Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Raiders in Tagalog

We’re in week 2 of the NFL football season and I’ve discovered the cultural sensitivity of one particular NFL team. I’m a Niner fan since birth, but I’ll have to give props to the Oakland Raiders for this one. I … Continue reading

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A Kid’s-Eye View of Chinatown

This is a bit of old news from San Francisco Chronicle, but I think it’s still cool: National Geographic handed out Olympus digital cameras to 15 San Francisco teenagers — first-generation Asian Americans and newly arrived Asian immigrants — and … Continue reading

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oh happy day: goh nakamura & dino ignacio

i am so pleased to have discovered today that two of my favorite people and artists–ridiculously talented & skilled singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura & equally endowed artist/animator Dino Ignacio — are working on a new animated video of Goh’s song “embarcadero … Continue reading

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Happy Friday: These Japanese kids scratch better than you do

(I love how there are YouTube commenters asking if they’re DJ QBert’s kids. Because they’re both Asian. Muh.)

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Asian American contestant in Bravo’s Top Chef a victim of gay bashing

Josie Smith-Malave, a former contestant on second season of Top Chef and an out lesbian, was attacked by a group of young adults yelling anti-gay slurs, according to the AP and other reports. “They were together for an end-of-summer visit, … Continue reading

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WSJ:’60s Figure Says He Financed Donor [Norman] Hsu

Where did Democratic donor Norman Hsu get his money? Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal’s article, “‘60s Figure Says He Financed Donor [Norman] Hsu” answers this question: “A company controlled by Mr. Hsu recently received $40 million from a Madison Avenue investment … Continue reading

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Shameless hawking: We’re selling crap!

Let’s be honest – as much as I love starting intellectual discussions about the mascot’s of German web companies or the merits and/or drawbacks of interracial dating, well, a brutha’s gotta get paid. And while this website isn’t making any … Continue reading

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Lashes: One Tokyo fashion that can stay in Tokyo.

Or, as Glenda, the reader who submitted this item, so wonderfully put it, “yo… wtf.” Maybe I’m just woefully out of touch, since it looks like extreme lashes are totally in. (See this shoot) Japanese Schoolgirls Go for Over-Engineered … Continue reading

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SF: KSW’s 9th annual APAture: a window on the art of asian pacific americans

Kearny Street Workshop’s (KSW) APAture starts this September 18th and runs through the 29th. What is APAture you ask? APAture is: “an annual multidisciplinary arts festival presenting the work of emerging Asian Pacific American (APA) artists living and/or working in … Continue reading

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A Comment on Asian Christians: A Friend’s Response

I was talking to a friend about Akrypti’s article “A Comment on Asian Christians earlier this evening. “I’m surprised that all of the comments so far are supportive of the article. I expected a strong backlash.” “Why?” asked my friend. … Continue reading

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Bush, After Talks With China’s Leader, Accepts Invitation to Beijing Olympics

As you may or may not know, President George W. Bush is currently in Sydney, Australia for the annual APEC conference. Well, the other day, Bush accepted an invitation from Chinese President Hu Jintao to attend the 2008 summer Olympics … Continue reading

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In Memory: Wai ‘Ray’ Ng

Every so often, I surf through Facebook and I see a heartbreaking group such as this one: R.I.P Ray Ng we miss you (Facebook account needed to see link) Son gives his mom night off, is slain From The Miami … Continue reading

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