Monthly Archives: October 2011

Twitter Necklace by Blend Creations

Are you a Social Media Queen? Do you want people to know where they can find your pithy Tweets online, without having to write it down? With this ‘At’ Symbol Necklace ($49) by Blend Creations, you can subtly make your … Continue reading

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Japanese Emperor’s Granddaughter Loves Korean Group Girls’ Generation

From Korea Times: The granddaughter of the Japanese Emperor, “Gako, 17, gave a performance last fall in her high school, copying the choreography of ‘Oh!,’ a hit song of the group’s second album released at the beginning of 2010. One … Continue reading

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DUDE WTF ASIA: Filipino Man Gets Plastic Surgery To Look Like Superman

File this under “new to me” as well as “dude is Asian so we’re totally allowed to blog about this:” A man in the Philippines is reported to have multiple cosmetic surgeries to look like Superman. Note that if you’re … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, DUDE WTF ASIA, Lifestyles | 2 Comments

Exclusive! Ask John Cho or Kal Penn a Question; Win Tickets to the Premiere of ‘A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas’

UPDATE 10/31/11 @ 9:30PM: Congrats to AnnPantaleon & declan who will be attending the Premiere! Congrats also to commenters AlPavangkanan, anunez587, ChrisML, henkster, jedifreac, JerryWon, KenNarasaki, ksakai1, legotech, Luv4theGame, MIDesigns, miheekimkort, nekohime, nregina.adams, tammyt110, w_liu483… their questions were all selected … Continue reading

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Is 2 Legit 2 Quit (According to his Supporters)

The San Francisco mayoral election is in a few weeks, and supporters of interim mayor Ed Lee have put out a crazy web commercial for their support for Lee for mayor, called “2 Legit 2 Quit,” starring some of his … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Local, Politics, San Francisco Bay Area, TV | 1 Comment

An Asian American’s Thoughts On Occupy Wall Street

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you may have heard about the tremendous buzz that is surrounding Occupy Wall Street and other cities across the United States that are taking part in the Occupation protest. There are those … Continue reading

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Dealing With Asian Names And Their Meanings

While my wife was pregnant, I wrote an article about choosing an ethnic specific name. Well, the baby is here and I went for it. I gave him my father’s full “ethnic” name – so his first name is Japanese, … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Observations | 19 Comments

“Bubble Tea Baby” Tee

Bubble tea, boba, That Drink With Stuff You Chew–whatever you call it, bubble tea is delicious. So declare yourself a Bubble Tea Baby ($20) with this t-shirt by Fantastic Fam. The design features a bear and boba cup coexisting in … Continue reading

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Other Ways To Cook With Your Rice Cooker

I was experimenting new recipes over the weekend and I came to a sudden realization that besides using the pots and pans in my kitchen, I can also put my rice cooker to use and cook delicious meals with it. … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Drink | 17 Comments

Handmade Blue Totoro Doll

Just because you grow old, it doesn’t mean that you have to grow up. Even if adults can’t see Totoros, you can always keep them around in the form of a plush. This 7″ Crocheted Blue Totoro ($25.00) is great … Continue reading

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Asians In America: An Introduction to the Numbers

One of the most common problems with trying to figure out what’s actually happening with Asians in America is that most statistics and studies lump all Asians together into a single category. A new report from the Asian American Center … Continue reading

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The College Admissions Game, Part 1: Picking Schools

As we prepared to leave The Daughter to start her freshman year of college, she started crying. The Wife started crying also.  I was mostly numb as I wondered, how did we get to this point?  Is this the culmination … Continue reading

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