In the last year, I wrote about tea leaf plucking monkeys in China that supposedly know how to pick tea leaves when they are good and ready. With my active mind, I immediately conjured up thoughts of the training process involved in training monkeys to pluck and deliver tea leaves and not other things like, say, a pair of shoes hanging from a telephone wire, an errant hub cap, or an old TV Guide from the 1970s.
I love to talk about Asian Americans doing unconventional things that defy stereotypes. David Chan is one of them. I met David Chan more than three decades ago when he owned a Chinese restaurant in Green Lake. What David Chan has done since then amazed normal people. David Chan is now owner of World Class […]
Mayor Greg Nickels got third place in his primary election. He has appointed many Asian Americans as his aides and department heads. He might have the best record in appointing Asian Americans compared to other Seattle mayors. He funded many Asian community projects and has cultivated strong ties in our community.
Bar hopping is not my kind of social venture. But I did it on election night from Twist to Spitfire to Kells Irish Pub in downtown Seattle. It’s adventurous, isn’t it? It’s part of my career even though I am not a drinker. I began this tradition when Gary Locke ran as King County Executive […]
China has 5,000 years of history in its civilization. Yet, is it going backward at barely 30 years old? This is the thinking of Y. P. Chan, a speaker at the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) last Friday at the SCCC’s office.
The late martial arts movie star Bruce Lee went to the University of Washington, but never graduated.
Thach recently visited the Northwest Asian Weekly office, trying to gain support for Helping Link, a social service agency that helps Vietnamese refugees and immigrants.
As a guest to Robin and Kris Leong’s wedding on Aug. 8, I must conclude that Seattle Westin Hotel is an ideal venue to host a traditional Chinese wedding ceremony.
The other week, I dined with more than 20 members of a women’s organization in a West Seattle home. KING TV anchor Jean Erensen and KOMO TV anchor Kathi Goertzen were present.
“Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story”
Written by Paula Woo, illustrated by Lin Wang
Lee & Low Books, June 2009
Being Asian American in the early days of show business was not easy.