Tag: Asian America

ABCs

[Click the picture for Jin’s ABC rap.] I hated Chinese school. I hated the squeezing into the family car for what seemed like an eternity to Chinatown from Hollis (home of Run DMC). I hated standing up to be judged…

"Caste"-ing Call

My eldest was one of the kids who took the citywide gifted and talented test meant to bring equity to the city’s gifted and talented programs. Despite scoring well on the test, my son has been denied a seat in…

Victor Who?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QtdFeDx48Q&hl=en] I was one of those kids in the video. In many ways I still am. If you were to ask me off the cuff: Do you know Vincent Chin? I would more than likely say I didn’t. When Imaginasian…

Seeing Sulu

I finally got around to editing the video my wife shot at the reading I was a part of in January. I read four poems and a piece from the novel I am “working” on. It was not my best…

In Praise of Appreciation

The key characteristic of appreciation education is its focus on a child’s strengths and fortes and building upon them, in a bid to awaken a child’s mentality that “I am a good child”. Conversely, a negative education would be one…