Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hot Docs: Canadian International Documentary Festival April 25-May 5

Hot Docs, North America’s largest International Documentary Festival opens its doors April 25th – May 5. Held in Toronto each year, the festival buzzes with filmmakers and industry agents sharing their untold stories and bringing issues to light for all … Continue reading

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Ro Khanna Kicksoff His Bid for Congress Against Mike Honda for a Silicon Valley District

This past Sunday, Democrat, San Francisco Bay Area resident and recent Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce Ro Khanna officially declared his bid for California’s 17th Congressional District, currently occupied by Democratic Congressman Mike Honda, at an event … Continue reading

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“You are so stupid.” Have Chinese Americans Been Overreacting This Whole Time?

You aren’t authentically Chinese/Taiwanese unless your mother has at some point called you stupid, or as I’ve heard it in Mandarin, bèn (笨). Don’t misinterpret: my parents love me to pieces and today, 30-some odd years later, our relationship couldn’t be stronger. However, I … Continue reading

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Asian American Pacific Islander Theme Study

The U.S. Department of the Interior, The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the White House Office of Public Engagement will be holding a White House Forum on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage on May … Continue reading

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Final Report on Post-election Survey of 2012 Asian American and Pacific Islanders Voters

A few months after the release of a preliminary report, the National Asian American Survey has released its final report on its 2012 post-election survey of Asian American and Pacific Islander voting.  Some of the more interesting highlights: Although more … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Identified as a Chinese National

The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China has confirmed that one of the deceased bombing victims in the Boston Marathon bombing is a Chinese citizen. They also confirm at least one other injured Chinese victim is in stable … Continue reading

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Why Do So Many Asians Have Bowl Hair Cuts?

My wife and I have been discussing whether we should give our 1-year-old son a bowl haircut. Okay, discuss is not really what happened. I asked her if we should give him a bowl haircut, and she said, “No.” I … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Sears “A Monkey’s Uncle”

Have you seen the Sears commercial featuring Jeanne Chinn, Lorenzo Lamas, and a monkey? Cute commercial, but if that didn’t sound like the start of a bad joke, I’m not sure what does. Screenshot courtesy: ispot.tv

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I’m Not Jeremy Lin’s Dad: Lin’s Return to the Oracle Arena

Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin’s post-game locker room interview after the Rockets defeated the Warriors. Funny moment at 0:58. Jeremy Lin returned to the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, March 8th when the Houston Rockets returned to the Oracle Arena … Continue reading

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Chiura Obata in Ken Burn’s “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea”

Chiura Obata had only planned to stop by in America before going to going on to Paris to continue his career as an artist. He ended up settling permanently in San Francisco, California. His list of accomplishments as an Asian … Continue reading

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PSY Releases Follow-up Track: ‘Gentleman’

For those wanting to turn a blind eye to PSY’s latest release Gentleman may be pleasantly surprised to know that it would be worth at least the 5 minutes for the music video. There are a lot of the same … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Progressive Insurance’s Announcer

http://youtu.be/gpE-MYBXnag In the latest Progressive Insurance, we have the spokesperson “Flo,” speaking with an Asian American couple about bundling their home and auto insurance together. Flo pushes a button, and a boxing announcer does a comedic announcement on getting ready … Continue reading

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