A numeric look at the Year of the Monkey!

A numeric look at the Year of the Monkey!

2016 is the 4713th year in the Chinese calendar. Lichun (立春) traditionally signifies the first day of spring, which falls on February 4, 2016. In the lunisolar calendar, New Year’s Day might be before or after Lichun.  Chinese New Year Day of Fire Monkey Year is...
Safety over superstition: No more skipping fours, er, floors

Safety over superstition: No more skipping fours, er, floors

Have you ever been in a Vancouver building and it’s missing the 4th and 13th floor? It’s not because the architect can’t do basic math. It’s because of superstition. Well, no more! There will now be floors 4 … and 13, and 14, and 24, and, you get the point. According...
Launch of the new Choice Communication website

Launch of the new Choice Communication website

You may have noticed something a little different about our website. OK, actually, a whole lot different. Over the past month or so, we’ve been working on this new look — a fresher one — for Choice Communication and we’re excited to finally launch it. From the sleeker...
What is in a name?

What is in a name?

It is my honour to introduce a community leader, a mentor and a great friend, Tung Chan, who has taken the time and trouble to write a blog post for us. Enjoy! The Federal election season is fast approaching. The BC civic election was a mere three months ago. Every...

To catch the Chinese tourism boom

According to the latest figures released by Tourism Vancouver, for the first four months in 2014, the number of tourists from Mainland China increased by 27.8% compared to the same period last year.  China has surpassed the UK as Vancouver’s second largest...