Monthly Archives: May 2008

SF: Free: 5/30: AsianWeek’s 6th Annual Comedy Night

A friend of mine emailed me aboutAsianWeek’s Sixth Annual Comedy Night and as written about in “Laugh Out Loud With APA Comedians:” “Standing room-only crowds and tons of laughter have become a staple of AsianWeek’s popular free comedy night, which … Continue reading

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5/30: Cupertino Reception for Edison Mayor Jun Choi and Boston City Councilor Sam Yoon

I just heard about this event on hapihour.org: Yul Kwon and the Asian Americans for Good Government (AAGG) Political Action Committee (PAC) are hosting a welcome reception for Edison (NJ) Mayor Jun Choi and Boston City Councilor Sam Yoon on … Continue reading

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Lyrics Born Performing in SF’s “Outside Lands” Festival

With San Francisco having its first multi-day music festival in Golden Gate Park in a really long time – maybe ever – it would be silly not to mention Bay Area Hip-Hop artist Lyrics Born in the line-up with such … Continue reading

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Clinton, McCain and Obama Reach Out to Asian-Americans

This past Saturday, the Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) organized the Presidential Town Hall at UC-Irvine Bren Events Center at University of California, Irvine. The event was not advertised that far in advance. I originally had read about … Continue reading

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Doodle 4 Google Winner: 6th grader Grace Moon from Castro Valley

Google hosted its first Doodle 4 Google competition, and out of 16,000 entries from K-12 graders nationwide, 6th grader Grace Moon from Castro Valley won, with her illustration above. You can also find it on the Google search page, for … Continue reading

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Kristi Yamaguchi wins “Dancing With the Stars”

As I had mentioned before, I don’t really watch “Dancing with the Stars,” but did know the finals were last night. Well, as I had thought from the beginning, Kristi Yamaguchi wins the competition, as reported in The San Jose … Continue reading

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Yul Kwon’s Red Mango in Palo Alto

I read last week that Yul Kwon, most known as the winner of “Survivor: Cook Islands,” had opened a Red Mango in downtown Palo Alto. Ernie had posted previously that Kwon had trouble opening a Red Mango in San Francisco … Continue reading

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2,000 celebrate ‘Little Saigon’ victory

As I noted in March, the San Jose City Council agreed to let a privately funded “Welcome to Little Saigon” to go up, replacing the previously named (and later recalled) “Saigon Business District.” On Sunday, the supporters of “Little Saigon” … Continue reading

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George Takei is getting married!

After the decision by California to allow same-sex marriages last Thursday, hundreds of queer couples are planning to get married, including George Takei and his partner, Brad Altman. In his announcement on his web site, George Takei notes parallels in … Continue reading

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SNL’s Japanese Office: “It’s Funny, Because It’s Racist”

This past Saturday, Steve Carell was the guest host on Saturday Night Live. Ricky Gervais, the star of the original British sitcom presents the “actual” inspiration for The Office in SNL’s “digital short,” which takes place in Japan with some … Continue reading

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Remember this lady?

When I first wrote about former Dartmouth professor Priya Venkatesan and her plan to sue her students for “intellectual distress” (which is funny, because I get “intellectual distress” every time I read some of the comments on here–OH SNAP! Just … Continue reading

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Are Illegal Extramarital Affairs in South Korea Outdated and Ready for Change?

The New York Times article “Koreans Agog as Off-Screen Soap Becomes Courtroom Drama” brought to light a Korean law I was unaware of, that extramarital affairs are considered illegal in South Korea. Park Chul, a Korean actor, pressed charges against … Continue reading

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