Monthly Archives: May 2009

Daniel Henney in new CBS Series “Three Rivers”

I’m totally excited about “Three Rivers” coming this fall on CBS because of two reasons: 1) I’m a big supporter of organ donations (DonateLife, people!) and 2) hottie Daniel Henney “Three Rivers” comes out this fall and is about organ … Continue reading

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RIP Ronald Takaki (1939-2009)

It was announced by Ronald Takaki’s family that famous  Asian American historian committed suicide after a twenty year struggle with multiple sclerosis. You can read the obituary from the LA Times here. Ron Takaki was a hero of mine when … Continue reading

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Japanese Dog Does Squats with Owner, in Better Shape than 90% of all Americans*

Maybe you’ve seen the video of a border collie doing squats alongside a Japanese guy. No? Is this a fluke? No! Check them out– outdoors work out! Even though you’ll see this video out there “from” other sources, these videos … Continue reading

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Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

Local broadcast times (PBS / KQED): Sun, May 31, 2009 — 7:00 pm, Mon, Jun 1, 2009 — 1:00 am, Thu, Jun 4, 2009 — 8:00 am, Thu, Jun 4, 2009 — 11:00 am Earlier this Spring, I had briefly … Continue reading

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Hollywood Chinese

Most PBS stations will air tonight (May 27, 2009) a 90 minute showing of American Masters, titled Hollywood Chinese, produced in 2008. The film covers a century of Chinese involvement in Hollywood cinema. The film is produced, directed, written and … Continue reading

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Win tickets to opening night in SF of “BIG MAN JAPAN,” a Japanese superhero comedy!

UPDATE: Our winners have been selected! Congrats to Sunny and Peter Wu! who correctly answered a) “Eat Drink Man Woman” was NOT on Roger Fan’s list of Top 5 Movies. Sunny will be seeing Big Man Japan and Peter will … Continue reading

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Roh Moo-Hyun, and Suicide in Korea

I was deeply shocked and saddened to read of late South Korean President, Roh Moo-Hyun’s suicide, but my shock and sadness wasn’t due to my respect or affections for the former president. I like to keep up with my news … Continue reading

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Racism Is Unacceptable.

But seriously, what’s more racist? The offensive slanty eye gesture that’s clearly not allowed, or the fact that they have the Asian girl eating her lunch with chopsticks? Sometimes subtle racism is the worst funniest.

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New Intel Ad Stars Real Engineers (Except They Don’t)

The newest ad campaign from Intel focuses less on their products — a microprocessor is always less sexy to market than an MP3 with shiny metallic surfaces and rounded corners anyway — and more on the engineers building their products. … Continue reading

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Asian Males Behaving Badly

Back in my undergrad days, I once found some members of an Asian-American Students Association having noodles in one of the dorm kitchens. All of the guys were sitting down waiting to be served, while all of the women were … Continue reading

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No “Welcome” Mat At My Front Door

Oh my god, if I hear or see the word “banana” used as a descriptor for Asians who have assimilated into “North American” culture, I am going to cry (like, actually.) And I don’t care if Asians are using the … Continue reading

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Disney/Pixar’s Up and the Voice of Russell, Jordan Nagai

[smartads] Did you guys know that the actor who voices Russell, the chubby kid in the highly anticipated Disney/Pixar movie Up is an adorable Asian boy named Jordan Nagai? This is Nagai’s first role; he was discovered in a casting … Continue reading

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