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Chicken with a Twist

Building a business by bringing Korean flavors to Halifax Story by Chris Muise: After having to leave (at least temporarily) its original Birmingham Street home, Backoos Korean Food is enjoying a second life in a tiny space on the Bedford Highway. Business partners Joungmin Kim and Sangho Back, both originally …

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Growing Together

Charlene and Emmanuel Anom bring together the best elements of their culture By Chris Muise   Emmanuel Anom is senior pastor at Community Life Church and a food scientist with Perennia Food & Agriculture, wife Charlene is a teacher with the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. They’re deeply involved with both …

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We are family

By Ifeanyi Emesih   Family means different things to different people. For some, “family always comes first” and “blood is thicker than water.” For others, the phrase “you can’t pick your family; thank God you can pick your friends” better describes the relationship. Whichever camp we fall into, nothing has …

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Keep on going

Being a newcomer in a new city means networking, failing at times, and never giving up By Rany Ibrahim   “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.” That maxim always kept me going forward as an immigrant. Maybe it’s a …

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Don’t accept the status quo

By Ifeanyi Emesih   Standing still is the same as falling behind. But that hasn’t really been an issue for My Halifax Experience. Ever since our first event, we’ve been going full steam ahead with growing it, the creating this magazine, and expanding of the My Halifax Experience platform. In …

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Beauty in the beat

SMU Taiko introduces traditional Japanese drumming and culture to St. Mary’s students By Janice Hudson   Marcin Sawicki can still remember the first time heard taiko drumming. He was a graduate student at the University of Toronto, and he and a friend had bought nosebleed tickets in Massey Hall to …

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Sharing fiery flavours

By Valerie Mansour Photography by Bruce Murray, VisionFire   Ana Jimenez-Jenkins didn’t intend to be a restaurant owner, but after moving from Mexico to Halifax in 1998, she says the food business called out to her. “As an immigrant, you don’t know how things will work out until you get …

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A walking, talking resumé

Isaac Mbaziira sent out his resumé like all students looking to land a job, but he followed it up, literally Story and photos By Chris Muise   Isaac Mbaziira, a young public-relations associate, came to Halifax as a student in 2008. “It was never actually my decision to move to …

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