Monthly Archives: September 2014

Traveling Taiwan: Alishan Sunrise (Part 20C of 24)

I’m more of a night owl than a morning person, but there are definitely things in this world worth getting up before dawn for, and the Alishan Sunrise experience would have to be one of those. We were pretty bummed … Continue reading

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Family Fights back after losing Two Sons to Pediatric Cardiomyopathy

Because I have two teenagers who are active in an extremely strenuous sport and one of them (Number Two Son) started complaining about chest pains, I started reading an article with a title about children dropping dead from exercise.  What … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Fairy Tail

Another shonen (boy’s) series, Fairy Tail is action packed with a lot of competition, camaraderie, and tragedy. A young wizard named Lucy joins this guild called Fairy Tail, and the story revolves around the trials and tribulations she and her … Continue reading

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Leland Cheung Runs and Loses in Primary for Lt. Governor for Massachusetts As I had mentioned when I had blogged about Columbia Law professor Tim Wu’s run and loss for Lt. Governor for New York in the primary, because I am living in Silicon Valley, I have not been aware of … Continue reading

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Stuff That Should Stay in Asia: Singing & Spinning Happy Birthday Flower Candles

Have you seen these fire hazards known as “The Amazing Happy Birthday Candle?” Easily found on the Internet and evidently legal and available in the United States (via Amazon and other websites), these candles have been popular in mainland China … Continue reading

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Tim Wu Ran for Lieutenant Governor as an Outsider – Loses In Primary

Unfortunately, I have been busy and per-occupied lately. Somewhat recently, The New York Times did an excellent profile of Taiwanese-American (of Canadian decent) of Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu, who was running for Lt. Governor. I had heard and read … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Fast Casual Experiment Angers Vietnamese Americans in Texas

Is Vietnamese food going to be the “next big thing” in American Dining? Yum Brands, which owns Taco Bell and KFC, is trying out Fast Casual Vietnamese food with the launch in Dallas of “Banh Shop“, an experimental fast casual … Continue reading

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Asian Men Making a Comeback in the Dating Scene, Thanks to Linsanity?

by Leeland Lee The headline from the Huffington Post was grim: “Black People and Asian Men Have a Much Harder Time Dating on OKCupid.” Reading this, I braced myself to be castigated, to be verbally castrated. The article linked to … Continue reading

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Alex Tung Needs a Bone Marrow Donor

This is the type of post that we would like to do less often, but until more Asians and Asian Americans are in bone marrow registries, will continue to do so. Alex Tung has Acute Myeloid Leukemia and needs a … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Hunter X Hunter

Hunter x Hunter is totally a shonen (stereotypically boy’s) anime. The story primarily revolves around two young boys who want to become Hunters, a sort of strong arm professional, highly skilled mercenary. There are a lot of characters that come … Continue reading

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Obama Names Jenny Yang to Lead Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

I saw a few weeks ago that my fellow Cornell alum, Jenny Yang, will be leading the Equal Employment Commission: “As a child, Jenny Yang says that she found inspiration in her mother who challenged discrimination at her workplace. Now, Yang … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Alishan Zhou Cultural Center (Part 20C of 24)

In Hawaii, they’ve got that Polynesian Cultural Center, which on the one hand is a way to educate people about some of the culture and history of the various polynesian people, but at the same time, it reeks of colonialism. … Continue reading

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