Monthly Archives: October 2007

Lust, Caution: The Ang Lee Movie You Might Not See

Quick, name the newest film directed by Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee. If you answered a certain movie about gay cowboys, you would be wrong – Lee recently directed a Taiwanese art-house movie called 色戒, or Lust, Caution. Unfortunately, if you’re … Continue reading

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John Yoo: An influential Asian American

Last week I watched Frontline’s episode on Cheney’s Law. It was an investigative report about how Vice President Cheney and his minions sought to change the Executive powers of the President. You can watch the full episode on Frontline’s website … Continue reading

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San Mateo Presidential Straw Poll – Where are you Asian-American?

Sunday afternoon, I attended the first ever San Mateo County Democratic Presidential Straw Poll. The guest of honor was presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich (my videoclip here on YouTube). There were over 750 who voted. I think I saw about 20-to-30 … Continue reading

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An unlikely treasure-trove of donors for Clinton

In “An unlikely treasure-trove of donors for [Hillary] Clinton,” The Los Angeles Times reports on New York’s Chinatown and its support for Hillary: “All three locations, along with scores of others scattered throughout some of the poorest Chinese neighborhoods in … Continue reading

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AsianWeek: The Global Handshake: Networking around the world with ORIENTED.com

As I have noted before, I know the founder of ORIENTED.com. In the most recent issue of AsianWeek, the paper reports “The Global Handshake: Networking around the world with ORIENTED.com“: “Is it possible to network with professionals in the Asia … Continue reading

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In a Southern State, Immigrants’ Son Takes Over

Wow – three straight days of reporting by The New York Times on Louisiana Governor-elect Bobby Jindal, with “In a Southern State, Immigrants’ Son Takes Over“: “…Public high school in Baton Rouge was followed by Brown, where Mr. Jindal was … Continue reading

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Indian-American Congressman Elected Louisiana’s Governor

Bobby Jindal wins, as reported in The New York Times article: “Indian-American Congressman Elected Louisiana’s Governor“: “Bobby Jindal, a conservative Republican congressman from the New Orleans suburbs and the son of immigrants from India, was elected Louisiana’s governor Saturday…Mr. Jindal, … Continue reading

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Indian-American to be leading Louisana Governor candidate

A friend of mine just forwarded this New York Times article on “An Improbable Favorite Emerges in Cajun Country:” “An Oxford-educated son of immigrants from India is virtually certain to become the leading candidate for Louisiana ‘s next governor in … Continue reading

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Vote Asian Baby Kayla for YoBaby’s Cover Baby!

Everyone loves babies. Seriously, a near fight could break out over Iraq or health care or interracial relationships and the media perception of the Asian male, and then someone could bring a baby in the room and everyone would just … Continue reading

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John Cho Talks About Asian-American Actors in US

John Cho just did an interview with AsianPopcorn about what it’s like being an Asian American actor in the US. It’s a great interview; go check it out. But if you want just the highlights: “I didn’t think it was … Continue reading

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POP 88 #12 – Thanksgiving Pt.2 – ALL NEW SONGS!

Hey Everyone … brand new show with brand new songs in this enhanced version of POP 88. New Hirai Ken, Bada, Yuna Ito plus, Spring Waltz Contest winners announced. If you have any feedback, questions, comments or requests, leave a … Continue reading

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Barack Obama’s AsianAvenue.com Page

All political inclinations aside, I thought this was interesting: Barack Obama has a page on AsianAvenue.com! First, let me just get this out of my system. AsianAvenue.com is still around? Huh. Jenn from reappropriate echoed my thoughts when she wrote: … Continue reading

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