Columns Archive

  • Herbst Theater Group Photo in Lobby #3


    WINTER  WONDERLAND OF EVENTS On the Scene  February 1, 2016          by Gerrye Wong Grant Avenue Follies dancers capture spotlight at  the God Bless America VI show. GOD BLESS AMERICA VI  welcomed a packed audience to San Francisco’s newly renovated Herbst Theatre in a tribute to […]

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  • Mayor Ed Lee recognizes Owyang and heng

    On The Scene – Men On The Move

    MEN ON THE MOVE By Gerrye Wong January 22, 2016 It is my pleasure this month to turn the spotlight on some extraordinary men in our community who have in the past, and continue to make a difference in our Asian American community and its […]

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  • Merry Christmas from the Sunnyvale Wongs decorations


    ROUNDING OUT THE OLD AND BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR BY Gerrye Wong End of year holiday times are eagerly looked forward to by me because it is a time to remember old friends, and renew friendships of long ago through Christmas card letters filled […]

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  • Asians Gone Amok in 2015

    Asians Gone Amok in 2015

    Used to be that Asians rarely made the headlines with mass shootings like Virginia Tech massacre or the Binghamton immigration center shooting. In 2015, terrorist and counter-terrorist attacks by police, Muslims, fired television reporters, neo-confederates, cop and abortion haters have made the big headlines. But if you scoop up all the mayhem committed by Asians domestic and international, Asians have racked up more than their fair share of causing fear and terror if not publicity.

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  • Yuanyang rice fields almost ar sunset

    An Adventure in China

    China is always my favorite travel destination so with much anticipation I had invited some of our favorite travel companions to join us to visit China once again. I always vow each China trip is my last but China is a big country as we […]

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  • San Jose and Santa Clara Mayors come to support AACI event

    ON THE SCENE by Gerrye Wong

    COMMUNITY MILESTONES AND LIFE’S HAPPENINGS                                             San Jose and Santa Clara City Mayors are welcomed by AACI leaders  Gerrye Wong, Michele Lew and Cam Vu   Asian American for Community Involvement’s (AACI) annual fundraiser proved their theme BETTER TOGETHER was a winner because they bested […]

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  • Californians visit Bryce Canyon National Park


    ON THE SCENE OCTOBER 10, 2015 By Gerrye Wong FALL FUN IS HERE   Seeing magnificent fall colors of bright yellow on the road up to Zion and Bryce National Parks were Foster City visitors Mel and Jeanie Lee, George and Frances Pon, and Victor […]

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  • South Bay Chinese Club Charter Members Amy Jang, George and Dorothy Louie welcome all to 50th anniversary luncheon

    Happenings And Hits

    ON THE SCENE HAPPENINGS AND HITS   by Gerrye Wong       September 20, 2015 Anniversaries Abound South Bay Chinese Club Charter Members Amy Jang, George and Dorothy Louie at 50th Anniversary. Congratulations to the SOUTH BAY CHINESE CLUB on its 50th Anniversary which was celebrated recently with […]

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  • Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course

    California–Here We Come

    ON THE SCENE by Gerrye Wong CALIFORNIA – HERE WE COME September 6, 2015 Rancho Bernardo Inn’s Marketing Manager Rebecca Wallace, standing 2nd from left, with Golf Assistant Nolan Schmuckle, welcome San Diego Chinese Golf Club leaders. Summer is a good time to enjoy our own home […]

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  • Kara Christensen of Choose Chicago and Cultural Cenhter staff welcome Californians

    Chicago Charms All Ages

    Family bonding times are always a blessing not to be missed, so when I asked my 19 year old college sophomore granddaughter Melissa Matsuura where we could escape together for a four day girls getaway to a place she had not visited before,  she said, […]

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