Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mixed Plate: Going on Island Time for Two Weeks

By the time you read this, I will already be Hawaii. But don't worry, I'm only going to be absent from the blog for a couple of weeks and will share all the Island adventures upon my return. Call it a Saimin Emergency, the need to be Spam Musubi-ed, or maybe just a chance to spend a little downtime with family -- I'm trading the shades of evergreen for a more tropical variety. But just for a little while.

Even a Wasabi needs a break now and then - Photo by Wasabi Prime

I will of course be Tweeting and hopefully posting Facebook photos if the WiFi gods smile favorably upon me! I'll be spending time on the Big Island, in both Hilo and Kona, so traveling beyond my usual 'hood. Stay tuned for updates and I'll see you on the flipside.

On a totally non-food related note, I'll sadly be missing the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle while I'm gone, but if you are going, please please please look for GB Tran and his new graphic novel, Vietnamerica. He'll be traveling to Seattle all the way from NYC to represent his book, sign copies, and just be his usual clever, friendly self. It's a beautifully drawn and written account of his family's journey from Vietnam to America during the chaos of war, and the complex struggles that arise from cultural displacement. I can't say enough wonderful things about this book and the incredible talent of my good friend GB who boldly tells such an emotional story with unflinching bravery. Whether you'll be at Emerald City Comicon or just wandering your local bookstore, do give his book a read, it's truly a labor of love.

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