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Guy Kawasaki - The Top Ten Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Monday, 08 April 2013

Guy Kawasaki: The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs
UPDATE: We received alot of positive feedback to our posting of Guy Kawasaki's Spring, 2013 talk at the UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan). The former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures is such a good speaker that you wanted to hear more of him.  He was the keynote speaker at the first Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond in 2005, and its timeless.  You can...

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A Double Celebration for Restaurateurs - Chef Philip Chiang and his mother Chef Cecilia Chiang

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Saturday, 25 May 2013

A Double Celebration for Restaurateurs - Chef Philip Chiang and his mother Chef Cecilia Chiang

Irvine, California

It's a double celebration for restaurateurs Philip Chiang and his mother Cecilia Chiang. 


Photo: Chef Philip Chiang, co-founder P.F. Chang's China Bistro
  P.F. Chang's China Bistro, the Asian-themed restaurant chain was co-founded by Philip Chiang twenty years ago. To celebrate, Chiang has unveiled a new Chef's Summer Cuisine menu.

Chef Philip Chiang has continued to develop innovative Asian-inspired cuisine offerings as a culinary consultant to the chain he co-founded to ensure its original vision since its sale to Centerbridge Partners LP last year reportedly in a transaction valued at $1.1 Billion.

If you can't wait to taste Chef Chiang's new cuisine offerings, head over to P.F. Chang's China Bistro at the Irvine Spectrum in Irvine, California. The Irvine location is the first in the nation to premiere the new menu items and new look.

Chef Philip Chiang's culinary talents in classic and innovative fine Chinese cuisine goes back to his mother, Cecilia Chiang, a pioneer in her own right. Both Philip and his mother Cecilia are natives of Shanghai, lived in Tokyo, and relocated to San Francisco. 

Photo: Tribute video to Cecilia Chiang 2013 Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival   Mrs. Chiang, now 94, was the founder and chef of the upscale Mandarin Restaurant in San Francisco which she managed from the early 1960's until 1991. Chiang's mother was honored this month with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the James Beard Foundation Awards in New York City.

A new documentary about Cecilia Chiang The Soul of a Banquet directed by Wayne Wang (Joy Luck Club, Last Holiday) premiered at a screening sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society last month. In addition to Wayne Wang's documentary, here is another video Tribute to Cecilia Chiang produced for the 2013 Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival.   

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Son Surprises Mom with a new house on Mother's Day

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Son Surprises Mom with a new house on Mother's Day

Las Vegas

May 13, 2013

 

Photo credit: DIYMike's Youtube.com Channel videoMother's Day was a very special day for a Mom in Las Vegas. Her son, known as "DIYMike" on YouTube.com with his own channel of helpful do-it-yourself videos, decided to surprise his Mom with her dream come true. Click the top headline to the YouTube.com video or here.

Mario Machado - Pioneer Los Angeles TV and Radio Broadcaster - 1935 - 2013

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Monday, 06 May 2013

Mario Machado - Pioneer Los Angeles TV and Radio Broadcaster - 1935 - 2013
Los Angeles
May 6, 2013

by Suzanne Joe Kai

In Memoriam: Mario Machado 1935-2013
Pioneer Radio and TV Newsman, Anchor and Actor

Mario Machado, the nation's first Asian American on-air television news reporter and anchor passed away May 4, 2013 at age 78.

Mario was a pioneer who blazed a trail for all of us. A pioneer with heart, he went out of his way to encourage us to follow our dreams. 

In 2010, the Asian American Journalists Association honored Mario Machado inducting him onto its new Honor Roll of Asian American Pioneers in U.S. Journalism (1925-1975) at AAJA's 29th annual National Convention in Los Angeles.

In 1999, Machado was honored by the Chinese Historical Society of America in San Francisco. The CHSA produced this video which has excerpts of some of his early broadcasts.

As fellow pioneer television broadcaster Christopher Chow says about Mario:

"Everybody in our field and in the Asian American community owes him for opening doors for us and for helping us to gain credibility and opportunities.  Not only did he perform well on air but he actively advocated for us, for our inclusion, for the hiring and promoting of Asian Pacific Islander journalists by news media organizations all across America. Mario, we salute you."

Chow wrote about Mario in his "Casting Our Voices" for the Chinese Historical Society's tribute to Chinese American Pioneer Broadcasters:

"His father's Portuguese name and his Chinese mother's heritage steeled him for the travails of the mass media system that often prejudged him as a Mexican and ignored him as a Chinese American. His undeniable talent for communications made him one of the first and few ethnic minority national network sports analysts when he joined CBS Sports in 1968 as a color commentator."

Mario began his career as an on-air news...

Takuma Sato wins IndyCar series race - first Japanese driver in history to win

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Monday, 22 April 2013

Takuma Sato is the first Japanese driver in history to win an IndyCar series race

Takuma Sato is the first Japanese driver in history to win an IndyCar series race

Long Beach

April 21, 2013

Takuma Sato, 36, is the first Japanese driver in history to win an IndyCar series race.

Sato, won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the team of legendary racer A.J. Foyt.

This was the team's first victory in more than a decade.

Sato came close to winning his first IndyCar race at last year's Indianapolis 500 but when he tried to pass Dario Franchitti on the final lap he spun out. For the full story click here. 

Lü Lingzi is 3rd victim, Video shows Boston.com's Steve Silva was running toward blasts as it happened

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Photo: Lü Lingzi, circulating on Weibo.com is third victim of the Boston Marathon bombing

Photo: Lü Lingzi, circulating on Weibo.com is third victim of the Boston Marathon bombing

Lü Lingzi, in pictures circulating on Weibo.com is third victim of Boston bombings  
April 17, 2013 Boston

By Bridget O'Donnell, Shanghaiist.com

A Chinese citizen is 3rd victim 

The Chinese consulate in New York confirmed today that a Chinese citizen was killed in yesterday's Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three and injured more than 100.

The victim was a Boston University grad student.

The student was one of three friends watching the Marathon near the finish line.

Earlier, both the consulate and BU declined to release the student's name, saying they were awaiting permission from her family members.

That student has now been identified as Lü Lingzi (pictured) who was pursuing a grad degree at BU in Mathematics and Statistics.

Lü worked as a manager assistant...

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