Monthly Archives: January 2015

Asian American Commercial Watch: Progresso Soup’s Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese Maid of Honor While watching my local evening news, I came across this Progresso Soup commercial for their Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese soup. I kind of like these Progresso Soup commercials with their childhood nostalgic use of empty soup cans … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “How Much Do You Love Me?” by Paul Mark Tag

“How Much Do You Love Me?” by Paul Mark Tag is the kind of novel I usually hate. Here’s the synopsis: It’s December 1941, and the Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor. Politicians fuel anti-Japanese hysteria and campaign to segregate … Continue reading

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Josh Paler Lin’s Homeless Video: Truly Unstaged or Just Another Prank?

You may have seen this video released during the holidays where YouTube Prankster Josh Paler Lin gives $100 to a homeless man and follows him to see what he will do with money. The homeless man named “Thomas” goes to … Continue reading

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David Henry Hwang was in a punk band in college; his punk name was “Maggot Wong” It figures that playwright David Henry Hwang would be so multitalented. He was reminiscing to a friend about a college punk rock band he played in, and she found the single online. In his words, “The internet is amazing … Continue reading

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Asian Americans in the First Lady’s Box at the 2015 State of the Union Address

According to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), President Obama’s guest list for this week’s State of the Union address included 23 people, who had the privilege of sitting alongside First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. … Continue reading

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The band St. Lenox, with Andy Choi, is featured on NPR’s “Songs We Love”

A music project called St. Lenox had their album and song “Just Friends” featured on NPR’s Songs We Love last week: It’s hard to believe that Andy Choi, the gigantic voice behind St. Lenox, was an award-winning teenage violinist. That … Continue reading

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Newspaper sets up 2 Asian Americans on a date, massive boredom ensues

by Leeland Lee Get ready to cringe. The New York Post recently set up two random Brooklynites on a blind date in their “This Week’s Couple” segment. Asian Americans Chris, 30, and Vickie, 27, met up for dinner at Café … Continue reading

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#OscarsSoWhite that the statue counts as a Person Of Color. — Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) January 15, 2015 #OscarsSoWhite that the ceremony is being held in an REI this year. — Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) January 15, 2015 Because we live in … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Buffalo Wild Wings – ‘Fans’ It’s January 2015 already and we’re well into the NFL playoffs, but I had just caught this Buffalo Wild Wings’s commercial that apparently has been hosted on YouTube since the beginning of the latest season – August 2014, where … Continue reading

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Calling All Writers: Time Traveling Is Not For Everyone

Those who know me know I’m a sci-fi/fantasy geek. When I was younger, I used to only read the classics. I think it was partly because I felt as though I should read those and wanted to look smart when … Continue reading

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Is shame the reason why Filipino food has not gone mainstream yet?

Over the years, there have been many stories about Filipino food becoming the entering the American mainstream.  Efren wrote this one in 2007, and I wrote one in 2012 as people like chef and TV host Andrew Zimmern  were proclaiming … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Chop Suey, USA” by Yong Chen

Reading Yong Chen’s new book Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America is an education. In some ways, it seems more like an encyclopedia or a peak into the brain of a man who has read and retained an … Continue reading

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