By Assunta Ng
On June 1, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen was half an hour late for the 20th anniversary event of Chinese Wushu & Taichi Academy at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall.
Why? He got stuck in traffic on I-5, while driving from Olympia.
I was the masters of ceremonies and asked if Owen would like to teach himself tai chi after he retires this year from state government. Owen has announced he won’t run for his sixth term.
Can you teach yourself tai chi? It’s not recommended.
I joked with Owen because he had taught himself how to sing in Mandarin just like a professional.
More than 10 kung fu and tai chi masters performed that evening. Owen said he probably would take some classes, rather than teach himself, to relieve stress while dealing with traffic.
If Owen decides to learn tai chi, many would volunteer to teach him for free.