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[book review]: eleanor guerrero-campbell's stumbling through paradise

Stumbling Through Paradise: A Feast of Mercy for Manuel del Mundo

by Eleanor Guerrero-Campbell

Friesen Press, 2016.
496 pages, $24 (Softcover)

– The opinions written in this review are my own, and not reflective of Friesen Press or any other publisher, publication, etc. 522 more words

food memories

I’ve been thinking about food a lot, lately. In the past year, I’ve been lucky enough to meet so many people in the Asian Canadian/Asian diasporic community, and while these relationships didn’t begin solely through food, many of the memories I have with them involve some event or conversation where food was a memorable factor.  1,341 more words

These Walls

It’s 21° out, not a cloud in the sky. There’s a slight breeze near the water, but it can’t reach through the narrow alleys, barbecue shops, and clan associations of Chinatown. 298 more words


Monolid daydreams.

A leaf falls against the window, a subtle impact on the glass.


Instinctively, I glance towards it, watching the leaf continue its gravity fuelled journey to the ground.   193 more words


Okay, sure

All of you know that I am an Asian-Canadian woman that is proud of her heritage and history. Not all of you know that I am a Reddit user. 498 more words

Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter To Do? A Memoir (Sort Of)

When I’m working at the public library and have to fill the biography display, I often try to put this one out for people to grab. 175 more words


Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid

Yes, this is an oldie but a goodie. From 1989, Canadian writer Evelyn Lau released her diary which documents her time as a teenage runaway who escaped into the depths of the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver’s roughest and toughest neighbourhood, even to this day in the face of gentrification it still holds strong. 72 more words