Daughter solicits mother for advice. Hilarity ensues. Courtesy of Lela Lee.
To help celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month — and an upcoming holiday dedicated to Mothers all around, Audrey Magazine brings you our special Mother’s Day feature: Funniest Advice My Mother Has Ever Given Me. Contributor Ada Tseng talks to different folks in the Asian American community about the words of wisdom bestowed to them from their Asian American mothers. Join us as we count down to Mother’s Day – we’ll be revealing new stories every day!
Mothers — with all their earnest, loving intentions — can often be entertaining, and their advice can be an interesting mix of serious, silly, insightful and mind-boggling (sometimes all rolled up into one zinger you can’t wait to share with your friends). In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked fellow Asian American writers and artists to share the funniest advice they’ve ever gotten from their mothers.
It was a Friday night. As usual, Little Tokyo in Los Angeles was full of night owls ready to socialize over good food and frothy drinks.
The patrons at the Far Bar on East 1st Street were no exception. The bar was full of mostly young and mostly Asian guests, all of whom appeared to be having a great time. However, this crowd had gathered for a purpose that went beyond just socializing. They were here for “A Celebration of Asian American Soul,” as presented by the online magazine Asia Pacific Arts and co-hosted by inVenture.
When I first heard Judith Hill sing, I got goosebumps. When she shared the stage with Michael Jackson as his only female lead vocalist for his “This Is It” tour, she gave the King of Pop a run for his money.
So imagine my excitement when I found out that Judith, a Los Angeles native whose worked with music legends such as Elton John, Usher, and Josh Groban and singing in movies like Dream Girls and Happy Feet 2, will be lending her vocal chords for a good cause at Asia Pacific Arts‘ A Celebration of Asian American Soul at the Far Bar Lounge in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
The event celebrates creativity and entrepreneurship. Co-hosting the event will be InVenture, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting women entrepreneurs in developing countries to help lift themselves and their communities from poverty.
Both organizations hope that the fundraiser will not only empower the community but to inspire them to support one another. Continue Reading »