Monthly Archives: April 2008

Harold and Kumar 2 – Escape From Guantanamo Bay

Harold and Kumar – Escape From Guantanamo Bay opens tomorrow, Friday, April 25th. The original, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, opened almost 4 years ago on July 30, 2004. I remember reluctantly going to see this movie with … Continue reading

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Costco Begins Rice Rationing

Getting rice for free has always been a given in nearly all the Asian restaurants I’ve been to (except, of course, for the ones that cater more towards white people who had the gall to charge, and meant that I … Continue reading

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The spin on Chinese laundries

The Chicago Sun-Times reports on “The spin on Chinese laundries,” profiling John Jung, professor emeritus at California State University Long Beach: “In China, women traditionally did the laundry. But as Chinese men immigrated, they were only allowed to own laundries … Continue reading

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Feng shui on a mobile?

When I saw this “lucky Dragon” phone. I about dropped my jaw. First three words that came out were: “Are you serious?” In hindsight, I probably should have gone with “Are you silly-us?” but all jokes aside, this mobile phone … Continue reading

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China Needs Old Boys With M.B.A.’s

I have heard and read this many times before – there is not enough experienced managerial talent (and experienced talent in general) for China’s needs. This past weekend’s New York Times article again confirms this in, “China Needs Old Boys … Continue reading

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Tila Tequila’s A Shot At Love 2 Debuts Tonight

Tila Tequila’s A Shot At Love 2 debuts tonight on MTV. Discuss. We sure did: Bo: I think we should become A Shot at Love 2 Headquarters – weekly updates etc… This will surely help drive traffic here. Efren: But … Continue reading

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All hail Ken Lee!

Apologies to all the Ken Lees out there… but this was too good not to share. According to VidJar: A contestant in the second season of the Bulgarian show “Music Idol” performs Mariah Carey’s song “Without you” in fake English. … Continue reading

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Some more thoughts on ’21’… and the MIT Blackjack team

I had written earlier in the month on “The [MIT] Tech: Movie ‘21′ Discriminatory Casting Unjustified,” and had some additional thoughts on the movie ’21’ given my recent travels and experiences. My brother and I were in Boston two weekends … Continue reading

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The new Red Guard? Indignant Chinese Urge Anti-West Boycott Over Pro-Tibet Stance

There have been a lot of demonstrations in London, Paris, San Francisco and in other places in the world as the Olympic Torch relay makes its way to its eventual destination in Beijing for the 2008 Olympics. As part of … Continue reading

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Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival 2008 (4/20 – 5/4)

In today’s Sunday San Jose Mercury News reports, “The China connection – Stanford’s Pan-Asian Festival Focuses Spotlight on Best of Chinese Music, Dance, and Arts.” Artists from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as ethnic … Continue reading

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Protesters target CNN after Jack Cafferty’s remarks on China

Yesterday in Los Angeles, over 1,000 Chinese/Chinese-Americans protested in front of CNN’s Los Angeles office (as reported in The Los Angeles Times). Why do you ask? Well, if you haven’t been following this brewing “controversy,” CNN’s Jack Cafferty commented on … Continue reading

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World record breaking Sport Stacker

World record breaking Sport Stacker A high school friend of mine sent me this link about a local boy in my old hometown. Steven J. Purugganan, 10, of Longmeadow, became the World Record Breaker in Sports Stacking. What the hell … Continue reading

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