The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for March, 2010

    Why I Relate to Ming Tsai

    Thursday, March 18th, 2010

    Did a fundraiser with Ming Tsai at Blue Ginger for the AAJA New England chapter on March 11. We even got a little write-up in the Names section of the Boston Globe (scroll all the way down. Last item.) Above: Ming preparing his special soba sushi recipe. I spent a lot of time with Ming […]

    Fold-Pak Disguises Itself as Bio-Pak

    Sunday, March 7th, 2010

    Inspired by my book, Melissa Janoski did a piece on Fold-Pak‘s white food pails for The Citizen Voice in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. She interviewed me for the piece. One thing the piece notes. White takeout boxes don’t fly with non-Chinese restaurants, because of the image. So the company also makes flatter, wider containers that don’t look like Chinese […]

    Tears for My Dedication

    Friday, March 5th, 2010

    My mom forwarded this note she got, typos and all, to me. It’s from another Chinese-American immigrant. I read the prefcace of the book that Jennifer wrote,I was pretty touched by what she wrote at the first page, I dont rememebr the exact words she used but the gist was: To Mom and Dad, who […]

    “Fortune Cookie Chronicles” Coming to a Syllabus Near You

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

    Meryl Gordon, director of magazine writing at NYU’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, assigned my book to her undergraduate class. I’ve never seen this many copies of my book outside a bookstore!