Monthly Archives: February 2008

Finding the funny in outsourcing

Last weekend, The Los Angeles Times did a profile on Sandeep Sood in “Finding the funny in outsourcing.” Sood is a Berkeley-based entrepreneur who runs a consulting company – managing U.S. clients who need software and workers in India who … Continue reading

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Asian American YouTube Celebrities

I admit it, I’m a huge YouTube addict. I spend an inordinate amount of time on it and I just recently noticed that most of the people I follow are Asian Americans. So, today I am going to share with … Continue reading

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CareerBuilder.com “Self-Help Yourself” Commercial

I just saw one of CareerBuilder.com‘s new ad which I thought was funny, titled “Self-Help Yourself.” What caught my eye is that the only speaking character in the commercial stars an Asian-American adult male, “Larry,” who hates his job: Wherever Larry walks, … Continue reading

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Asian Americans and Gambling

The other day (2/8/08), KQED did a segment on their radio show, “The California Report” on Asian Americans and Gambling: Casinos and card rooms provide a popular pastime for many Asian Americans, and with eight being a lucky number in … Continue reading

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Juno, y’know?

People are pissed at Juno. Read about it here. Was I offended? No. You know what offends me? People in China throwing away their baby girls. Oh, but you can’t say that. So let me get this straight: we’re not … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty to enter MMORPG Market

Like the other ten million people out there, I play World of Warcraft. It’s a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, or MMORPG for short; I go online and I can fight monsters or other players from around the world. But … Continue reading

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Immigration to Play Lead Role In Future U.S. Growth – U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050

On Monday (2/11/08), The Pew Research Center , the self-described “nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world,” published the report, “Immigration to Play Lead Role In Future U.S. Growth – … Continue reading

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Chinese espionage on the rise

…at least that’s what the media is saying. And unfortunately, the only thing this type of negative news reporting does is create fear where it should not exist. Think about it. If the Chinese have sent their spies here to … Continue reading

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WSJ: Banned in Beijing: Chinese See Green Over Chopsticks

Have you ever used disposable chopsticks at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant in the United States, or elsewhere? Well, you may be surprised at how large the chopstick market is. The Wall Street Journal (2/8/08) reports in “Banned in Beijing: … Continue reading

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Last Week to watch Lydia’s Funeral Video

I’ve blogged about it before, but Lydia’s Funeral Video, Sam’s one-woman show, wraps on Saturday in San Francisco. Sam pinged me over Instant Messenger just now and we talked a little bit about the show: Ernie: how has the show … Continue reading

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Eli Stone: “What happened to your accent?”

A few weeks ago, after watching the premiere of the 4th season of Lost, ABC’s new show Eli Stone premiered. The show’s namesake, Eli Stone is a San Francisco lawyer at a prestigious law firm who starts to hear music … Continue reading

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Rainbow Nation and Gay Asian Male Stereotypes

From Current: Rainbow Nation, a five minute “pod” on stereotypes and Gay Asian males. That’s a way to get a response from me; create a video that starts out with the line, “Asian men have a lot of diseases [and] … Continue reading

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