Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Colbert Report: Asian Immigration Threat in America

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Earlier this week, Pew Research released a study on “The Rise of Asian Americans” and noted that Asians are the largest immigrant group in the nation, … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin in Public Service Announcement about Dating Violence

Jeremy Lin has joined Eli Manning, David Beckham and others in this Public Service Announcement about dating violence.  This is was produced by the White House as part of the 1is2many campaign.  According to the White House: “Despite the significant … Continue reading

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Awesome Dance Lessons With Mike Song Have you always wanted to dance and actually look awesome while doing it? Thanks to Mike Song here (from KABA Modern fame), he is providing a fantastic service where a new dance tutorial will be released every Tuesday. It’s … Continue reading

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Spencer Yee, 10-year-old Archery Prodigy

For the Chinese American Western I’m writing, COWBOY NINJA, I have a lot of fun going out and “researching” the subject, and one thing on my list for this summer is archery classes. So I was especially impressed when I … Continue reading

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“Asians Tops Hispanic For the First Time” Graphic Accurate, but Pretty Damn Funny

Yes, it’s true – Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, beating out Latinos and Hispanics. You could even say – according to this local television screen grab from San Francisco’s KRON 4 – that Asians … Continue reading

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All About My Wife: Korean Movie Review

All About My Wife (내 아내의 모든 것) tells the story of Doo-hyun (LEE Sun-kyun) who after seven years of marriage wants to divorce his beautiful wife, Jung-In (LIM Soo-jung). After all the nagging, whining and complaining, he’s at his … Continue reading

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Asians are the Fastest Growing Racial Group in U.S.

From the New York Times: “Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the largest wave of new immigrants to the United States, pushing the population of Asian descent to a record 18.2 million and helping to make Asians the fastest-growing racial group … Continue reading

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House Passes Resolution Expressing Regret for Chinese Exclusion Laws

Back in 2009, I had blogged about how the state of California apologized for its role in the Chinese Exclusion Acts. On Monday, the House of Representatives, lead by California Congresswoman Judy Chu (the first Chinese American woman ever elected … Continue reading

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At Left Brain, Turn Right: the APA Oxymoron of Creative Over Thinkers

By Van Tran A few weeks ago, a friend of mine posted a really visually striking Mercedes advert showing an overhead cross section of the brain. The left side –a dreary color palette along with words such as “scientist,” “analytical,” … Continue reading

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The College Admissions Game, Part 7: Applications

Stories about caps on the number of Asian Americans admitted to elite universities might make a student applying for college wonder if he or she should check the box for Asian American.  That applicant might balk at applying to many … Continue reading

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Tina’s Top Ten Delicious Taiwanese Dishes

Fifteen years ago, when I was in my last year of college, I considered applying for the Watson Fellowship, an award that basically funds a yearlong adventure in which you do something outlandishly bold like trek the Silk Road, study … Continue reading

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Do Asians Sleep the Least?

Ever since I took this class called Psychobiology of Sleep and Dreams, which discusses many topics on sleep disorders, studies regarding sleep and the significance of their findings, and even a comparative analysis of sleep amongst many animal groups, I … Continue reading

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