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About John

I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)

The End of an Era: ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Not Returning After Season 6

With great sadness that I read that ‘Fresh Off The Boat‘ is being canceled after its current sixth season: “When Fresh Off the Boat first premiered in 2015, it was the first time I saw a family on-screen that not only looked … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Andrew Yang’s ‘Not the First’ – Medicare for All

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has just released his first television ad that he is going to air.  It is about healthcare, highlighting the need for affordable healthcare for all. Andrew and his wife, Evelyn, discuss the fact that they … Continue reading

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Andrew Yang’s San Francisco Rally (Sun 10/27/19) Overview

Although I’ve interviewed and met Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang several times, I’ve never actually attended a rally of his. The previous time Andrew had a rally in San Francisco, I was out of town, or it was held on … Continue reading

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Michelle Kwan Launches ‘AAPIs for Biden’ for President

Michelle Kwan’s remarks begin at minute 10:50. 8Asians.com’s Exclusive mini-‘interview’ can be viewed here. I had the great pleasure to attend the official kick-off for ‘Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) for Biden’, held in Las Vegas this past Saturday. … Continue reading

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8mm Review: ‘American Factory’

I forgot how I came across this Netflix documentary, ‘American Factory,’ but after my brother saw the film and mentioned it, I knew I had to watch it. The film is about: “In 2014, Fuyao bought part of a closed General Motors … Continue reading

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Bowen Yang’s Historic ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut

On Saturday, September 28th, comedian Bowen Yang made history by becoming the first Asian American cast member of NBC’s iconic ‘Saturday Night Live’ in its 45-year history (see him in the opening sequence of ths show here). This season of … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: GEICO’s ‘This Bowler Knows How to Strike a Pose’

I was recently watching TV, and I saw this GEICO television commercial and literally Laughed Out Loud – so I definitely needed to blog about it. Assuming the YouTube upload date matches around the television debut of the ad, I’m … Continue reading

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Paget Kagy – #YangGang YouTuber & ‘Kat Loves LA’ (Season 2) Available

‘Kat Loves LA,’ Season 2. I first came across writer, producer, actor, creator Paget Kagy when I started seeing YouTube recommended videos about her vlogging about Andrew Yang (her first video starting July 3rd). As you know, I’ve often complained … Continue reading

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Meeting DNC Vice Chair & Congressmember Grace Meng

I’ve been following Congressmember Grace Meng since 2012 when she was first running for Congress – and when she when she won, she was the first Asian American to be elected to Congress from New York. Meng was in San … Continue reading

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8mm Review: ‘One Child Nation’ Documentary on China’s ‘One Child Policy’

I first heard of One Child Nation after seeing a Facebook posting by Vox about the documentary: “Documentarian Nanfu Wang grew up in rural China under the country’s “one child” policy, which lasted from 1979 to 2015. Her own parents … Continue reading

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Constance Wu in ‘Hustlers’ – Opening September 13th

I last saw Constance Wu in ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ which I thoroughly enjoyed. I had heard she was going to be in the upcoming film Hustlers but didn’t realize it was coming out September 13th: “Hustlers follows a crew of … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin Joins the Beijing Ducks

I’ve been following Jeremy Lin’s basketball career ever since he was a senior at Harvard, so it was exciting to see when he was signed by his hometown team, the Golden State Warriors, as well as see him in his … Continue reading

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