Saturday, April 30, 2016

Open Air markets

So I met up with Grace at Ming's today. I call it Ming's but for years it has been New York Mart or something like that. And probably, it's only a matter of time before it's gone. I mean it's a prime location for more Condos, Ming's and 88, or whatever their new names are.

Not only that, but starting next week the parking lot next to Ming's isn't going to be open on Sundays because their having a new South End Open Air market in that Parking lot. Two Sowa, SoHo whatever's. I went to one. I admit it looked cool. But when it comes down to it Food trucks... kind of suck. I mean how are any of these want to be markets better than an ACTUAL market like Ming's or 88 or whatever their new names are. They have really prime produce, meat and fish... and they also have the cafeteria... which the Caribbean African Americans know that's where it is at. The Chinese workers ate that food. It must be good.

I remember seeing the trailer to Fresh off the boat and they show a zoo of a Chinese Supermarket vs. the nice friendly Mainstream American supermarket. So not only is that BS but obviously it is racist. I just didn't realize it until I thought about it today. I mean that zoo where you can't even find shade and you are hungry but can't eat something good and you are likely to lose your children... multiply that times 10 and that is your Sowa South End open Air market.. but that's what people want obviously, and that is like the tool that is going to slow down business for the Chinese Markets.

Here's what gets me, I see a lot of my friends on social media complain about Chinatown disappearing bu then they also seem to love these open air markets like they are the best thing ever. Are they really? Prove me wrong. Why are they better than the markets that are already there?

And here is another thing as I looked at the giant Whole Foods that was there. Now I shop at Whole Foods... when I'm in JP. It's the closest market to the house.

But I would never choose Whole Foods over 88 or Ming's while in Chinatown. I don't care if they try to reach the Chinese community with some wilted Bok choi. C'mon. You know what we need to do. We need to show the people moving in that cooking Chinese Produce and shopping at Chinese Supermarkets is like the best thing ever. I mean the Cafeteria that's where you start, because it's like a Food Court Anthony Bourdain would go to. They are into healthy stuff so if they are going to go Chinese, they would have to do the Brown Rice.
The meats (if they aren't Vegan) has to be the bone broth thing, which has been a Chinese thing for years.

Not to stereotype, but here is a link to an article about Bone Broth and how it is good for a man and it is written by a female Doctor who went to the same fancy Prep school I went to. So again, not to stereotype, but I would imagine that the Ink Block is filling up with this type. Young, wealthy, hip. And where can they buy said ingredients for Bone Broth? Better chance of getting that stuff at 88 and Ming's (New York Mart or whatever)

The answer is to reach out to this new group somehow. New York and Cart Gift cards and gift Certificates that you can purchase for friends to go to the Chinese Supermarkets. Maybe cooking lessons on how to forage the Gingko fruits from the tree at Tai Tung Park. Cross cultural classes with old ladies teaching the hip yuppies how to cook the really good ginseng bone broth, and get them to want to understand Taishanese. But these Open air markets? I really want to say F those. I mean maybe one of the other contributors to the blog has something positive to say about them and I'd love to read it. But I just don't see it.

Boston Shines

I sort of forgot about this clean up Chinatown event... but even if I had remembered I actually didn't have time. I guess I could have taken Noah down there before my Kung Fu class instead of taking him straight to JQS... but that would have been a rush and maybe I wouldn't have made it back in time.
The Knights (a local volleyball team) had a meeting so Noah didn't get his Volleyball lesson. But I ran through some drills with him. (I know nothing about Volleyball accept what I saw him learn.)

I also played basketball with an 8th grader while I was waiting for my class to start.

From the pictures it looks like a lot of cool stuff got done with this Boston Shines event. Like a new garden instead of a vacant pit? That's pretty cool.

I guess I can meet up with some of my friends who were in the pictures and ask them for any stories that may have happened.

Friday, April 29, 2016

More Impact

I have been criticized for just running around doing all these little things basically like my wheels are spinning in the mud, without making any real impact. I suppose there is truth to this. I forced myself to stop and think about what I really want to do. I guess, as I have mentioned before, the thing I wanted to do was start a Middle School. One of the ideas is that I would trun the day on its head. In other words. Instead of sitting at your desk all tday and then having "extracurricular activities after school, and then homework.. I think a good part of the day would be running around doing Kung Fu Yoga and other types of games. Playing chess, Chinese Chess and Wei Qi, playing music in a relaxed environment, and even reading books in small groups of five. The Books would be whatever they test you on for MCAS or to get your GED (yes I am aware that I said Middle School) but they would be read and discussed and the children would blog about them. But you wouldn't be tested on it.
Anyway that would be the day.

