For the past several years I am fortunate to have the opportunity in leading Asian American community groups such as OCA Greater Chicago and the Asian American Business Expo. It made me realize that we still have a lot of road to pave in advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. I am planning to spend more time in planning and organizing activities to help advance our cause and level the playing field. I will be leading committees focusing on education and employment opportunities, and participate in help other groups working on the social and political aspects. Since 2016 is an election year, I will be spending more time in getting more Asian Americans get out and vote.
What keeps you awake at night?
Injustice doled out by people bothers me a lot. We cannot control nature and other elements, but can’t we stamp out injustice?
What books are currently on your bedside table?
The Innovators, The Trader Joe’s Adventure: Turning a Unique Approach to Business into a Retail and Cultural Phenomenon, The Merchant of Power: Sam Insull, Chicago stories and various Agatha Christies.
What was the last present you gave someone?
A diamond bracelet.
WHAT WAS THE LAST PRESENT YOU RECEIVED?
A family picture album.
WHAT’S YOUR VIEW ON MONEY?
It’s necessary as a trading tool.
WHAT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY PLACE YOU HAVE RECENTLY TRAVELED TO?
WHAT’S ONE THING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I have an extremely creative mind.