Hing Hay Park appeals to me in so many ways. A fusion of languages. East meets West. Old World merges with New World. Active and passive space. Welcoming. Having grown up with two cultures--Japanese and American--this park is special to me. I see faces that remind me of my mother, her family and friends. I... Continue Reading →

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We are a cultural melting pot. Embrace it.

My mother was an immigrant and I remember some of the challenges she had to overcome as she forged a new life for herself in America. A native of Japan, my mother grew up during World War II. She lived through hardships, survived air raids and lost family members. During post-war reconstruction, she found work... Continue Reading →

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