By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly They say that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” If that is indeed the case, the Chinese are flattered up the wazoo.
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I’m on an important business trip in Hong Kong. I need to make sure I cover everything. Did I schedule a meeting with my attorney? Yes. A meeting with the packaging company? Check.
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Since when did being a good parent also mean making yourself look like an idiot? That’s exactly what happened last weekend when we went out with some friends for an adventurous night of dining. But before I get there, let me give you some backstory.
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly And there you have it, I’ve got your attention. It’s as simple as that. If you want attention, just jot down a top five or top 10 list and the world is yours. Of course, as with everything in life, there are rules. Don’t believe me? Here are three […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I am a finicky eater. There. I’ve said it. It’s “out there.” I’ve always been a bit squeamish about trying new things. I’ve gotten better in the last 10 years though. I remember as a little kid trying to explain to my mom, from a scientific perspective, the real […]
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 […]
Wayne’s Worlds, a column about being a Chinese family man By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly There comes a time in our lives as parents when we begin to examine and even question the choices we have made. Before I go any further, let me first say that any derogatory statement that I make from […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Once upon a time, in a quaint and quiet hamlet, stood a modest row of shops, unremarkable from any other unassuming row of shops in any other quiet hamlet, yet still serving the needs of the town’s inhabitants, as well as those passing through in their journey through town. […]
Now I’ve flown all over the world, for work and vacations alike. You’d think I’d be used to the service (or lack thereof) that one typically gets on an economy flight nowadays.
The surprising thing is, even as a beginner, I do see the value of it. I think I always did. Everyone I’ve seen who does yoga seems