Thursday, June 3, 2021

"Faces of Pittsburgh: Cookie Decorating Workshop" with Jasmine Cho, June 12 in Hazelwood.


Hazelwood Local will host Jasmine Cho on June 12 for an in-person "Faces of Pittsburgh: Cookie Decorating Workshop."
Get to know your neighborhood’s history in the most creative--and delicious way ever: cookies!
Start your Saturday morning off like a champ with a talk and cookie workshop highlighting Hazelwood native Herb Douglas led by local artist and author Jasmine M. Cho.
Internationally recognized for her cookie art that focuses on elevating the histories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Jasmine will share her personal story and journey into cookie activism and then teach attendees how to paint their own cookies.
Attendees will each receive their own champion-themed cookie kit featuring a portrait cookie of Herb Douglas. Join us to paint, learn, and snack your way into the weekend!
Light bites and refreshments will be available.
The event is family-friendly and RSVP is required as space is limited.
The event runs from 10:00 to 12:00 pm at The Woods House (map). It's free but pre-registration is required.

Fundraiser underway for bronze marker for Pittsburgh's historic Chinatown.


The Organization of Chinese Americans is holding an online fundraiser for the purchase of a bronze plaque to mark Pittsburgh's Chinatown, which was recently awarded a state historical marker.
After 12 long years and 4 separate attempts, non-profit OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates of Pittsburgh has finally succeeded in getting official Pennsylvania historical landmark status for Downtown’s old Pittsburgh Chinatown! You can help us complete this project! We need $5000 to complete the bronze plaque made to the state’s specifications describing the designation. We hope to have a celebratory event this September in person!

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

"Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Cook-Along: Building Power One Meal at a Time," June 5.


APALA Pittsburgh will present the second of a two-part Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Cook-Along with local AAPI chefs, online June 5.
Chef Teodora Schipper ran restaurants in both Pittsburgh and Palawan before she retired. Teodora did cooking shows for Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Carnegie Science Center with Lyn Parucci and The Anne Devlin Show on the WTAE channel.

All ticket sale and proceeds from the event will go to APALA Pittsburgh's COVID cash assistance fund that will support Asian, Asian American or Pacific Islander workers who experience hardship and are excluded from federal relief programs.

Last year APALA Pittsburgh distributed $65,400 in cash assistance to more than 70 families. We provided relief for restaurant workers who were laid off of faced heavily reduced hours but were unable to file for unemployment or receive stimulus checks. We provided relief for graduate student workers who continued to prep for classes and teach undergraduate students but lost part of their income.
Registration for the 6pm is required and the events is free, though donations are encouraged.

OCA Pittsburgh eyes Pittsburgh Chinatown Designation Event in September.


The Pittsburgh chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans is aiming for a celebration event in September to mark Pittsburgh's Chinatown's receipt of a state historical marker in March.

Pittsburgh-based WholeRen Education (美国厚仁教育集团) hiring Mandarin-speaking Educational Consultant (留学咨询顾问)



Pittsburgh-based Chinese education consulting and placement firm WholeRen Education (美国厚仁教育集团) has announced an opening for a Mandarin-speaking Educational Consultant (留学咨询顾问).

美国厚仁教育成立于 2010 年,由匹兹堡公立学区前总监 Brian White 白泊恩博士创建,总部设立于美国第二大教育资源集群地宾州匹兹堡市。美国厚仁教育专注于提供基于美国的教育服务,包括名校转学、开除应对、学术 辅导、融入学术主流、青少年奖项规划、浸入式教育体验,是最了解美中教育差异的专家,指导留美学生成功的 导师。

主要职责:

  • 负责留学产品的市场渠道开拓与销售工作,执行并完成销售目标
  • 与客户保持良好沟通,实时把握客户需求,为客户提供全面的美国院校信息,配合销售专家进行咨询与签约。
  • 参加公司召开的业务培训及例会。
  • 配合团队维护客户,建立良好的客户关系。

2020 Japanese movie Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (劇場版「鬼滅の刃」 無限列車編) remains in Pittsburgh through June 10.


The 2020 Japanese animated movie Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (劇場版「鬼滅の刃」 無限列車編), which opened in Pittsburgh on April 22, will remain here through at least June 10. A synopsis of the top-grossing film in Japan last year, from the theaters:
Tanjiro Kamado, joined with Inosuke Hashibira, a boy raised by boars who wears a boar's head, and Zenitsu Agatsuma, a scared boy who reveals his true power when he sleeps, board the Infinity Train on a new mission with the Fire Pillar, Kyojuro Rengoku, to defeat a demon who has been tormenting the people and killing the demon slayers who oppose it!
It will play locally at numerous local theaters, depending on the day, including Cranberry Cinemas, Waterworks Cinemas, AMC Loews Waterfront, and the Chartiers Valley Luxury 14. Tickets are available online; please note, some shows are in Japanese with subtitles while others are dubbed in English.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

2020 Korean-American film Minari remains in Pittsburgh through (at least) June 9.


The 2020 Korean-American film Minari, which first opened in Pittsburgh on February 11, will remain here through at least June 9. A synopsis, from the distributor:
A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
It will continue at the Manor Theatre in Squirrel Hill (map), and tickets are available online.

2019 Japanese animated film Children of the Sea (海獣の子供) in Pittsburgh, June 13 and 15.


The 2019 Japanese animated film Children of the Sea (海獣の子供) will play in Pittsburgh on June 13 and 15 as part of this year's GKIDS series. A synopsis from the distributor:
When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. Ruka’s dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans’ fish.
It will play locally at the AMC Loews Waterfront and the Cinemark theaters in McCandless, Monroeville, and Robinson, and tickets are available online. The June 13 show is dubbed in English while the June 15 show is in Japanese with English subtitles.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Fantuan / Just Order Enterprises Corp. (饭团) hiring Mandarin-speaking Operations Manager (送餐部经理).


Just Order Enterprises (also known as Fantuan), is a delivery service catering to Asian restaurants and groceries that expanded to Pittsburgh last summer, is again hiring Mandarin-speaking Operations Manager.

Fantuan was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2014. With a mission of “life made easier,” the company is a one-stop platform providing food delivery (Fantuan Delivery), reviews (Fantuan Reviews), an errand service (Fantuan Rush), e-commerce and marketing services. Fantuan is one of the top Asian life-services platforms in North America, currently operating across Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, and other metropolitan areas in Canada and the US.

For more positions, please click https://fantuan.ca/en/jobs/

Responsibilities

· Assist recruitment, training, performance appraisal of the delivery team

· Analyze and statistic data to improve the efficiency of the delivery team and user experience

· Dealing with unexpected situations during daily operations

· Complete tasks assigned by other supervisors

Requirements:

· Good at innovation and manage team

· Strong communication, coordination and organizational skills

· Strong executive and promotion ability

· Responsible and purposeful, able to suffer from pressure and challenges

饭团是一家北美互联网生活服务公司,主要业务包括饭团外卖、饭团点评、饭团跑腿,结合中式优质服务与北美先进大数据技术,以互联网思维推动生活服务行业变革。 目前,饭团已覆盖温哥华、多伦多、卡尔加里、蒙特利尔,西雅图,洛杉矶,纽约等加拿大及美国主要城市,为海外华人乃至所有海外消费者提供更加便捷、高效、智能的生活服务

Friday, May 28, 2021

2020 Korean-American film Minari remains in Pittsburgh through (at least) June 3.


The 2020 Korean-American film Minari, which first opened in Pittsburgh on February 11, will remain here through at least June 3. A synopsis, from the distributor:
A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
It will continue at the Manor Theatre in Squirrel Hill (map), and tickets are available online.