“I would say Chinese Canadian itself is a culture. I not only practice Chinese traditions but also celebrate Canadian culture. When I first moved to Canada from Hong Kong, I was trying so hard to learn everything about Canada, from the food to the national anthem. But I later realized forcefully accepting everything “Canadian” was not all I wanted. I can be honest with myself that I like having Chinese food while watching hockey at the same time! Food culture definitely is my favourite, and I love both soup dumplings and Costco’s poutine! Canadian culture is multicultural, open and inclusive. Therefore, I no longer hesitate to practice my hometown culture in Canada.
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