Are You Underinvesting In A Lifetime Opportunity?
July 9, 2010 – 4:57 am | No Comment

It is a common sight in Chinatown (both San Francisco and New York City) and it has always disturbed me.  It is the sight of old, Chinese ladies hauling big bags of plastic bottles and …

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Cowboys, Turkey Farmers, and Shrimp Dumplings?
July 7, 2010 – 5:04 am | No Comment
Cowboys, Turkey Farmers, and Shrimp Dumplings?

Sanpete County, UT is inhabited by good old fashioned pioneer stock.  There are turkey farmers, cowboys, shepherds, rodeo fans, sewing moms, and competition quilters.  The towns in this county are full of normal American folk …

Dinning With 10,000 Buddhas
November 6, 2009 – 10:45 pm | 2 Comments
Dinning With 10,000 Buddhas

Which came first, the temple or the restaurant? For a food-loving anthropologist, this is a very tough question! If you follow the path to enlightenment, in this case Highway 101, to the City of 10,000 …

Reflections on China’s Parade
October 2, 2009 – 7:05 pm | No Comment
Reflections on China’s Parade

Lucky for me, my in-law family has no American cable….Chinese channels only!  Thus, we all sat down to watch China’s 60th Anniversary Parade.  Like the Olympics, this parade probably had a million people involved, with …

Racing Dragons, Shining Sun, Treasure Island
September 28, 2009 – 8:18 pm | No Comment
Racing Dragons, Shining Sun, Treasure Island

Sometimes it just becomes pointless to talk about or describe culture.  There are moments that just need to be seen, felt, and experienced.  A whole day spent on Treasure Island in the sun for the …

Big Apple BBQ Block Party
June 16, 2009 – 4:28 am | No Comment
Big Apple BBQ Block Party

What kind of strange culture would spend a day in the rain waiting in line for BBQ? Apparently, it is the New York City foodie tribe and the event was the 7th Annual Big Apple …

A Tale of Two Etiquettes
May 14, 2009 – 3:29 am | No Comment
A Tale of Two Etiquettes

To not look like a fool while dining in America and Europe you have to know your etiquette.  This includes knowing the array of tools that will be placed before you.  First is the linen napkin, …