Mable, Boston

Mable, Boston

About Mable, Boston

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Dim Sum is Family           

November, 2017

Mable, Boston

The minute I walked into “Hei La Moon”  in Boston’s Chinatown, I felt at home. Just like Hong Kong!  I enthused. Why didn’t I know about this? The truth is, I rarely went to this side of Chinatown. I usually…

Season 2 – Episode 06: She Has Overcome: “Cracking the Code of Learning Music”

November, 2017

Mable, Boston

She Has Overcome: “Cracking the Code of Learning Music?” She carries the good genes of music and science from the family. Her grandmothers are physics professors in China, one of them plays the piano as a child. Her father is…

Intentions v. Expectations

November, 2017

Mable, Boston

Set Your Intention. See if you can move or be still, without judgment, without expectation. Without expectation? But, set an intention? Every time she says these words, they sound new to me even though I hear them every day (almost),…

Season 2 – Episode 05: She Has Overcome “Re-imagining an Unforgettable Past”

October, 2017

Mable, Boston

She Has Overcome: “Re-imagining an Unforgettable Past” Kira Omans was just four months old when she was abandoned in a public walkway near a bridge in Zhongshan, China. Not only was she discovered and later adopted to begin a new…

Taking a Leap

October, 2017

Mable, Boston

Last Sunday (Oct 1), I was invited to speak at the Faith & Life Forum at the Memorial Church at Harvard, as an alumnae, a media entrepreneur, and founder of One in a Billion Productions Inc (a non-profit 501 c3)….

Where does passion come from?

September, 2017

Mable, Boston

NPR ran an uplifting story last month about a 10-year-old boy’s dream that caught my attention. The title of that piece speaks to me – “How much can a vision of your future self-motivate you to achieve?” Chris Sitic spent part…

Season 2 – Episode 04: She Has Overcome Part 2: “Keep Climbing”

September, 2017

Mable, Boston

She Has Overcome Part 2: “Keep Climbing” What would you do when someone tries to break you down, yelling at you saying “You’re the worst!?” What would you do when no one believes in your startup idea, saying “it’s too…

Season 2 – Episode 03: She Has Overcome Part 1: “Breaking Barriers”

September, 2017

Mable, Boston

She Has Overcome Part 1: “Breaking Barriers” What would you do when you hit a storm in the middle of climbing to the mountain top?  Would you stop? Would you keep going? She would keep climbing. Why? What would you…

9/11 On My Mind

September, 2017

Mable, Boston

Sixteen years ago today, I almost didn’t get up. I was smelling the dust at Ground Zero. The crowd was screaming as the South Tower began to crumble before our eyes. We were standing on West street, just five blocks…

Why Labor?

September, 2017

Mable, Boston

On this Labor Day, I find myself meditating over the meaning of labor. Do we find our work laborious? Why labor over it? What is “it” that we pour so much of our time, physical energy and mental effort into?…

Season 2 – Episode 02: “Free to Speak?”

August, 2017

Mable, Boston

Free to Speak? In America, freedom of speech is a First Amendment right enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. The right to speak our mind is not only valued in the American culture but expected in our liberal democratic society where voices are…

The Day I almost Quit…

August, 2017

Mable, Boston

At 6:40am this morning, I stepped into the yoga studio and thought I’d triggered the security alarm. A trail of shrieking sound went off. Wow, what’s that!? I wondered. Next, I wanted to stop it. But I had no idea…