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 […]
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.
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY We are truly blessed. The other night, my wife Maya and I were sitting across from each other at the dining table when Maya seemed to pause for a moment and seemed lost in thought. She took a breath and with a gentle smile on her face, looked up […]
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Ahh, I love that spring is right around the corner. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and even the gophers in my back yard seem to be leaving my wife’s rose bushes alone. Speaking of roses, the spring bloom must also mean it’s that time of year […]
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Well, now I’ve done it. I didn’t think I would. Actually, I was sure I wouldn’t. I’ve got too much on my plate already. I wouldn’t be able to do it justice. Even if I wanted to, I just don’t have the time, so no way. It’s just not […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly The social network thing? I’ve got it all worked out. From my observation, every single post on Facebook and Twitter can be categorized into three specific types. Videos showing how to make various recipes that involve at least one of three ingredients – butter, bacon, and Oreo cookies. Pictures […]
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 As we’ve all recently celebrated World No Tobacco Day … actually, let me rephrase that. I may be overstating things. As we’ve all observed World No Tobacco Day … no, that’s not exactly right, either. Let me try one more time.