Fool Me Once, Shame on You. Fool Me Twice, I’m Going to Find You

An introduction into the world of internet scams How I got Scammed on eBay I’ve been studying classical saxophone since I was 10 years old. When I moved to Los Angeles at 16, my father bought my dream Alto Saxophone as a parting gift–– Selmer Paris Series III–– the orthodox brand in Saxophone craftsmanship, made and assembled in Paris, France. I was mesmerized by this … Continue reading Fool Me Once, Shame on You. Fool Me Twice, I’m Going to Find You

Kingsland Wildflowers: One Step Ahead to Sustainability

Read more: Greenpoint Star – Kingsland Wildflowers One Step Ahead to Sustainability   “520 Kingsland Avenue” in white paint brands a red brick building inside a fenced parking lot at the end of the street. Crews from Broadway Stages, a film production company, carried large wooden boards to their construction inside. As different film and television projects were ongoing in this building, the rooftop was … Continue reading Kingsland Wildflowers: One Step Ahead to Sustainability

Peter Liang: ‘Scapegoat!’ They Called Him

On February 11, 2016, while deliberating their verdict following former NYPD policeman Peter Liang’s 14-day murder trial, the jury required a full day to discuss their decision. Karlin Chan, a Chinese activist who helped Liang throughout the case, recalled that he knew what the jury had decided on the moment they came back to the courtroom. “Normally, if they don’t look at you, that means … Continue reading Peter Liang: ‘Scapegoat!’ They Called Him

Broken Promises Leave Immigrant Army Reservists in Limbo

(Not published) Private Sehoon Kim came to the U.S. on student visa from South Korea almost 16 years ago. With hope to become a citizen, he enlisted in Army Reserve in March, 2016 through the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest program, also known as MAVNI, and has been serving ever since. “To be honest, Army has been amazing, a lot of them have become … Continue reading Broken Promises Leave Immigrant Army Reservists in Limbo

Young Professionals by Week, Ancient Heroes on the Weekend

Read more: Queens Examiner – Young Professionals by Week Ancient Heroes on the Weekend It’s noon on Saturday at the Queens Library in Flushing, an hour-and-half before showtime. Many members of the Peking Opera are still rehearsing on stage with the instrumental section, while others put on makeup in the shared dressing room, warm up their vocal chords with soft hums, or grab a quick … Continue reading Young Professionals by Week, Ancient Heroes on the Weekend

Heated protest at livestock markets in Flushing

Queens Examiner – Heated protest at livestock markets in Flushing Animal rights groups held a demonstration in front of two livestock markets in Flushing. On September 30, approximately 20 demonstrators gathered in front of the back-to-back slaughterhouses, P&M Live Poultry and Twelve Baskets Inc., holding signs with photos of farm animals. Some were condemning the butchers and customers. The demonstration, also known as a Save … Continue reading Heated protest at livestock markets in Flushing

#MayDayMarch

CSULA students marched from campus to Los Angeles City Hall on May Day https://csulauniversitytimes.com/9799/news/maydaymarch/ “Whose street? Our street!” student protesters shouted as they marched towards Mariachi Plaza from the neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Two police vehicles chaperoned the students to keep them on the sidewalk, and other officers made sure every freeway exit in the student’s path was blocked. On Monday, May 1, many grassroot … Continue reading #MayDayMarch