The New York Times does a nice 6 minute video overview of Koreatown in Los Angeles, even highlighting the Wi Spa that Conan O’Brien and Steve Yeun recently visited. BY Fritzie Andrade, Max Cantor, Jessey Dearing, Louie Alfaro and Will Lloyd As the most densely packed part of Los Angeles, Koreatown is also one of the city’s most strollable, with Art Deco buildings, palm-lined streets and East-meets-West restaurants.
I first saw this Conan O’Brien video posted by a friend on Facebook and immediately re-shared it, and saw a few other friends quickly re-share it. Conan and actor Steve Yeun for some reason decide to go to a Korean Spa in Koreantown in LA. I’ve personally never been to Korea or to a Korean Spa, so I was curious about the video. The video is hilarious. No doubt, Yeun is making the media rounds […] Continue »
Because I have two teenagers who are active in an extremely strenuous sport and one of them (Number Two Son) started complaining about chest pains, I started reading an article with a title about children dropping dead from exercise. What caught my attention was a story inside about a family who lost two sons to Pediatric Cardiomyopathy. I can’t imagine losing one son much less two, but Lisa Yue and her husband Eddie Yu moved […] Continue »
This is the type of post that we would like to do less often, but until more Asians and Asian Americans are in bone marrow registries, will continue to do so. Alex Tung has Acute Myeloid Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant to live, but doesn’t yet have a match. The Team Alex Facebook page has more info how to register. There is also a fund raising effort to help with his medical expenses […] Continue »
I saw this video posted earlier this month on Facebook by someone by budding self-described actress, director, writer Anna Akana and recently saw that The Huffington Post had picked it up. Although I’m a guy, I liked the message that Akana is delivering – that beauty is both outside *and* inside. The YouTube video has over 1.4 million views now! If you’re starting off in Hollywood (or entertainment in general), it definitely makes sense to […] Continue »
A few months ago, a student from Yale University, Frances Chan, blogged in the Huffington Post about her horrific experience with Yale–she was 5’ 2” and about 90 lbs, and they designated her an “eating disorder” case and began to force her to gain weight. The problem was, Chan didn’t have an eating disorder, her body was just the way it was, but their use of the broad (and widely considered inaccurate) BMI measurements labeled […] Continue »
The CDC is conducting a national search for their Tips from Former Smokers Ad Campaign. This is a paid position. The campaign pays $2,500 + Travel for those who are selected. They’re looking for ex-smokers of all ethnicities, particularly Asians, who suffer from any illnesses as a result of their smoking. Or even those who just quit. Tips encourages people to quit smoking by showing the toll that smoking-related illnesses take on smokers and their […] Continue »
7 year old Baylor Frederickson needs a bone marrow transplant. If he was purely from one Asian group, it would be hard enough, but since one of his parents is not Asian, it’s even more difficult to find a match. I found this article (and others) that says some Asian ethnic groups naturally have that extra difficulty because of a long history of racial mixing. Filipinos fall into this category, and I can see how […] Continue »
As an Asian American, there’s one killer out there that affects more Asian Americans than any other. The leading cause of death for Asian Americans since 1980 is cancer (unlike for the general population of the U.S. which has heart disease as the number one killer). Among Asian Americans, colorectal cancer is the second most common diagnosed cancer, and it is the third highest cause of cancer-related mortality. Colon cancer is also referred to as […] Continue »
When I was in college, I stumbled across the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, by Bill Watterson. In particular I was quite taken with the strip where Calvin and his toy tiger Hobbes discuss where babies come from. By the end of the strip Hobbes looks at Calvin’s shirt tag and says “You came from Taiwan”. I guess I really liked it since I really did come from Taiwan, and I came into the world […] Continue »
SayWhat: Pacific Islander is just as a generic term that does not include the Philippines. How many people from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan argue that... – Are Filipinos Asian or Pacific Islanders?