Monthly Archives: January 2010

Chinese Looky Lous – Looking at US Real Estate but not Buying?

Last year, during the depths of the financial crises, groups of investors from China toured the US looking at real estate opportunities.  While many in the US real estate industry hoped that this would bring a wave of Chinese buying, … Continue reading

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7-3 Center Max Zhang Growing in Berkeley

You might wonder how UC Berkeley 7-3 center Max Zhang could have room to grow, but he’s growing in many ways: Growing in size.  How could a 7-3 man grow in size?  Not in terms of height, but in bulk.  … Continue reading

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Call for Artists: Asian Heritage Street Celebration

There’s a Call for Artists for the Asian Heritage Street Celebration Poster Contest in San Francisco. The Asian Heritage Street Celebration, Kearny Street Workshop, and NEW PEOPLE are hosting the annual poster competition for the 6th Annual Asian Heritage Street … Continue reading

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Wall Street’s Sad Panda is Really Sad Chinese Man!

Wait, hold on for a second. How did I miss this? Wall Street’s Sad Panda, an endearing New York character that Gothamist discovered almost a year ago, is not just some weird furry but an elderly Chinese man who had … Continue reading

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Chinese in America? Join the Wall

The World Expo 2010 is scheduled to take place this year from May 1 to October 31 in Shanghai. The USA Pavilion, in partnership with the Committee of 100, will feature an exhibit on “The Chinese in America”. The objective … Continue reading

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Asian American A Capella: Northwestern University’s Treblemakers

By Kristian Chicago is home to many talented Asian rap artists, dance groups, and acoustic guitar players.  As former resident of the Windy City, I thought I’ve seen all the acts from Asian talents. Northwestern University Treblemakers caught my attention … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Marketers to Asian Americans

One of the few things that I look forward to when I have to go to my Wells Fargo bank branch is looking at the photo murals there.  On one wall are long ago scenes of Chinatowns and also pictures … Continue reading

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Facebook Reunites Vietnam Vet Father and Son

I’m a Facebook newbie — some might even call me an anti-Facebookie. It’s not that I’m anti; it’s that I didn’t get on board with all the hype and hullabaloo. I caved and joined the craze not too long ago … Continue reading

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No Surprise: Asian-American Students Take Harder Classes

The recent Freshman survey by the Higher Education Research Institute (Heri) has received a lot of press over its discovery that freshman have a hard time paying for college and are worried about their finances. Buried in that report is … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale, CA Council Member Otto Lee Returns from Iraq

After serving a year in Iraq as a logistics officer helping with the U.S. withdrawal, former mayor, current Sunnyvale council member and Navy reservist Otto Lee returned back to the Bay Area. The last time I saw Otto was back … Continue reading

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NSFW: Keni Styles as a (Straight) Sulu in a Porn Movie

Honestly, I’m surprised this hasn’t been done sooner: on the heels of the awesome Star Trek remake that was done last summer, a recently released porn’s just been released parodying Star Trek called This Ain’t Star Trek XXX 2. (Note: … Continue reading

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Vote for 8Asians in the 2010 Bloggies; Nominated for “Best Group Weblog”

The Bloggies are the web’s longest-running non-profit, reader voted weblog awards. It’s like the Oscars for bloggers, but with no golden statue at the end. And like the Oscars, it’s an honor just to be nominated! For the second year … Continue reading

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