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Co-Founder Amron Yuwono
of Gecko Gecko

Imagine a place where all the treasures and pieces of art that you came across during your travels in Asia and wished you could keep were all housed. A reminder of a distant place, of fond memories and beauty that can only be found in the East. Welcome to Gecko Gecko – your destination to find all the artwork from Asia you wish you had but never able to bring back. Amron Yuwono, Co-Founder and Manager, is fortunate to find a profession that allows him to fuse business with lifestyle and passion. Flying from destination to destination in Asia, Amron handpicks the exciting items you will find in Gecko Gecko. Don’t expect to find the touristy, mass-produced items in his store. Each piece is unique and captures the personality of the area or region it came from…

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A Young Professional Cheat Sheet

A Young Professional Cheat Sheet
As a young professional, you’re stressed out about a multitude of things: finding a job you’re happy with, getting ahead, staying ahead and trying to enjoy it all at the same time. In an attempt to make your life a wee bit easier, we’ve created a hot list of useful resources that caters to the important facets of your professional life.

Jacie Almira of Asian America Women Artists Alliance
There are many individual voices in America. With time, many of those voices merge to form a collective shout. In 1998, that shout was the Asian America Women Artists Alliance (AAWAA). The AAWAA was formed to bring the experiences of upcoming and established women artists together in a space that fosters their diverse and unique experiences, with help from individuals such as Board Member Jacie Almira, 32. From paintings and installations to performing arts, artists of all levels…

Confessions of a Slacker

Confessions of a Slacker
You know you shouldn’t do it. But sometimes it’s a pain to go to work 5 days out of the week; and sometimes you need to be a little, let’s say, creative to get your boss to give you the day off. What was your best excuse to get out of work? We want to know. And don’t worry, we won’t tell on you. We’ll just use it on our next lazy day and be very appreciative of the tip. Submit your professional confessional here.

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November 19

Gecko Gecko celebrates its new home in the Castro
when 2:00 pm (PST); all day
where 4052 18th Street in San Francisco, CA
price free
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Gecko Gecko, San Francisco’s only studio boutique that is home to authentic Indonesian art and clothing, announces its move to the Castro District with a New Home Opening celebration on Sunday, November 19, 2006. The celebration kicks off (rain or shine)

November 20

SAMMY! The incredible journey of Mahatma Gandhi
when 4:58 pm (PST); 2 hours
where Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road , Palo Alto 94306 in Palo Alto, CA
price $100/$75/$50/$20
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Winner of 2006 Excellence in Theatre Awards for the Best Play, Best Actor, Best Original Script & Best Costume Design

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