Monthly Archives: October 2009

Finding Your Roots

As someone who came to the United States when I was only 2 years old, it was always expected that I would go home to visit the “mother” country. It was never hard to imagine doing, as I had plenty … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Some Asian Men Cheat on their Partners

Ever since the Internet has been available to Asian Americans, we’ve heard random shit about Asian American men: They’re effeminate. They’re child abusers. They’re wife beaters. They’re undesirable to women (or men, for that matter). They’re drunkards. They’re socially inept … Continue reading

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Profile: Chris Lu, Obama’s Cabinent Secretary

President Obama has already made history by appointing secretary cabinet members Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu, Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. Last week, The Washington Post did a nice short profile on lesser known Chris … Continue reading

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Asian Basketball Players: With Yao out, will it be the Year of the Yi?

It’s my favorite time of the year again; basketball season! Unfortunately for Yao Ming fans, Yao may be out the entire season due to having surgery on his broken left foot. However, besides watching the L.A. Lakers defend their title as the … Continue reading

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Would You Like a Japanese Whopper with your Windows 7?

Windows 7 launched worldwide this past Thursday, but in what has to be one of the strangest, most bizarre cross promotions I think I have ever come across, Microsoft teamed up with Burger King in Japan to promote Windows 7 … Continue reading

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“Saving Face” Film and Discussion at DeAnza College

De Anza’s Gay-Straight Alliance in Cupertino, CA is screening the film “Saving Face,” a romantic comedy about right, wrong, and everything in between. “Saving Face” was the first feature film from writer and director Alice Wu. In the film, a … Continue reading

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When did F.O.B. become fob?

For those of us growing up in the U.S. with immigrant parents in the seventies and eighties, there was no getting around the fact that the term F.O.B. (Fresh Off the Boat – pronounced letter “F”, letter “O”, letter “B”) … Continue reading

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FREE SCREENING of John Woo’s “Red Cliff” in Los Angeles

In modern pop culture, the Three Kingdoms period of China is kinda like the Medieval period to Americans — dramatic war stories full of people performing acts of valor and glory that have been dead of hundreds of years — … Continue reading

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Filipinos in the NFL?

“If he grows a few inches, you should have him consider playing tackle football.” This is the comment that Number One Son’s flag football coach told me after a football game.  Number One Son had a good game at cornerback, … Continue reading

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Battling to Make Bruce Lee a Lucrative Brand

Earlier in the year I blogged about How Bruce Lee Changed the World.  And now Shannon Lee — Bruce Lee’s daughter — is trying to expand and profit more from his legacy, as described recently in the Wall Street Journal: … Continue reading

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Awesome Korean Television: Global Talk Show

For those who are regular listeners of my podcast, POP88 or listen to me Monday evenings on SRC at omgkpop would know I’m a regular viewer of Global Talk Show, aka ChitChat with Beautiful Ladies. It’s basically an informal round … Continue reading

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Internet Page Reveals How to Talk Dirty in Tagalog

This is a webpage of phrases discussing sex in Tagalog. Just to clarify: The Filipino language Tagalog does not have a direct translation for the word “Sex”. “Mag-seks” is Tag-lish (Tagalog prefix with an English suffix.) Back in the day, … Continue reading

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