BLOG: Who stole the party?

By Assunta Ng

Ming Zhang and Z.Z. Wei

Ming Zhang, president of Mulvanny G2, celebrated his accomplishment and birthday at the Imperial Garden Restaurant, inside the Great Wall Mall, last Friday with many prominent guests. He was invited to join the prestigious America Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows AIA recently.

Among the guests were Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, Bellevue City Councilman Conrad Lee, philanthropist Jerry Lee, Microsoft executive Harry Shum, and many other accomplished professionals.

Due to popular demand, Zhang got up and sang karaoke. Shortly after, Z.Z. Wei, a world-renowned artist living in Seattle, whose work focuses on rural America, got up and joined Zhang — not to sing, but to dance. Wei just danced around Zhang, who didn’t have the faintest idea what to do.

I have never seen the witty, playful side of Wei. It’s so refreshing to see Wei in person. His hands and fingers, face, gaze, and mouth, combined with his dance steps of joy, exhilaration, warmth, curiosity, puzzlement, and wonder, illuminated his embrace of the moment for his friend’s success. Bravo, Z.Z. Wei! It really was the best part of the program. I had the fortune of sitting with him at the same table. With disbelief at what they saw, the audience applauded. Could it be the Chinese wine maotai had something to do with him bursting with such passion? (end)

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