Three Asian American/Pacific Islander MMA fighters won at UFC Fight Night 66 in Manila (Pasay to be exact) Philippines. Jon “The Super Saiyan” Tuck, the first Chamorro signed to the UFC, submitted Tae Hyun Bang, by rear naked choke. Mark “the Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz won his last match before retiring via unanimous decision over Luke Barnatt. In his return to the UFC, Phillipe “The Filipino Assassin” Nover won a split decision victory over Yui […] Continue »
My father developed an allergy to shrimp, one of his favorite foods. When he ate shrimp anyway, my mother warned him in Tagalog that he would get itchy. “Then I’ll scratch,” was his reply. While I laugh when I think about that story, for other Asian Americans, reactions to food allergies are not at all funny. 18 year old BJ Hom died from eating a dessert that he did not know contained peanuts. A recent […] Continue »
I really like this commercial for two reasons. First, it shows a family with an Asian American Dad behaving as an active loving parent. Second, it has actor and model Rick Lasquete in the foreground. Rick lived around the corner from me when I was growing up and is still a friend of my family.
How much is getting into a top ranked college worth? One family from Hong Kong offered up to $400K to a popular Silicon Valley consultant to get their “C” average student into a top ranked school. This raises many questions, but I’ll concentrate on just a few. Is getting into an Ivy really worth $400K? What are these rankings anyway? Are rankings and reputation the best way to select a college? How does one make […] Continue »
When I first moved to San Jose from the East Bay 25 years ago, one very pleasant discovery has been San Jose’s Japantown. As one of the three remaining Japantowns in the US, I always thought it had much more of a neighborhood and community feel than than the Japantowns in San Francisco and Los Angeles. San Jose Japantown is celebrating its 125 Anniversary, and KQED radio covered the history of San Jose Japantown in […] Continue »
When the University of Maryland needed a defensive spark in the last seconds of their March Madness opener against Valparaiso, they called up reserve player Varun Ram. According to the Washington post, Ram’s late game disruption of Valparaiso’s offense caused Indian Americans around the country to take notice. As I looked into more detail about him, it seemed to me that this 5-9 point guard is really a giant in many ways. Varun Ram first […] Continue »
In this prank video from Malaysia, professional racer and drifter Leona Chin has some fun with driving instructors while disguised as student driver. Not only can this Asian woman drive but she can also terrorize. Incidentally, the idea came from the driving school.
Many Asian Americans are foodies, but Hannah Hong’s more than 1300 Yelp restaurant reviews (including review updates) since 2012 has put into higher level of foodie, the Yelp Elite Squad. While there are individual Yelp reviewers who have generated more total reviews, but her pace of more than one review a day is incredible – that’s a lot dining out! Yahoo Food talked to her about her life, food, and reviewing. Hong, 31, is an […] Continue »
The Golden State Warriors debuted uniforms celebrating Chinese New Year in their February 20th game against the San Antonio Spurs. The Chinese Characters are said to say “warriors.” They will also wear the uniforms in their games on February 24 in Washington against the Wizards and also on March 2 in Brooklyn against the Nets. Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts says: We have been working with the NBA for two years […] Continue »
The unique growth of Asian Americans in Orange County has resulted in the majority of Orange County Supervisors being Asian American. Michelle Steel, a Korean native, and Lisa Bartlett, a Japanese American, were joined on the five member board by Andrew Do, who won a special election in January by 43 votes. “This is not your father’s Orange County,” said political science professor Fred Smoller of Chapman University, referring to the old stereotype of Orange […] Continue »
15 year old Karen Chen of Fremont, California took third in the US Figure Skating Nationals held last month in North Carolina. In instance that reminds me of what happened last year with Mirai Nagasu, she cannot compete internationally at the Senior World Championships in Shanghai because of how the sport’s rules are applied. The San Jose Mercury News recently published a profile on Chen that revealed her inspirations and the sacrifices that she and […] Continue »
You may have seen this video released during the holidays where YouTube Prankster Josh Paler Lin gives $100 to a homeless man and follows him to see what he will do with money. The homeless man named “Thomas” goes to a liquor store, but instead of buying of alcohol which Lin and a lot of other people would expect, he gets food which he distributes to other homeless people in a local park. Lin apologizes […] Continue »
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