Brian Trinh
Brian Trinh is a video editor with the Huffington Post Canada

Entries by Brian Trinh

Food Bridges Culture, But Can It Fill The Gaps In My Identity?

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2017 | 11:39 AM

born and raised

There's a quote from a dead French guy I've always adored and it goes something like this: "Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you what you are."

I love it because I've always considered it true. It's right up there...

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Ice Dragon Boat Festival Comes To Ottawa In North American First

(26) Comments | Posted January 18, 2017 | 7:58 AM

Sometimes all you need to do is add ice.

At least that's the idea behind ice dragon boat racing. The newly unveiled sport arrives in North America in a historic first and Ottawa's hosting the inaugural race.

For the uninitiated, dragon boating takes crews...

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Organize Toys In Under 2 Minutes

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2016 | 12:39 AM

When you've got five kids, you pick up a thing or two about cleaning up after their toys.

Just ask Lisa Canning. The home-decor expert and mom says organizing her children's toys in a way they'll respond to can be an uphill battle.

Fortunately, it's a challenge...

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Declutter Your Home: Start With This 1 Simple Rule

(3) Comments | Posted December 9, 2016 | 12:33 AM

Decluttering the home is a lot like achieving world peace: it's a goal everyone wants to reach but no one's quite sure where to start.

And while peace on earth is a complex matter, decluttering your home doesn't have to be if you follow this one rule from

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Home Decor Ideas: 3 Tips To Add Polish To Your Pad

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2016 | 12:27 AM

You've bought the furniture, you've hung your frames and unpacked all your knick knacks, but something about your living space feels still feels incomplete.

But rather than driving yourself bonkers with rearranging all your stuff, interior designer Lisa Canning recommends you consider adding a little polish to pull everything together....

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Indoor Plants Can Liven Up Your Home's Decor

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2016 | 12:21 AM

If you find your home lacking in colour, you'd best break out your green thumb.

Adding florals and houseplants to a space can be an easy way to inject living energy that furniture or art can't replicate, says design guru Lisa Canning.

Plus, plants are fun additions...

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I Regret 'Doing More' To Fit In As A Minority In Canada

(3) Comments | Posted October 4, 2016 | 4:14 PM

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born and raised

There are three things I regret to this day.

There's that time I neglected to thank my homeroom teacher during a valedictorian speech addressed to the entire school. I thanked just about every other teacher inside that...

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I Always Wondered Why My Parents Never Said 'We're Proud Of You'

(20) Comments | Posted August 22, 2016 | 1:01 PM

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brian trinh children of immigrant parents

My childhood was defined by my achievements.

Shortly before turning 11, I made class valedictorian.

By the time I hit middle school, I was bringing home more As than a family-sized box of Alphabet...

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The Raptors Lost Against Cleveland But They've Won Our Respect

(1) Comments | Posted May 28, 2016 | 8:44 AM

The Toronto Raptors are not your 2016 NBA Playoff Champions.

If I had read that a year ago, I wouldn't have cared or expected any differently. When it comes to sports teams, Torontonians are used to disappointment.

It happened last year with the Blue Jays. Toronto...

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Why Does Hollywood Keep Whitewashing? (And Why Do We Let It Happen?)

(28) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 12:13 PM

"I'm so sick of this," my friend writes over G-Chat. She sends a link to accompany her annoyance and I click.

It's news over Paramount and Dreamworks Studios' decision to cast Scarlett Johansson in the live-action adaptation of the Japanese comic series Ghost in the Shell. She's...

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'X-Men Apocalypse' 30-Second Super Bowl Trailer Shows Off Olivia Munn As Psylocke

(2) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 7:40 AM

The end is near if the latest "X-Men Apocalypse" trailer is a sign of things to come.

The 30-second spot debuted during Super Bowl 50 and offered one of the best, albeit brief, looks at the film's villains so far. For starters, we finally get to see Olivia Munn's...

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Chefs Reveal The Biggest Mistakes Home Cooks Make

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 12:59 PM

Failure's a cruel teacher, particularly in the kitchen, but it's often what separates cooks from the chefs and the pros from the amateurs. It's not a question of how many mistakes cooks make, but a matter of what they learn from their errors.

After all, sometimes it takes a few...

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Living on $1.75 a Day Opened Our Eyes to the Struggle of Millions

(20) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 3:04 PM

The rules were simple: consume only $1.75 worth of food and drink each day, and do it...

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11 Complaints That'll Get You Labelled As A Whiny Millennial

(18) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 2:10 PM

If there are names millennials are sick of being called, "whiny" falls somewhere near the top of the list next to "entitled" and "ungrateful."

But sometimes you run across a few who fit the stereotype of a twenty-something beleaguered with so many first-world problems, Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea...

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'Pressure Cooker,' W Network's New Cooking TV Show, Keeps Things Fresh And Canadian

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 3:30 PM

The current state of TV cooking competitions is like a buffet: there's ample variety, and more than enough to consume in one go, but stick around too long and your options all start to look the same.

Between "Cutthroat Kitchen," "Iron Chef," "Top Chef," "Master Chef," "Chopped" and their respective...

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Making A Scene: Who Is Hollywood's Best Batman?

(4) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 4:55 PM

"Making a Scene" is an AOL On Originals series featuring actor, director and film-buff James Franco. Each week, Franco will take his passion for movies and mash up two of cinema's most iconic flicks in a way only he can imagine.

We're still years away from "Batman...

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Tim Hortons Extra-Large A Ripoff? Here Are The Facts (VIDEO)

(35) Comments | Posted September 6, 2014 | 10:43 AM

Some coffee drinkers might see their cup as half full while others see it as half empty but if you're a regular drinker of Tim Hortons' extra large, you might have had reason to view your cup as a rip-off.

In a video being shared online, one Ottawa resident is...

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Justin Bieber Bribe Incident Leads To Firing Of Canadian Border Guard: Report

(30) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 5:43 PM

The Canadian Border Services Agency has fired a guard after allegations she accepted a bribe from Justin Bieber's entourage.

NOW Toronto interviewed two border guards, who spoke on condition of anonymity, and reported that "a chief" at a Niagara Falls border crossing was fired after she accepted a...

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Toronto Underground Market 2014: 10 Things We Ate (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2014 | 10:44 PM

The Toronto Underground Market (TUM), a recurring food festival for carb and sugar lovers, gave us a glimpse of some of the city's latest and greatest food hot spots.

With 25 vendors featuring everything from crispy empanadas to meaty tacos and a vegan/vegetarian friendly yam burger (as a whole, there...

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Welcome to the Village of Victoria, a Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 7:51 PM

If Canadian towns were TV shows, the village of Victoria in Prince Edward Island would probably be Cheers -- stay there long enough and everybody knows your name.

And depending on where you stay, one of the village's 120 or so locals who will know your name is Stephen Hunter,...

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