Reporting from the Motherland: Parental Love

As you know, Richmond Hill Asian has just returned from the ultimate Asian trip to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo to explore her cultural roots. Sponsored by her parents, this trip gave the opportunity to reclaim whatever Asianness she could in the midst of otherwise Canadian whitewashedness. (Actually, this trip was really just to attend a wedding in Singapore... Continue Reading →


Bubble Tea

Bubble Tea/Boba Tea/Pearl Milk Tea is the staple drink of the Richmond Hill Asian, who lives among some of the best and most reknowned bubble tea shops in the GTA. Every Richmond Hill Asian recalls the pure childish glee of finally acquiring one such drink after getting an A; recalls this sipping this delicious drink with... Continue Reading →

Being Late

An Asian will arrive only on the dot, or in various increments of lateness depending on the context. Arriving early, even to self-compose or mentally prepare for an event, is a waste of time that the Asian could have spent doing something else. It is also awkward to arrive at a social gathering only to... Continue Reading →


Pho is the Richmond Hill Asian’s staple food. Hearty and modestly priced, it never disappoints, and it is universally loved by all Asian-Canadians across the GTA. Meet an Asian from Scarbs, give your bro-shake, ask “wanna get lunch?” and as soon as you mention the word “pho” you know you’re game. On hot summer days, the... Continue Reading →

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