ANGELA TUNG, a longtime New Yorker who now lives in San Francisco, is, among other things, TNB’s resident expert on Chinese-American culture…which is a fancy way of saying she knows a good dumpling when she tastes one.

Growing up, she was neither a Beautiful Girl nor a Gang Girl.

She has lousy taste in music, but impeccable taste in words.

She loves her maternal grandmother, Puo-puo…and was haunted by the death of her paternal grandmother (and the genealogical issues it brought up).

The whole yogic free-your-mind thing seems to have eluded her, although she totally gets the notion of being what you most fear (rats!).

Chinese New Year, she digs.Ā  Chinese Christmas?Ā  Not so much.

And if you think, after reading this, that she’s a negative person, you can bite me.


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18 responses to “Featuring…Angela Tung”

  1. Simon Smithson says:

    Oh cool! Angela’s featured!

  2. Gloria says:

    Right on!

    I love Angela’s writing. I’m a huge fan. Great POV and voice and a tremendously nice person.


  3. Zara Potts says:

    Yay! The lovely Angela Tung with the beautiful and ironic voice. Now, I need to go back and re-read! xx

  4. Irene Zion says:

    I love everything that you write.
    You are magical!

  5. Ronlyn Domingue says:

    YAY ANGELA!!!! Congrats on the feature!

  6. Wow…it’s Angela! I’ve been a fan since the very first piece…. xxo~ r

  7. Dana says:

    I just re-read three of your pieces Angela. On the three I read, I didn’t see any comments from me… which is weird, because in my mind, I ALWAYS comment on your pieces. I love your writing!

  8. Congrats, Angela! I agree with Irene. You’re magic.

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