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> 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> 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