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Learning to appreciate myself

Growing up, I hated being Asian. I had no appreciation for my hair colour, skin colour or my facial features. I just hated it. I was surrounded by white people and sometimes I even wished I was white because I thought it was the greatest race of them all. 234 more words

A Different Pond by Bao Phi

A Different Pond by Bao Phi; illustrated by Thi Bui. 2017. Published by Capstone Young Readers.

Brief summary: A young boy gets up early with his father on a Saturday when most people sleep in. 235 more words

Picture Book Review

Spicy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Somehow I reached the ripe age of 35 without ever having made chicken noodle soup from scratch. Last night, that changed! Ok, I didn’t make the noodles from scratch…I figured homemade gnocchi the night before was ambitious enough for one weekend. 208 more words


#ARCstravaganza // American Panda

BOOKSTAGRAM MONDAY IS HERE!! If you’ve been on my blog before you can’t help but notice what an Asian fangirl I am… so when I saw a contemporary YA with really Chinese parents I know I HAD to read it, + a college setting! 403 more words


Sticky Kaffir and Tamarind Tofu

Sadly, many people believe tofu is boring. Perhaps recipes like this one are secret, locked away from view unless you have the password or know the secret phrase to say. 404 more words




Took leave on a Monday just cause I feel like it. Initial idea was to check out “The Halia” @ Botanic Gardens, but this Sam is just not that adventurous when it comes to traveling just for food. 161 more words


Honey and hoisen fall-off-the-bone ribs- with instant pot!

The instant pot strikes again!

Growing up in a Canadian-Chinese household meant inheriting a second-hand version of my parents’ culture. I often wondered if I could call myself Asian if I had never lived in Asia? 380 more words

Dinner In 30 Mins Or Less