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Roel Concepcion

Roel Concepcion is a Manila-born, Long Beach-raised writer and creative director at, a storytelling agency. His works of short fiction can be found at the Tahoma Literary Review, Santa Ana River Review, and Dryland (now called sin cesar).

Bamboo Teri’s 38 Years of Success in Long Beach Can Be Chalked Up to Its Unstoppable 77-Year-Old Founder

When asked what the "secret" is to staying open through everything that has happened in the last four decades, Mrs. Machiko Ota, wife of 77-year-old Mr. George Ota, says: "Being stubborn. He is the most stubbornest man in the whole wide world. He likes to work.”

July 20, 2023