Monthly Archives: June 2010

Jennifer Pae for Oakland City Council & Emerge California

Over a week ago, I had a chance to briefly meet Jennifer Pae, a candidate for Oakland City Council at the annual Emerge California fundraising event. If you haven’t heard of Emerge California, it’s “part of a national movement to … Continue reading

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TIME Columnist Dislikes Indians; Indians Not a Fan of Joel Stein Either

I don’t easily get offended; sure, there’s a lot of stuff for APAs to get riled up for this summer, but I always pride my self for being a good sport, finding humor in poor stereotypes, and understanding how a … Continue reading

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Shelved 2007 Toy Story 3 Plot Involved Toys Going to Taiwan

Toy Story 3 was released this month to success, but a previous Toy Story 3 plot developed by Circle 7 — Disney’s now-scrapped in-house animation studio — would have had the toys saving a recalled, broken Buzz Lightyear from Taiwan. … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Swiffer Sweeper

An 8Asians reader, Amanda, pointed this Swiffer Sweeper commercial out. I’ve seen some ads from this “Baby Come Back” campaign, but have not come across this particular one with the Asian American woman in a new “Who’s that Lady” campaign. Apparently … Continue reading

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[Jul 1] NORTHERN CA: AATC presents Beijing, California

The Asian American Theater Company (AATC) completes its 2010 Season with the world premiere of Beijing, California, a new play by Paul Heller, based on a story developed with and directed by Duy Nguyen.

Beijing, California opens July 1, 2010, and runs for three weeks, through July 17, 2010, at the Thick House, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco.

About the Play

Beijing, California is an unflinching study of one nation’s invasion by another–but this time, the victim is not Iraq or Afghanistan; ra… Continue reading

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Will David Chiu be the Next Mayor of San Francisco?

Last week, The New York Times did an interesting piece on the potential next mayor of San Francisco. The current mayor, Gavin Newsom, is termed out from running for re-election in 2012 and is running for California lieutenant governor. Should Newsom … Continue reading

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Links: Indian Boys Slay Criminals, Fudgecicles, Asian Millionaires

Two Indian brothers, ages 5 and 7,  discovered and hacked to death a criminal discovered in their orchard. Summertime Fudgecicles and Recipe with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker (Because the Japanese make such nifty kitchen appliances) Asian Pacific Wealth outpacing … Continue reading

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DUDE WTF ASIA: Al Gore’s Sex-Crazed Poodle Scandal (According to Taiwan) Thank God for Taiwan. First they gave us a CGI rendition of the Tiger Woods scandal and the Conan O’Brien vs. Jay Leno war. Now they’re taking on former Vice-President Al Gore, who is accused of sexually harassing a … Continue reading

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Racebending Releases Report on the True Diversity in Paramount Pictures’ Films

Despite accusations of “whitewashing” casting of The Last Airbender, director M. Night Shyamalan claims that the racial diversity in the upcoming summer film as “The most culturally diverse tent-pole in history.” Issues around racial and gender diversity will be top … Continue reading

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Jane Kim Campaign Kick-Off Speech for San Francisco District 6 Supervisor

This past week, Jane Kim, current President of the San Francisco Board of Education and a civil rights attorney at Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, kicked off her campaign to become District 6 city supervisor. San Francisco District 3 Supervisor … Continue reading

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What Asian-American Kids Watch on the Internet

“Is that Kina Grannis?” “You know who Kina Grannis is?” The Daughter was looking at a video of Kina Grannis, and she was really surprised I knew her.  She was surprised not only because most teenagers think that their parents … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin Not Drafted by the NBA

After working out with a number of teams, including his hometown Golden State Warriors, Harvard point guard Jeremy Lin was not taken in the NBA draft.   No Ivy League player was taken, and Cornell standout Jeff Foote signed with the … Continue reading

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