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Brian Vinh Tien Trinh

Video Programmer with HuffPost Canada

Brian Vinh Tien Trinh is the Video Programmer for HuffPost Canada. Will add video for food. 
Brian Trinh

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

I made a choice to abandon learning Vietnamese as a kid. Part of it was me being lazy. I didn't want to spend Saturdays inside another school. Three hours learning about the Vietnamese alphabet can seem like prison when you're six or if you're 12. But another part of it was me wanting to fit in. To stay at home. To watch weekend morning cartoons. To have stuff to talk about during recess come Monday. I made a choice to turn my back on part of my identity. In return, I got to fit in within a multi-ethnic schoolyard in a suburban Ontario neighbourhood circa 1995. Today, that decision would make a majority of Canadians pretty happy.
10/04/2016 04:14 EDT
Brian Trinh

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

The rules were simple: consume only $1.75 worth of food and drink each day, and do it for five days. We pooled our money together and bought groceries as a team, but each of us went into the Live Below The Line Challenge with different strategies, expectations and motivations. What began as a 'fun' food challenge for three Huffington Post Canada editors turned into a eye-opening experience we won't forget.
04/27/2015 03:04 EDT
Talia Ricci

Breaking Bread: How These Ovens Are Safeguarding A Dying Language

Drive around Cape St. George in Newfoundland's Port au Port peninsula and you might overlook one of the province's four bread ovens. There aren't any neon "open" signs, nor will you find a single TripAdvisor sticker labeled anywhere. And if you're trying to find a Yelp review, well, good luck with that.
07/01/2014 02:34 EDT
Talia Ricci

Could This Tiny Town Be Canada's Best Kept Secret?

There are certain parts of the year where there is no life for Don Rice outside of Bear River, Nova Scotia. To live in a village in an outlying area with 800 people might seem like a prison sentence for some, but for Rice, one of 50 artisans living in the community, the area is a gift for artists looking to nurture their own gifts.
06/30/2014 10:47 EDT
Brian Trinh

Welcome To The Birthplace Of Poutine

Ask anyone for a list of Canadian cuisine and poutine will surely land somewhere near the top. Sure, the iconic dish -- that unholy trinity of French fries, cheese curds and gravy -- might look like a heart attack served with a fork, but trace its origins and you'll find yourself in the town of Drummondville, le cœur du Québec, the "heart of Quebec."
06/27/2014 05:01 EDT
Brian Trinh

This Might Just Be The Prettiest Way To Enter The U.S. From Canada

Alexis Nazbravich usually starts her mornings driving from her house in Boissevain, Man., to the International Peace Gardens. But once she steps inside the garden's café to get a coffee, Nazbravich's technically no longer in Canada: she's now inside North Dakota. How is this possible? Well, it's one of the International Peace Garden's quirks.
06/25/2014 12:12 EDT
Talia Ricci

WATCH: Travel Back To A Simpler Time With A Trip Here

At 17 years old, Grace Hofer sounds like your typical Canadian teenager. She likes to read, play her guitar and enjoys her free time in Saskatchewan's outdoors. Less typical is where she lives: the Lajord Hutterite Colony, located roughly 30 minutes from Regina.
06/24/2014 11:53 EDT
Talia Ricci

Here's Why You'll Fall In Love With Alberta's Wilderness

Located 45 minutes west of Calgary by car, the 4,200-square-kilometre networks of parkland and recreational area is the home to provincial wildlife; the playground for visitors and the office for Becky Webb, a communications officer stationed at the Kananaskis Emergency Services centre. On a good day, Kananaskis is an escape for anyone looking for peace.
06/23/2014 12:44 EDT
Talia Ricci

Meet The Man Behind Canada's Coolest Treehouses

Chances are if you're already heading for Qualicum Bay, B.C., you're probably coming for a stay inside Chudleigh's Free Spirit Spheres. At their core, Chudleigh's spheres are premium tree houses suspended above the ground, strung across the island's rainforest canopy with a network of rope.
06/19/2014 03:04 EDT