Happy Graduation!

In San Francisco in the 1960s, we had high schools that came with lots of traditions. For example, Lowell, my school, came with a classic football rivalry with Poly – or Polytechnic High School. The rivalry started in 1912. Through the years, it was reported that more than 50,000 San Francisco fans could be expected to witness a high school football game. Continue reading

Chop Suey Anyone?

Memorize this: chop suey is not authentic Chinese food.

The movie titled “Flower Drum Song” debuted in 1961. In the movie, based on the Broadway show, the cast sings a song called “Chop Suey” to emphasize a clash of cultures between old Chinese traditions and the lives of Chinese-Americans who have added many bits of American culture to their lives. Continue reading