Monthly Archives: December 2009

Asians Dominate in Competitive Speed Skating

I’ll admit. I didn’t even know about this guy until some interview or something while I was flipping through channel surfing. I was thinking, dang… that guy has a unique name. Apolo? And he’s going to be at the upcoming … Continue reading

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China sending more Students to the US: Liberal Arts becoming an increasing focus

Dad, I need to bring a check to the SAT prep class orientation! The Daughter needed to secure a spot at an SAT prep course that she had found.  The point of the prep course is to find the one … Continue reading

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AT&T Piano Commercial Featuring Pianist Kwan Yi

In a dramatic AT&T commercial, Pianist Kwan Yi plays on AT&T touchscreen phones and a rather dramatic and beautifully played excerpt of Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata. Yi has quite the education in music — he has an undergraduate degree from Philadelphia’s … Continue reading

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[Dec 24] SOUTHERN CA: 50th Annual LA County Holiday Celebration

The country’s biggest holiday show, six hours of seasonal dance and mjusic, is free, so bring the whole family! More than 40 groups from all over LA will perform in this milestone celebration. Enjoy Chinese cultural ensemble Shin Dance Company, Korean holiday songs from Opera California Youth Choir, TAIKOPROJECT’s mix of Japanese drumming and hip hop, and traditional songs of the islands in English and Tagalog from the Phillipine Chamber Singers, as well as African-American spirituals, Latin jaz… Continue reading

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For Korean Parents, Height can Change Fate

How important is height? For South Korean parents, it’s more than important. I’m not sure why, but ever since I can remember, I knew the parentals in South Korea were obsessed with the height of their children; it would come … Continue reading

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POP 88 #37 – Xmas 2009

Happy Holidays Everyone! This podcast comes just like Xmas shopping – at the very last minute – but thankfully I waited as long as I did because I was able to get some really great tracks to share with you … Continue reading

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The Restaurant That Serves Penis

With the holidays comes eating, especially if you’re Asian. We eat to celebrate the good times, the bad times, and everything in between. The holiday season is no different — with all this eating, I thought about a producer/reporter friend … Continue reading

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RIP, Brittany Murphy, the Ramen Girl

Brittany Murphy is dead at age 32 of cardiac arrest, and in tribute, I have promised myself that I would use the phrase “That’s way harsh, Ty” more in my personal vernacular. What does this have anything to do with … Continue reading

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WTF: How To Master Asian Beauty Secrets

Hey, readers! Are you not Asian? Have you always wondering why Asians look so beautiful? Well, today is your lucky day, because this video tutorial is going to teach you all of our ancient cultural secrets on maintaining youthful skin … Continue reading

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Filipino Government Passes Bill Against “Filipino Time”

In yet another example of misplaced priorities, the Filipino House of Representatives recently passed a bill to force all government offices to display the official Philippine government time or PST (which presumably stands for Philippine Standard Time). Given that Filipinos … Continue reading

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Does Santa Exist For Asian Americans?

I came to the U.S. when I was only 2 years old. As an Asian American immigrant child in a family where money was stretched thin, there wasn’t even the hint that Santa could be real in our household. We … Continue reading

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Is “Lee” a White, Black, or Asian Surname? Facebook Finds Out

When you see the surname Lee, you don’t know the ethnicity of the person with that name.  Robert E., Spike, and Bruce – they are all Lees .   There is even a Facebook group called “My surname is Lee but … Continue reading

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