Happy APA Heritage Month and Stuff Like that…

Interesting post from NPR on the subject of the end of Bin Laden from a religious perspective (highlighting the Dalai Lama’s thoughts and the statement from the Vatican). Not forgetting and searching for peace – not easy stuff. No surprise that there are no easy answers.

Interesting interview with the author/journalist Janny Scott on NPR’s All Things Considered, regarding her new book about Ann Dunham, President Obama’s mother, as she made quite a life between mainland USA, Hawaii, and Indonesia – and how it led to the making of Obama (who Scott says was definitely born in Hawaii, based on her exhaustive research, even without seeing a long-form birth certificate).

NAPABA issued a press release, congratulating Tony N. Leung on his appointment to the position of federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.  He is the first Asian Pacific American to serve on the federal bench in Minnesota.

He is not this other Tony Leung, who was in such movies as “Chungking Express”, “In the Mood for Love”, “Hero,” “Internal Affairs,” and “2046” (I still haven’t watched most of these movies and I’d like to do so already; sigh).

And, yes, I’m being facetious…  ultimately, kudos to Judge Leung, a longtime Minnesota state court judge, Yale alumnus and NYU Law alumnus.

Also, kudos from our very own AABANY’s press release: AABANY congratulating Vincent T. Chang and Andrew T. Hahn, Past Presidents of AABANY, on their selection as the 2011 City Bar Diversity Champion Award Recipients.

Oh, and this Sunday (Mother’s Day!) is the 32nd Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival 2011, at Union Square.  Be there or be… well, you know.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has some interesting Asian and Pacific Island exhibits.

Umm… I’m not on the Fast Five thing, but I heard that it’s a fun enough movie and, hey, it has a diverse cast.  Vin Diesel (who’s not Asian or Pacific Islander; oh well; he’s still Vin Diesel).  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (part Samoan) .  Sung Kang (Korean American).  And Justin Lin directed it!

But, around here at triscribe, everyday is APA Heritage Day…  🙂  Hope you’re enjoying APA Heritage Month so far.

Oh, and last but not least: weird stuff: a seal who doesn’t really like people lands in town (Inwood, apparently). Sounds like the perfect NY’er…

Bali Hai! (Hello there from this quiet oasis in the Indian Ocean)

Just wanted to drop you guys a note.. been a long long while since I posted here. But so great here in Bali and well, I’m sorry I didn’t come here earlier :(. We’re staying at the Le Meridien Nirwana Bali Golf & Spa Resort . It was part of our time share program and found it through here.

It’s great so far, alternating with relaxing on the premises, doing a lot of spa stuff, golfing on the driving range, or hooking up with a cool local driver to drive us around to different parts of the island. We’ve seen Eastern Bali (Almapura area), Jimbaran Bay, Nusa Dua (where there are over 20+ top rate spas! and the 5+ Star hotels), Uluwatu and tomorrow we’re heading up the volcano to see Lake Batur and Kintamani (coffee plantations).

I feel better and more relaxed.. away from the stress and minimized the work stuff… it just reinforced the need to be out away from the cubicle/office/Dilbert hell and doing things the way I’d like…

Hope you all are well…