Monthly Archives: July 2008

San Francisco Table Tennis Athlete Going to Beijing

San Francisco 22-year-old local Jackie Lee just barely missed making it on the U.S. Women’s Olympic Table Tennis team making it as an alternate. However, the International Table Tennis Federation announced three weeks ago that it would allow teams to … Continue reading

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San Francisco opens up its own ‘Little Saigon’

Apparently, there is a “Little Saigon” in San Francisco… (I wasn’t aware of one…) Back in 2004, San Francisco recognized the two-block corridor of Larkin Street between Eddy and O’Farrell streets as Little Saigon, a designation on par with Chinatown … Continue reading

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A Sub-Culture of Pride: Why the Chinese Are So Patriotic

Setting aside the situation of China pointing missiles at my homeland (i.e., Taiwan) or the news we hear in the States about media censorship by the Chinese Communist regime, general violations of human and civil rights, lead-poisonous toys, subjugation of … Continue reading

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Oakland to pay $2M in Police Asian Female Groping Suit

We’ve heard about white guys with an Asian fetish, but how about a police officer with an Asian fetish? This week, the city of Oakland decided to settle a suit, as reported In “Oakland will pay $2 million settlement in … Continue reading

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AsianWeek presents: Natalise, Mud, and Paul Kim

Concert to benefit the victims of the cyclone in Burma and the earthquake in Sichuan province. Saturday, August 2 @ 7pm 21 and over – Doors open at 6pm. Glas Kat Nightclub 520 4th St., San Francisco $25 student advanced … Continue reading

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Project Runway Season 5: Jerry Tam, first designer auf’d

Project Runway Season 5 starts! There’s usually one Asian designer on each season, and in the past, they’ve each gone pretty far… this season’s Asian designer is Jerry Tam, already established designer of Form. Sadly, he was confident in the … Continue reading

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NPR Interview: Norm Mineta on Pioneering Career, America’s Future

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may already be familiar with Japanese-American Norman Mineta, especially if you fly out of the San Jose Airport, (which was officially renamed in November 2001 as the Norman Y. Mineta … Continue reading

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So You Think Asians Can Dance

I admit it. I’ve been obsessively watching this season’s So You Think You Can Dance and while I have some favorites and the show has progressed from Auditions to the final ten, I’ve been really excited to see two very … Continue reading

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Newsweek: Why Vietnam Loves McCain

Nurse who first treated McCain; Hanoi Hilton’s prison director. Source: Newsweek. This being an election year, I am on quite a few email lists and came across this one from the Silicon Valley Obama email list, an article on McCain. … Continue reading

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No Regret: Just Another Depressing Korean Movie Dealing with Gay Issues From Jack, an announcement about the Korean movie NO REGRET, opening in New York and Los Angeles on July 25th: “… [t]he idea and image of homosexuality continues to be a taboo in the Asian and Asian American community. … Continue reading

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RIP Rocky Aoki, Founder of Benihana

A moment of silence please, for the late Rocky Aoki who passed away late night on Thursday, July 10th. Aoki was best known for being the founder of Benihana of Tokyo restaurants. In other words, he was solely responsible for … Continue reading

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Michael Chang inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame

This weekend, retired Chinese-American tennis player Michael Chang was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. He is best known for being the youngest person to ever win a Gland Slam (French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. … Continue reading

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