Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘Story of Lee’ is now available as an ebook on Barnes and Noble!

For those who are loyal customers of B&N or NOOK users, you can now purchase the NOOK version of Story of Lee or even download a FREE sample here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/story-of-lee-ernie-yap/1110380302?ean=2940014538763 Paperback versions are still available at: http://www.amazon.com/Story-Lee-Steinbecks-Chinese-Cook/dp/1470167107 https://www.createspace.com/3814111 Advertisements

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Story of Lee – The Romance

One of my personal challenges in writing and publishing Story of Lee is its mass appeal; or lack thereof. It is about Lee, a minor character from a novel more familiar to American readers or classical literature enthusiasts. (He wasn’t … Continue reading

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No Can Do! Long Time No See! – Of Lee and Pidgin (Part 2/2)

No two languages can be as etymologically apart than English and Chinese. The very first documented efforts to bridge this chasm was by the southern Chinese following trade with the western world in the 17th century; in their invention of Pidgin English. It … Continue reading

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No Can Do! Long Time No See! – Of Lee and Pidgin (Part 1/2)

Lee was a character in John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. He was depicted as a middle aged Chinaman who worked as a cook for the protagonist’s family. Like most Chinese servants of that time, he lived with his employer and … Continue reading

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Interlude

Before moving on the 3rd part of the the ‘Ghost Sitting on Your Chest’ series, I would like to take the time to expound upon the very reason this blog exists; that is my recently published book, Story of Lee. … Continue reading

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POLICE BRUTALITY!

A police force is empowered by the state to enforce the law and is expected to use force by the public to achieve this means, when necessary. Since time immemorial, this ‘necessity’ has been interpreted liberally by those wielding the … Continue reading

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