Harvest Moons and Autumn Flowers

"I don’t know how the moon looked where you were last night, but from the curb where I stood, a few paces away from the auto repair shop and the two men tamping down the embers of their barbecue, the moon was round and luminous and haunting, and it glowed even through the quick-flitting clouds. Last night’s moon-gazing was for the Mid-Autumn Festival. That means it’s fully autumn, and it’s time to unveil a project I’ve been working on for the past year." About 12 hours after Kevin…

Beyond the Amy Tan Questions: Why a Millennial TA Anthology

I call them the “Amy Tan Questions.” Questions like “how do families relate in context of war, distance, and famine?” or “how does a child reconcile the old world of their parents with the new world America in which they live?”. These questions are important, for they are our foundation as a community and give us vignettes of Asian and Asian American history that American public schools neglected. But they are dated, and they are not our stories.I wanted to see writing that moved…

Fall Soiree with TAP in Chicago

Join Taiwanese American Professionals - Chicago (TAP-Chicago) as we support Project:VISION's 9th Annual Fall Soiree & Silent Auction. The event features an evening of food, open bar, music, and an exciting silent auction as we celebrate PV's recent successes and look forward to another year of progress and new opportunities!All proceeds will support Project:VISION's after school programs including homework tutoring, college and career readiness, and service and leadership activities, benefiting…

Tree Planting with TAP in Atlanta

To welcome the Spring, Taiwanese American Professionals - Atlanta (TAP-Atlanta) and Rubbermaid will be volunteering with Atlanta Trees to plant trees from 9 am to 12 pm March 21. It is important to arrive on time as they can only provide one demonstration (it takes 20 minutes) and every volunteer needs to see it.We will be planting trees in the Westhaven neighborhood on Saturday. We also want all volunteers to stay for the entire project, and not leave before we finish.• All ages are welcome,…

FASCINOMA: This Musical Taiwanese Cat Can Sing The Beatles

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Ho Chie Tsai catches up with Taiwanese American singer-songwriter Alanna Lin aka Fascinoma as she works on her latest project recording covers of Beatles songs. She has had a strong following since her days performing shows around Los Angeles and since one of her songs became "quasi-famous amongst fans of American Dad on FOX". The ballad, "I'm Walking This Road Because You Stole My Car (Don't Go)," was used for a love scene between a boy and a cat. Seriously, the song is…