Monthly Archives: April 2013

One memorable day

What day comes to define your life? Graduation day? The day that launched our career? The day our first child was born? Or the day we met the love of our life – or thought we did? David Nicholls gives … Continue reading

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Inspirational real-life story

When Conor Grennan joined an NGO for a 3-month volunteering stint at an orphanage in Nepal, he just wanted to impress his friends and earn his way into a self-indulgent trip around the globe. Little did he know that the … Continue reading

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Parisian Spring Fling

A misty pallor hangs dark grey over the rooftops and fat raindrops pelt early commuters trying to avoid muddy puddles at the bus stop. You may think this is the ordinary vista greeting Vancouverites in April, but instead it’s Paris … Continue reading

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Easter delight

Who is Jesus’s beloved disciple pictured in Leonardo’s Last Supper: John or Mary Magdalene? What secret code did Leonardo use to annotate his sketches and drawings? Did he use the mystical number phi to give his paintings their otherworldly splendor? … Continue reading

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Literary journey

What better way to start off our literary gourmet journey than with a sea voyage bildungsroman? Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table follows the rowdy adventures of 3 pre-teens on board of a ship from tropical Ski Lanka through the steamy Indian … Continue reading

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