Index: Samples of written work,
Publication history, On the Net
Once upon a time I was a literature major. This involved
taking classes so early in the morning that even my professors
were not yet fully awake, or so late in the afternoon and for so
long that everyone wanted to take their naps. For some, it was
not mere desire.
But I was fond of literature and, at first, thought that a
literature major would be a good outlet for my interest. I was
wrong. So, one day, all of a sudden, I decided that my East Asian
studies courses were much more interesting and declared my major
as East Asian studies. This caused a world of havoc in my life,
because I had already been accepted for an exchange program in
Germany and the deadlines for programs in Japan were just passed.
And what kind of East Asian studies courses would I find in
Well, everything worked out, and I completed my bachelor's
degree in East Asian studies without anything tragic happening
(except for being stabbed with a fork by an ex-girlfriend, not
having enough money to pay my university bills, and being unable
to return to my U.S. university immediately after the end of the
exchange program). And, in spite of everything, or perhaps
because of it, I've been combining the sorts of things that an
English major would lead me to do with the sorts of things an
East Asian studies major would lead me to do. Some of which
- Some of my own poems. Mostly unpublished.
- Published newspaper samples
- From my tenure as assistant editor at Northwest
- Seafirst Business Profiles. Mei Mei Fortune Cookie
Success Story. The original draft version; published
version will be included shortly.
- From my January 1994 internship at Northwest
- "We would have to
tell Martin...": Years after civil rights leader
dies, his legacy is a troubled one. January 22, 1994.
- Kitsap has multilingual
911, but nobody's using it. January 29, 1994
- Much-loved Filipino man
and son die in car crash. January 15, 1994.
- He's down, but not out:
A Japanese American who lost a bid to fill former Rep.
Gary Locke's seat says he'll try for it in the primaries.
January 8, 1994.
- Excerpts of translation work (German-->English)
- Available soon.
- May 1996-present. Northwest Asian Weekly,
- Assistant Editor. Responsible for production aspects,
layout, entering and formatting classified advertisement
section, advertisement design and other design work, and
- July 1995-March 1996. Center For Japanese Studies,
Phillips-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany.
- Translated the 85-page introduction (by Dr. Erich Pauer)
to a history of Japanese technology from German to
English. Edited scholarly articles written in English by
German and Japanese researchers. Much of the fruit of
this work have been published by the Marburg-Japan Series
in the three-volume set, Papers on the History of
Industry and Technology in Japan. My translation
appears in Volume I; the articles I corrected appear in
- September 1992-May 1994. DePauw University, Greencastle,
- Occasionally contributed articles in the campus
newspaper, The DePauw. Wrote an award-winning
music review. Produced some news articles, several
features, and several commentary articles.
- January 1994. Northwest Asian Weekly, Seattle, WA.
- Served as an intern for an English-language weekly geared
toward Asian American audiences. Produced several
front-page news stories. Also did some layout and
- September 1990-May 1992.
- Served as the editor of a high-school literary magazine, The
- The English
- An extensive resource for everything from cooking to
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