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Mable, New York

About Mable, New York

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

What weren’t you prepared for…?

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It nearly killed me that summer in Michigan. I had just turned 17.  Having arrived in America for the first time, I was feeling upbeat, confident and ready for anything.  After all, I had planned, prepared for and passed several…

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Mable Chan

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

What Keeps You Up At Night?

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There are nights when we stay awake and put our brains to work. For the first time in a long time, I lost sleep last night. Not a lot, probably 2 hours or so. But it was enough for me to reflect on…

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Mable Chan

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

Breaking Up with a Friend?

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We live in an age when we can “friend” anyone in a nano-second. Facebook, Linked-in, and a worldwide web of networks have accelerated our ability to make and break up with a “friend.” What has empowered us to connect with…

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Mable Chan

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

The Two Sides of Rage

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Rage is usually ugly. When we get mad, we turn bad. We act out our anger, we kick and scream to get attention. But often as our voices get loud, our message gets lost. Rarely do I find rage rationally…

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Mable Chan

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

Is it un-Chinese to speak English well?

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“Am I abandoning my Chinese identity when I’m speaking better English every day?” I was stunned. I hardly knew her. She was among a group of college students standing in a semi-circle waiting to talk to me after I spoke…

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Mable Chan

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

When the Going Gets Tough

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I have become a bit obsessed lately about forming a non-profit educational media company to become the home for my podcast “One in a Billion.” Obsession is kind of my work style. Whenever I’ve decided to do something challenging, I often…

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Mable Chan

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

Find Your Edge

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We love pushing our limits, juggling many balls in the air and finding our edge. But how do you find your edge? It’s too late if we overshoot and fall off the cliff. We could do ourselves grave danger. During yoga practice…

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Mable Chan

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

The Color of Love

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Do you fantasize true love as romantic and passionate with little or no conflict? Do you fear fights and dread flaws? Do you flinch from differences that could bring you discomfort? My father once tried to make me promise him…

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Mable Chan

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

Find a Way In

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It sounds silly. It’s just a game. But in an instant, it became serious, taking our breath away. While lying in bed checking breaking news on his i-phone, my husband suddenly started screaming hysterically…“Ha! HA! Hahahaha, haHA….!!!” I dashed out…

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Mable Chan

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

Happy 2017!

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One in a Billion Podcast I want to thank all of you for tuning in, liking and sharing our podcast  “One in a Billion” since it went live last summer. We have produced 12 episodes in six months and scored a few…

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Mable Chan

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

Episode #12: “Reflecting on 2016 ”

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  Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #12  (6 minutes) Reflecting on 2016 How often do you hear these questions – “How high have you scored?  How many hours do you work? How much have you done?” Quantity is, of…

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Mable Chan

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

Episode #11 “Are You Home for Christmas?”

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  Listen to the Podcast DOWNLOAD Episode #11  (11 minutes) “Are You Home for Christmas?”   This year, I’ve promised my husband to be in Boston for Christmas and New Year. For the first time, it hit me how important…

Mable, New York

Mable Chan

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