Friday, August 12, 2022

Food delivery service Hungry Panda hiring Mandarin-speaking Business Development Specialist for Pittsburgh area.

Hungry Panda is again hiring a Mandarin-speaking Business Development Specialist for the Pittsburgh area. As PennsylvAsia noted in Summer 2020, more Chinese delivery options, like Fantuan and Chowbus, have made their way to Pittsburgh.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be fluent in Mandarin and English
  • Educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree and above
  • Experience in business negotiation, sales and marketing management is preferred
  • Working experience in Internet companies is preferred
  • Strong time management and project management skills
  • High sensitivity on market trend, high sensitivity on data
  • Strong commercial acumen and a desire to work with restaurants, not afraid to be refused, have top-notch people skills
  • Excellent teamwork ability, cooperate with different teams to promote business cooperation, and be able to efficiently complete business negotiations independently
  • Have a valid driver licence and a vehicle

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Chinese-, Japanese-, Korean-language Hillman Library information sessions, August 17 and 23.

The East Asian Library at the University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library will again offer its information sessions for international students on August 17 and 23. Sessions will be offered in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, or Korean

Would you like to know:

  • A librarian who speaks your native language?
  • The difference between the academic libraries in the U.S. and libraries in your home country?
  • The services that the library offers to help your area of study and research at Pitt?
Chinese sessions are on August 17 and 23, Japanese on August 17, and Korean on August 23; Zoom meeting information is available on the library website.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

2022 documentary Free Chol Soo Lee in Pittsburgh, August 17.

The 2022 documentary Free Chol Soo Lee will play in Pittsburgh on August 17.
An official selection at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, FREE CHOL SOO LEE chronicles the gripping true story of Chol Soo Lee, a legendary figure in the Asian-American community: a Korean immigrant misidentified as Chinese and wrongly convicted of murder, who became a rallying cry for a pan-Asian-American political movement. It is a moving, inspiring tale of grassroots Asian-American activism, depicting the strength of a diverse community as they unite behind a common symbolic cause and ultimately achieve their immediate goal.
It plays locally at the Cinemark in Robinson, and tickets are available online.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

2021 Japanese film Inu-oh (犬王) opens in two more Pittsburgh-area theaters, from August 11.

The 2021 Japanese film Inu-oh (犬王), scheduled already to play at the Row House Cinema from August 12 through 18, will play at additional Pittsburgh-area theatres from August 11. From the distributor:
From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa, hailed by IndieWire as “one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation,” comes a revisionist rock opera about a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm.

Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.

Featuring character creation by Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet, “Ping Pong the Animation”) and awe-inspiring vocals by Avu-chan (Queen Bee) and Mirai Moriyama, INU-OH is a glam-rock ode to the power of music and a forceful statement on artistic freedom from one of animation’s singular talents.
It will play at the Chartiers Valley Luxury from August 11 and will add shows at the AMC Loews Waterfront from August 12. Tickets are available online.

K-Town Snack Bar opening next week in Oakland.

Signage is up for K-Town Snack Bar (케이타운 스낵바) a Korean quick-service restaurant from the team behind the Mr. Bulgogi food truck that is set to open in Oakland on August 15. It will open at 210 Oakland Ave. (map), which briefly and most recently held Wild Ninja Asian Grill.

Hampton High School hiring Mandarin Chinese teacher for 2022-2023 school year.

Hampton High School is hiring a Mandarin Chinese teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Qualifications required, from the job ad:
Instructional I or II Pennsylvania Professional Certification in the appropriate teaching area (Mandarin 7-12), educational credentials, letter of interest, clearances, transcripts, and a completed application online through the Hampton Township School District website ( Candidate is expected to have excellent technology skills and should have experience/training relevant to the specific position.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Parlor Dim Sum offering take-out on August 10 as opening date nears.

The Parlor Dim Sum, a long-awaited restaurant from Roger Li coming soon to Lawrenceville, will be offering a first-come first-served take-out menu as the opening date nears. From its social media posts:
Who's ready to eat some @theparlordimsumpgh food?!
We know the IG posts aren't enough to satiate your cravings so we're gonna let chef @roger_li and his team feed some of you.
This Wednesday 8/10, we'll be running some takeout as we're still putting some final touches to our space and team.
2pm til 6pm
First come, first serve til sell out
Cash or Card (no pre-sale)
Your options are:
- Cantonese BBQ Rice Trio: 燒臘三拼: Roast Duck, Cha Siu, and Crispy Pork Belly, Side of Gai Lan ($22)
- Mapo Tofu: 麻婆豆腐 (Vegan): Silk Tofu, Wheat Gluten, Pickled Radish, Fresh Chili, Douban Sauce ($16)
Both served over rice.
The Parlor Dim Sum is located at 4401 Butler St. in Lawrenceville (map), the previous Ki Ramen spot.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

2022 film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (ドラゴンボール 超 スーパーヒーロー) in Pittsburgh, from August 18.

The 2022 film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (ドラゴンボール 超 スーパーヒーロー) will play in Pittsburgh from August 18 through 24.
The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army’s objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!
The movie was the top-grossing film in Japan its opening weekend of June 11-12, and is the eighth-highest earning domestic film in Japan this year so far. It will play locally at the AMC theaters in Waterfront, Mt. Lebanon, South Hills; the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville, North Hills, and Robinson; and the Waterworks Cinemas. Tickets are available online.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Additional night of Kung Fu Hustle (功夫) at Row House Cinema, August 10.

Row House Cinema will present an additional screening of the 2004 film Kung Fu Hustle (功夫) on August 10, part of its Martial Arts Masterpieces film series.
Two hapless goofballs try to scam residents of an infamously decrepit neighborhood into thinking they’re members of the dreaded Axe Gang in this hilarious martial arts comedy. Things go sideways when the real gangsters show up and don’t take kindly to interlopers in this bombastic and nutty gem of a film.
It also played on August 5 as part of a "Brew and View" feature. The show starts at 9:30 pm and tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

2021 Japanese film Inu-oh (犬王) at Row House Cinema, from August 12.

The 2021 Japanese film Inu-oh (犬王) will play at the Row House Cinema from August 12 through 18, part of its "In Case You Missed It" series.
From Masaaki Yuasa, one of the most brilliant minds in animation, comes a new rock opera following a superstar of the 14th century who suffers a family curse. When he meets a blind musician, they form a band loved by all of Japan. But when those in power threaten to divide them, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.
Tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).