsway in Burnaby. 303 more words