Monthly Archives: March 2013

Do Asians Sweat More?

We do. And according to this New York Times article, “East Asian Physical Traits Linked to 35,000-Year-Old Mutation” by Nicholas Wade, East Asians also have: thicker hair shafts more sweat glands characteristically identified teeth smaller breasts The article references a … Continue reading

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Asian America in 2013: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Part 2: The Red King Syndrome

The American Dream stays alive in the hearts and minds of everyone who wants something greater, and is a great part of what defined the immigrant dreams during the twentieth century. But what good are dreams and joy if they … Continue reading

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Pew: Second-Generation Americans – Political and Social Issues Differences

Last year, Pew Research did a landmark study titled The Rise of Asian Americans. In February, Pew released a new report on Second-Generation Americans – A Portrait of the Adult Children of Immigrants – with a focus on Hispanics and … Continue reading

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Asian America in 2013: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Part 1: Sensus Communis

As a global nomad, I often wonder what part of me is truly Asian-American. I am Asian, yes, and I am also an American citizen by birthright. I have lived in the West Coast, the East Coast, the Midwest; I … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Spice up List of 2013 Food Writing Award Finalists

Asian American chefs, writers, and bloggers are making their mark on food writing, with many nominated for the 2013 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Awards.   These finalists are in categories ranging from Hiroko Shimbo in American, Jen King in … Continue reading

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LINSANITY, the Documentary Kicks Off CAAMFest 2013 & the Opening Night Gala at the Asian Art Museum in SF

This past Thursday, I had the honor and pleasure attending the premiere of LINSANITY, the documentary film, about Jeremy Lin that helped kickoff CAAMFest – the Center for Asian American Media Festival (“Film. Music. Food.”), formerly known as the San … Continue reading

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Music Video by More Than A Minority: ‘More Than The Other’

A music video directed/written/composed by Korean American students has became a Golden Tripod Nominee for the Campus Moviefest, the world’s largest student film festival. Says Captain Vincent Ryu: We won best soundtrack in our school, Emory University, and will be … Continue reading

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CAUSE Leadership Academy Internship: Applications Due April 26, 2013

Since its inception in 1991, the CAUSE Leadership Academy (formerly called CASIC, California Asian American Student Internship Coalition) has prepared elite student leaders to be in the forefront of California’s legislative arena. This program is especially dedicated to developing the … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Retirement Planning with TD Ameritrade

http://youtu.be/QLFIqeQTE4A When I first saw this ad airing on TV, I thought that having “Bob” dressed up as a vampire was a bit odd (especially since you don’t often see Asian vampires – do they even exist in American television … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Revenge’ by Yoko Ogawa

Rarely do I pick up a book so engrossing that I realize that no matter how tired I am, I am compelled to read “just one more chapter” before I realize that I have come to the end of the … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Edge Out Asians in Silicon Valley

This story and report came out last December, but I’ve only had time to get to this now. Asian Americans and Asian non-citizens 50.1% (versus 40.7 White, 4.2% Hispanic, 2.3% African American,  and 2.7% other) of the San Francisco Bay … Continue reading

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Asian American Medical Hazard: Toxic Subsistence Fishing

When I saw this sign at the start of a run at Coyote Point, a park on San Francisco Bay, I thought to myself, “do people really eat a lot of fish from the Bay?”  Apparently many do, as a … Continue reading

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