Monthly Archives: October 2012

My 2012 Democratic National Convention Experience – Day 2

Editor’s Note: This is a three part series chronicling John’s visit to the Democratic National Convention. Check back throughout the week for the rest of his adventures! My first day at the Democratic national Convention was quite a whirlwind, and … Continue reading

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Gangnam Style’s PSY Takes Over Reddit

With “Gangnam Style” still taking over the Internet one parody video at a time, it’s only natural that South Korea’s PSY would make an appearance on reddit with an “Ask Me Anything” session. While he didn’t shut down the site … Continue reading

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Tiger Moms Are Still Making Headlines

By John Kim Even as the Tiger Mom debate has started to fizzle out, she’s still making some press. It seems that Singapore’s prime minister has caught some flak for denouncing tiger mother-style parenting. I couldn’t help but wonder if … Continue reading

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My 2012 Democratic National Convention Experience – Day 1

Editor’s Note: This is a three part series chronicling John’s visit to the Democratic National Convention. Check back throughout the week for the rest of his adventures! As I had blogged earlier and on different events, I had the great … Continue reading

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What I Learned From My Google Alert For “Chink”

Whenever I make a movie, I create a Google Alert with the same name. Mostly it’s amusing to see the random places the movie is talked about. But because my last movie is titled, Chink, I’ve been amazed by how … Continue reading

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How To Tell If A TV Character Is A Stereotype

By Jenny An I initially cringed upon hearing that the two Asian lady leads premiering on network TV this year were a doctor and a former doctor. While Sandra Oh on Grey’s Anatomy provided that an Asian doctor could certainly … Continue reading

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Former Ivy League Admissions Officer Says Asian Americans At A Disadvantage

You do find that some Asians can be disadvantaged in the process, and not only because admissions committees think about Asians in a specific way, but because recommenders do too. These are the words of a former Ivy League Admissions … Continue reading

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KQED Interviews Ang Lee For The Life of Pi

San Francisco’s National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate KQED had Forum’s Michael Krasny interviewed Director Ang Lee recently after a screening of his soon-to-be-released The Life of Pi at the Mill Valley Film Festival to discuss about adapting novels to film, … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: “Movement” For Microsoft Surface

This commercial is not so notable for Asian Americans in it as the Asian Americans behind it, such as director Jon M. Chu (GI Joe 2, Step Up 2, Step Up 3D, Justin Biefer:  Never Say Never) and our favorite … Continue reading

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Japanese Officials Request Removal Of New Jersey’s Comfort Women Memorial

When I first read the report by the New York Times’ Kirk Semple over Japanese officials’ request to remove a comfort women memorial back in May, I was livid. So livid in fact that I tried to write and rewrite … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Volvo’s “The Unexpected Ones” With Jeremy Lin

http://youtu.be/X9ebc-wKoZk Back in August, I had blogged about Jermey Lin and what he was doing during his off-season, which included filming a commercial for Volvo. Originally, Lin had signed a deal with Volvo to promote its brand and cars in … Continue reading

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8Questions With Koji Steven Sakai

Meet my fellow Trojan and 8Asians writer Koji Steven Sakai. Since his latest film CHINK is in post production and will be coming out soon, I thought it was a great opportunity to interview him. Sakai is a super passionate … Continue reading

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