Of course Math and Science would be eased into that day, also in an untested manner, through videos and going out and looking at nature and perhaps partnering with the Museum of Science and that sort of thing. I.e. lots of field trips and time outside, maybe even doing actual lab work for companies or universities in Boston Harbor or whatever.

Then for After school, for the "real school work" well it would just be Khan Academy mostly. And for later in the day, I would try to get some partnerships with companies so that people who are already in the working world can come in and tutor the kids.

Since the kids have spent all day doing Kung Fu... they can also teach those adults Kung Fu. Here's where you have the meeting of two worlds, the Kung Fu school run by middle school students, who attend a Kung Fu middle school. But that way, the children get to be in a leadership position sometimes too.

And your teachers can actually be real scientists. Real lawyers. Real engineers. Maybe even real CEOs.

There really wouldn't be homework. There would be self study where you would be guided by these real world tutors. You would focus on the skills that the companies are actually looking for.

I think sleeping at the school should be an option. Not a requirement. But it may just save time.

I talked about how Chinatown could use several independent middle schools. And if you could get kids, through guidance, to take the GED in Middle school, and then be guided through high school to do online College work and build connections with companies.. all the while functioning as a Kung Fu school where the children are trained to teach the adults (who will in turn teach and guide them) Yes I think eventually you could have a program that really gets some attention. Also I think the kids will enjoy the whole process. Of course I need help to do this. And I need money and endorsements and support. Would it be better to start this off as some sort of After school or summer program?

But ultimately you really want it to be full day. Maybe that means summer camp.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stopping and smell the roses... or pick up cigarette Butts.

Today I had my Kung Fu Panda classes followed by my street sweeping. I guess they thought I quit again because I did not come in last week, due to it being vacation. I explained that I would also probably have to stop when Summer started. Although as I swept the street, which was mostly picking up cigarette butts, I thought, "Maybe I CAN bring the kids to do the street sweeping." I mean I haven't seen any heroin needles in a while. Maybe I can give them a talk first and explain that everyone listens to my instructions very carefully and maybe everyone only holds the dustpan or something like that.

This is probably wishful thinking. I will have to see how it is with the four children with me. If they will listen. If I will even be able to bring them to that side of Chinatown, or if I will stay where the good playgrounds are... i.e. by Little Panda, the Quincy School roof playground, and then the Castle Square Playground.

I had so little trash that I was going to leave the trash bag to reuse it next week.... but there was also poo on the street that I had to sweep up.

People ask me what is new in Chinatown.

The biggest news story is the tragic death of Isabella Wu. I happened to find out through Twitter that I actually know her mother and her older sister was a classmate of Noah's. This actually has forced  the event more into my mind. I can't stop thinking about the family, about the older sister.
Perhaps because it is such a horrible tragedy, well even UK daily mail has written articles about it.
I think I want to go to the funeral, and I think Noah should go too. In fact it is doing an internet search that allowed me to see articles from UK Daily Mail.

As I cleaned up the street, I was thinking "why am I doing this." Not because I felt bad about the exercise but I realized that I really am doing this for myself. As some sort of form of self realization.

They say, "stop and smell the roses." Well stopping and picking up the cigarette butts is like that. I notice the beauty of the community in its nastiest parts. And through that exercise I achieve some sort of self realization... more so than actually cleaning the street. Because obviously people will just throw more cigarette butts down... probably a good number of those butts will come from people I know.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday after tragedy. Chinatown just continues on like any other Monday.

I rode into Chinatown today because I had a Dental cleaning at Tufts.
I have been thinking a lot about the family that lost their 2 year old girl recently. I thought about how we had passed by where they had parked, because all the spaces were filled and instead Grace parked over in front Of Josiah Upper School. I took Noah into JQS BCYF to learn some Volleyball from Jerell and then Grace had brought Jonah in later. Grace went to an acupuncture appointment and then I started teaching my Kung Fu class t 1pm.

The Car accident on Nassau street happened around 1:18pm

I thought that, "I hope the family wasn't someone we knew." But even if it was someone we didn't know it is still a horrible thing that happened to a family that was doing exactly what we were doing, parking, getting out, going to do whatever Chinatown things you do.

 And when the family picture was released, I realized that I knew the mother from one of those parenting groups I had done at BCNC.

