Monthly Archives: July 2009

Thoughts as an Audience Member: The 32nd Annual Asian American International Film Festival

This weekend I was reminded of why I want to continue making films. Watching Witness to Hiroshima in the Museum of Chinese in America, I sat in silence and in awe. Through watercolor paintings, former Japanese soldier Keiji Tsuchiya recounts … Continue reading

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Otto Lee Honored by SF’s Cathay Post of the American Legion

Former Sunnyvale mayor and city council member Otto Lee was called up as a Navy reserve officer back in January to serve in Iraq for the Army, and looks like he’s had quite an adventure from his blog. After serving … Continue reading

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In China, a Rocky Ascent for Basketball

Yes yes, we know, everyone in China loves Kobe Bryant and everyone in China loves the NBA. All is not perfect for the sport in China, however — foreign players playing in the Chinese Basketball Association have to deal with … Continue reading

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Xiao Long Bao, aka Shanghai Dumplings

The time was the late 1980’s. I was in college, and on a visit back home to my parent’s house on Long Island. My mom insisted we needed to go to a restaurant in Flushing, NY. I groaned, since it … Continue reading

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Energy of Secretary Steve Chu, Obama Cabinet Media Superstar

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Steven Chu Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Joke of the Day When is the last time you’ve remembered who the Secretary of Energy was? I can’t … Continue reading

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Charlyne Yi Captures Paper Heart

I wrote about musician/comedian/artist Charlyne Yi’s new mockumentary, Paper Heart, earlier and I was fortunate enough to attend an early screening of the film earlier this month. Conclusion? Paper Heart perfectly captures Yi’s struggle to understand true love and her … Continue reading

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Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends

The progression of rights for Asian Americans in California has had more change in the last 100 years than most people realize. Charlotte Brooks has a new book out, Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends: Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of … Continue reading

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Events This Week: Fashion Casting Calls, Panel Discussions in SF

2009 APAture Runway: Open Casting Call – We are seeking models and hair/makeup artists to take the stage at our APAture Runway III fashion show on August 8. (7/25, San Francisco: More info here.) Present Tense Biennial: Panel Discussion 2009 … Continue reading

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Three-quarters of Minority Lawyers Quit Within 5 Years

A new study finds that more than 75% of minority lawyers working in law firms quit within five years. Women’s research group Catalyst conducted the study, which stated the following: “Those who leave often report experiencing institutional discrimination and unwanted … Continue reading

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Jon Gosselin is a Disgrace

I was really going to refrain from saying anything out loud about Jon Gosselin, the half Korean father from TLC’s reality show Jon and Kate Plus 8. From the start of the whole drama surrounding him and his family, I … Continue reading

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Claustrophobia, Paper Heart at the Asian American International Film Festival

Claustrophobia will play on opening night (tonight!) of the Asian American International Film Festival. The screening will be its New York premiere. Q&A with Ivy Ho follows. Also playing tonight: Paper Heart, a documentary by Charlyne Yi who goes in … Continue reading

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Steven Ho – Another Appearance on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien

Steven Ho, Hollywood stunt coordinator, made another appearance on Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien this past Friday. This time around, Steven fights Conan with a bunch of different weapons and props, and really puts Conan through the ringer.

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