The Burke Museum celebrated its grand opening in October with a new building. On its opening day, I was there, searching for my favorite pieces.
In a bustling crowd, women in glittering gowns and tailored dresses, outnumbering men, were nibbling appetizers, chatting, and laughing as if they were sisters.
Some of you couldn’t care less about voting. Most people evoke common principles such as “voting is your civic duty.” Exercise your right and role in democracy. What if I elicit some compelling reasons for you to act?
Are we crazy if we celebrate failures? Most Asian Americans don’t tell you what’s wrong with their family or themselves. The last thing they want to share is their failures in school, marriage, job, or business for fear of losing face.
What is cool about being bicultural? I have the best of both Chinese and Western worlds, especially healthy foods.
A mid-autumn party invitation arrived. It stated, “Dress Code: Chinese Style Preferred.” While some female guests are dying for the opportunity, I am just the opposite.
“What makes you happy?” someone asked me recently. I couldn’t respond to such a profound question without doing some self-reflection.
My biggest companion, besides my family and work, is food. I snack constantly. My snacks yield not only fewer calories, they taste awesome and provide health benefits. Here is my list.
Embellishing resumes are nothing new. When someone claims she writes for a news organization for two years, but hasn’t—that’s not an embellishment—it’s a lie.
My recent trip to Toronto (my 4th visit) was surprisingly unpredictable. It happened the minute I landed on Canadian soil. I not only missed the connecting flight in Vancouver B.C. to Ottawa, but lost my luggage upon arrival.