If I had to pinpoint the most accessible cultural gift China has given the world, I would have to choose food. People who rarely meet Chinese people will tell me their favourite Chinese restaurant. They're trying to find common ground and food is the great common table at which we all partake. So let's talk… Continue reading Travels in China – the food
I uncover the story of my unknown uncle Yim, through a variety of sources from original documents to the BC archives
In March, 1945, a group of Chinese men travelled to London, England. It was the penultimate stop on their way to Poona, India. They had enlisted in the top-secret South East Asia Command (SEAC), known in India as "Force 136," and had completed basic training at Shilo, Manitoba. From Manitoba they boarded trains for the eastern… Continue reading Force 136 goes to London and takes some holiday snaps – a pictorial story of WWII
Ever wanted to blog a genealogy story of your own? Here are 11 tips to get you going.
I go on TV to talk about life as a genealogy blogger
This is a story about a wild idea that led to a whole summer of genealogical discovery, meeting new people, and publishing my first magazine article. The idea behind "Genealogy - a Detective Story" Have you ever wondered what you could do with a brand new tree and a few clues to get you started?… Continue reading The story behind the story “Genealogy – a Detective Story”
I'm running my 1st ever genealogy contest! Follow me to stay updated on my journey over the next months.
Who wrote "The storytellers"?
Inspired by the 2018 Olympics, a creative nonfiction story of Jesse Owens
Six months after Past Presence hit the web, I was invited to lecture at Professor Kwong's Asian American Studies class at Indiana University, Bloomington