Monthly Archives: December 2016

Asian American Commercial Watch: Secret Deodorant’s Namaste

https://youtu.be/XpGo3kmD4Kk I first saw this Secret Deodorant commercial on Facebook. I can’t saw I’ve seen it on TV. But when I saw the image: I thought it was pretty funny. As Secret states in the YouTube description of the video: … Continue reading

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Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson Defeats Paige VanZant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxsh4HBvueQ In a fight that drew about 5 million viewers, Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson dominated Paige VanZant, choking her unconscious with a rear naked choke a little over 3 minutes into a fight that was supposed to go for … Continue reading

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8Books: “Absolutely on Music” by Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami’s latest book, Absolutely on Music: Conversations is a deep dive into the world of classical music with his friend, famed classical music conductor Seiji Ozawa. As the title implies, rather than a traditional prose book, this one is a … Continue reading

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Executive Order 13800, A New Film by Koji Steven Sakai

I’m working on a new feature film called Executive Order 13800. It’s a film that asks the question, what if what happened to Japanese Americans seventy-five years ago during World War 2, happened today to Arab and Muslim Americans? I … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “A Park Family Christmas”

Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 11: “A Park Family Christmas” Original airdate December 17, 2016. Doctor, doctor Against Ken’s advice, Suzy volunteers the Park home for the annual Welltopia holiday party.  Molly learns that Pat’s bringing the high-school classmate who’s … Continue reading

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UFC Waterson vs. VanZant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkTSVkS6uUc Asian American mixed martial artist Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson will be headlining Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card against Paige “12 Gauge” VanZant in a 115 lbs strawweight bout. The event will be in Sacramento, VanZant’s home court. Since … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Where Are the Giggles?”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 8: “Where Are the Giggles?” Original airdate December 13, 2016. Microsynopsis:  The Huangs get free passes to see Jingle All the Way at the movie theater, but in their haste to get there early … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Boat Rocker” by Ha Jin

The Boat Rocker, the latest novel from author Ha Jin, follows a journalist Feng Danlin as he becomes immersed in one particularly outrageous story. Danlin, the book’s narrator, works for a Chinese newspaper located in New York, and is assigned … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Ken’s Apology”

Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 10: “Ken’s Apology” Original airdate December 10, 2016. I have done all that I could to see Ken overlooks something crucial in a patient’s medical history.  He feels terrible about it and wants to apologize … Continue reading

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Eking out a living riding a bus: Asian American Seniors in New York

In the Asian ethnoburb where I live, one sees three kinds of buses.  One kind is the Santa Clara Valley Transit public transportation bus, and another is the kind is the tech bus, as white Google buses pick people up … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Ken Jeong, Nissan & ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Going Rogue’

I’m eager to see the new Star Wars spin-off movie, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, which takes place between the Episode III and Episode IV. It’s no surprise to see trailers for the movie, but it was a pleasant … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “The Taming of the Dads”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 7: “The Taming of the Dads” Original airdate December 6, 2016. Microsynopsis:  Eddie and Alison celebrate their first anniversary with a night at the 1996 Romeo + Juliet.  Louis discovers that Alison’s father also … Continue reading

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