In you, I found home

The American novelist Chuck Palahniuk said it best: “I am the combined effort of everyone I have ever known.” And in this combined effort, I have created some semblance of a home. I tend to find pieces of myself in people. As I meet new people and our relationships ebb and flow, so too do […]

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To be vulnerable

This semester I have the privilege to join other SFU students in the 2018 Civic Innovation Change Lab, presented together by Radius SFU, SFU Beedie School of Business, CityStudio, and SFU Semester in Dialogue. I will definitely be reflecting a lot more on my experience in the Change Lab as the semester goes on, but suffice […]

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My one year conversion anniversary!

This year marks one year since my conversion. One year ago, at the Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) annual conference Rise Up, I experienced God in a new and profound way. To better explain, I will share my testimony, which I wrote and shared at the CCO Founder’s Dinner in Vancouver, which took place in November […]

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Struggles, triumphs and the fate of Vancouver’s Chinatown: A reflection

In light of the recent City of Vancouver proposal to make Vancouver’s Chinatown a UNESCO World Heritage Site, I wanted to share a piece that I wrote for a class on the current state of Chinatown and the need for action to take place with regards to heritage preservation. This comes especially after the recent […]

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The easiest and hardest word to say to God

Do you ever just ask why? Why is this happening to me? Why is this happening now? Why do bad things happen to me? Why can’t I be happy? Why is my life the way that it is? Just why? I asked myself those questions a lot. More accurately, I asked God those questions a lot. In those […]

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When the curtain falls on a main character in your life

I hadn’t heard from him in five months. Despite the benefit of the doubt that I had given him over the time that I had known him – “he was busy”, “he’s working tonight”, “he’s out with friends”, “he has better things to do than talk to me” – I realized that I hadn’t actually […]

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