On the Scene Archive

  • “Scholarship Selection Committee”

    On the Scene

          In the Spirit of Giving It always gives me great pleasure to write about non-profit organizations with a giving spirit. This was the atmosphere at the Chi Am Circle Scholarship Awards Dinner on May 16 when 30 high school seniors were happy […]

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  • A fitting end to wonderful cruise is visiting Berlin's  famed Brandenburg Gate.

    On the Scene

    Let’s Go Cruising People are always asking what is the difference between a voyage on an ocean liner versus a cruise in a  smaller boat going down a river.  This year I tried both so would like to share my conclusions.  In January I went […]

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  • Grant Avenue Follies 11th Anniversary celebration welcomed back many fans of yesteryear.

    On the Scene: April 21

        FUN WITH THE FOLLIES San Francisco came alive when the Grant Avenue Follies ladies celebrated their 11th anniversary with a splash bang show before a packed house at the Four Seas Restaurant in Chinatown.  This event was so popular when I arrived to find a packed room, I […]

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  • 2013 Queen and her Court at Miss Vietnam of N.C. Intercollegiate Pageant with Director Jodie Truong.

    On the Scene

        SILICON VALLEY THEATER SCENE Great theater came to town this month and it always interests me that although our valley’s population numbers over one third Asian, you barely see 5 percent Asian audience members watching local theater works.  Someone out there explain to me the reason.  When so […]

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  • Chinese American Community Foundation Directors L to r Back Hanson Li, David Lei, Dien Yuen, Ted Dang, Buck Gee; L to R Front Emily Leung, Dr. Rolland and Kathy Lowe

    On the Scene: Springtime in California

    Great news in the Bay Area was the CACF – Chinese American Community Foundation’s recent launch of a new report on the giving characteristics of Chinese American philanthropists in the Bay Area.  Chairman of CACF Dr. Rolland Lowe told over 100 attendees his sage thoughts on Chinese Americans giving prowess, saying, […]

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  • Veterans who had served in the United States Armed Forces were honored at a Commemorative ceremony sponsored by the Korean Journalists Assn.

    Honoring Heroes

      HONORING  HEROES TYK Foundation & The Korean Journalists Association of Northern California hosted a gala commemorative dinner to inaugurate the KJA new 2014 president as well as honor 11 local U.S. veterans of the Korean War. Representing the Korean Government, Hon. Dong Man Han, Consul General of Republic […]

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  • Oasis Dining Room Stewards Moises Mopera and Imade Suwitra serve diners Clifford and Susan Chang, Roger and Sylvia Eng.

    CRUISING ON OASIS, THE LARGEST SHIP IN THE WORLD

    CRUISING ON OASIS, THE LARGEST SHIP IN THE WORLD Anxiously looking forward to a winter cruise adventure, our voyage began at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As our plane landed I caught my first glimpse of OASIS OF THE SEAS and the enormity of its size took […]

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  • Desert Adventure Tours leaders Phil and Morgan take the Wong family on a jeep eco tour of San Andreas Fault area.

    On the Scene: Winter Vacation in Palm Springs

          When the San Francisco Bay Area winds were blowing wildly, bringing freezing temps in December, I decided it was time to spend the winter holidays in warm Palm Springs with my Wong family.  We were not disappointed when clear blue skies and temperatures in the mid […]

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  • Chinese Historical and Cultural Project members supported and attended  fellow South Bay non-profit social service organization Asian Americans for Community Involvement recent fundraising 40th anniversary dinner.

    New Year Reminiscing

          2013 was such a jam-packed year of activity and events that it has been hard to keep up and report everyone’s happenings on the scene. So in fond farewell to 2013, this is a photo column to prove that pictures are worth […]

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  • Cirque Holidaze Mongolian perform in San Francisco

    HOLIDAZE IN THE BAY AREA

    HOLIDAZE IN THE BAY AREA   It is so much fun to act like a tourist and visit San Francisco’s best, and that’s what happened when I ventured to the popular Pier 39 to have lunch at Fog Harbor Fish House. Coming across the walkway […]

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