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  I am going to play to stereotype and quote Bruce Lee: Knowledge in martial arts actually means self-knowledge… ultimately,… read more Honesty

Posted in community food & diet Rice Daddies

The Happy Americana Meal

Andy Warhol from The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: The most beautiful thing in Tokyo is McDonald’s The most beautiful thing… read more The Happy Americana Meal

Posted in community life & career movies & TV Rice Daddies

Bitter Tea

Recently Turner Classic Movies played The Good Earth and The Bitter Tea of General Yen back to back. I caught… read more Bitter Tea

Posted in fatherhood Rice Daddies

The Art of the Chinese Compliment

I pulled a real Chinese parent move recently. My eldest’s piano teacher told me he was playing very well but… read more The Art of the Chinese Compliment

Posted in books Rice Daddies

Picture (Book) Perfect

There’s this story I like to tell about my introducing “literature” to my children. It involves my eldest. He must… read more Picture (Book) Perfect

Posted in fatherhood life & career music Rice Daddies

For the Record

Listening to Rosanne Cash speak at the Times Center got me thinking about what “The List” I give my children… read more For the Record

Posted in celebrations & superstitions fatherhood Rice Daddies


I remember our first Christmas together. I had gotten her one of those hand-held electric back massagers (which she asked… read more humbug

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Kohn Head

Whenever the subject of Asian parents and discipline comes up, I think of Russell Peters’ skit about his dad and… read more Kohn Head

Posted in movies & TV Rice Daddies

Hype it! Up! (WARNING! Spoilers!)

[If you are going to see the movie Up and are the type of person who is sensitive to being… read more Hype it! Up! (WARNING! Spoilers!)

Posted in fatherhood movies & TV Rice Daddies

Little Dragon, Long Shadow

Robert and Phoebe, share quaint stories about their famous brother, Bruce. I’m a sucker for Bruce Lee documentaries. Not because… read more Little Dragon, Long Shadow