jozjozjoz is a taiwanese-american gal who lives and blogs underneath the hollywood sign and who doesn’t clean her fishtank unless the fish starts to do the backstroke. she is also able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but cannot stop from bumping into door handles, cabinet doors, and anything else that protrudes or has a sharp edge. she does not run with scissors for this same reason. she can pet the fur off a dog but don’t ask her to go anywhere near a horse. or a moth. or a roach. her dealings with L.A.’s finest (aka the parking violations department) are legend, as are her giant sneezes.
Other than the two too many joz’s, jozjozjoz is a perfectly normal, relatively sane individual who defies the odds, reaches for the stars, and carries moonbeams home in a jar. She’d rather be a fish… but not in her own dirty fishtank.
It’s the last week that the Asian Art Museum is exhibiting its Terracotta Warrior exhibit. Be part of a special group event organized by Datepress, which includes a private showing for a small group followed by dinner arranged for each couple / pair afterwards. Grab your partner and travel to the Qin-era where you will enjoy wine and appetizers before a guided tour of the Warrior’s exhibit and then finish the evening with a customized [...] Continue »
Asian Moms are awesome and it’s fun to both love them and mock them lovingly. Whether they’re “tigers,” “monsters,” or a mom from the Chinese zodiac, today is the day for us to say “thanks” to them all for being mothers. Need help? The folks behind 18 Million Rising have organized the #TYMom Project, where you can create and send your Asian mom– or anyone who has ever mothered you– a custom, multilingual thank you [...] Continue »
CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein broke a story about The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works producing a controversial video depicting Asians with taxpayer money. The video, shot at the Japanese Garden at the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Van Nuys, showed a non-Asian man dressed as a geisha girl who talked with a mock Japanese accent. “The Japanese water park is a beautiful, beautiful site, with blooming, blooming lotus and water lilies,” [...] Continue »
Matt Tayao and Boogie dancing to “The Way” by: Ariana Grande Feat. Mac Miller from Boogie & Tati on Vimeo. I’ve been a huge fan of Matt Tayao ever since I saw him in East West Players’ Krunk Fu Battle Battle, but I think I’m a huger fan of his student Boogie. How old is she? Who cares! She’s awesome!
Jason Chu is back with a new spoken word piece for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2013. Filmed by Jason Poon and with help from Marc Liu, this piece is done “in memory of those who came before – their names, their stories, their journeys. Our history.” From Jason Chu: With May being Asian Pacific Heritage Month, I recently wrote a piece reflecting on culture and family. I decided to record the piece as a [...] Continue »
So who makes the month of May the one that celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islanders heritage? The POTUS, if he proclaims it so. Yay us! ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2013 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION
On April 16, 2013, fraternity Lambda Theta Delta (LTD), UC Irvine’s first and largest Asian American interest fraternity, posted a video which showed one of the members appearing in blackface (around the 0:55 mark). Julianne Hing of Colorlines says, “the video includes four Asian-American men dancing to Justin Timberlake’s Suit and Tie to promote the spring induction of the fraternity’s new recruits. One man in blackface plays the part of Jay-Z. It is the very [...] Continue »
The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China has confirmed that one of the deceased bombing victims in the Boston Marathon bombing is a Chinese citizen. They also confirm at least one other injured Chinese victim is in stable condition after surgery. Latest Information of the Chinese Victims in Boston Marathon Bombing (April 16th, 2013) The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China confirms that one Chinese citizen was unfortunately killed in the [...] Continue »
Have you seen the Sears commercial featuring Jeanne Chinn, Lorenzo Lamas, and a monkey? Cute commercial, but if that didn’t sound like the start of a bad joke, I’m not sure what does. Screenshot courtesy: ispot.tv
Why Jeremy Lin is important to America regarding race relations? Here is psychotherapist & diversity trainer Sam Louie‘s response to Charlie Rose’s interview of Jeremy Lin on 60 Minutes this past weekend.
An award-winning production company and a top-rated national cable network is casting a new docu-series that will explore unique perspectives on parenting — styles like attachment parenting, authoritative parenting, green parenting… you name it, they’re interested in hearing about it. They’re especially seeking Asian American parents to be part of the series. Are you a parent interested in telling your story? Over the coming weeks, Punched in the Head will be conducting interviews with prospective [...] Continue »
The Always Summer Project is a multi-ethnic platform to provide inspiration and an inside-look how get started in a certain field or career path, driven by the stories of individuals who have or are currently chasing their dreams. Their aim is to foster entrepreneurs in all areas and hope to drive success into people’s lives. Asian-American artists need support and their story told. Jenny Yang is inspiring, educational and motivating and can change lives if [...] Continue »
Voltaire Hortizuela: If yall wanna get technical filipinos are Pacific Islanders because we aint on the continent of Asia and FYI Japan and Indonesia aren't Asian either... – Are Filipinos Asian or Pacific Islanders?