Welcome and Learn Chinese!
My name is Wong Kwong Mein. I am the eldest son of the Wong clan for
my generation. Therefore, I am the undisputed leader of this faction
and dynasty. The Chinese mafia or "Tongs" can be a very beneficial, yet a deadly
ally. Should I join to become part of the Triad, we shall see. For now I am fortunate to be born in America and still be given
a Chinese name. I am ever so proud of my Chinese heritage. Learning the
Chinese culture, eating its foods, understanding holidays, and much more,
have given me a sense of background. One of the saddest things for most
Americans, is the have no sense of culture or next to no culture altogether. Shamefully,
I was not taught to speak my village dialect and so for the future and in business
it would be my goal to speak Mandarian (official language dialect of China and Taiwan).
The Chinese culture is the oldest culture still in tact today. Besides inventing gun powder,
paper, the compass, numerous medicines, and spaghetti, there has recently been found
evidence for the Chinese discovering America before Columbus! Just to learn about the Chinese
culture is interesting and exciting, so I invite you to do so! P.S. the "Wong" family name
is the Chinese character in the middle of the red pictures.
Chinese Zodiac: We all have seen place mats in a Chinese restaurant
that have 12 animals on them. Each animal is suppose to represent a person's
characteristics depended on the cordinating year you were born. That's another
part of Chinese culture which is celebrated every Chinese New Year comparable to
the excitment American's have for Christmas. But here's a new twist, let's look
at a new Zodiac which you pick whom you are most like. Click here for
• Here's a version of the original
• Even though it is the Year of The Monkey, this little animation
clip is pretty cool. Just click on the link and just "open" the file
so you don't have to save it. Come and watch the celebrations with:
Chinese Singing: Want to hear some Chinese singing? It's actually very beautiful. Here's a radio mix
version of "Reflection" from the movie Mulan. It's sung by Kelly Chan and the famous Coco Lee.
If you have a slow connection, you may just want to move on.
Tucson Chinese Community Center: Can you believe this little town will
get its very own Chinese Community Center in 2005? Well, we were there
at the groundbreaking ceremony to see it all in action. It will have Chinese classes
for those who want to learn the language, senior citizen activities (not
that my parents will ever go...whoops! are they that old yet? haha!)
cooking classes, a covered basketball court, a Chinese garden, and more!
Man, this should be awesome come next spring. In the meantime you can check out
Chinese Food: Ah yes, to determine how Chinese you are, depends on if you
eat Chinese food, how often, and what kinds. Here's a little bit of dim-sum pictures
that I have.