Writing

Fun moments in journalism

Fun moments in journalism

Tonight, an old coworker posted this Poynter article on his Facebook. Needless to say, I got a total kick out of this, as I’m sure all journalists would because there is nothing worse than working on deadline and having nobody get back to you. I’m not a sports reporter, but I can’t tell you how many times […]

What WILL you eat?

What WILL you eat?

Disclaimer: Before I begin, I would like to say that I am writing this post under duress. My friend and editor at the Northwest Asian Weekly, Stacy Nguyen, got on my case earlier about how I haven’t exactly stuck with the one-post-per-week resolution I made earlier this month. With that in mind, here is my latest post — three […]

New year, new look

New year, new look

In addition to starting afresh with a new resolution for the new year, I’ve decided to go for a new look as well for my blog. As you can see, it is A LOT different from the old look. This theme, Nuntius, has a lot of cool features that allow me to select which posts […]

Sammi Says: 2011 in review

Something I thought I’d share with the blogosphere: The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips […]

Ode to a vehicular friend

Ode to a vehicular friend

You came to us in ’99 But you were my sister’s, before you were mine With your unique silver-purple paint The best description to use is “quaint” We got together in about 20007 And it was just a match made in heaven We traveled to and from Idaho, and lived to tell the tale Survived […]

A pre-New Year’s resolution

For someone who claims to love writing, I haven’t really shown it in this blog. The last “real” blog I’ve posted that wasn’t a link to my latest book recommendations or some other piece I’ve written as part of my professional life was in August. This is wrong on so many levels, so I am […]

Stories about Asians who are gay — NWAW’s October must-reads

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly: “Leche” By R. Zamora Linmark Coffee House Press, 2011 After 13 years of living in the United States, Vicente De Los Reyes is returning home. Born in the Philippines, Vicente, or Vince, came to Hawaii when he was only 10 years old. He returns […]