Selling points ranged from the quiet of the street—perfect for their six-year-old son—to the stunning Vancouver Island vistas all around.
High on his list, though, was Victoria’s comfortable distance from the bustling Chinese communities of B. As Shen—betraying his limited knowledge of pre-settlement Canadian history—puts it: “We wanted a place that would allow us to live with the natives.” It’s hard not to smile at his idealism.
An order of 100 episodes was later requested by TBS.
A cable record for sitcom airings was broken with 5.2 and 5.8 million for the two premiere episodes on TBS on June 6, 2007.
It was so sweet and such an original idea, I jumped on board right away. Valentine’s Day is such a pressure-filled holiday for people in relationships and people who are single. For single gals, what’s something fun they can do to not feel sad on Valentine’s Day? What’s the funniest or most ridiculous Valentine’s Day story you have?
What advice would you give to anyone who is feeling the V-Day pressure? You don’t have to get someone a thousand roses and an assortment of a million different chocolates to show you love someone. A single girl (like me) could go get their nails done, have a sleepover with their other single friends, go to an amusement park… Valentine’s Day for me is usually very uneventful because I’ve never had a boyfriend so…
Paul Shen can tick off the reasons Mainland Chinese people buy property in Canada as surely as any fast-talking B. The richest, of course, regard homes in the West as stable vessels for disposable cash, but Shen lays no claim to such affluence.
Some long to escape the fouled earth and soupy air of their country’s teeming cities, he explains, while others are following relatives to enclaves so well-populated by other Chinese expats they hardly feel like foreigners.
Eva took to her Instagram that day to share a cute video of her getting her makeup done in the car while en route to the L’Oreal boutique. The show premiered in syndication on June 21, 2006, and new episodes of a retooled version were broadcast exclusively on TBS from June 6, 2007, until August 10, 2012.The storyline of the show is serialized, with many references to past episodes, creating a continuing story arc.Last spring, the 39-year-old left behind his middle-management advertising job in Shanghai to seek the dream of home ownership he and his wife couldn’t afford in their home city.“We just followed our hearts to begin a totally different life,” he tells , adding: “We can make the house dream come true in Canada.” The starting point was one-half of a modest duplex near downtown Victoria, close to the university where his wife is seeking a master’s degree, and priced about right for their limited means.