Columns Archive

  • 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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  • “Between US and China” TV program premiere was seen by Director Hongyu Liu, George Leong, Diana Ding and Jack Jia.

    SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF SUMMER

      The sun shone brightly on very happy faces celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Manford Wongs plus the 70th birthday of Wanda Wong.   Twelve very excited grandchildren surrounded the happy couple sharing stories of their happy lives under the wings of Manford, a retired high […]

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  • Consul General of China  Luo Linquan welcomes Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation supporters to his residence in San Francisco.

    HAPPY TIMES ARE HERE AGAIN

        A select group of dedicated supporters of Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation were recently honored to be at a private dinner at the beautiful home of Consul General Luo Linguan of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco.  At the elaborate dinner […]

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  • Dr. Michael Wong with sons Braden and Garrett visit popular Double Arches.

    On the Scene: See America First

          With the economy booming in Northern California, it seems people are taking vacations to all corners of the earth. Everyone knows I am a dedicated lover  of international travel destinations, but this summer, we decided to see America instead for our annual family […]

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  • Thirty  Happy Chi Am Circle recipients of 2015 scholarship grants totaling over $80,000.

    Celebrating the Stages of Life

        CHI AM CIRCLE once again made 30 young high school seniors very happy when they were awarded the club’s annual scholarship grants at a dinner recently at the China Stix Restaurant in Santa Clara.  As always, proprietor Frank Chang opened up his large […]

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  • The ladies walk the Shanghai  Bund and see skyscrapers all around.

    China – A Bargain For All Seasons

      I have never booked a vacation over the Internet but people tell me this is the new wave so when I saw what looked like a real bargain of a trip  to China, I decided to join the social media generation and take a […]

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  • Supporters enjoy Chinese Hospital  western party theme.

    On the Scene: Celebrity Time

      CELEBRITY TIME Not only did Chinese Hospital bring out a room full of supporters to its Sixth Annual SPRING FLING, their western theme night provided a love affair with San Francisco’s finest Restaurants with their celebrity chefs.  The San Francisco Design Center was filled […]

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  • Enjoying cruising by castles on hillsides were Gerrye Wong, Judy Chin and Shirley Chang.

    On The Scene Cruising Europe’s Rhine River

        It has been said by many river boat travelers that the Rhine River is one of the most picturesque and interesting rivers to visit, so when I saw one of my favorite companies, Viking Cruises was offering the Rhine destination on a new […]

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  • Buck Gee, center, welcomes Angel Island Honorees at recent Gala Dinner event.

    SPRING SPLENDORS

      Exciting news was announced at the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) Annual Benefit Dinner to “OPEN THE DOORS” , the start of a campaign to create THE ANGEL ISLAND STATE PARK PACIFIC COAST IMMIGRATION CENTER. As Board President Buck Gee announced to the […]

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  • Kids steal the show.

    News and Views of Young and Old

          Want to hear a hidden history story of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Civil War of the United States?  My good friend Ruthanne Lum McCunn will be giving an illustrated talk about her latest book, CHINESE YANKEE, which tells the story […]

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