Monthly Archives: April 2009

Giving Jackie Chan’s “Control” Comment A Second Chance

So, by this point, most people have heard about Jackie Chan’s comment on the “Chinese need[ing] to be controlled.” I watched the actual clip of Jackie Chan speaking at the Boao Forum (the part English media outlets have been reporting … Continue reading

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Emerging Action Star Cung Le: Now appearing in “Fighting”

MMA fans know Cung Le as the devastating striker and Strikeforce Lightweight Champion who broke Frank Shamrock‘s arm with a kick and as a trainer of a number of MMA fighters like the UFC‘s Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.  Cung Le is … Continue reading

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Act of Congress Allows Mom to Stay

It took an act of Congress, but there’s good news for the mom I wrote about a few weeks back. She won’t get deported and separated from her kids and her partner. Shirley Tan was scheduled for deportation because she … Continue reading

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8Asians Now Has a Tumblelog!

A couple of astute readers might have noticed the Thursday Photo Zen and Video Zen posts going on for a couple of weeks; no dialogue, no witty opinions, no angry, controversial diatribes — just linking a photo or a … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Non-Asian Americans Still Can’t Tell Us Apart!

In a stunning revelation, the Committee of 100 just published a report about Chinese Americans and Asian Americans stating that Americans who aren’t Asian can’t tell us apart.  What’s interesting to note is that this group had done a similar … Continue reading

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Charlyne Yi’s Paper Heart

Are we still talking about hipster grifters? Because I think I just found a new one in comedian Charlyne Yi. Look at her!!! She captures the eye and heart of Michael Cera (yes, THE Michael Cera)! If I knew the … Continue reading

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Tall, Short and Segregated Asians: Six Lessons from a Basketball Season

My sons finished their very long basketball seasons last month, and I was surprised how some of my own views on sports, basketball, and Asian-Americans changed after what seemed to be an endless season. Here are six lessons that I … Continue reading

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Best Companies for Asians to Work For

Diversity Inc, released this week, their list of the top 10 best companies to work for, if you’re Asian. 401 companies applied for this honor, and the resulting list was chosen based on organizations that “demonstrated a long-term commitment to … Continue reading

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Video Zen: Cool Tak, circa 2006

Tak is so cool that he raps about how cool he is. And he’s backed by a gaggle of (semi) scantily-clad Japanese girls who chant about how cool he is.

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Comedian Joe Wong Debuts Nationally on Letterman

On Friday night I was figuring out what I wanted to watch on the DVR and noticed that a “Joe Wong” was going to be a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. I wound up watching The Late … Continue reading

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Kero One’s “Welcome to the Bay”

Right now it’s a gorgeous day in San Francisco — mid-80’s, hands down the nicest day to date this year — so really, there’s no way I can not blog about Kero One‘s Welcome to the Bay, the rapper’s homage … Continue reading

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Great Wall of China Longer Than Previously Thought

Scientists have discovered that the Great Wall of China is about 1,000 miles longer than previously believed. A two-year study carried out by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage and the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping used GPS and … Continue reading

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