Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Shadyside rental company hiring Mandarin-speaking office aide.

A Shadyside rental company is hiring a Mandarin-speaking office aide for an apartment complex.
Chinese (Mandarin native fluency) speaking office help needed in busy apartment rental office.

Typical duties include:

Answering telephones

Helping customers with needs

Posting advertisements

Scheduling appointments

General office tasks

Helping show apartments to customers

Please email this office with your resume.


Job Type: Full-time Salary: $18.00 - $21.00 per hour

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Online presentation of documentary Edo Avant Garde, January 21 with Pitt's Asian Studies Center.

The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will host an online screening of the 2019 documentary Edo Avant Garde, along with a discussion with the director, on January 21.
Edo Avant-Garde reveals the untold story of the vital role Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603 – 1868) played in developing “modern art.” During the Edo era, Japan prospered in peaceful isolation from Western powers, while audacious artists innovated abstraction, minimalism, surrealism and the illusion of 3-D. Their originality is most striking in images of the natural world depicted with gold leaf on large-scale folding screens that anticipate 20th century installation art. In groundbreaking interviews with scholars and priests, the film traces the artists' original visions to their reverence for nature, inspired by Buddhism and Shinto animism.
The event begins at 7:00 pm with an introduction by director Linda Hoaglund; the movie begins at 7:15 and is followed by a discussion with Hoaglund at 8:45 pm. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Work progresses on new "Chat Time" in Squirrel Hill, but it's bubble tea is coming soon.

In November, signage went up for "Chatime" in Squirrel Hill, though December paperwork says the restaurant and bubble tea shop will be called "Chat Time." It passed a December 7 health department inspection, and has put up a menu online, though work progreses. It will be located at 5867 Forbes Ave (map), in what was most recently Capriccio Boutique.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Asian Paper Lantern Festival coming to Pittsburgh Zoo in 2021.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will hold an Asian Paper Lantern Festival in the second half of 2021. Dates have not been confirmed, though the planned event was first publicized during the holiday season's Zoo Lights Drive-Thru. The Cleveland Zoo has had a similar lantern festival for the past few years, though the northeastern Ohio city has tended to have more visible Asian events (1, 2).

Five years ago I mused that Pittsburgh should have its own riverfront lantern festival, like Jinju famously does in South Korea, and still maintain this would be an excellent use of the city's three rivers during warmer months. via jinju.go.kr

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Virtual Japanese-English Reading Circle with Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania, continues from January 9.

The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania's Japanese-English Reading Circle, which had in-person meetings in Shadyside prior to COVID-19, will resume again online from January 9.
Mission: to promote language learning through reading and language exchange. We aim to keep positivity and motivation high while developing reading fluency, vocabulary, content discussion, and reading strategies in a fun, collaborative environment.

Meetings: will consist of icebreaker language games, discussions about book topics, questions about language, formation of reading goals, and reading strategy sharing/reflection

Who can join: Japanese learners of English or English-speaking learners of Japanese. Any proficiency level is okay, although it would help to have at least beginner level knowledge of the second language you are studying. You can also sign up for the Facebook group or Google group for reminders.
Virtual meetings are held roughly every two Saturdays---January 9, January 16, February 6, February 20, March 6, March 20---and those interested should email the JASP or connect with its Facebook or Google groups.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

"In Conversation Online: Dawoud Bey and An-My Lê," January 16 with Carnegie Museum of Art.

via anmyle.com.

The Carneige Museum of Art will present "In Conversation Online: Dawoud Bey and An-My Lê" online on January 16 in the final weekend of Lê's exhibition On Contested Terrain.
Join artists Dawoud Bey and An-My Lê for a conversation on the occasion of the closing weekend of the exhibition An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain.

Both artists work with scale, representation, memory, lived experience, and the traces of history in landscape. The recent turn to this subject in Bey's work connects with Lê's longstanding interest in the genre and reunites these MacArthur Fellows more than 25 years after their graduation from the MFA program at Yale University in 1993. Learn about where their careers have traveled since that time and what they have in store for the future.
The online event runs from 12:00 to 1:10 pm and is priced at pay-what-you-wish. Registration can be completed online.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Jian's Kitchen (品江南) opens in Squirrel Hill.

Jian's Kitchen (品江南) has recently opened in Squrrel Hill, in the place occupied by Northeastern Kitchen (东北小厨) since May 2018. Check out the restaurant's website for a menu and pictures. It's located at 5824 Forbes Ave. (map).

Monday, December 21, 2020

"Between Poetry and Performance: Turning Emotion into Visual Metaphor with Danny Cho," March 29, 2021.

Looking ahead to next March, the City of Asylum presents "Turning Emotion into Visual Metaphor with Danny Cho" as part of its Between Poetry and Performance series on March 29.
Participants will bring a poem and we’ll reflect on what emotion each part of the poem emits. Then, according to the emotions, animator Danny Cho will lead participants in creating a series of illustrations that represent these emotions and help ideate how to animate them.

This interactive workshop is open to all. The workshop will be held on Zoom, and space is limited. Participants should have a poem to work with, writing utensils, headphones, and an internet connection. Participants will receive the meeting link in a reminder email in the days preceding this workshop. There is no cost to attend.

Danny Cho is a designer who wants to create wholesome giggles and awe. 2D and 3D motion graphics are his main medium of choice. He has created motion works for branded experiences, explaining concepts for a machine learning algorithm, and is currently leading the motion team for Lunar Gala, a student-led annual fashion show held at CMU. Graduating from CMU as a Bachelor of Design with a minor in Human Computer Interaction in May 2021.

Between Poetry and Performance is a virtual workshop series curated by Paloma Sierra, Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County. The series invites writers of all experience levels to reimagine poetry through theater and film. How can these two mediums help us reclaim our voices, speak our minds, and connect with others? How do we push our words into motion, and thrust poetry towards action?
The event is free and open to the public, though registration details are not yet available.
Sushi platters from Sushi Tomo on McKnight Road (map). It is also currenty offering buy-one-get-one-free Japanese beers. via @sushitomopittsburgh

Kiku Japanese Restaurant in Station Square is offering Holiday Sushi Party Sets for online pre-order and pick-up.
Pre-order for holiday season takeout. 24 pc nigiri sushi, 18pc reverses roll, 1 Seaweed salad,3 Miso soup. (serve 3-4)