Archive for April, 2009
Speaking tonight at 7 p.m at the Eagle’s Nest at Boston College. I’ve been Photoshopped! (They left out te 8. oddly)
I just checked my WordPress logs. Twitter, Wikipedia and TED.Com are by far my most reliable single page referrers to fortunecookiechronicles.com– no Facebook. Google in a way has more refers, but it turns up differently in the logs because the searches are all over the map. I’ve actually been surprised how much mileage the TED.com [...]
So I co-hosted a seder this year and I was informed that I would be making the brisket. My reaction: “I’m Chinese. I cook small pieces of meat. I have no idea how to cook large pieces of meat.” Then I was like, well, I’ll just marinate it in soy sauce. And he told me [...]
The Chinese Student Association will be hosting an event on Saturday, April 25 at 7ish for students and pre-frosh. Here is what they wrote in the email: “Our group as a whole has expressed interest in your literature and works. We strongly feel that your approach to Chinese heritage within the US in the context [...]
A reader, Josh West, sent me photos of a St. Paul sandwich, which is a local sandwich specialty in St. Louis American Chinese restaurants. It is made up of a egg foo young sandwich, lettuce, tomatoes etc. on two pieces of white bread + mayo. According to local legend, the St. Paul Sandwich was named [...]
The Associated Press ran a story about a 911 call from a woman who complained about her fried rice at a local Chinese restaurant. (This came to me via @weirdnews on Twitter) I’m sure there are fair use issues, but I can’t help but quote it in full. A woman called 911 to report she [...]
Speaking at Pennsylvania Library Association’s 2009 Conference at the President’s Program. The program is tied into the One Conference One Book and would be the featured title for the one book one dinner. It’s in Harrisburg.
So someone emailed me today to let me know that Richard Price’s Lush Life had been recommended to them because they had purchased The Fortune Cookie Chronicles. Here is the screen shot I read Lush Life in part because it is loosely related to the murder of Nicole DuFresne, which is a story I was [...]
Chinesefoodmap.com, which provides Yelp style reviewed for Chinese in Chinese, now has an English interface thanks to Google translate. The translations are remarkably good. They are not perfect, but given that Yelp-type reviews tend not to be too literary (pretty simple declarative sentences), you can get the gist.
It’s interesting to see how the paperback and the hardcover are different shades of orange.
Another random baby picture as my family digitizes our photos. This is Kenny, the ‘K’ in JFK.
I’m at University of Indiana in Bloomington tonight giving a Yay! Asian Americans talk as part of the Yay! Asian Americans month (it gets moved around in schools because May — the normal month — is exam time). They’ve done a great job pushing and publicizing it, I must say). So after lunch today with [...]