Today, on Monday, from a distance I am pretty sure I saw her, the mother, get out of a car and cross the street. Dressed in black. Her walk was strong and determined. In the car were faces I didn't recognize also dressed in black. Sad yes, but they were in autopilot I have to do this mode.

A woman held a bag full of clothes labelled Gymboree, not the mother, she was already across the street. The clothes, my guess were the clothes of the child, because all of those must be gotten rid of. Anybody that passes away, according to tradition, you bag up all their belongings and get rid of them.

I was amazed at how strong the young mother's walk was. I paused on my bike. But I did not call out to her. Sometimes I wonder if offering condolences are helpful or hurtful.

At the time I wasn't sure if it was her but now I am pretty sure, because of the black attire and the bagged clothing. Terrible things happen. People suffer. But they also manage to carry on. If not fully on the inside, then on the outside.

I went to the dentist and on the way back into JP I also saw John Barros walking down the street. I circled back around and just in that brief turn around I Chinatown on my bike I saw all sorts of people I knew. I saw Henry Yee's wife, I saw this other guy that I had had a conflict with in the past, I saw the regular local faces going about their day.

Chinatown is a very small community in many ways. If not small... then very connected. Chances are when something happens that you will indeed know those affected, for good or bad. It is like it's own little village.

I wondered if I should even post such a post or talk about such a thing. But then, it is all over the news. After all that is why I even know about it.  My post won't help or hurt. It just is. And two days after the young girl's world ended and drastically changed the world of her parents and older sister... it is Monday. Just Monday. I'm not sure that if the fact that the world carries on is something of a comfort or an incredible grief to the family.

Do I wish I could do something to help? Yes of course. But for something like this.. what can you really do?

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Car Accidents and Chinatown's dangerous streets

I just saw on the news that a 3 year old was struck by an ambulance on Nassau street. The news anchor said this was downtown but Nassau Street is the street in back of the Metropolitan where BCNC is housed. BCNC has a preschool that Noah used to go to, and which I also attended before the Metropolitan was there. Basically this is where the Hospital is and where the Ambulances park. But other than the ambulances it is a low traffic area... so basically my kids used to run across that cross walk on the way to school quite often. In fact running to school Noah would often feel like, "I got it from here Baba" and run ahead while I cursed him and screamed at him drawing dirty looks from older non Chinese women.

 I would often have to pick them up just to make it across that crosswalk and there was sometimes an ambulance slowly pulling in.. They would see us and stop and wait.

When there are any type of sirens (as there was today when we were in Chinatown.. police actually) we wait WAY back from the curb even if the sirens are from far away. Basically I am paranoid and terrified of something like that happening to my kids to the point where other adults will look at me like I'm crazy for having my kids have to walk right next to me and me giving them such a hard time about it. At one point, Jonah went through a stage where he would pretend to dart out into the street to prove a point, some sort of rebellion. In JP a few times he actually did go all the way out into the street by the Curley. Luckily, that street is very quiet.

But usually Nassau street is also quiet.

The reason why I am  paranoid about it is because look, it just happened today and it could happen to anyone. Now I don't know about statistics of number of people hit by car in Chinatown versus other communities, but it doesn't seem like there are a high number of deaths by pedestrians getting hit by car in Chinatown. It is often children and the elderly. One problem is there are a lot of streets that are highways that suddenly become residential streets. So the cars go really fast like they are still on the highway.

In fact I was hit once myself crossing the street in front of the Josiah Quincy Middle School.
(I was an adult)

In terms of Nassau street, it almost looks like a cul de sac type of street where there aren't going to be a lot of cars. You might relax while unloading, there are also likely to be parking spaces here for dim sum. You don't expect that your three year old will go into the street and you don't expect an ambulance to be going so fast that they will run your child over.

It happens and in Chinatown it really seems to happen often.

It seems to happen often in JP as well. A lot of it has to do with how the streets are laid out.

I really feel for the family because I have gone through that fear so often. In fact it is something I will have to be hyper vigilant from now on. My kids are older but we definitely have to talk about the streets around the hospital. In fact I point to this incident as proof to them that they have to walk with me when we are near the street, especially the narrow crowded streets in Chinatown.

 I will also be watching two nieces this summer, and I do plan to go into Chinatown twice a week. We will have a rope with various things to hold on to... but this incident does make me nervous, especially since the girls might not be as used to these Boston streets. Maybe they have to go in a stroller.
 I may also avoid that Nassau street altogether, and get out of the station on the other side.
It actually makes more sense to get use the other entrance for me anyway because I will be coming into Chinatown to teach classes at Little Panda and Josiah Quincy's BCYF. Plus there are more playgrounds to hop around on that side of Chinatown.

