Monthly Archives: April 2010

Remembering April 30th: The Fall of Saigon

Thirty-five years ago to this today marked the end of the Vietnam war, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese and American casualties and the insurrection of Communism in South Vietnam. During this chaotic war-torn period,  several families were … Continue reading

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Free Screening of Bruce Lee’s ‘The Chinese Connection’ Tonight at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

The legendary Bruce Lee, would have turned 70 years old this year. And while it may or may not be difficult to imagine him as a septuagenarian still beating down bad guys, what can’t be denied is decades after his … Continue reading

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[May 2] NORTHERN CA: Stanford’s State of Asian Pacific America House Party 2010

The Asian American Students’ Association (AASA) Proudly Presents:

State of Asian Pacific America House Party 2010
Sunday, May 2nd 1:00-3:00pm
Asian American Activities Center (A3C) Couchroom (Old Union Clubhouse)
(520 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305)

Join us as we listen in on a conference call with some of the most prominent Asian American leaders enjoy FREE Vietnamese sandwiches. We’ll get getting updates from the White House, Congress, and grassroots activists on the progress we made this p… Continue reading

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Los Angeles Giveaway: See ‘The People I’ve Slept With’ & Party with the Cast and Filmmakers

UPDATE: The winner is Dariane! Please enjoy Karin Anna Cheung’s portrayal of “Angela Yang” and Archie Kao as “Mystery Man.” Here is the winning entry: I really want to see this movie because I’d like to be able to finally … Continue reading

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Bay Area Giveaway: See ‘Dancing Across Borders’ this Weekend and meet the Filmmaker & Star

UPDATE: Congrats to our giveaway winner, ginahagg! After reading Jen’s review of ‘Dancing Across Borders,’ I wanted to know more about filmmaker Anne Bass, who is also a major patron of the U.S. dance community. Even though Anne is the … Continue reading

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What is Asian America, Really?

Republished with permission from Projekt NewSpeak. I recently attended a meeting for the city of LA’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Committee. I was very excited to get involved and see what great things were being planned. A heard that … Continue reading

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[May 1] SOUTHERN CA: LA Screening: The People I’ve Slept With

Come to The People I’ve Slept With screening at this year’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and will be playing on May 1 at 7 pm. There will be a Q&A after the film as well as a light reception!

The People I’ve Slept With is a sexy romantic story about a promiscuous young woman (Karin Anna Cheung of Better Luck Tomorrow) who unexpectedly gets pregnant and must find out the identity of the father… now! Together with her gay best friend and co-worker (Wilson Cruz of He’s Just Not That… Continue reading

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‘Dancing Across Borders:’ Movie Documents Ballet Talent Found in Cambodia

‘Dancing Across Borders‘ is a documentary featuring Sokvannara (Sy) Sar, a beautiful Cambodian dancer who caught the eye of Anne Bass, a huge supporter of ballet in New York City. The documentary follows teenaged Sy as he transforms from a … Continue reading

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Rep. Mike Honda on Arizona’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Law

Representative Mike Honda recently wrote an op-ed piece on the Huffington Post on why Arizona SB1070 — the country’s strictest anti-illegal immigration law in decades — is relevant to Asians and Asian Americans:  “As a Japanese American who spent part … Continue reading

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Links: Japanese Heroes, Vietnamese Diaspora, Asian Conan, Olivia Munn

Japanese American heroes, bereft of bitterness. (WP, via NEAATO) House in Georgia, heart in Vietnam. (CNN) Asian Conan now has its own web series on comedy site FunnyOrDie. (h/t: Julie T.) 12 Filipinos stuck and discriminated against in Frankfurt when … Continue reading

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Global Talk Show: East vs. West Perspectives

Most people who follow my antics from POP 88 would know I LOVE watching Global Talk Show, an informal round table of “foreigners” living and working in Korea. Since my last post about this show, it has gone through a … Continue reading

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TMZ and Ken Jeong Discuss Asian Americans and… Racism

While flipping the channels last week, I caught this video clip by TMZ cornering a very friendly actor Ken Jeong to ask him — for no apparent reason — if Chinese or Koreans are smarter. Proudly wearing his Duke baseball … Continue reading

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