I’m the guest this week on Southern Fried Asian, a podcast about Asian Americans from the South. I talk to host Keith Chow about Houston, hurricanes, and how to get your queso through TSA security. He’s also the founder of pop culture website The Nerds… Read More
I write this from California, 1,900 miles away from my hometown, as I watch the devastation of Hurricane Harvey unfold.
A personal essay on swimming, chronic headache, and creativity.
How a Lunar New Year card turned into a fundraiser, and Resistance Rooster came to be.
I met Yuri in 2002 while writing a lengthy profile of her for a local newspaper. Yuri was 80 then, but full of energy. I was amazed.
Hey Ma, look! I’m the Angry Reader of the Week! Many thanks to Phil Yu, a k a blogger Angry Asian Man, who featured me today as his Angry Reader of the Week.
I thought that my visit to the White House in the fall was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But lucky me, I was invited back! In May, I once again represented San Francisco WritersCorps at the White House, this time with four students in tow.
A few weekends ago, the team that made Bulldozer came together for a new stop motion animation project.
Last week, I had the honor of going to the White House to pick up an award from Michelle Obama. No, it wasn’t for Hyphen. (Though I’d love to be invited back for Hyphen — hint, hint to any White House staffers reading this.) I was representing San Francisco WritersCorps, a program that places published writers in San Francisco communities to teach creative writing to youth.
This past Wednesday I went to the White House to accept an award on behalf of San Francisco WritersCorps, a creative writing program for youth. With me was a WritersCorps student, Nicole. Michelle Obama was warm and lovely (and tall!) as she presented us with the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.