When I hiked Mission Peak two years ago, I saw lots of Asians on the trails, but I was surprised to see recent headlines like “Crowds Overrun Mission Peak in Fremont to Shoot Selfies.” Apparently, the number of hikers there has skyrocketed, causing parking problems, crowds, and other changes. So what happened? Are selfie-obsessed Asian Americans really swarming and degrading Mission Peak Regional Preserve?
A message from Dan Ha’s brother via the Find Dan Ha Facebook Page: Hi everyone. I would like to thank all of you for your continued support and prayers in the search for my brother Daniel over the past week. I would like to especially thank you, Dan’s friends, and everyone who has been in close contact with us in coordinating the search effort including the First Mennonite Church of San Francisco, Dan’s employer Metromile, […] Continue »
From TechCrunch: Dan Ha, an iOS developer at a San Francisco startup called Metromile, has been missing for almost a week. According to the CEO of the company, Dan Preston, who reached out to TechCrunch to help find his employee, Ha went home sick on Thursday afternoon and no one has seen or heard from him since Friday night, October 31, at 8pm. Ha reportedly left work at 2 p.m. on Thursday and then emailed […] Continue »
Congressman Mike Honda declared victory this morning in his campaign for reelection in California’s 17th Congressional District. With 91,732 ballots counted, Congressman Mike Honda is currently beating his challenger by 4.41% or 4,046 votes, an increase from the initial lead on Election Day of 3,549, after additional ballots were processed on November 5th & 6th by both Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. Ro Khanna would need to win the remaining estimated late absentee ballots in […] Continue »
I live about 35 miles south of San Francisco and don’t often make it across the bay to Oakland, so I haven’t been following the Oakland mayoral race, so I was surprised to see this headline about Jimmy Kimmel mocking mayoral candidate Peter Liu: “Oakland’s most ridiculous mayoral candidate, Peter Liu, was jabbed by comic Jimmy Kimmel Monday night for his wild take on the digital divide in Oakland. Answering a question about equal access […] Continue »
Living in California, I almost forgot that there is an Asian American running for governor for the state – Indian American candidate Neel Kashkari. If his name sounds familiar, it’s most likely that you’ve heard of Kashkari due to his involvement in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), where he administered the funds. If you ever want to see someone grilled in a Congressional hearing and take a lot of heat, you need to […] Continue »
Part 1/3 I had the privilege to attend the only debate (at least in the press pool at NBC Bay Area) this fall between candidate Ro Khanna and Congressman Mike Honda, who is running for re-election for California’s 17th Congressional District in November. Due to California’s new open primary season, these two Democrats are facing each other after the June primary. For those into Democratic politics, this is the debate that politicos are watching. The […] Continue »
I had the great opportunity and fortune to meet a truly historic Asian American recently – former Ambassador to China, Secretary of Commerce and Governor of Washington state Gary Locke. I had attended a fundraiser in Silicon Valley for Congressman Mike Honda, who is running for re-election (for California’s 17th Congressional District). Locke was the guest of honor in support of Honda, along with former Secretary of Defense William Perry.
We already know that Jeremy Lin has a good sense of humor (see Jeremy Lin reads mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jeremy Lin dunking on his Mom, and wishing her “happy birthday”). We also know Madame Tussauds SF has immortalized him with a wax figure. So Jeremy pretended to be a statue and hilarity ensued. Back in 2011, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu did the same prank. via Bleacher Report
EDITORS NOTE: See Mitchell’s 8Asians review of ‘A Letter to Momo’ GKIDS presents A Letter to Momo, opening September 5, 2014 at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, and Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley. It will be presented in two language versions with different showtimes: in English language voice cast, and in Japanese with English subtitles. The second film by Hiroyuki Okiura (director of Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade and animator on Ghost in the […] Continue »
Current Los Angeles Lakers NBA player Jeremy Lin was in San Francisco with his Mom on Thursday, August 21st, to see himself honored and immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds SF. From the press release I received from the museum: “The creation of the figure was a very precise process that Jeremy was happily involved with. The Madame Tussauds studio artists take great pride in their works of art and strive to achieve complete […] Continue »
A Letter to Momo (Momo e no Tegami) (2011) Japanese subtitled version: Karen Miyama, Yuka, Toshiyuki Nishida, Koichi Yamadera. English dubbed version: Amanda Pace, Stephanie Sheh, Fred Tatasciore, Dana Snyder. Directed and written by Hiroyuki Okiura. Twelve-year-old Momo has recently moved with her mother Ikuko from a condo in Tokyo to a tiny, rural island in Japan, where Ikuko grew up and where both try to deal with the recent death of Momo’s father. They […] Continue »
rbgoaw: Mm, you mentioned your friend was objectified in said encounter with random white guy. Have you, yourself, ever been objectified? Curious. Also, have you ever... – How to NOT Objectify Asian Women