Columns Archive

  • 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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  • Stuarts of Los Altos fashions modeled at Chi Am Circle Benefit Luncheon.

    Memories of a Golden Legacy – 50 Years of Community Involvement

          If you were wondering why there was no On the Scene news during the month of March, it was because ye columnist was kept busy with the Chi Am Circle club members putting on a gala celebration to commemorate the club’s 50thanniversary.   […]

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  • San Francisco Symphony Honorary Chairs David and Sharon Seto welcome Calvin and Gerrye Wong.

    On the Scene: March

      EXCITEMENT IN SPORTS AND MUSIC What excitement reigned when the Golden State Warriors donned Chinese New Year uniforms for the first time ever at a home game in Oakland’s Oracle Arena February 20 to tip off Chinese New Year of the Ram. In the […]

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  • Diana Ding, seated far right, features Chi Am Circle member panelists and coordinators to her Santa Clara station to discuss the group’s fundraising causes. L to r standing Muriel Kao, Mabel Lai, Emily Lo, Susan Lee,  Beverly Harada, Jennie Leung; Seated Paulette Curby, Gerrye Wong, Sylvia Eng.

    Chinese New Year

      Every year when Chinese New Year time rolls around, a much anticipated event for San Franciscans is the San Francisco Symphony’s Annual Lunar Year celebration in Davies Symphony Hall. Drums will roll and lions will dance on February 21, Saturday when there will be […]

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    Chinese New Year Celebrations

    Every year when Chinese New Year time rolls around, a much anticipated event for San Franciscans is the San Francisco Symphony’s Annual Lunar Year celebration in Davies Symphony Hall. Drums will roll and lions will dance on February 21, Saturday when there will be a […]

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