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Turning the tables on American cuisine

Turning the tables on American cuisine

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Last week my wife Maya and I went to a neighbor’s house for “Yappy Hour.” Yappy hour is a twice a month neighborhood get together where everyone brings their dogs, along with some drinks and treats (for the people, not the dogs), and socializes. We used to have “Kiddy […]

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Posted in Humor, Vol 32 No 29 | 7/13-7/190 Comments

5 rules to a perfect marriage

5 rules to a perfect marriage

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly This September will mark my 22nd wedding anniversary, and the only thing I keep asking myself is “how the heck did that happen?”

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Posted in Humor, Vol 32 No 25 | 6/15-6/210 Comments

Wayne’s World: Washing my hands of the dishwasher

Wayne’s World: Washing my hands of the dishwasher

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly The other day, in the middle of washing dishes, I started thinking about how my ancestors, a thousand years ago, must have had to do the same tedious chores I was in the midst of doing.  I sometimes think of things like that, partly because I’m fascinated with how […]

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Posted in Humor, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

Tales of the Zucchini

Tales of the Zucchini

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Breaking news: Computers will never take over the earth. Repeat: Computers will never take over the earth. How do I know this? Actually, I came to this conclusion pretty easily.

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Posted in Humor, Vol 30 No 30 | 7/23-7/290 Comments

Wayne’s Worlds: Business isn’t business without a cough and wheeze

Wayne’s Worlds: Business isn’t business without a cough and wheeze

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly As we’ve all recently celebrated World No Tobacco Day … actually, let me rephrase that. I may be overstating things. As we’ve all observed World No Tobacco Day … no, that’s not exactly right, either. Let me try one more time.

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Posted in Humor, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/81 Comment

No crab, but a barrel full of excuses 

No crab, but a barrel full of excuses 

There’s something about fishing, or in my case, crabbing, that brings out the worst in people. We live in California, but every year, we head up north to the Pacific Northwest, and every year, I go on a fishing or crabbing expedition.

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Posted in Humor, Vol 29 No 14 | 4/3-4/90 Comments

Wayne’s worlds: A tale of two restaurants

Wayne’s worlds: A tale of two restaurants

Oh, I know a few things. I know that wearing shorts on our weekly date night is a huge no-no. I know that reading a magazine during dinner is genuinely frowned upon. And if you’ve ever wondered, playing a tennis match on our anniversary is absolutely inexcusable.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Humor, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/151 Comment

Oh Fish, Fish, wherefore art thou, Fish?

Oh Fish, Fish, wherefore art thou, Fish?

I took my son fishing last week and we almost caught a fish that was THIS big.

Actually, we didn’t almost catch anything. Unless, of course, you count seaweed, in which case our fishing expedition was hugely successful.

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Posted in Humor, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 - 8/71 Comment

What was most surprising to you when you first came to America?

What was most surprising to you when you first came to America?

“There is a large sense of personal space … when someone gets close, people freak out.” — Candace Chin “Everything is so much bigger: the people, the buildings, even the boats.” — Yong Kwon “People are so big and tall.” — Amber Nguyen “It’s beautiful and much nicer than Canton.” — Chau Juh Deng

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Posted in Humor, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/101 Comment

Who’s your daddy?

Who’s your daddy?

It seems that Asian fathers came into this world with their own set of quirks that distinguish them from other fathers — their uncanny voices, their terrorizing disciplinary actions, their quirky obsessions. At the same time, they are capable of holding onto a special place in the heart …

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Posted in Humor, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/262 Comments

You know you’re Asian when …

You know you’re Asian when …

You know you’re Asian/Pacific Islander American when …

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Posted in Humor, News, Vol 28 No 21 | 5/16 - 5/220 Comments

No saber-toothed tigers here …

No saber-toothed tigers here …

People are hurting out there.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Humor, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 21 | 5/16 - 5/220 Comments

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