Monthly Archives: September 2008

Adding a Helping of Heritage on a Full Plate (Part 3 – Stuffing your kid’s Plate)

While I was taking Number One Son to the emergency room, I felt like the worst parent in the world… In what activities should we push our children? How hard? Why do we push them? These are all questions that … Continue reading

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McCain says North Koreans are short…

Did you see the first Presidential debate where John McCain throws out a random statistic, while talking about the North Korean’s regime, he mentions how they are also 3 inches shorter than the average South Korean? A brief Youtube clip … Continue reading

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I See Asian Americans Being Politically Involved! David Chiu, San Francisco Supervisor, District 3

This past Friday, I went to a Presidential Debate party (you watched the debate, right?) / fundraiser for David Chiu, who is running for San Francisco Supervisor, District 3. (District 3 consists of Chinatown, Nob Hill, North Beach and Telegraph … Continue reading

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Obama San Jose Office Opening – Where Are You Asian Americans?

Earlier this week, I attended the opening of the Obama campaign office in San Jose. No, there isn’t really a chance that California is going to the Republicans. This office is for phone banking into swing states. Now you probably … Continue reading

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10/11 – Society of Asian Women Leaders 2nd Annual Awards Banquet and Charity Auction – “Generations of Women Leadership”

Saturday, October 11, 2008 – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hilton San Francisco Financial District 750 Kearny Street San Francisco, CA 94108 Join us to celebrate Asian American women in leadership, service and community. Meet the outstanding women receiving SAWL’s … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Live – Stereotyping Asian American Men

I am a fan of Saturday Night Live, especially with last week’s impression of Governor Sarah Palin by Tina Fey. However, this past Saturday, I was offended – perhaps you were too. James Franco was the host, and he is … Continue reading

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Will BoA’s “Eat You Up” Be The Next Asian Popstar to Go Mainstream?

The short answer: No, but it won’t be for a lack of trying. The long answer: Anyone who has a basic knowledge of J-Pop or K-Pop music knows who BoA is. If you don’t, here’s a brief synopsis: A 12 … Continue reading

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Thursday in San Jose: Know Before You Go! Asian American Voter Education Night

Did you know that this is a presidential election year? That Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama are running for president? If you’ve been tuned out to the election so far this year, here is a chance for you … Continue reading

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Adding a Helping of Heritage on a Full Plate (Part 2 – Being with other Asian Americans)

“Why don’t you hang around those other Filipinos?” asked my Mom to my brother and sister. “Because they are in gangs and like to smoke in the school bathrooms,” replied my brother. The mother in this New York Times story … Continue reading

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The Wonder Girls Gets Blogged on Perez Hilton

I was originally going to title this post “Perez Hilton likes Underage Korean Girls.” BAM! How is that for yellow journalism? But contrary to that headline, Perez Hilton, the hardest working person in gossip business, recently posted about “How The … Continue reading

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I just really wanted to share this project that I worked on with my very good friend Dino Ignacio. When it comes to independent films on Asian American identity, all I can say is that I’m very proud of this … Continue reading

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Adding a Helping of Heritage on a Full Plate (Part 1 – Language)

“Dad, what are they saying?” said Number One Son. “Yeah, what are they talking about?” said Number Two Son.  My sons were referring to the animated conversation that was going on in Tagalog between, their Aunts, their Uncles, and the … Continue reading

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