Monthly Archives: August 2012

Omega Man: A Post-Ramadan Experience In Jakarta

“I am Charlton Heston” I said to myself when I woke up late in the morning on Idul Fitri, or more popularly known in Indonesia as Lebaran, the last day of the Ramadan in Islam (this year it was on … Continue reading

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Brad Belanger’s Racist Jokes Against An Asian Heckler In February 2012, comedian Brad Belanger took the stage to slag off a mixed couple who had been heckling previous acts. Whether they deserved being put down publicly is one thing but the jokes used were racist in nature. … Continue reading

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Anti-Japanese Sentiment In China & Korea Over Disputed Territory Results In Misdirected Racist Acts

The recent sourness between the People’s Republic of China and Japan has resulted in an angry mob overturning cars and attacking the Japanese restaurant, Tokugawa, in Guangdong province’s city of Shenzhen. The mob was infuriated by Japan’s unfurling of its … Continue reading

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LA Area Giveaway: Tickets to ‘Away We Happened’ by Wong Fu and AT&T

UPDATE 8/27/2012: Congrats to the winner: Alan Chung! AT&T* will host the ‘Away We Happened’ Live Stream Event online and offline in celebration of fans’ outpouring of support to its pioneering web drama series, Away We Happened. This event will … Continue reading

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R2B: Return to Base Opens In Theatres August 24th

A South Korean Air Force team trains, laughs, loves and always has each other’s back in R2B: Return to Base. After pulling a dangerous stunt at the public air show, Tae-hun (played by Cobert-rival Rain) gets kicked out and demoted … Continue reading

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Why Richard Aoki Is Still A Symbol Of Solidarity

So if reporter Seth Rosenfeld was seeking tons of press attention for his new book about the FBI’s war on student activism during the 60s & 70s, he achieved his goal. One day before his book was published, Rosenfeld released … Continue reading

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The Impossible Trailer Features Pretty White People Surviving Indonesian Tsunami Based on the true life events of the 2004 tsunami that devastated Indonesia and killed over 200,000 people, Hollywood has decided to make a film called The Impossible that stars Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts as wealthy European tourists caught … Continue reading

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Comedian Joe Wong Finally Performs In Mandarin For Boston!

I’ve blogged about Boston-based comedian Joe Wong a few times, as well as seen him twice live in person. It takes a lot of courage for anybody to do standup comedy, but a whole lot more if you’re an immigrant … Continue reading

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Bay Area Giveaway: Tickets to $UPERCAPITALIST

UPDATE 8/23/2012: Congrats to the winners: Nancie T, mikeianliu and Kao S! $UPERCAPITALIST is a financial thriller about a maverick New York hedge fund trader with uncanny analytic abilities moves to Hong Kong and orchestrates a mega-deal that swiftly escalates … Continue reading

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Do Asians Have Peripheral Vision?

Apparently, Asians are like dogs. We lack peripheral vision.  I guess that means we can only see what is directly in front of us. I kid you not, people actually believe this. I found people wanting to know if Asians … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Jeremy Lin’s KFC Commercial For China Behind the Scenes

If you’ve ever traveled to China, one thing you will notice is the ubiquity of KFC restaurants – I think KFC is way more popular in China than in the U.S. So it’s interesting to see that while Lin has … Continue reading

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Third Soldier In Danny Chen Case Gets Three Months And Demotion

Staff Sargent Blaine G. Dugas Jr received three months and a demotion in the 3rd trial associated with Danny Chen’s Suicide. He was convicted of dereliction of duty, specifically that he failed to look after the well-being of his soldiers … Continue reading

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