 Those areas have dangerous streets as well, but I feel like Nassau street is deceivingly quiet and children often feel like that street isn't a real street or something. I've seen my kids do it.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Chinatown Culture shock

Wednesday we had our Chinatown day. I had to spend the money to go into Chinatown on the T anyway, so I figured we would stay there as long as we could. Since it is school vacation week we ran into several groups of children. Square Roots at Castle Square and I believe Red Oak  as well and also some kids who were being watched by nannies, family, or grandparents. I actually recognized a few of them from Noah's time at BCNC, and one child recognized me. He was Noah's classmate but he didn't remember Noah. I think, from childhood to adulthood, I am just easy to remember. There are increasingly a lot of white guys in Chinatown... but I have certain signature characteristics. The sun hat (most guys don't where that) and the back pack. In fact the one time I saw another dad with that outfit on I had a weird feeling as if I was watching myself from a far... and even still he only wears that on his days off, where as in that sense every day is a day off for me.

I could immediately feel that Chinatown culture shock. I mean I don't feel it so much as an adult looking at the adult worlds, because that is the world I am in. But when I saw the children playing with various paper weapons, swords, guns, ninja stars, and the sound makers... that is so Chinatown. In JP the kids make weapons out of sticks. But in Chinatown there aren't enough trees, but printer paper is provided for free. In JP, paper might be provided for free, but what every kid in Chinatown knows how to make basic origami stuff, amazes children from other communities.

So does stacking blocks away Mah Jong style (something I know how to do despite not being able to play Mah Jong. The kids were way more impressed with that than my Kung Fu I think. Perhaps because they could see how it could be applied to their life in school.)

I also saw the way the younger generation treated their grandparents. Now it is a stereotype that Chinese families treat their elderly with respect. But actually, this ends up not being the case in the states. The most hippie families you could think of, whatever the combination of genders or beliefs.. those parents and grandparents command great respect from the child. However, the child in the situation where the grandmother does not speak English... well she will get sassed in English and will just have to take it. A lot of Chinese grew up disciplining with a stick. And they also know they cannot do this here. (some would say in America but actually it has more to do with this State. Also I notice that white people are far more likely to interfere in Asians doing any sort of childcare than they would if the caretakers or parents were white. Anecdotal.. but it's something I've noticed)

In any case, the answer is usually to just let it go. Whereas the more hippie family that wouldn't use the stick has harsh tones or other sorts of punishments or whatever. I never even noticed these differences consciously before. Because before it was all around me. And although my mother was white, she still used a wire hanger. By her standards that was not beating. And by the standards of my peers who were beaten by their fathers with belts (these are not Chinese families but black and Hispanic. The Chinese kids did not talk about this until adulthood..not to me at any rate) In fact, everyone thought I was pretty much off the hook because there was no father in my house and they thought that simply must be a plus.

I think it's important for Noah to be exposed to the Chinatown way as well as the JP way of doing things. It sort of broadens your horizons at a young age.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Volleyball (Noah's interest)

Noah has started taking Volleyball lessons from Jerell Perez of the Knights. Jerell is amazing with him. Noah picked up some of the basic moves and there is actually a lot of carry over from Kung Fu. One of the stances is like horse stance, your hitting something over and over, and the over hand move is a lot like a cup.

The difference of course is that Noah will at some point be able to use the moves in a sport, a game, that is social and non-violent.

As I watched Jerell teach I was thinking, "This is the next thing." I mean I know that Volleyball is big in Chinatown.. But it's not exactly big among the Wellesley and Lexington elite Asians. But it totally could be. Part of the practice was also verbal. Noah had to  call out, "I got it!" or "Mine!"

In other words Communication and team work are part of the game and part of the drills. Whenever I talk to the other moms who retired from the Corporate world they site some article or study that said that getting into that upper management club has more to do with having played a team sport in college, than which college you went to.

That would be a big selling point for Tiger Moms. And while Volleyball is huge in Chinatown, they start in high school. There is no equivalent of soccer and T-ball for volleyball. And the fact that you have an all Asian league to be part of when you grow up... that's something.

Now the all Asian league has it's purposes.. but for raising money, maybe you could start a mixed league too.. a splinter group. I'm not saying change the Asian League, but just have another, to promote 9 man... and well, to sell the lessons.

Am I getting ahead f myself? Of course... I don't even know how to play Volleyball so I could never actually do this (I could help out though) but I see a potential here. Maybe it's because I am an outsider.

