Keep Away from the Crow
by Hongxin; April 12, 2009
Hongxin explains Chinese beliefs and idioms related to the crow. Read the story
A Walking Joke
by Zarghoona; April 5, 2009
Zarghoona writes about the importance of understanding idiom, and the bad results if you don't! Read the story
The Cubic Life
by Beatrice; March 21, 2009
Beatrice's piece chronicles the life of Lily, a rebellious girl growing up in China, who later emigrates to Canada. Read the story
Maintain Speed or Brake?
by Mavis; July 1, 2008
Mavis finds it difficult to adjust to driving in Canada. Read the story
Halloween Every Day!
by Catalina; June 2, 2008
Catalina finds a new vision of fashion in Vancouver. Read the story
Maybe He Was Right
by Beatrice; June 2, 2008
Beatrice reflects on the difference between arranged and love marriages. Read the story
by Victoria; May 25, 2008
Victoria finds Canadians more talkative and friendly than at home. Read the story
by Josephine; May 25, 2008
Josephine writes about parents facing their children's departure from home. Read the story
Do I Need to . . .?
by Teresa; May 19, 2008
Teresa raises thoughtful questions about the independent spirit she's encountered in Canadian life. Read the story
An Upside Down World
by Masaru; March 30, 2008
Masaru's experience learning the opposite culture of Canada. Read the story
How I Saved My Party
by Ben; March 23, 2008
Ben's Lunar New Year celebration is saved by some good advance preparation. Read the story
Focussing on Status
by Suzanne; March 9, 2008
Suzanne explains some key differences between east and west. Read the story
What is that Teacher's Name?
by Ruth; March 9, 2008
The story of Ruth's confusing first day in English class. Read the story
Beauty Goes Shopping
by Kamila; March 3, 2008
Kamila contrasts Polish and Canadian attitudes towards beauty. Read the story
To Enjoy a Party (May 6, 2007)
Indecision can lead to misunderstandings. Here are some valuable tips for enjoying any party. Read more . . .
Do as the Romans Do (May 5, 2007)
Should you call your teacher, "teacher"? Read more . . .
The Wall (April 14, 2007)
I hardly ever saw a wall in Vancouver on my first day in Canada. It really surprised me! Read more . . .
Giving Praise (April 2, 2007)
Living in Canada, we may have cultural differences. Do they make you curious, confused, or excited? Read more . . .