Episode 63: New York Red Light Zone & Brandeis University 40 Years Ago: Excerpt 2 from Memoir by Joanne Z. Tan 28 Aug, 2022


New York Red Light District & arrival at Brandeis University 40 years ago, Excerpt 2, from upcoming “50 Dollars and a Tiger Balm: 40 Years in the US” by Joanne Z. Tan.

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I am continuing my personal stories published in the last Newsletter, an excerpt from my upcoming memoir 50 Dollars and a Tiger Balm: 40 Years in the US.

After missing the flight and losing my suitcase on August 25, 1982, I ended up at the Chinese Consulate in New York City with a bunch of government sponsored students (I was self sponsored.)

  • The Chinese Consulate
  • New York City’s Red Light Zone
  • “God”
  • Arriving at Brandeis University and my first letter Home
  • Chicken Sandwich; “Don’t panic!”
  • My Mom’s fears, ignorance, and prejudice
  • Overcoming the Impossibles

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