Monthly Archives: August 2008

Family Conflict – Not Depression – A Significant Risk Factor for Asian American Suicide

From IIstix, this article brief from UC Davis stating that along with pressure, cultural assimilation and mental illness and the stigmas that come with it, family conflict is just as of a factor in suicide among Asian Americans: The researchers … Continue reading

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In China, Jocks Don’t Rule School; But the Smart Kids, They’re Cool. And Chinese & Asian Americans?

Source: New York Times: A basketball tournament in Columbus Park drew spectators, but many recent Chinese immigrants discourage their children from playing sports. If I grew up in China, I would have been cool. But I was born-and-raised in the … Continue reading

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Congressman Mike Honda – Powerbroker

Mike Honda isn’t the founder of Honda Motors or even an owner of a Honda dealership, but a Democratic Congressman for the 15th Congressional District of California, which includes the cities of Cupertino, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, the … Continue reading

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Straight Asian Tourists Invade the Castro!

I first started noticing a pretty noticeable increase of obviously straight Asian people entering the Castro, the most famous LGBT neighborhood in San Francisco, a couple of years ago as tour buses would drop tourists off, take pictures of all … Continue reading

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Asian Americans in NYC On The Move

The New York Times published a story last week where it discusses that: “…THERE are some New York neighborhoods where the population is expected to be heavily Asian-American — say, in Chinatown, or in Flushing, Queens, or in Sunset Park, … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Reporting on the Beijing Olympics

As I had blogged on the Opening Ceremonies, I was a bit disappointed that NBC’s China analyst didn’t happen to be a Chinese American. But if you haven’t noticed, there have been Asian Americans reporting for Beijing for NBC, as … Continue reading

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SFist Blogger Makes Fun of Lapu Lapu Street in San Francisco

View Larger Map So thanks to Ernie and the RAAW blog, I was pointed to a blog post about a clueless white person poking fun at a street named Lapu Lapu in the South of Market (SoMa) district in San … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Local, Observations, San Francisco Bay Area | 5 Comments

Vote Hasan Minhaj for Wild 94.9’s Comedy Jam

Is my favoritism for comedian Hasan Minhaj completely obvious? Have I mentioned that he’s my co-worker? Well, good; now that we’re being all transparent, I won’t have to feel any guilt about plugging Hasan for San Francisco’s Wild 94.9’s Comedy … Continue reading

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Kelly Hu & George Takei “Embrace Your Power” to Vote

The non-partisan Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) just launched its 30 second television commercial / public service announcement (PSA), “Embrace Your Power,” starring Kelly Hu and George Takei. Upon first look, I’m not too sure what … Continue reading

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US Mint releases new coins for the “Asian American” community

Last week on 8-8-08 (along with all the other celebrations to commemorate that date), the US Mint announced a set of 2 1/2-oz. gold coins targeting the “Asian American” community. I got a chance last week to go to the … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty Vibrators Being Sold as “Shoulder Massagers”

So when the first Hello Kitty vibrator um, shoulder massager came out about 10 years ago, I bought one as a gag gift for a friend of mine as a graduation present. She had no idea what it was because … Continue reading

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The Daily Show Wrap-up on Olympic Controversies

The Daily Show does an excellent summary of the recent controversies, including many items we’ve blogged. The Daily Show actually has a “correspondent” in Beijing during the Olympic Games; Rob Riggle, with a running series titled, “Chasing the Dragon.” On … Continue reading

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