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  • ACUW Cultural Event a Hit at the HMA! – Lois Mui, coordinator ACUW’s cultural event, Family Sunday at the Honolulu Museum of Art (HMA) was a success, with 2,435 visitors, 1,638 adults and 717 children participating with delight to ...
    Posted May 16, 2015, 12:00 PM by Acuw Hawaii
  • Family Sunday on February 15, 2015 – Lois Mui, Event Chair ACUW will present its major educational program of Chinese cultural activities and performances at the Honolulu Museum of Art, on Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2015, 7:26 PM by Acuw Hawaii
  • Honolulu Museum of Art Family Sunday January 19, 2014 – Cora Haberman, Cultural Event Committee Chair The Honolulu Museum of Art Family Sunday was a success everyone had a nice time.  Thanks to ACUW members Carol Pang, Beverly Mau, Blossom Mau, Dorothy Mau, Lois Mui, Betty ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2014, 11:28 PM by Acuw Hawaii
  • Another Year of Success at Autumn Festival - Hong Jiang, 2013 Committee Chair On Sept 15, ACUW participated in the Autumn Festival organized by United Chinese Society and the City and County of Honolulu.  It’s been our tradition to have mooncake demonstrations ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2013, 3:46 PM by Acuw Hawaii
  • Thank You for Your Participation at “Splendor of China” by Hong Jiang, Cultural Committee Chair Let me express my sincere gratitude to you all for your help and support for cultural events in the last couple of years – I appreciate your participation from the bottom ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2013, 7:37 PM by Acuw Hawaii
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ACUW Cultural Event a Hit at the HMA! – Lois Mui, coordinator

posted May 16, 2015, 12:00 PM by Acuw Hawaii

ACUW’s cultural event, Family Sunday at the Honolulu Museum of Art (HMA) was a success, with 2,435 visitors, 1,638 adults and 717 children participating with delight to usher in the Year of the Ram on February 15, 2015! Family Sunday is a collaborative venture with the HMA, with Bank of Hawai‘i support.

Xie Xie to the 50+ wonderful ACUW members and friends who generously gave their time, talents, ideas, energy and enthusiasm as cultural resources to produce an exciting festival to share and teach about our rich Chinese heritage through engaging hands-on activities and entertaining performances. Special thanks to the talented and capable chairs for their initiative and leadership and to all who contributed to making the cultural event fun and rewarding for everyone:

On Site Coordination - ACUW President Ruth Hirai, Janel Haberman, Kimberly Hoi, and Gwyned Lum

Chinese Delicacies - Lynette Yuen, chair (almond cookies and almond float); Gretchen Jong, Betty Loui (gau), Elizabeth Lum (jai), Patricia Moberly, Eunice Terada (3 Eggs Jook), Maura Yee, and Stanford Yuen. Recipes featured may be found in ACUW Family Favorites Cookbook, Nov. 2014.

Chinese Calligraphy - Hong Jiang and Fawn Shang, chairs; Canossa Choy, Fawn’s Friends

Mah Jong - Valerie Wong, chair; Trudy Ching, Lola Fu, Paula Fukuda, Vicky Ho, Randy and Samantha Wong

Narcissus Exhibit & Demonstration - Patricia Lau, chair, Dora Cheng, Marge Lau, Barbara Pang, Lois Mui. Exhibitors: Gretchen Jong, Patricia Yee, Ruth Hirai, Randy Ching and Lara, Michael and Eleanor Cowell

Paper Crafts - Carolyn Misajon, chair; Cora Haberman, Janel Haberman, Vivian Ho, Bonnie Lu Jong, June Kadomoto, Betty Loui, Susan Wong

Membership Information and Chinese Zodiac & Horoscope - Susan Lee, chair; President Ruth Hirai, Hong Jiang, Cheryl Parker, Marilyn Wong, Libby Lum

ACUW Publications - May Lee Chung, Jerilyn Jeffryes, Fran Kramer and Millie Lui; ACUW Family Favorites Cookbook sold in the Museum Gift Shop.

