Thursday, May 24, 2012

Danny Chen Birthday Card Campaign

Private Danny Chen, a Chinese-American solider from Chinatown New York, recently died while stationed in Afghanistan. Danny would have turned 20 on May 26, 2012.

As part of a larger initiative to raise awareness regarding the circumstances of his death, the Organization of Chinese Americans-New York Chapter (OCA-NY)  is leading the Danny Chen Birthday Card Campaign.

Friday, May 18, 2012

2012 Trivia Bowl for AAJA-NY

Produced, shot and edited the Asian American Journalists Association of New York's (AAJA-NY) inaugural Trivia Bowl fundraiser kicked off at ABCTV 1 Studio Friday, May 18th. The event matched with dollar amounts raising money $16,000 for j-school student scholarships and internships, and professional journalist stipends and programs.

Sixteen teams competed — from the New York Times, CNN, Asian American Bar Association to the CUNY Association of Black Journalists — to win the coveted Tea Cup trophy and bragging rights. Real judges from the New York area including the Honorable Marilyn D. Go, and the Honorable John Lansden, scoring the answers and ABC News Correspondent Juju Chang and FOX 5 reporter Ti-Hua Chang hosting the evenings festivities. LA transplant, now New Yorker Leezel Tanglao of ABC News and Bao Ong, freelance food writer co-chaired the exciting event. Aside from the mind-grinding trivia, there were live auctions and raffle drawings. The most talked about prizes included a signed Jeremy Lin basketball, which went for $650, and raffle drawings for hotel stay for two at the Kitano ($1200 value) and two round trip tickets anywhere from Virgin Airlines ($2,918 value).

As for the trivia, the Asian American Bar Association seemed destined to win, as they were leading through through the first three rounds, but it was the New York Times who ended up slaying the lawyers. The New York Times won the Tea Cup trophy, the Asian American Bar Association came in 2nd, and ABC came in 3rd. Jamba Juice came in last winning ramen noodles, and Juju Chang joked that someone must have spiked their juice.

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a AAJA is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization focused on diversity in the newsroom and in the news. The New York Chapter is the largest of AAJA's 21 chapters, with 250+ members. AAJA-NY's Trivia Bowl co-chairs and lead organizers are Leezel Tanglao of ABC News and Bao Ong, freelance food writer.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

PS116 Tournament Video featuring Parents and Students

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PS 116 Tournament was held Sunday February 19, 2012. More than 200 kids were playing that day. There were many first time students and parents in attendance, a few new schools represented, and a few first tournament of the year jitters for all the old-timers.

PS 116 is also called The Mary Lindley Murray School.

Appearances in video

  • Anita Yue Chen, parent
  • Max Feng, 5 years old