By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY If you believe my wife Maya or son Tyler, apparently I have a lousy memory. How do I know that? Well, probably because they keep saying things like, “You can never remember anything!” I can understand why they’d think that way. There are a few Italian restaurants that we […]
Now that’s what you call being an entrepreneur
Tyler: “Dad,” holding up a pen. “Do you need this anymore?”
Me: “No, go ahead,” I replied.
WAYNE’S WORLDS: Keeping tabs on our tabs
I have a strong marriage. I can prove it, too.How’s that, you say? How can I possibly know with complete certainty that my wife Maya and I are built to last?
Dramatic reading of an uneventful life
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.
Give me liberty or give me beef satay!
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 […]
A tycoon’s to-do list
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 […]
My grown up, confounding, exasperating, exhilarating blessing of a son is going off to college!
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 […]
Fusion and fried rice – a match made in heaven
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 […]
Too much of a good thing
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 […]
The perfect, much too perfect Christmas tree
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 […]
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