Betty Jong arranged and led opening performances by the Guang Zhong Music Ensemble, setting the ambience for the day. Graceful traditional Chinese dances were presented by the exquisitely costumed Rainbow Chinese Dance Group, with Ying Zhang, director. ACUW member, Angela Chang presented a lively Chinese folk dance. (Angela is organizing a group of ACUW members interested learning to perform Chinese dances.) The HMA-Bank of Hawai‘i partnership sponsored several exciting highlights: a spirited dragon dance through the lanais and courtyards; spectacular lion dances on elevated poles, tai chi and kung fu demonstrations; a crafts activity creating sheep; and performances by the Phoenix Dance Chamber.

Special MAHALO to the Honolulu Museum of Art and HMA Coordinator for Family Sundays, Seng P. Choy, museum educator, for inviting ACUW to hold our cultural event on Family Sunday, and to the Bank of Hawai‘i for their generous support of the Family Sunday program. We appreciate greatly Mrs. Choy’s time and expertise in planning and facilitating the use of HMA facilities and equipment, technical support by the museum staff and providing other resources to ensure a successful event. ACUW is grateful for HMA’a aloha and hospitality, including lunch for volunteers. Xie xie!

Family Sunday on February 15, 2015 – Lois Mui, Event Chair

posted Feb 25, 2015, 7:26 PM by Acuw Hawaii

ACUW will present its major educational program of Chinese cultural activities and performances at the Honolulu Museum of Art, on Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  ACUW is collaborating with the museum in presenting this Family Sunday event to usher in the Chinese New Year of the Sheep; the Bank of Hawaii is a co-sponsor.  The event is open to the public and is free.  Member support would be greatly appreciated as we share our Chinese heritage.  It is not too late to volunteer your help: please contact Lois Mui, ACUW event coordinator at 941-4789 or email loistmui@hawaii.rr.com or co-coordinator Gwyned Lum, 595-6066 or email gwynedcl@yahoo.com

Activities planned include: Narcissus Culture, display and demonstration; Chinese Delicacies, featuring recipes from ACUW Family Favorites Cookbook; Chinese paper crafts, both folding and cutting; Chinese Calligraphy; Mah Jong; and zodiac animals.  Musical performances will feature the Guang Zhong Ensemble.  Traditional Chinese dances will be performed in spectacular costumes by the Hawaii Rainbow Dance Troupe, ACUW Dancers and the acclaimed Phoenix Dance Chamber.  There will also be the spirited Lion dances and tai chi, kung fu and other martial arts demonstrations.

Bring your family and friends for a day of fun.  We look forward to seeing you at Family Sunday!

Honolulu Museum of Art Family Sunday January 19, 2014 – Cora Haberman, Cultural Event Committee Chair

posted Feb 10, 2014, 11:28 PM by Acuw Hawaii

The Honolulu Museum of Art Family Sunday was a success everyone had a nice time.  Thanks to ACUW members Carol Pang, Beverly Mau, Blossom Mau, Dorothy Mau, Lois Mui, Betty Jong, Barbara Pang, Christine Ling, Rosalind Chun, Fawn Shang , Kathy Jay, Natalie Wu, Betty Chang, Carolyn Misajon, Jerilyn Jeffryes, Christine Young, Gretchen Jong, Trudy Ching, Lola Fu, Canossa Choy, Pat Lau, Bertha Tomiyasu, Carol Chee, Lynette Yuen, Maura Yee, Mildred Lui, Ida Mai, Hong Jiang, Marion Yuen, Elizabeth Wong, and Paula Fukuda. Special thanks to non-members Flora Lu, Jamie Huang, and Bin Lin for helping with the calligraphy, and Seng Choy, the director of HMA.

Thanks to Elizabeth Lum for dropping off the ingredients for the Jai, even if she couldnt be there. Mahalo to all.


