On the Scene Archive

  • 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 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   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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    On the Scene: A Chinese Nutcracker is Coming to Town

      For some of us who have lovingly taken our families to see the traditional Nutcracker productions each year, this season you have a special alternative that your families might find a wonderful change.  It comes from Dalian, China titled THE TERRACOTTA PRINCE and will include Tchaikovsky’s music as background for the Dalian Acrobatic […]

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  • Meeting Lynn Berry and Tamra Corbin  of Branson Visitors Bureau at  
Branson Liming after parade.

    On the Scene: At the “Live Music Show Capital of the World”

        When one thinks of the Midwest, very seldom would the destination of Branson, Missouri come up in conversation as THE place to go, but I did return this month after my first visit some 20 years ago, and found it the fun destination that its […]

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  • Gerrye Wong celebrates birthday with friends at Chinese Culture Center dinner at Empress of China.

    On the Scene: October Occasions

      OCTOBER OCCASIONS  On my Bucket list this year was a Girls Getaway to explore hidden treasures of California, and I found it at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, a historic property in the wine country of Northern California.  What attracted us ladies was that […]

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