By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Ahh…it’s that time of year again — family reunions, parades, fall leaves, and ugly sweaters. And let’s not forget about the food — pumpkin pie, roast turkey, gravy, Spam, and…wait, what? Oh, that’s right…Spam. You see, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving in Hawaii this year. That means we’ll be eating Spam […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I am a beacon of wisdom. I am a pillar of intelligence. Go ahead, ask me anything. OK, maybe I’m not all that right at the moment. But, believe me, it’s just around the corner. I’m now 51 years old, and if you are to believe what you see […]
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 I’ve heard that as parents, we live vicariously through our kids. While that may very well be true, I think I’ve taken it a step further. Apparently, as my son comes of age, I’ve managed to perfect time travel. A few weeks ago, I went to my son Tyler’s […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly There comes a point in your life when you realize your strengths. There’s a confidence that comes from knowing what you do well. It’s a confidence that shines through when you’re doing something well – even a swagger. Me? I’m good at working a computer, playing tennis, and I’d […]
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 We have a problem. In our home, there’s an incredibly destructive force we’ve been up against for quite a while. It’s a physical menace, wreaking havoc on anything of value that we hold dear. We’ve tried our level best to protect ourselves and our belongings, but to no avail. […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly As we close out another year, now is as good a time as any to take stock of the past year and get ready for a new one with some New Year’s resolutions. Yup…time to reset the clock, start another chapter, get back on that horse, and turn another […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I’ve never been known to be much of a rabble rouser. I don’t even know where I can find any rabble that needs rousing. You can say a lot of things about me, but “troublemaker” has never been one of them.
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly My weekly tennis matches with the guys was yesterday, and believe me, I was prepared.