Monthly Archives: September 2009

Role Reversal: Stay at home Asian-American Husbands

This past summer, I didn’t go to work.  While my wife went to her job as a Registered Nurse, I stayed home and spent my time doing bringing the kids to summer school, basketball games, and other activities.  I did … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Ketsana/Ondoy devastates Metro Manila

Over the past few days, tropical storm Ketsana (known as Ondoy in the Philippines) has devastated the northern Philippines, with Metro Manila taking the brunt of the storm.  Manila took in 12 hours the amount of rain it usually gets … Continue reading

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Honda Develops an Experimental Battery-Powered Unicycle “U3-X”

Honda has developed a new personal mobility technology, U3-X. It is a compact experimental device that fits comfortably between the riders legs, to provide free movement in all directions just as in human walking forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. Lest … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Love Yous Are For White People

I just ended a wondrously tumultuous journey reading Lac Su’s I Love Yous are for White People. In his memoir, Su poignantly paints vivid picture after picture of his family’s escape from Vietnam and their subsequent survival in the US. … Continue reading

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Asians Have Biggest Drop in Home Ownership

It turns out the recent Census data recently blogged about on 8Asians had some additional interesting information buried in the numbers. With the recession, it was no surprise that the home ownership rate in the U.S. has dropped as scores … Continue reading

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Asians Can Roof You Too

It’s about that time of year where most volleyball players start shifting from outdoors to indoors. Not too long ago, I joined the regular crew at our usual gym to rally up a few games. A pretty funny incident happened … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Win Ong-Bak and Chocolate DVDs, in honor of the release of Ong-Bak 2

Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (Thai: องค์บาก), also known in the United States as “Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior” was a Thai action film from 2003 that was considered the breakout film of Tony Jaa. Because of Ong-Bak, Jaa was hailed as … Continue reading

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When Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Jon Gosselin Shares his Korean Heritage with his Kids

“I think it was important to do this for my family, to show them that I care about my heritage, and you should, too,” he says. The he in the above quote by Jon Gosselin from an episode (“Korean Dinner“) … Continue reading

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John Cho Flashes Forward

FlashForward itself is loosely based on Sawyer’s 1999 novel of the same title, where the entire world loses two minutes and seventeen seconds and gives a glimpse of the future six months from the current time frame. In just catching … Continue reading

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Shaking in Bhutan due to Earthquake (Not Because the King of Bhutan Rocks My World)

A 6.3-magnitude afternoon earthquake damaged nearly 200 homes, monuments, monasteries, government offices and schools in a little populated eastern region of Bhutan on Monday, state-run Kuensel newspaper reported. At least 12 people were killed and 15 people also were injured. … Continue reading

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The first episode of MegaBot is here!

Ever since I saw the trailer for the new webseries MegaBot by 5432 Films and Cherry Sky Films (who brought us Ping Pong Playa), I’ve been excited to see the first full episode online! The uncensored (NSFW) version of Episode … Continue reading

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Sam Yoon: ‘Nothing I regret’ about running for mayor

Tuesday night, city council member Sam Yoon was closely nudged out of the Boston mayoral primary, winning 21% of the vote. Incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino won 51% of the vote and fellow city council member Michael Flaherty won 24% of … Continue reading

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