And now I ponder, about the times that we might have Caressing questions that sing from my mic stand Like damn what’s these feelings I’m revealing Like if I’d tell tha fellas I’d get smacked in my melon But it’s unique love only women can provide
When Alexandra and her friend Rachel, both graduates of Toronto’s Havergal College, an all-girls private school, were deciding which university to go to, they didn’t even bother considering the University of Toronto. “The only people from our school who went to U of T were Asian,” explains Alexandra, a second-year student who looks like a girl from an Aritzia billboard. “All the white kids,” she says, “go to Queen’s, Western and McGill.”
Or, as Alexandra puts it—she asked that her real name not be used in this article, and broached the topic of race at universities hesitantly—a “reputation of being Asian.”
Edit: MacLeans pulled the article, but the internet is cached.
An amazing wealth of information for OCAC & similar programs to participate in year round for youth or young adults of Chinese or Taiwanese descent around the world. (Some programs may accept any ethnicity background, YMMV)
I highly recommend these tours as they’re life changing, eye opening, and stupidly great for establishing friendships and connections all around the world. Plus you generally get to do all of it for (mostly) free (pay for your own airfare though) or even intern for money!
After having participated in both July 2007 and August 2010 OCAC tours, I have not only truly grown to appreciate and love my Taiwanese background, but also made plenty of good friends around the world. What you experience on these tours are definitely not found in your stereotypical University or College life…
“I’m always happy the share a beer with someone, regardless of what it is. There is no beer that’s ‘right’ for a time, place or meal, only the beer you want to drink. Don’t let anyone stop you from enjoying the beer you want to enjoy. I’ll continue to educate people about the beers beyond the light stuff, and drink craft beer when I can, but I’ll never dismiss someone based solely on what their drinking, or refraim from trying every beer I can get my hands on. That kind of snobbery and elitism is best left to wine drinkers.”—Confessions of a Miller High Life Drinker – Beeriety
“I just realized… that the bible may have never intended to be a book to be believed for everything it says. The bible may have been originally intended to just teach people things about life and what the right thing to do is, and people may have misinterpreted it as a book about what happened waaaaay back in time. Think about THAT Christians.”—I just realized… - highDEAS