Another Year of Success at Autumn Festival - Hong Jiang, 2013 Committee Chair

posted Dec 17, 2013, 3:46 PM by Acuw Hawaii

On Sept 15, ACUW participated in the Autumn Festival organized by United Chinese Society and the City and County of Honolulu.  It’s been our tradition to have mooncake demonstrations, mooncake tasting, and children’s activities.  I want to thank the following members for helping staff the ACUW table at the event: Carolyn Misajon, Betty Chang, Vivian Ho, Dorothy Mau, Blossom Mau, Lola Fu, Lynette Yuen, Betty Jong, Canossa Choy, and Lynnae Lee. Thanks also to Christine Ling and Pat Chong for loaning us your mooncake molds every year.  Of course, we shall acknowledge ACUW President Beverly Mau and Vice President Blossom Mau, who helped organize the whole event on behalf of United Chinese Society. Thanks to all ladies for your ongoing support of cultural events!

Thank You for Your Participation at “Splendor of China” by Hong Jiang, Cultural Committee Chair

posted Nov 25, 2013, 7:41 PM by Acuw Hawaii   [ updated Dec 17, 2013, 7:37 PM ]

Let me express my sincere gratitude to you all for your help and support for cultural events in the last couple of years – I appreciate your participation from the bottom of my heart as the Cultural Committee Chair.

On Nov 2 and 3, ACUW had a booth at “Splendor of China.” I want to thank so much the following ladies for your help with the booth (name listed according to booth schedule): Cora Haberman, Nora Chong, Betty Chang, Beverly Taira, Rosalind Chun, Barbara Pang, Mildred Liu, Lois Mui, Betty Jong, Canossa Choy, Cheryl Parker, Vivian Ho, Carol Chee, Dorothy Mau, Pamela Young, Jerilyn Jeffryes, Chris Ling, Maura Yee, Liz Lum, Susan Lee; Marilyn Wong, Lynnae Lee, Chris Young, Flora Thong, Elizabeth Wong, Natalie Wu, Sylvia Ching, Marion Yuen, and Margret Lau. Thanks to May Lee Chung for providing the ACUW publications. Of course, we thank ACUW president Beverley Mau and president-elect Blossom Mau for their help at the booth, and their ongoing support and commitment to ACUW cultural events. 

Chinese Cultural Videos – Hong Jiang, Cultural Committee Chair

posted Nov 25, 2013, 7:38 PM by Acuw Hawaii   [ updated Nov 25, 2013, 7:38 PM ]

Our Cultural Committee Chair Hong Jiang hosted two TV interviews at ThinkTech Hawaii on topics of interest: 

Chinese in Hawaii (with Prof Douglas Chong on history of Chinese immigration and Chinese culture in Hawaii):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zi7z_aR7OQ

Search in  youtube.com under: ThinkTechHawaii Chinese in Hawaii (type in all the words)

China's real estate bubble (first 10 second has no sound; fine after that; great show in all the factors behind China's housing bubble):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YePLWU3Rjko

Search in youtube.com under: ThinkTechHawaii China's real estate bubble (type in all the words)

In this program, Prof. Xie explains the factors behind China's real estate bubble more deeply than the CBS 60-minute program on the same topic in Aug 2013 - very enlightening!

