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Kim’s Convenience, and Asian Dad Stereotypes

Like most sitcom family dads, Appa from ‘Kim’s Convenience’ is a bumbling goofball. But there’s a hole in his heart, writes Sam Chan.

Birkenstocks are Hot Right Now… Wait, But How?

Birkenstocks are all the rage. Wait, but how? When I wore Birkenstocks 20 years ago, they were super daggy…

What is the Taylor Swift Effect? Just Ask Travis Kelce and Seemingly Ranch

At a Chiefs game, Taylor was seen eating chicken with two sauces – ketchup and what one fan called “seemingly ranch”. It went viral.

As the Sydney Opera House Turns 50, Sam Chan Reflects

Sure we might’ve built the Opera House … But while we take the credit, we didn’t design it, writes Sam Chan.

What Is It About E-Bikes?

It’s wrong of me to shake my head at e-bikes. Because someone else could say to me: “You have wheels assisting you! Why don’t you walk?”

Why the Fabric of the Universe is Denim

Behind the fabric of this universe is a God who champions the weak, poor, and oppressed.That’s why the fabric of this universe is denim…

The Action-Packed Movie Fast-X is Boring? Really?

Vin Diesel and his buddies look great, flex their muscles, and drive fast cars. But critics of Fast-X complain that there’s no story…

Is Barbie Fake?

Did you know they almost ran out of pink paint making the Barbie movie? That’s because things had to look really fake.

Why Don’t Motorcyclists Nod to Scooters?

As humans there’ll always be an “us” and a “them”. But Jesus says to love everyone. Especially those who don’t ‘nod’ back!

Why Cancel Culture Should be Cancelled

Right now everyone is cancelling everyone. Sam Chan takes a look at what Jesus thinks about cancel culture.

What’s Happened to Ted Lasso?

Ted Lasso episodes have become bloated. Episodes are now 60 minutes long. There’s more drama and less comedy. And everyone has daddy issues.

Why Are My Allergies Trying to Kill Me?

Why do we have allergies? Because our body’s own immune system is attacking itself. Sometimes we do that to ourselves emotionally, too.

Do I Really Need to Do 10,000 Steps Per Day?

The problem with these numbers is that it never feels like I’m doing enough! Not eating or sleeping enough. Not doing enough steps…

Is Jesus a Motorbike or Scooter Guy?

A motorbike is all about danger; a scooter is about being chill. Jesus is both danger and chill at the same time, writes Sam Chan.

Why It’s Okay to Swim After Eating

Did you know that you don’t necessarily have to wait 30 minutes after lunch before you swim? It’s not as dangerous as we all thought…

Why Marie Kondo’s Coming Clean Sparks Joy on the Internet

We shouldn’t pretend that our lives are in order. Jesus doesn’t want us to clean up – only to fail over and over again. Sam Chan reflects.

Can Someone Please Explain How Money Works?

It’s not what we do or what we own that gives us value. It’s who we have in our life, writes Sam Chan from Espresso Theology.

This is Why I Hate Doing Laundry

Many of us may hate doing laundry, but we do it – because deep down, we know that doing the laundry is purposeful…