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  • Archive for February 20th, 2008

    Welcome to General Tso’s hometown! Xiangyin, Hunan

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

    This is the billboard from when I visited General Tso‘s hometown in rural Hunan province in my journey to find the source of General Tso’s chicken. (yes he is real, he played a huge part in suppressing the Taiping Rebellion, started by a guy who thought he was the younger brother of Jesus Christ) It […]

    A reading at the busiest branch of the busiest library system: Flushing Library, June 2, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

    This appearance is waaaaay in the future. But I am speaking at one my absolute favorite libraries in the United States — the Flushing branch of the Queens Public Library — on June 2 at 6 p.m. The Flushing branch is the busiest branch of the busiest library system in the country. (Perhaps also the […]

    Hong Fu, you have to wonder if this was meant with irony

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

    Driving along in Cupertino. Again, had to stop and take a picture

    NPR’s All Things Considered, today (Wednesday) at 5:50 p.m.

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

    Updated: 6:25 p.m. | So my first national media interview will air today (Wednesday) at 5:50 p.m. on NPR’s All Things Considered with Michele Norris (who was an electrical engineering major, I discovered). The audio file will be available online around 7 p.m. Thank god for excellent editing!