For the 400-plus audience members at the Meydenbauer Center, it was a day for a young woman to showcase her high school senior graduation project — a variety show, which cost more than $10,000 to produce.
McKinley Smith, who was crowned as 2010 Miss Seattle, was at the Seattle Rotary Club meeting held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, speaking about eating disorders.
It is often a challenge for social clubs to think of interesting programs for meetings. Goodwill Industries International, Inc., may be able to solve this problem.
After the WUC fashion show, I walked to Nordstrom to meet Jason Wu.
Who is Jason Wu, you ask?
Protecting the environment was a foreign concept to me when I first came to America in the 1970s. I did not pay much attention to the environment until I toured China a decade ago.
Last Friday, we celebrated diversity at the Jumbo Chinese Restaurant by awarding $6,600 worth of scholarships to high school students who have exemplified the spirit of diversity.
Nancy Leson of The Seattle Times wrote about the closing of New China Gate Restaurant under the management of Alan Woo recently. In the article, Faye Hong, spokesperson of Hop Sing Tong, which owns the property, said the recession has hurt Chinatown restaurants.
Last week, my challenge was not only to address Asian American professionals, but Hispanics, too. I was a speaker at the Executive Development Institute’s (EDI) kick-off leadership program at the SeaTac Airport Double Tree Inn.
When the conflict over censorship between China and Google broke out in January, I asked a Microsoft executive about his thoughts on the issue. He said Google will most likely pull out of China since its Chinese market is minor compared to Google’s global market share.
Chang-rae Lee, who just published his fourth novel, “The Surrendered,” was signing autographs at Costco. So I requested that he autograph his book in both English and Korean. It would be a good item to donate to a charity auction.