On Chinese Wedding Traditions

Cynthia Cheng I like criticizing and commenting on weddings. Sometimes, to the point that I think I should be on the show, Four Weddings.  Of course, being on a reality show isn’t my cup of tea.  I want to be on television, but I also don’t want do subject myself to anything that may be seen […]

Brunch with CNN's Ali Velshi

Cynthia Cheng CNN’s Ali Velshi was the guest speaker at an event thrown by the Queen’s University Alumni Association on Sunday, February 28.  The event, which was held at Fuzion Resto Lounge in Toronto, also consisted of a delicious three-course brunch.  Cynthia (left) with Ali Velshi, post luncheon. After the main course, Mr. Velshi got […]

Upcoming Event: Queen's Alumni Association Presents Ali Velshi

Cynthia Cheng CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent, Ali Velshi (host of such shows as Your $$$$$ and The Ali Velshi Show.  His book, Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis, was published a year ago), an alumnus of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, will be speaking at Fuzion Resto-Lounge and Garden (580 Church Street) on […]

Hollywood Only Wants the Dough….They’re Not REALLY laughing at us

It seems that many (36.4%) of you believe that Hollywood is there to make money, not to laugh at (18.2%) or with (9.1%) society. At the same time, another 36.4% of you thought it was other. Personally, I feel that movies in the past 10 years have somehow been “dumbed down.”  Many movies (especially big budget pieces […]

Popular Entertainment and the Unintelligent

Hollywood seems to cater to those who would prefer unintelligent entertainment.  The movies which do well at the box office tend to be those with what I like to call the “crash, bang, boom” effect or part of franchises (which often have said effect) rather than those which tend to be thought provoking or have more of an […]

Cynthia's Thoughts on All Day Kindergarten

The Ontario government has recently announced that kindergarten, both junior (4-year-olds) and senior (5-year-olds) will be full day as of September 2010.  The program will combine “regular kindergarten” with daycare.  In addition, there’ll be more affordable after school, March Break and summer programs for older kids, making elementary schools “all year hubs.”  Many parents are […]

Cynthia's Thoughts on Ann Taylor Discontinuing Certain Sizes

I like Ann Taylor.   They’re one of a few stores in North America which do not carry petites sizes geared towards people my mom’s age, and I congratulate them for that.  However, on Wednesday, I found a note on my Facebook wall.  Ann Taylor will no longer be carrying 00P in their stores, just like […]

Bridal bliss, without breaking the bank, Part I

Leah Andrew According to the annual “What’s on Brides’ Minds” survey, conducted by Infosurv, Inc. for David’s Bridal, 75% of brides-to-be admit that they will have to make adjustments to their wedding budget as a result of the economic climate. About one quarter plan to cut their budget in half and one in ten said […]

Recession Valentine's Day: Celebrating Differently this year?

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