Monday, April 18, 2016


A lot of kids who have an association with Chinatown will spend some time on the volleyball court and play with a team lik eth Knights or the Hurricanes. I actually was not part of this culture. I mean when I was a small child at Red Oak some cool teenage girls showed me how to bump a volleyball back and forth at Mass Pike while I was on the playground.

But when all my friends joined these teams, i.e. highschool, I went off to Groton. At one point, while visiting Josiah Quincy I remember walking into the gym. I was wearing a collared shirt and Kakhi pants, the dress code of a prep school Groton student (I mean I wouldn't have TWO wardrobes) and it was that feeling in a western when a stranger walks into the saloon and everyone turns to look at you. Except I was visiting friends.

It wasn't all young men. Mixed in with the testosterone were hot girls in short shorts who I recognized from when we both when to Quincy School or Red Oak or maybe even Acorn.

And then there were the friends I hadn't lost touch with.

"What's up Adam" they said as we gave dap (something done back then. What was it the 90's I notriced all the youngun's now just shake hands like proper gentlemen, at least in the Latin Quarter) "What the hell are you wearing?"

They were doing drills or something. And they asked if I wanted to join. I ran up to spike the ball and I think I missed the ball completely and went face first into the net.

"Uhhh maybe you should just sit this out" laughed my friend.

Well I wasn't really part of this culture, but Noah seems interested. But I'll talk about that in a future post.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lunch break with Pastor Steven Chin

Today was a day of defeat. I went into little Panda and enjoyed my little Kung Fu class and wondered if the whole campaign was just wishful thinking and a dream. Will I ever get THAT involved on a campaign again? Well Leland's campaign is coming up. I am assuming the Oak Tin group will back him because he always goes to their banquets. But I also thought they would have backed Diana.
Was I naive?
 I prefer to say optimistic.
In any case, I guess if they back him I will just do what they do and see what it's like to lay on their team for once. If not... I don't know I guess I would talk to Leland and see what's up.
He seems like a nice guy.

But man did I feel depressed at this loss. Why? Because I saw a potential future.

"Keep going, even if she loses.. next time, keep going," Was what one old man lectured to me as I walked him back over to Castle Square. I had a nice little conversation with him and this white woman... who could understand Cantonese but could not speak it, and warned me to be careful in these projects.

"I know I'm from here."

And my mother and I were robbed there too, a gun pointed at me while I was in the stroller.

I finished my class, which the homeless man who used to sleep at the Tai Tung Park watched thoroughly. Was he just watching me plotting revenge for moving his stuff from time to time (though I also picked up his belongings and handed them to him as well) or did he watch because he was interested in Kung Fu? He left and was replaced by an old woman who actually followed along on my wheels on the Kung Fu bus routine. You see, the wheels on the Kung Fu bus was created for kids. But actually it runs through the 10 animal styles of fighting in a brief and simplified way and ads the circular wheeled fists at the beginning. It could be its own sustem but is easy for anyone to just watch and pick up. That's why I maintain it isn't just for kids.

After that I did my Chinatown Sweeping. They were surprised to see me.

"I thought you quit?"

"Just till after the election."

The street was pretty clean except for the section near Nai Lun Association. Mostly I picked up cigarette butts by hand. And granted I only did one side of the street.  The playground was clean. No heroin needles.

Then I went over to meet Pastor Steven Chin at BCEC. He treated me to a Chicken and Vegetables over rice at Chinatown Cafe where we talked religion and Chinatown. I always forget that a lot of people say grace before their meal. So I did that with him.

We talked about Evangelical Christianity versus Catholocism and all other sorts of stuff. They say not to talk about religion or politics because you might end up fighting. But actually I really liked hearing his view. And he did ask me for my background as well.

"I think most people actually think like you." he said.

Really? Where are these people. Let's meet up.

The truth is I unburdened myself to him a bit, almost like a confession, even though I'm not sure if Evangelicals do that. And again even though Agatha Tong is Catholic, and he explained to me the difference, I got that same sort of vibe. I was glad to have spent time with someone who has strong beliefs (even if they are not the same as mine) and dedicates his life to those beliefs. In fact, he agreed to become a contributor so you may see more posts by him on the blog.

We talked about the place that BCEC  has in Chinatown and most of what he talked about was to help others and do good works not to get into heaven, but to show appreciation for the fact that they will get into heaven because of Jesus's sacrifice. This viewpoint is actually foreign to me. I guess on the inside I am Buddhist or more Gospel of St. Thomas or Mary Magdalene-ish, where the Divine spark comes from within, or that Christ is within you, instead of an external sacrifice.

