My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The crash is imminent; it’s how you spend your time on the way down that counts.
‘Ume flowers are used as decoration during Chinese New Year. It’s also the symbol of the ancient city of Nanjing and now the national flower of all of China.’
‘It’s a symbol of perseverance in the face of adversity – a revolutionist symbol.’
Obedience as a sign of loyalty, as an expression of honor, even as an act of love, was a well-worn theme in his household.
This is the forbidden love story of Henry, a Chinese descendant, and Kobe, a Japanese descendant, the beginning of 40’s in Seattle.
The plot describes how these sons of emigrants survived their prejudice in face of Pearl Harbor attack during World War II.
During the confinement of Kobe’s family in the Japanese camps, their family belongings, specially family pictures and documents have been stored in the Panama Hotel and it was declared a National Historic Landmark building in 2006.