Friday, June 5, 2020

Kung Fu Tea's Squirrel Hill location soft opening on June 6.

Kung Fu Tea, which has been operating a bubble tea truck around Pittsburgh, will soft open its first brick-and-mortar location in Squirrel Hill on June 6. It is located at 2109 Murray Ave. (map). Signage first went up for the popular tea joint in March.

Mr. Egg's Kitchen coming soon to Squirrel Hill, after 40-month wait.

Taken April 2019.

Mr. Egg's Kitchen appears to be finally coming soon to Squirrel Hill, 40 months after work began on the Murray Ave. storefront. Mr. Egg's Kitchen is a noodle restaurant coming to 2103 Murray Ave. (map), formerly the location of Sree's Foods. A permit for construction in the space was first issued in March 2017, with signage going up in April 2019 and the window coverings coming off six months later. The county permitted it to open last month, though construction continues.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

"Asian Appeties" with Pitt's Asian Studies Center, June 6.

Chinese Dim Sum, by Lezlie (Creative Commons)

The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will host "Asian Appeties" (online) on June 6.
Join the Asian Studies Center for a fun Jeopardy game about food in Asia in the #globaltieswecare virtual hangout on Saturday, June 6th at 9 pm.
The Zoom event starts at 9:00 pm; registration can be completed here.

Duolingo hiring Senior Content Program Manager, preferably bilingual in Mandarin-English.

Duolingo is hiring a Senior Content Program Manager, preferably one bilingual in Mandarin-English (or English and other specific languages).
Deliver mission-critical content development projects that provide engaging, free learning experiences to millions of learners worldwide. 

Duolingo is the most popular language learning application in the world, with over 300 million users. You’ll join Duolingo’s growing Studios team to help create original content in multiple languages that help teach language, culture and more. 

  • Lead the delivery of strategic, high-impact cross-functional initiatives from ideation to launch
  • Leverage deep technical expertise to develop thorough plans, identify risks, solve for dependencies, mitigate roadblocks, and ensure timely and smooth content production and project launches
  • Partner with functions across the company--such as engineering, QA, product management, content development, and executive leadership--to ensure communication across teams and to foster collaboration across stakeholders
  • Identify issues impacting efficient and cost-effective production and delivery company wide and quickly take action to resolve them, working collaboratively with leadership and other relevant stakeholders
  • Manage budgets and third party production partners, vendors or contractors across projects 
  • Develop, maintain, and teach and train others on best practices so that all content production-related teams  run more smoothly thanks to you, even when you are not involved day to day.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Kung Fu Tea coming very soon to Squirrel Hill.

Kung Fu Tea, which has operated a bubble tea truck around Pittsburgh and is looking to open its first brick-and-mortar location, is coming very soon to Squirrel Hill. It received a permit from the county last month and is putting the finishing touches on its space at 2109 Murray Ave (map).

Signage first went up in March at what was formerly, and briefly, City Fresh Pasta.

Monday, June 1, 2020

"In Conversation Online: An-My Lê and Dan Leers" (online) with Carnegie Museum of Art, June 11.

The Carnegie Museum of Art will present "In Conversation Online: An-My Lê and Dan Leers" on June 11, as part of the suspended An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain exhibition.
Join artist An-My Lê and Carnegie Museum of Art curator Dan Leers as they lead a virtual tour of An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain. An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain is the first comprehensive survey of the politically charged work of photographer An-My Lê (American, born Vietnam, 1960). Featuring over 100 photographs, this exhibition presents seven of Lê's series, providing insight into her evocative images that draw on a landscape tradition to address the complexity of war.
The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for members and students, and registration can be completed online.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Lgbtq+ AAPI Day of Visibility 2020, May 31 and June 1.

Rangoli Pittsburgh presents "Lgbtq+ AAPI Day of Visibility 2020" on May 31 and June 1.
On June 1, Rangoli Pittsburgh is celebrating LGBTQ+ AAPI Day of Visibility, and we’re kicking it off with a special Asian drag show on May 31st on Instagram Live (@rangolipgh)!

[Pittsburgh City-Paper] At Home With: Jasmine M. Cho.

"Resistance Auntie" cookie, via 

The Pittsburgh City-Paper profiles baker, artist, author, and activist Jasmine M. Cho in its latest "At Home With" installment. She talks quarantine, census cookies, and theraputic baking.
I started questioning the value of my craft and was grappling with the sense of limbo I was in and the rising anti-Asian racism and violence I was constantly seeing in the news. May, being Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), completely shifted everything again for me. I had several work opportunities return that allowed me to share my cookie art in creative projects that not only helped me combat the emotional low I was in but also gave me a chance to encourage the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities at large. It's given me enough momentum and reconnection with my work to keep me creating regularly through this pandemic.

New Paradigms, LLC hiring bilingual Mandarin-English Chinese Project Manager – Chinese Cyberthreat Research.

New Paradigms, LLC is hiring a bilingual Mandarin-English Chinese Project Manager – Chinese Cyberthreat Research.
Plan, Direct, Or Coordinate the Activities of Chinese Cyberthreat Research Team. Duties and Responsibilities Include Formulating Policies, Procedures, Managing Personnel and Daily Operations, Planning the Use of Human Resources, Materials, Tools and Software And Overseeing Research.
More information is available at the job ad.

Friday, May 29, 2020

朝茶 TSAOCAA bubble tea imminent.

More signage has gone up for 朝茶 TSAOCAA in Squirrel Hill, suggesting the Taiwanese bubble tea chain will open its first Pittsburgh location quite soon. Work began at 5871 Forbes Ave. (map) in the late fall.