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21 Days: NYC, DC, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City (Part III)

PART III: TORONTO

The main purpose of this trip is for visiting my uncle and my cousins. This is my first time visiting them in Canada even though they have visited us in Singapore several times. 201 more words

Travel

Parents who shame kids are committing 'child abuse': psychology prof

TORONTO — A University of Toronto psychology professor is sounding off on the lasting impact a parent’s shaming can have on children. It’s a topic that has been thrust back into the spotlight following the recent suicide of a 13-year-old girl in Tacoma, Wash. 666 more words

News

A Classy Evening at Casa Loma

Last week, one of our friends, Miche invited us to an elegant evening at the beautiful Casa Loma in Toronto. It’s a historic and memorable old landmark that is now used for classy events like weddings or in this case, an alumni / reunion night featured by the… 367 more words

Toronto

Happy Friday: Doors Open, Lenny Better!, Spring Sights & Casa Loma

Happy sunny and hot Friday, folks! We’ve been having incredibly humid and very warm weather lately – and I love it! Anything that isn’t minus -40 and has a windchill that makes me wanna cry makes for a happy day. 1,114 more words

Weekend

116 - some really weird, but cool dudes.

Survived a day of terribly boring BioSafety training. I walked into the room this morning, unsure where I should sit. I noticed Bill from the same lab group as me was there so I decided it wouldn’t hurt to talk to someone relatively unknown to me. 353 more words

Life

The journalists are not alright

This article was originally published in the 2015 Langara Journalism Review.

The wind carried the smell of death. Bodies lined sidewalks of the Filipino city of Tacloban and filled the beds of cargo trucks while others, still trapped under the rubble, awaited recovery.  1,745 more words

ritual of spring

The Sakura Project

The Sakura Project was started in the year 2000 with the objective of planting 3000 Japanese flowering cherry (Sakura) trees in Ontario as a symbol of Japan-Canada friendship.  76 more words

Toronto