Archive | Column: Wayne’s Worlds

Wayne’s Worlds — On this tennis court, a different kind of love game

Wayne’s Worlds — On this tennis court, a different kind of love game

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly My weekly tennis matches with the guys was yesterday, and believe me, I was prepared.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

Wayne’s World: In the zoo, a mini zoo, a lyin’ sleeps tonight

Wayne’s World: In the zoo, a mini zoo, a lyin’ sleeps tonight

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly They say that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” If that is indeed the case, the Chinese are flattered up the wazoo.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 32 No 36 | 8/31-9/66 Comments

It’s as American as apple pie…in Hong Kong

It’s as American as apple pie…in Hong Kong

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I’m on an important business trip in Hong Kong. I need to make sure I cover everything. Did I schedule a meeting with my attorney? Yes. A meeting with the packaging company? Check.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 32 No 17 | 4/20-4/263 Comments

I’ll eat anything so long as it’s not baaaaaaaaad

I’ll eat anything so long as it’s not baaaaaaaaad

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Since when did being a good parent also mean making yourself look like an idiot? That’s exactly what happened last weekend when we went out with some friends for an adventurous night of dining. But before I get there, let me give you some backstory.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 32 No 16 | 4/13-4/190 Comments

Wayne’s Worlds: Top 10 ways to get someone’s attention

Wayne’s Worlds: Top 10 ways to get someone’s attention

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly And there you have it, I’ve got your attention. It’s as simple as that. If you want attention, just jot down a top five or top 10 list and the world is yours. Of course, as with everything in life, there are rules. Don’t believe me? Here are three […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 31 No 33 | 8/11-8/170 Comments

Wayne’s Worlds: The three cardinal rules for finicky eaters

Wayne’s Worlds: The three cardinal rules for finicky eaters

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I am a finicky eater. There. I’ve said it. It’s “out there.” I’ve always been a bit squeamish about trying new things. I’ve gotten better in the last 10 years though. I remember as a little kid trying to explain to my mom, from a scientific perspective, the real […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 31 No 13 | 3/24-3/300 Comments

Wayne’s Worlds: Facebook banned: a social dilemma in China

Wayne’s Worlds: Facebook banned: a social dilemma in China

Having come back from China this past week, I realize that what I really missed was something unexpected. This time, it had nothing to do with the little conveniences we all sometimes take for granted, at least materially speaking. China is chock full of Ferraris, Rolexes, and every little extravagance you can imagine. Let me […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 31 No 2 | 1/7-1/130 Comments

WAYNE’S WORLDS: Children … the gift that keeps on taking

WAYNE’S WORLDS: Children … the gift that keeps on taking

Wayne’s Worlds, a column about being a Chinese family man By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly There comes a time in our lives as parents when we begin to examine and even question the choices we have made. Before I go any further, let me first say that any derogatory statement that I make from […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 30 No 50 | 12/10-12/160 Comments

Wayne’s Worlds: Sunny, the Renaissance man — a story

Wayne’s Worlds: Sunny, the Renaissance man — a story

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Once upon a time, in a quaint and quiet hamlet, stood a modest row of shops, unremarkable from any other unassuming row of shops in any other quiet hamlet, yet still serving the needs of the town’s inhabitants, as well as those passing through in their journey through town. […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 30 No 39 | 9/24-9/300 Comments

Wayne’s Worlds: What if the world were run by the airline industry?

Wayne’s Worlds: What if the world were run by the airline industry?

Now I’ve flown all over the world, for work and vacations alike. You’d think I’d be used to the service (or lack thereof) that one typically gets on an economy flight nowadays.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 30 No 16 | 4/16-4/222 Comments

Wayne’s Worlds: The benefits of being a human pretzel 

Wayne’s Worlds: The benefits of being a human pretzel 

The surprising thing is, even as a beginner, I do see the value of it. I think I always did. Everyone I’ve seen who does yoga seems

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 29 No 23 | 6/5-6/110 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

Wayne’s Worlds: Eight words of wisdom

Wayne’s Worlds: Eight words of wisdom

“Maybe we should go to China this year.” These are the eight words my wife, Maya, used yesterday to officially announce that we will begin planning a family trip to China some time this year.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 28 No 45 | 10/31-11/62 Comments

Kopi coffee, truly a scat-ter-brained idea

Kopi coffee, truly a scat-ter-brained idea

In the last year, I wrote about tea leaf plucking monkeys in China that supposedly know how to pick tea leaves when they are good and ready. With my active mind, I immediately conjured up thoughts of the training process involved in training monkeys to pluck and deliver tea leaves and not other things like, say, a pair of shoes hanging from a telephone wire, an errant hub cap, or an old TV Guide from the 1970s.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

A picture is worth a thousand edits

A picture is worth a thousand edits

My wife and I are now disciplined enough to apply our version of “tough love” to nearly every aspect of their lives, whether we are trying to get them to speak, read and write, dress themselves, brush their teeth, or use the bathroom.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 28 No 26 | 6/20 - 6/260 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

The Wild Kingdom … in my yard

The Wild Kingdom … in my yard

Quiet now. Keep your head down low. Don’t take your eyes off him. If he looks your way, keep still.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 27 No 50 | 12/6 - 12/120 Comments


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