Growing Up with Asian Pop

Music is essential to the Asian experience. How else can you explain the popularity of piano lessons and karaoke? While Mississauga kids grew up with BET, Richmond Hill Asians tapped into the cultural bank already at their disposal. Discerning Asians tuned into J-pop (Japanese pop), K-pop (Korean pop) or C-pop (Cantonese/Chinese pop), genres just as varied as the natural world. Thus,... Continue Reading →

Kate Spade Bag

In the making of a Richmond Hill Asian, the designer purse is integral. While Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Prada have always reigned supreme, a slightly more affordable and trendy designer(1) piece consists of the Kate Spade crossbody bag. These tiny accessories, often pastel or two-toned coloured and plated with Kate Spade's famous insignia, hang proudly off... Continue Reading →

Ricers and Cars

What are Ricers? The other day, my non R-Hill friend remarked: "Wow, there are a lot of ricers here."  This surprised me, because as a long term citizen of Richmond Hill, I'd assumed these cars were normal. Then I opened my eyes and realized how prevalent the "ricer" phenomenon is, and its implications on our (sub)urban landscape.... Continue Reading →

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