Patricia Lim Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/10102 en Filipino Christmas celebrates family, faith and great food http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2011/12/19/filipino-christmas-celebrates-family-faith-and-great-food A Filipino Christmas is filled with rich traditions, some of which might come as a surprise. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2011/12/19/filipino-christmas-celebrates-family-faith-and-great-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2011/12/19/filipino-christmas-celebrates-family-faith-and-great-food#comments Christmas Season Life bibingka ensaymada Filipino Canadian Filipino recipe Filipinos Joyce street lechon Manila Misa de Gallo noche buena Pinoy Pinoy Canadian Queso de Bola Mon, 24 Dec 2012 04:18:00 +0000 Patricia Lim 10103 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Red envelopes, firecrackers and astrology: Chinese New Year traditions http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/explainer/2012/01/23/red-envelopes-firecrackers-and-astrology-chinese-new-year-traditions This year, Chinese New Year&nbsp;will open up the Year of the Dragon. Well-known Chinese New Year’s traditions include firecrackers, cash-filled red envelopes, and wearing the colour red. Why do...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/explainer/2012/01/23/red-envelopes-firecrackers-and-astrology-chinese-new-year-traditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/explainer/2012/01/23/red-envelopes-firecrackers-and-astrology-chinese-new-year-traditions#comments Explainer cabbage Chinese Canadian Chinese diaspora Chinese New Year fortune Filipino firecracker fortune lion dancer lucky money Pinay red envelope Tue, 24 Jan 2012 02:03:00 +0000 Patricia Lim 10492 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com