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Patricia Lim

Patricia Lim is the managing editor of Ricepaper magazine and a part-time librarian. She likes to meet weirdly interesting people and attend artsy events to stretch her mind. You can follow her on twitter @ricepapermag. 

Filipino Christmas celebrates family, faith and great food

A Filipino Christmas is filled with rich traditions, some of which might come as a surprise.

Red envelopes, firecrackers and astrology: Chinese New Year traditions

This year, Chinese New Year 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...