Congratulations on a Successful BOH 2013! – Hong Jiang, Committee Chair

posted May 23, 2013, 5:54 PM by Acuw Hawaii

The Cultural Committee Chair Hong Jiang wishes to express her appreciations for ACUW members’ active participation and great contribution to the BOH 2013 Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art on Feb 17! Thank you President Beverly Mau for all your support and hard work; without the tireless work of Lois Mui, we would not have had the great table displays with the artists for the narcissus! We thank the following members who have made the BOH event successful (order according to tables – not alphabetical): Blossom Mau, Fawn Shang (and friends on calligraphy); Kathy Jay, Mona Chock, Chris Ling, Beverly Taira, Deb Wong, Colleen Lee, Pat Chong, Natalie Wu, Pat Moberly, Marilyn Wong, Bea Kong, Evelyn Lam, Blossom Wong, Val Wong, Susan Wong, Liz Lum (for spearheading the Jai table); Cora Haberman, Millie Lui, Barbara Pang, Marion Yuen, Gretchen Jong, Lily Lee, Vicky Christiansen, Fran Kramer, Maura Yee, Pat Lau, Flora Thong, Trudy Ching, Vicky Ho, Leona Bangerter, Betty Chang, Elizabeth Wong, Vivian Ho, Cynthia Ching, Candace Wong, Betty Jong (and friends for music). (Apologies if we have missed anyone.)

BOH Family Sunday - February 17, 2013


Cultural Committee – BOH Family Sunday at HMA, Feb 17 – Hong Jiang, Committee Chair

posted Jan 24, 2013, 7:05 PM by Acuw Hawaii

Get ready to participate in the ACUW event at Honolulu Museum of Art on Feb 17! This is the 3rd year since we have renewed our involvement with the HMA Chinese-themed Family Sunday. It has been a lot of fun in the last two years – it is also a great way to get ACUW out there in the community.

This year we will have tables for calligraphy, Jai, narcissus cultivation, Chinese Zodiac, and possibly Chinese knots/paper cutting. We will assist the HMA art table as well. Thanks to Lois Mui who has been spending hours getting ready for the narcissus display; thanks to Beverly Mau and Nancy Usui for getting ACUW the publicity for the event. We will have many many more ladies to thank later!

Event time is 11am-3pm on Feb 17, Sunday. Many have signed up to help – thank you ahead for your great effort and enthusiasm! Please make sure to ware beautiful Chinese clothing if you can! Parking free on street or in the HMA lot (off Kinau Street).

Lunch boxes at HMA are available for those who have signed up at the Jan 5th ACUW general membership meeting. If you did not sign up but still would like to participate, please just come (please arrange lunch on your own).

A belated “thank you” for all who have contributed to the ACUW booth at Splendor of China in November 2012. Special thanks go to Susan Lee (past President) and Lois Mui (Cultural Committee member). 

Splendor of China 2012 - Marion Yuen, Public Relations Chair

posted Jan 17, 2013, 8:14 PM by Acuw Hawaii

 
 
 
 Front: Carol Chee, Jerilyn Jeffryes
Back: Marion Yuen, Vivian Ho
Candolyn Nakagawa, Blossom Wong, Blossom Mau, Cora Haberman, Dorothy Mau, Susan Lee, Marilyn Wong, Lois Mui
 Front:  Carol Chee, Elizabeth Wong
Back: Vivian Ho, Marion Yuen, Jerilyn Jeffryes

Mid-Autumn Festival - Hong Jiang, Committee Chair

posted Jan 17, 2013, 8:06 PM by Acuw Hawaii

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals in China.  It occurs when the moon is usually the fullest and roundest.  It is also when harvest is bountiful.    This celebration sponsored by the United Chinese Society at the Chinese Cultural Plaza began simply a few years ago and has grown to a celebration attended by many.  ACUW sponsored a table demonstrating the art of making Moon Cake and having artwork for children focusing on the Moon maiden and dragons. The children especially loved getting their hands into molding the Moon Cake and wanted to bake them immediately! 

Thank you to the ACUW ladies who shared their skills, Elizabeth Lum, Lorena McGovern, Dorothy Mau, Beverly Mau, Vivian Ho, President Susan Lee and Chair Hong Jiang.  A mahalo shout to the New Tang Dynasty (NTD) television staff who assisted with the setup, Christine Ling, Eunice Terada and Pat Chong for sharing their moon cake mode and Ruth Hirai for the ethnic Chinese aprons.  We appreciate all that you do!

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