I have a strong marriage. I can prove it, too.How’s that, you say? How can I possibly know with complete certainty that my wife Maya and I are built to last?
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Some of you may have run across a recent video that’s gone viral — of a trainer, lining up a group of employees working for a Chinese Bank and spanking them with a wooden paddle in front of their peers for poor performance evaluations. It’s a shocking display. It’s […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly The Lunar New Year is a big deal. It has the ability to bend time and space. Believe me — I’d know. Here’s the evidence: I’ve never known my dad’s birthday. You might ask, what does that have to do with the Lunar New Year and time travel? Good […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly We just came back from a three-week vacation in Italy! You know what I was looking forward to the most? Chinese food. Ok, settle down. Don’t let your calzone collapse—we had pizza and pasta up the wazoo. The last time I was in Italy was 1991. My wife Maya […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly “What are you doing?” I asked of my wife Maya, in a tone mixed between innocence and accusatory. “I’m pan frying some dumplings for the party,” she answered, matter of factly. The “party”, she was referring to, was the bi-weekly neighborhood gathering we affectionately refer to as “Yappy Hour,” […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly The other day, in the middle of washing dishes, I started thinking about how my ancestors, a thousand years ago, must have had to do the same tedious chores I was in the midst of doing. I sometimes think of things like that, partly because I’m fascinated with how […]
Having come back from China this past week, I realize that what I really missed was something unexpected. This time, it had nothing to do with the little conveniences we all sometimes take for granted, at least materially speaking. China is chock full of Ferraris, Rolexes, and every little extravagance you can imagine. Let me […]