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19 Sep 2017

Ho Chi Minh City

This month, we were delighted to visit the HCMC atelier of Vietnamese designer, Trinh Hoang Dieu. With shoes off and the evening lights dimmed, we crept lightly around the room. The Dieu dresses have a modern elegance that is rooted clearly in Vietnamese tradition. I spent a little too much time ogling

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17 Sep 2017

Tokyo Disney

Tokyo is a fascinating mix of the past and the future – from ancient Buddhist temples to hotels staffed entirely by robots. With its special wards, prefectures, subprefectures and massive population, we short-term visitors cannot claim to understand Tokyo. We can wander, wide-eyed, through the vibrant sub-cultures, admiring the creative fashion, art and food and seeing

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15 Sep 2017

Unbelievable

This Thunderbird Post was commissioned by Chief Tsa-wee-for his home in Gway’i/Kingcome Inlet. Carved by Yakuglas (Charlie James), the vividly painted post has made its way to the Vancouver Museum’s current Unbelievable exhibit. ‘The 100+ year journey of this house post,’ we read, ‘tells a tale of understandings and misunderstandings, displacements, substitutions, and resilience.’ Yakuglas’

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12 Sep 2017

McEnroe v Borg @ VIFF

Some of us are sufficiently creaky to remember their epic tennis rivalry: McEnroe versus Borg, ‘Fire’ vs ‘Ice,’ Left-Handed versus Right-Handed, Net-rushing vs Baseline. In official matches, it was 7 wins for the chill Swede, Bjorn Borg and 7 wins for the explosive New York prodigy, John McEnroe. In invitational matches, it was

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