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WGUISFCT 3rd annual Winterblast

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 19, 2013 by lelandwong

WGUISFCT 3rd annual Winterblast

The 3rd annual WGUISFCT’s Winterblast will be happening tomorrow at the Chinese Historical Society. We are having our favorite band Jest Jammin’ again. It will be the first time doing the Winterblast at CHSA starting at 6pm and going into the the night at 11pm.

If you didn’t purchase your tickets already, it’s $40 at the door.

We’ve got all kinds of food! At 7pm we will have Tong Yuen (Winter Dumplings, Chicken Salad, Roast Pig, Sam Wo style Guen Fun (rice rolls), Chow Mein, Gailon Choi (Chinese broccoli). Then at 8pm we will be serving jiaozi (boiled chive dumplings). At 9pm we will be serving guotie (potstickers). At 10pm we’ll be serving sweeting tong yuen. I’m chef’ing this. Let me know how it tastes!

The Jest Jammin’ band will be playing all night.

See you there!


The Day the President Came to Chinatown

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 19, 2013 by lelandwong


I was invited by the Ong family to attend the president’s speech at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center.

No big cameras were allowed so all I had was my iPhone5.

I had a bad fall the other week so I was hobbling around with a cane.  They allowed me to enter as a handicap person.  That’s a first for me.  I was able to sit down too.  The average person had to stand.  And they stood for more than two hours.  Supposedly there were 500 people in attendance but it seemed a little less than that.

The whole scene seemed artificial.  The gym of the recreation center was transformed into a television studio.  Draped with blue cloth on the walls and television studio lights professionally installed.  A huge American flag for the background.

Next time, Mr. President, just cut all that out and come to Porkchop House and have a roast pork lunch with us.


portraits at the Friends of CCDC event

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 19, 2013 by lelandwong

portraits at the Friends of CCDC event

was bored at the CCDC event so I took some pictures.

Certificate of Honor — Leland Wong Day

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 12, 2013 by lelandwong


Executive director, Norman Fong, of Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), came up with the ideal of honoring me and my photography of Chinatown at their second annual friends of CCDC event within about less than a month.

I didn’t have to do much for it.  The staff at CCDC clipped over 200 photos from my websites and made a ten minute powerpoint show out of it.


The event was held at the Francisco middle school’s Little Theater.  Norman had SF board of supervisors president come to present me this certificate of honor.  Originally Norman was gonna surprise me…but he didn’t want to give me a heart attack.


December 7th is Leland Wong day!  I was told that I get free parking on my day.  Don’t know how true that is though.  I mean… do I made a copy of this certificate and put it on my dashboard so the parking attendant can see it?  At the rate I’m going, I’ll probably be able to get a handicap placard soon.


I didn’t have much to say….but the regular thank you’s.


Well….forty five years of photographing around Chinatown.   I feel this will be my legacy.  People will maybe remember me for all the photos I did.  It will tell who we were and this place called Chinatown.