Monday, August 29, 2016

A Chef, a DJ, and an Artist Are Bringing Filipino Culture to Burning Man - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America
"This is the first time there will be a Filipino pop-up dinner in the ultimate pop-up city: Burning Man," Yana Gilbuena, a chef and creator of the SALO Series of Filipino pop-up dinners, told NBC News. "We're so excited to bring an official Filipino-themed camp featuring the Philippine eagle jeepney art car, which Andrea [Aguilar] has been conceptualizing and building for the past year to represent the heart of Filipino culture: community."
A Chef, a DJ, and an Artist Are Bringing Filipino Culture to Burning Man - NBC News

Sunday, August 28, 2016

College Application Essay Workshop: U of M - Chelsea District Library

Chelsea District Library
Saturday, Sep 17
10:30am–12:30pm
High School Students
Registration Required

Applying to the University of Michigan? Let Frances Kai-Hwa Wang help!

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, a creative writing instructor at Washtenaw Community College, will help you craft the perfect essay to increase your chances of admission. Participants should come prepared to write, and will be working on the current admissions essay questions offered by the University of Michigan. Students may also bring other essay questions to work on from their colleges of choice.

College Application Essay Workshop: U of M - Chelsea District Library

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Obama to Expand Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America
"This is a historical moment for Hawai'i and the world," William Aila, Jr., one of the Native Hawaiians leading the effort for expansion, said in a statement. "This is a bold move, and it took a bold President — born and raised in Hawai'i — to address the serious issues of climate change, the dire state of our oceans and recognizing the cultural significance of the area for Native Hawaiians. Mahalo, Mr. President."
Obama to Expand Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii - NBC News

Native Hawaiians Face Federal Charges for Sea Burial of Whale - NBC News

my article for nbc asian america
"We answered the call from the community to care for Wānanalua [the melon-headed whale]; it was not only our responsibility but it was our supreme honor and privilege to do so," Stewart told NBC News. "It is our hope that in telling our story we can move more collectively for an integrated model of care for Kanaloa[marine mammals and other ocean animals], perhaps a start of a great movement forward in affecting much needed and well overdue change within NOAA and how they navigate here in Hawai'i, where being a native Hawaiian cultural practitioner is not illegal."

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Young Writer's Workshop | Chelsea District Library

Teaching at Chelsea District Library tomorrow!
Thursday, August 25, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Young Writer's Workshop
Explore writing from many angles in this special multi-week writing workshop! Writer and WCC instructor Frances Kai-Wha Wang will facilitate the first two sessions, and YA Author Kelly Barson will present the last two sessions. Students registering for this program should come to the Youth Desk to pick up a free copy of Kelly Barson's book.
Young Writer's Workshop

Monday, August 22, 2016

Angry Asian American Parenting Guide | AngryAsianMan.com



Thanks to Angry Asian Man for inviting me to guest post on AngryAsianMan.com!
When my oldest child was about 10 years old, I wrote an Asian American parenting book, because I knew everything and had four perfect children. Unfortunately, I did not publish that book then, because my children soon became teenagers, and suddenly I knew nothing and did everything wrong. Now, with two children off to college, one child with a perfect ACT score, and one more who is very tall, I am finally starting to get my confidence back. 
So when I see younger Asian American friends struggle through the many challenges of raising Asian American babies, well, I just LOL. 
Here are some of my best unsolicited Angry Asian American parenting tips for raising strong, proud, and ANGRY Asian American children.
Angry Asian American Parenting Guide

Nick Ut, Photographer Behind 'Napalm Girl' Picture, Announces March Retirement - NBC News

My article for NBC Asian America
Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Nick Ut, best known for his 1972 Vietnam War photograph known as "Napalm Girl," announced last month that he would be retiring from the Associated Press next March after 51 years.
Nick Ut, Photographer Behind 'Napalm Girl' Picture, Announces March Retirement - NBC News

Saturday, August 20, 2016

English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

This Sat and next Sat, 9:30-12:30 am
Facing a big change or opportunity in your life? Terrified or thrilled out of your wits? Not sure if you trust that you know what you know? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page in order to write your way through this challenge. Part journaling, part business plan, lots of short writing exercises, this class aspires to create the space in your head and the courage in your heart to take those first dizzying steps as you dare to dream.

English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Jumpstart Your College Essay - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic

This Saturday and next Saturday 1-4 at WCC
Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? What do those questions mean? Where do you even start? How do you fit it all into the word count? This college application essay boot camp prompts you to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory your high school experiences, analyze application essay questions, write a good first draft and discuss editing techniques. Bring a laptop, notebook and pen.
Jumpstart Your College Essay - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic

Friday, August 19, 2016

At Hawaii Remembrance and Memorial, U.S. Rep. Mark Takai Laid to Rest - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America
"In life Mark devoted himself to realizing his vision for a healthier, safer, and better world, and in death will be remembered for having so much more to give," said U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in a statement. "Whether it was in the Hawaii Army National Guard, the Hawaii State Legislature, or in the U.S. Congress, Mark was a true champion for the people of Hawaii. We will long remember Mark for his smile, his kindness, his optimism, and the love he gave to his ohana and all he served."
At Hawaii Remembrance and Memorial, U.S. Rep. Mark Takai Laid to Rest - NBC News

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Asian-American Students Targets of Bullying: Federal Report - NBC News

my article for nbc asian america
"We learned that students from all AAPI groups are subject to bullying of all types, based on circumstances such as limited English proficiency, cultural stereotypes, religion, and religious attire. However, there's opportunity for all of us to work together to further build upon the resources available, tailor outreach to this community, and implement real solutions to combat bullying of AAPI youth."
Asian-American Students Targets of Bullying: Federal Report - NBC News

Family of Sikh Man Killed in Robbery Asks for Help Finding Suspect - NBC News

My article for NBC Asian America
"The initial investigation suggests that the tragic murder of Amanjeet Singh Toor was a robbery gone wrong," Harsimran Kaur, legal director of The Sikh Coalition, told NBC News. "We remain very concerned about rising gun violence and the rising tide of profiling, backlash, and hate crimes impacting the American Sikh, Muslim, and South Asian communities. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victim and his family and we continue to monitor this case very closely."
Family of Sikh Man Killed in Robbery Asks for Help Finding Suspect - NBC News

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Asian-American Community Applauds Presidential Election Forum - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America on historic Presidential Election Forum
"We will be the swing vote in swing states — we could very well determine the presidency and the future of our country — and this historic gathering will be the campaigns' chance to hear our priorities and to tell us how their rhetoric, policies, and values address those concerns."
Asian-American Community Applauds Presidential Election Forum - NBC News
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