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Ep 19: Exploring Roots: 婆婆 po4 po4 & the Police – Raided, Arrested & Pregnant

In May of 1978, the North and South Vietnamese đồng currencies were unified. This episode features a story from my  婆婆 po4 po4 (maternal grandmother) about one particular memory and experience she had during this time in Hanoi. Her home was raided, searched and most of her belongings taken away. Tune in to hear the…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 19: Exploring Roots: 婆婆 po4 po4 & the Police - Raided, Arrested & Pregnant
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Ep 18: A Letter From Ly Van Huy – Journey to Freedom Day 2022

Today, April 30th 2022 marks 2 special occasions – Journey to Freedom Day here in Canada, and Holding Heritage’s 1 year anniversary! To learn more about Journey to Freedom Day, hop back over to Episode 3! In today’s episode, I share a couple parts of a really special memento, which is a handmade scrapbook that was…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 18: A Letter From Ly Van Huy - Journey to Freedom Day 2022
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Ep 17: Thanushi Eagalle & Wild Bee Florals – Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC

Today’s episode is the final one in this round of our Newcomer Entrepreneur Series and I am so excited to have the honor of featuring Thanushi Eagalle – Thanu for short – she is the owner of Wild Bee Florals in the Comox Valley. Head over to wildbeeflorals.com to check out Thanu’s beautiful website and everything they have to…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 17: Thanushi Eagalle & Wild Bee Florals - Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC
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Ep 16: Juan Calero & HJ Landscaping – Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC

Today we sit down with Juan Calero – owner of HJ Landscaping in the Comox Valley. Juan was born and raised in Nicaragua and left the country during his mid twenties – around the historically significant Nicaraguan Revolution.  We explore Juan’s immigration experiences and entrepreneur journey.You can also read the online article for Juan’s story here. This…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 16: Juan Calero & HJ Landscaping - Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC
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Ep 15: Tania Ly – Gold Phoenix Asian Foods – Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC

Today we sit down with Tania Ly – owner of Gold Phoenix Asian Foods in the Comox Valley. Gold Phoenix Asian Foods focuses on offering the Comox Valley authentic Cantonese and Vietnamese cooking classes as well as small batch dim sum orders via their online store! We explore Tania’s entrepreneur journey, experiences, challenges and successes.You can also read…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 15: Tania Ly - Gold Phoenix Asian Foods - Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC
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Ep 14: Linh Nguyen & Pearly Nails – Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC

Today we sit down with Linh Nguyen – owner of Pearly Nails and Spa in the Comox Valley.Linh was born and raised in Vietnam and immigrated to Canada 7 years ago. Within the short amount of time, she worked hard to open her own salon at the age of 23! We explore her newcomer entrepreneur journey, experiences,…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 14: Linh Nguyen & Pearly Nails - Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC
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Ep 13: The Year of the Tiger | 新年快樂 | Chúc Mừng Năm Mới

Happy Lunar New Year!   |    新年快樂!    |    Chúc Mừng Năm Mới! In today’s episode, I’ll be going over some of the many common New Year greetings and wishes in both Cantonese and Vietnamese to help wish you, your family and loved ones all the best for the year of the tiger…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 13: The Year of the Tiger | 新年快樂 | Chúc Mừng Năm Mới
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Ep 12: Building Heritage: Growing Up Ngai with Michael and Chon

In this episode I chat with 2 friends – Michael and Chon about growing up speaking an obscure dialect of Chinese referred to as Ngai! We dive into what it was like for them, and how they’ve both navigated growing up in Canada and England.  Be sure to visit holdingheritage.com for show notes and more information. Music…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 12: Building Heritage: Growing Up Ngai with Michael and Chon
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Ep 11: Building Heritage: 8 Months Pregnant & Headed to 北海 [bak1 hoi2] – with 何水嬌 and Annie

Today’s episode is an exciting one because I get to introduce one of my best friends, Annie – and her incredible mom!  We share with you today a really remarkable and poignant moment in Annie’s Mom’s refugee story – which was when she was almost left behind in China while being 7-8 months pregnant with…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 11: Building Heritage: 8 Months Pregnant & Headed to 北海 [bak1 hoi2] - with 何水嬌 and Annie
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Ep 10: Building Heritage: Bringing Sriracha to Canada & Food as a Pathway to Intergenerational Connection with Raymond Liens

In today’s episode, I’m really happy to be able to introduce you to Raymond Liens, he shares pieces of his wonderful family story – like growing up in South Vietnam, their journey to Canada being government sponsored, opening the first South-East Asian grocery store in Winnipeg – being the first to bring Sriracha to Canada,…

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 10: Building Heritage: Bringing Sriracha to Canada & Food as a Pathway to Intergenerational Connection with Raymond Liens
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