By Anatoly Liberman. Hubba-hubba is dated slang, a word remembered even less then groovy and bobby-soxer. To my surprise, even my computer does not know it. And yet it was all over the place sixty and fifty years ago. Its origin attracted a good deal of attention soon after World War II and then again in the eighties.
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But Chinatown is not a place that needs solving; it's a place that needs a more specific telling. In American Chinatown , acclaimed travel writer Bonnie Tsui takes an affectionate and attentive look at the neighborhood that has bewitched her since childhood, when she eagerly awaited her grandfather's return from the fortune-cookie factory. Tsui visits the country's four most famous Chinatowns -- San Francisco the oldest , New York the biggest , Los Angeles the film icon , Honolulu the crossroads -- and makes her final, fascinating stop in Las Vegas the newest; this Chinatown began as a mall ; in her explorations, she focuses on the remarkable experiences of ordinary people, everyone from first-to fifth-generation Chinese Americans. American Chinatown breaks down the enigma of Chinatown by offering narrative glimpses: intriguing characters who reveal the realities and the unexpected details of Chinatown life that American audiences haven't heard. There are beauty queens, celebrity chefs, immigrant garment workers; there are high school kids who are changing inner-city life in San Francisco, Chinese extras who played key roles in s Hollywood, new arrivals who go straight to dealer school in Las Vegas hoping to find their fortunes in their own vision of "gold mountain. By interweaving her personal impressions with the experiences of those living in these unique communities, Tsui beautifully captures their vivid stories, giving readers a deeper look into what "Chinatown" means to its inhabitants, what each community takes on from its American home, and what their experience means to America at large.
Cary Grant...HANDSOME, HUBBA,HUBBA!
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Was introduced to this restaurant by a friend, and just so happens it is not too far from where we live. Located within a luxury condo area, parking was surprisingly available on complimentary, however we noted that the parking space is quite limited. Visited on a Saturday night on a whim, without any reservations, and luckily we managed to get a table for four. Though considered quite hidden, there seemed to be quite a healthy crowd with a number of reserved tables around that was soon taken by groups of friends on a night out and even families.