Lunar New Year is an extremely important time for many people of ESEA (East and Southeast Asian) heritage, but many organisations are missing the mark when it comes to celebrating this and supporting their ESEA people. This blog gives you some simple tips on just how to do this more and properly.
“Decision to Leave” is the must-see South Korean murder mystery film of the year that has more twists and turns and complications of love and suspicions than you could imagine. Read my full review of it here.
September is ESEA (East and Southeast Asian) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and honour ESEA people and communities across the UK, their heritage and cultures and their contributions to British society. That’s why I wrote this poem which is my 100th post on this blog!
Are you looking for a city break that has plenty to see and do in and around it? With something to see and do for everyone, Copenhagen is definitely a place to check out.
British-Chinese children’s author Maisie Chan’s second children’s novel “Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu” is a heartwarming and uplifting story about family ties and finding the fun in life again. Read my full review here.
It’s truly a complex and bizarre film with plenty of nuances and emotion, but “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is more than just a multiversal movie made to boggle the mind. It’s another step forward for Asian representation on the big Hollywood screen, exploring as many multi-faceted Asian diaspora identities as it does multiple universes and the concepts behind them and people.
“Sorry, Nenek” is another short story written by myself about a British-born half-Malaysian and half-Chinese gay man returning to Malaysia with his boyfriend. But how will his Malay grandma react to their visit? This short story is the first of two I will be posting here on Tan’s Topics this June for Pride Month.
The first sequel to Sue Cheung’s latest series of book is “Maddy Yip’s Guide to Holidays”. This time Maddy tries to find something to keep her excited and occupied during the holidays but when she finds that something, of course mayhem and mishaps soon follow. Read my full review of this funny and relatable book here.
It’s the webcomic and graphic novel series that’s been turned into a well-received Netflix show currently taking the LGBTQ community by storm. Read my review of “Heartstopper” here.
Chinese Language Day takes place every year on 20th April to celebrate this global, significant and amazing language. Here are my top 5 tips on how learners of any level can start learning Chinese or improve or maintain their language skills.