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...)
Recently, the U.S. Census Bureau released their report on the Current Population Survey November Voting and Registration Supplement, that studies demographic voter turnout in the most recent presidential election cycle. The big news from this report was that for the first time ever, African American voter turnout rate exceeded the white voter turnout rate—66.2% versus 64.1% for a presidential election and increased from 2008 to 2012. However, what got lost in this news was that [...] Continue »
Wow, it seems like another week, another Din Tai Fung is opening. I saw a friend on Facebook post this news and was wondering, what is going on and why isn’t there a Din Tai Fung in the San Francisco Bay Area: “Just about every day, customers crossing the bridges to Bellevue ask David Wasielewski when Din Tai Fung will come to Seattle. Now, the store’s managing partner has an answer for them: The wildly [...] Continue »
00:00 – 03:00 – Welcome & Intro by Nicki Sun 03:00 – 17:45 – Interview with Far East Movement (FM) 17:45 – 19:50 – FM’s opening remarks 19:50 – 22:55 – Beastie Boys tribute 22:55 – 24:50 – Additional remarks by FM – from interns to artists 24:50 – 28:50 – Girls on the Dancefloor 28:50 – 30:40 – Additional remarks by FM – hitting number one on Billboard 30:40 – 35:05 – Like a [...] Continue »
Before attending this game, I’ve been to three NBA games – including Jeremy Lin’s debut into the NBA for the Golden State Warriors, as well as twice when Lin returned as a Houston Rocket to play against his former teammates during the regular 2012 – 2013 NBA season (and even being mistaken as Lin’s dad). Having been born and raised in Western Massachusetts, I’ve always been a fan of the Boston Celtics. I’m of course [...] Continue »
Golden State Warriors Girl Sam, center. Image courtesy of the Golden State Warriors. 2012 – 2013 Season. I’ve attended three NBA games in my life that I’ve blogged about so far, all with the Golden State Warriors here in the San Francisco Bay Area and all with Jeremy Lin playing for the Warriors or the Houston Rockets. As you may know, Jeremy Lin is the first Asian American NBA basketball player in the modern age. [...] Continue »
I guess in my excitement last week in discovering a new Din Tai Fung coming to Southern California, I missed the news, or it was not paying too much attention that another location in Costa Mesa was opening up as well in the future: “Din Tai Fung, purveyor of the famed Shanghai-style xiao long bao soup dumplings that burst in your mouth upon consumption, is coming to South Coast Plaza. Arcadia’s Best reports that the 8,000 [...] Continue »
Watch Coming to Independent Lens: Seeking Asian Female on PBS. See more from Independent Lens. Both Dino-Ray and I have seen and reviewed Seeking Asian Female, the documentary. For those of you living in the United States, you can catch the documentary on PBS’s Independent Lens’ series this Monday, May 6th. Be sure to check you local listings for the exact time (as well as possibly slightly different date).
HTC’s latest Android smartphone, the HTC One, has been getting a lot of fantastic reviews and is about to launch in the United States. So it’s nice to see that one of their latest commercials features hip hop band Far East Movement, to highlight the HTC One’s superior sound quality with “Turn Up the Love” playing.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I *love* Din Tai Fung. I just came across the Los Angeles Times’ article on a new branch of Din Tai Fung that will be opening up soon: “Popular Taiwanese dumpling chain Din Tai Fung is growing increasingly upscale, with plans to open its fourth U.S. location at swanky Glendale shopping center the Americana at Brand. In September, the eatery will bring its foodie [...] Continue »
This past Sunday, Democrat, San Francisco Bay Area resident and recent Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce Ro Khanna officially declared his bid for California’s 17th Congressional District, currently occupied by Democratic Congressman Mike Honda, at an event his campaign organized at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. Speakers at the event included: Leah Cowan, Campaign Manager and former Regional Field Director for the 2012 Obama campaign in North Carolina Lindsay Lamont, Campaign [...] Continue »
Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin’s post-game locker room interview after the Rockets defeated the Warriors. Funny moment at 0:58. Jeremy Lin returned to the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, March 8th when the Houston Rockets returned to the Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors again. I was waiting to see if an interview for Warriors TV was going to be posted, but it hasn’t yet… Having gone only to see the Warriors the [...] Continue »
In the latest Progressive Insurance, we have the spokesperson “Flo,” speaking with an Asian American couple about bundling their home and auto insurance together. Flo pushes a button, and a boxing announcer does a comedic announcement on getting ready to “bundle” – a play on “rumble.” Personally, I found the commercial entertaining. The couple could have been of any race or a mixed race marriage, but it was nice to see an Asian American one [...] Continue »
A_Lee: Facebook is interesting because it's a more impulsive, less filtered medium, and lets you see what's right below the surface. Are these women crazy? No,... – An Asian Girl's Definition of Herself