The problem is, I know how I feel about my parents. I miss them every single day. I miss my Dad’s goofy jokes. I miss how my Mom reminds me to wear a jacket when it’s 83 degrees outside. I miss how they make me feel…no matter what was happening in our lives, I always felt safe. My parents were always there. They always kept me safe.
By Wayne ChanNORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY File this under: non-earth shattering news. I’m just about to head home after a two week-long journey to Hong Kong, Taipei, and Phuket. It’s been a great trip where I got to visit with friends and family, and sample food from different parts of the globe. But there’s been something […]
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY It’s not easy being insanely, crazy, filthy rich, but somehow, some way, I’ll manage. They drew the numbers for the Mega Millions lottery last month. Since no one has won in months, the jackpot was worth over $1 billion. It just so happens, that in all those months of […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly In about 10 days, our oldest son Tyler is heading off to college. Maybe I need to provide a little background. Tyler is indeed our eldest child, but since he is a triplet, he’s only older by about three minutes because he came out first. Whether he was born […]
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Beef noodle soup, Asian tapas, and sushi? Thanks, but no thanks. I try not to be a foodie elitist, but I’ve never been attracted to restaurants that mix and match cuisines from two or more cultures. And don’t even get me started on fusion restaurants. Szechuan tostadas topped with […]
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Living in Seattle or near a major metropolitan area, you’ve no doubt seen it — brightly colored bicycles parked randomly on street corners, unchained to any bike stands, and absent any chains or traditional locks to keep them secure. It’s called “Bike Share” — anyone with a smartphone can […]
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Another Christmas and year has come and gone, and I have a confession — we bought our first artificial Christmas tree. First, I take you back to 1991, to my first Christmas as a married man. We lived in a small townhome, and despite the very modest size of […]
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY It’s interesting what one feels pride over. A few days ago, I was playing tennis with a group of guys during our weekly tennis match. We’ve been playing regularly for years now. During a break in play, we started talking. It’s never anything important — it could be about […]
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I am on a diet. I feel like I say that a lot. Actually, you can probably figure out how old I am by the number of times I say I’m on a diet every year. It’s like counting the rings in the cross section of a tree. Ah, […]
I’ve heard that someone going through the symptoms of withdrawal can be dramatic, but it’s only been recently that I’ve seen the effects in person. Just to be sure, I searched online to better understand some of these symptoms.