Monthly Archives: December 2010

Asian Americans in the “Cold/Competent” Quadrant

A friend of mine on Facebook had posted this interesting article in Harvard Magazine aboout social psychologist Professor Amy Cuddy, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School, and her study on how people perceive and categorize others – in particular … Continue reading

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Bang Bang Official Trailer

Bang bang! Sometimes it’s nice to see a movie with Asian Americans that’s not about ninjas, samurais or martial arts. Check out the official trailer for Bang Bang, an independent film starring Thai Viet G and David Huynh. The gritty … Continue reading

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How To Be a Bad Asian: I Love Big Trouble in Little China

Life is hard enough as an Asian. Not all of us can get perfect SAT  scores, graduate from medical school or trick out a Honda Civic. The  pressure to embrace our culture remains but sometimes, we just don’t  want to. … Continue reading

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Akufuncture Fall/Winter 2010 Collection

If you’re interested in adding to your wardrobe, then we suggest you check out the new Fall/Winter 2010 Collection from Akufuncture with new designs that focus on China’s historical “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.” During this era, China was divided … Continue reading

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Evolving Christmas Traditions: Balanced as a Fiddler on the Roof

By PeterLo Two weeks before my father’s wedding, his mother tells him: “You know, we’d really prefer if you’d marry someone Chinese.” Flash forward about 26 years. My parents are still married, and my sister and I are the living … Continue reading

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Asian American Top 10 Lists for 2010

As is typical towards year end, top 10 lists for the year are coming out, and there are a number of lists for things Asian American.  Northwest Asian Weekly has put out a list of the top 10 Asian American … Continue reading

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Scholarships for Restaurant Workers and Children of Restaurant Workers Available

The Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship was established to honor the values of restaurant owners Shui Kuen and Allen Chin through supporting the educational aspirations of children of workers in the Asian/Pacific Islander food service industry in the United … Continue reading

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Olivia Munn in NBC’s Perfect Couples

I saw a recent promotional commercial on NBC for their new show, Perfect Couples, with Olivia Munn starring as Leigh, one of the girls in the three couples being highlighted in what appears to be a romantic comedy sitcom. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Warriors Jeremy Lin to be Sent to NBA Development League in Reno

You’ll be seeing less of the much blogged about Jeremy Lin, at least for the time being: “The Golden State Warriors plan to send rookie point guard Jeremy Lin to their NBA D-League team [the Reno Bighorns] soon, although he … Continue reading

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Open Thread: What are your Holiday Traditions?

Merry Christmas Happy Early Lunar New Year by a couple of months Happy Holidays, from all of us at! Our family being the standard Chinese converted-Baptists ripped apart by parental divorce and family problems, our family traditions have been … Continue reading

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SF Board of Supervisors President David Chiu & His Odd Prospects

As the New Year approaches, not only has the San Francisco local media covered the political guessing game as to who will be the next mayor, but so has the national media. The other day, the Wall Street Journal profiled … Continue reading

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Asian American Christmas Tradition: Simbang Gabi

“We have to be there at 5 AM.” “What?” My kids were rather unhappy that our first trip to Simbang Gabi was going to require waking up extremely early during their Christmas vacation.  What is Simbang Gabi?  It is a … Continue reading

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