Monthly Archives: April 2011

Human Trafficking in Domestic Workers

Given the huge number of Filipino overseas foreign workers, it’s not surprising that there are stories across the Filipino diaspora about domestic workers who are abused in their overseas jobs in Asia and the Middle East.  I was surprised, though, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Goh Nakamura’s Flowers at O Cinema

Happy Weekend! was fortunate enough to be the screening media sponsor for the Miami leg of indie film Surrogate Valentine. As an added bonus, here is an exclusive video of musician Goh Nakamura performing his song “Flowers” live at … Continue reading

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Diversity Defines Silicon Valley, Except at Town Halls

Last weekend, The San Jose Mercury News did a very interesting and somewhat controversial story on the state of local government representation in Silicon Valley; reading the comments on the article thread has been somewhat thought provoking for me. As … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Talk About: Chinese 3D Porn Beats Avatar’s Box Office Record

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we … Continue reading

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New Tiger in Town: Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld’s Blog

Move aside, Tiger Mom, because Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld is the new tiger in town and she’s telling the world about it with her new blog. When Amy Chua first exploded into the media with her Wall Street Journal essay “Why Chinese … Continue reading

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Support “A Woman Named Canyon Sam” By Director Quentin Lee

There are so many great Asian Pacific Islander American stories out there that need to be told and the story of Canyon Sam is one of them. For those of you who don’t know, Canyon Sam is an accomplished performance … Continue reading

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APCF – Verizon Scholarship Applications Open to High School Seniors

The Asian Pacific Community Fund has partnered with Verizon to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education as they face the challenge of significantly rising costs of obtaining a college degree. These awards will support those who excel … Continue reading

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Top Asian Chef Says Asian Restaurants Should Try Harder

The 2011 rankings for The San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants have been announced and includes four Asian restaurants, marking the most number of Asian cuisine places has made the list for the year. While the San Pellegrino rankings have … Continue reading

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APA Spotlight: Dr. Jocelyn H. Bruce, Founder of NANAY Inc. and Advocates for Children and Elders, President of the Asian American Federation of Florida

APA Spotlight is a weekly interview of Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) community leaders. It is a spotlight on individuals who have dedicated their careers to issues surrounding the APIA community with the goal of bringing much deserved recognition to … Continue reading

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Emo Tears for Jackie Chan’s Shaolin

I have been waiting very, very patiently for a new film Shaolin to come out here in the States. Literally translated from Chinese, Xin Shaolin Shi, its title is “New Shaolin Temple.” I first saw the trailer last summer and … Continue reading

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Cindy Pon Returns With ‘Fury of the Phoenix’

Cindy Pon makes a triumphant return to the literary world with Fury of the Phoenix, the sequel to her first young adult fantasy novel, Silver Phoenix. Her second book continues the adventures of heroine Ai Ling where she follows Chen … Continue reading

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More Than 800,000 Eligible Asian Immigrants Fail to Apply for US Citizenship

“More than 800,000 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in California are eligible for citizenship but are not yet naturalized, according to a 2008 report issued by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees. … ‘If we even got half of … Continue reading

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