Monthly Archives: November 2007

30 Rock: “My ‘No sex with Asians’ rule”

I watched last night’s episode of 30 Rock last night, “Cougars” (Episode “207”). 30 Rock is “a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show.” I find the show pretty entertaining and I especially like Alec … Continue reading

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21: Based On Real Life (without all those Asian kids)

So, the new trailer to 21 has been released – a movie based on the non-fiction book Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich involving a group of MIT students that, well, brought down the houses of Las Vegas casinos. … Continue reading

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The practicality of red envelopes

The holidays are upon us. And it got me thinking about some conversations I’ve had with friends and family. More so by those in the family that are more Westernized. Here’s the thing. Westerners really don’t like to give money … Continue reading

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Reason 422 for why I would be a horrible Japanese man

Besides the fact that I am neither Japanese nor male, I also have absolutely no desire to weigh 120 lbs. According to this article in the International Herald Tribune, the hottest new trend amongst hip, young Japanese men is to … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events | 6 Comments’s SF Happy Hour is TOMORROW!

View Larger Map Hey everyone! Just a reminder that tomorrow is the hapihour, in conjunction with our friends at Come get completely smashed delightfully social with a bunch of 8A writers, past and present! If you’re in the … Continue reading

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Boston Globe: Asian-Americans notch wins in municipal elections

I was reading the blog Angry Asian Man, and came across The Boston Globe article on “Asian-Americans notch wins in municipal elections.” I’m originally from Massachusetts (as stated in my profile – I grew up in Western Massachusetts), so it … Continue reading

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Fresno’s Underground Chinatown

The LA Times ran a story about possible tunnels in Fresno’s Chinatown. Urban legend says that there is a system of tunnels under the streets, that extends for blocks and once led to speakeasies and brothels in the late 19th … Continue reading

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Who should sculpt MLK Jr?

A Chinese artist was selected to sculpt the planned Martin Luther King Jr. tribute in Washington D.C. and now the CA chapter of the NAACP, black artists, and American granite workers are in a xenophobic tizzy. Objectors have taken issue … Continue reading

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The Sevrano’s: Once living the American Dream

This isn’t any new news: Homeland Security has been attempting deport many illegals back to their homelands. And quite frankly they are deporting many who may have fallen through technicalities in the system. Dr. Pedro Servano and his wife received … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bruce Lee!

Happy Birthday Bruce Lee! I remember running home from grade school to watch Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon, and Game of Death as a kid. Then I’d daydream about being a kung fu master and practice my moves … Continue reading

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activist imagination. & irrelevant side notes.

in what could be considered a response to (or therapy for dealing with) the myth/existence of the apathetic asian american*, the venerable Kearny Street Workshop (an asian pacific american arts nonprofit based in san francisco) is celebrating its 35th anniversary … Continue reading

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A Day Without Asian Immigrants

The 2004 movie “A Day Without a Mexican” took a comical look at what would happen if all Mexican immigrants up and disappeared overnight.  As you might imagine, much dismay and hilarity ensued.  The US economy comes to a grinding … Continue reading

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