Volume 37 No. 08 »

The Power of Couch-Surfing

The Power of Couch-Surfing

Nick Wong April 21, 2010 1

Pick a place to visit this summer, any place in the world, and then imagine making a friend in that city, instantly. Now go onto www.couchsurfing.org, and on the “surf/host” page, select a region

Read More »
Developing Friends Outside Your Race

Developing Friends Outside Your Race

Sam Louie, MA April 21, 2010 Comments Off on Developing Friends Outside Your Race

Our Asian culture is a part of our identity that gives us a sense of pride and should be embraced. But when does it go too far? When does it restrict our desire for

Read More »
‘Dog Eat Dog’ in Vietnam

‘Dog Eat Dog’ in Vietnam

Anne Xuan Clark April 21, 2010 2

Did she say dog?!? We are leaving Vietnam tomorrow, and I’m already starting to feel a bit sad and homesick even though I‘ll be back in May to volunteer at the orphanages through the

Read More »
Korean, But Not Finding My Identity in Korea

Korean, But Not Finding My Identity in Korea

Tina Lee April 21, 2010 5

I am a freak! Sitting on the balcony in my favorite café in Korea, sipping on my warm cup of lavender tea, I am people watching. I see tall, thin, gorgeous Korean women walking

Read More »
How to Travel Light – on Mother Nature

How to Travel Light – on Mother Nature

Caroline Li April 21, 2010 Comments Off on How to Travel Light – on Mother Nature

When I hear the word “vacation” I experience excitement and breathe a sigh of relief. Automatically, I daydream of adventures exploring a new city and relaxing days at a beach or pool. Work has

Read More »
Chao Bistro Brings Comfort Foods Home

Chao Bistro Brings Comfort Foods Home

Lisa Wong April 21, 2010 Comments Off on Chao Bistro Brings Comfort Foods Home

Hanging on the corner of East Pike Street and 12th Avenue, the Chao Bistro logo resembles an abstract interpretation of a Chinese name stamp. However, despite the aesthetic similarities, Chao Bistro is anything but

Read More »
Donate to Save a Life

Donate to Save a Life

Paul Kim April 21, 2010 Comments Off on Donate to Save a Life

When Antonette Mantanona first heard that her daughter, Kinescia, suffered from Ebstyne’s anomaly, a congenital cardiovascular defect that affects the heart, the mother was both shocked and fearful. “When they told me that replacing

Read More »
Globe-Trotting Asians Stamp their  Footprint on the World

Globe-Trotting Asians Stamp their Footprint on the World

The International Examiner April 21, 2010 Comments Off on Globe-Trotting Asians Stamp their Footprint on the World

We’re quite the travelers. Modern history tells remarkable stories of Asian migration around the globe. But what led to these intercontinental travels? Numerous factors such as war, persecution, and economic turmoil contribute to the

Read More »
The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto

Nalini Iyer April 21, 2010 Comments Off on The Checklist Manifesto

Atul Gawande’s list of accomplishments is stunning. He is an endocrine and general surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Associate Professsor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, a

Read More »
Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

Amy Schrader April 21, 2010 Comments Off on Poetry in Motion

Amy: Your new book of poems is The Ginkgo Light. Many of the poems in the book feel panoramic to me. Diverse speakers cast their eyes over various landscapes, in many different senses of

Read More »