Family: A Common Value Shared by Filipinos and Canadians
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Family: A Common Value Shared by Filipinos and Canadians

Happy Family Day!  One great common value that Filipino’s and Canadian’s share is their value for the family. Family day is officially celebrated as a statutory holiday every third Monday of February in these provinces: New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. This year’s Family Day will fall on the 15th of February. …

How To Eat on A Budget As International Students
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How To Eat on A Budget As International Students

Canada is a great country to live and study. But, living in an amazing country does come with a big expense too, especially if you live in a metropolitan city like Toronto or Vancouver. It is no secret that international students already have spent a great sum on tuition fees. Markets Insider reported the average…

Living in Two Worlds: Canada and the Philippines
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Living in Two Worlds: Canada and the Philippines

We had a lovely conversation with Danah Reyes, an international student from Cavite, Philippines. We talked about her study experience in Toronto and how Canada broadened her perspectives of the world. In our previous article, we focused on her time as an international student. Here, we will talk more about culture and living in two…

Socialize Safely During the Pandemic
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Socialize Safely During the Pandemic

How do one socialize during a global pandemic? The short answer is that you don’t really socialize. Cases are rising almost everywhere. Toronto is looking at average of 2000+ cases every day and Ford has also implemented tighter lockdown rules. The global pandemic results in not only physical health issues, but also mental health challenges,…

9 Culture Shock That International Students Experience
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9 Culture Shock That International Students Experience

One thing that comes with immigrating to a completely different place is going through a culture shock, or perhaps, multiple culture-shocks. We have gathered a list of things that many international students have found either odd or amusing after they moved to Canada. Self Gas PumpIf you came from Asia, it probably never occurred to…