I talked a little bit about why I considered myself a Christian (though a different flavor, and really only recently) and how I looked to the stories and mythology of Jesus as an example.. except that I didn't want to be crucified.

On my ride back into JP to pick up my kids, I had all these warm fuzzy feelings. The grass was green and the day felt like Easter Spring and Christian metaphor and poetry and warmth spread through me.

I even thought... "Jesus did not wish to be crucified either. And in the end, if that is what it takes to fight for your beliefs... it is natural to ask the cup to be passed, but don't be a coward about it."

The words I thought were more crude, like the language in my other posts, though since I plan on sending this post to Pastor Steven, I will keep it clean. But I don't pretend to be someone who does not regularly use foul language.

The thought of how Abraham and Jesus both had to sacrifice for God, and I suppose I believe in a God that is not a HE but more mystical and awe inspiring than the multi verse...but really if a God that powerful who can end the Universe wants it so than it is so. That sounds like I am being forced to sacrifice so that's not right. The point is, only honor is guaranteed (and that is a quote not from the Bible but from the Hagakura) I.e. life is not guaranteed. So sometimes to succeed you simply cannot be afraid.

My point is, I have always been joking recently that I cannot follow Jesus's example because that will get you crucified.  But when you really look at who Jesus was. He was already crucified from birth because of who he was in his society and all he really was (from an atheist perspective) was a voice for his people and a people that were slowly being crucified every day. So what is there to fear about being crucified once. And always I forget about the harder to believe part of the story, that he came back to life.

Now Pastor Steve might not like what I did here. I don't know, he will have his own posts though. But I saw a relationship there to my recent experience on this campaign. Diana lost. She's out.

But that's okay.

What she stood for, at least what she stood for in my mind, will rise again.

Wait... so there's still an election on May 10?

Boston Chinatown Blog: What I've learned from participating in this Elect...
Linda See It is a Democratic primary, isn't it? I thought the actual election is not until May 10th. I'm a registered Democrat and I don't know if there are any Republican candidates for this vacancy, but they would not appear on a Democratic primary ballot even if there are.
LikeReply21 hrs
Adam Cheung From what I heard, after this, that's it. Though I could be wrong. I think there is no Republican candidate running. Again, I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure.
LikeReply13 hrs
Adam Cheung The fact that I am covering this and participating and I am not 100% sure is pretty interesting. I wish there was more press coverage.
LikeReply13 hrs
Linda See

The election is May 10th, today is the primary. I just voted and saw Diana Hwang outside of the Metropolitan greeting people on their way out, but I had to pick up my daughter from daycare so didn't have time to tell her I voted for her.
The Elections Division administers state and federal elections and provides information on…
UnlikeReplyRemove Preview113 hrs
Adam Cheung I'm still pretty sure that after today, whoever wins will be State Senator. Let's bet lunch! lol. The bet is, whoever wins the primary after today without another election, will be State Senator. If there is indeed another election on May 10, even if the Democratic Candidate still wins... you win this bet. what do you say?
LikeReply13 hrs
Adam Cheung BTW I'm talking about some kind of 3 choices and a soup or sahm bo fahn type lunch. No bao yu long ha okay.
LikeReply13 hrs
Adam Cheung Also can I use this feed for another post? The ambiguity is interesting. The bet makes it even more interesting. What food is eaten, even MORE interesting.
LikeReply13 hrs
Linda See Haha. Ok. I'm not totally sure I follow the bet but I am in.
LikeReply13 hrs
Linda See Courtney was one of the wardens at the Chinatown polling location. Not friends with her on FB so I couldn't tag her, but she probably knows.
LikeReply13 hrs
Adam Cheung What's your go to place?
LikeReply12 hrs
Adam Cheung For lunch?
LikeReply12 hrs
Linda See Great Taste on Beach Street
UnlikeReply112 hrs
Boston Chinatown Blog: Joe Boncore is the new State Senator
LikeShow more reactions
Linda See

So, it appears that there is still an election on May 10th but he is the de facto winner bc he will be the only name on the ballot that day as no candidates from any other parties ran.
UnlikeReplyRemove Preview16 hrs
Adam Cheung So there will still be another time where people go to the polls and have to vote? Where is the local Republican office? Can they still push some out?
LikeReply1 min
Adam Cheung If there is still an election, then I guess you win our bet. But I'm still confused.
LikeReplyJust now