Monthly Archives: June 2015

8Books Sale Announcement: $1.99 for On Gold Mountain eBook

Hey readers! Just to let y’all know, Lisa See’s On Gold Mountain is on sale until June 14 for just $1.99 as a Kindle eBook. Best known for her novels, Shanghai Girls, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, China Dolls, among others, On … Continue reading

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New York Times “Modern Love” video: Breaching the Seawall

I’ve been digging the short “Modern Love” videos from the New York Times Style section. This, called “Breaching the Seawall,” really resonated with me. When Laurel Fantauzzo met a young woman and her bicycle in Manila, her relationship to the … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Kelly Hu for Viagra

So I should have blogged about this Viagra commercial when it first came out this past April, but there wasn’t a higher quality version or official versions of the commercial on their website. Now I see this ad running more … Continue reading

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What would the Aloha movie look like with an actual quarter Chinese quarter Islander half White person in the Emma Stone role?

By now, you probably heard about the controversy over actress Emma Stone playing a quarter Chinese quarter Islander half White character named Allison Ng and the whitewashing of Hawaii in the movie Aloha.  But what would the movie looking like … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Ramen Alley

If you look up “ramen alley”, you’ll find that there are such alleys all over Japan. If you happen to be in Tokyo, one of such alleys is in the Tokyo Station itself. It has some ramen shops that features … Continue reading

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Caitlyn Jenner and the Power of Privilege

Observe the coming out of Caitlyn Jenner and you get a good study of the power of privilege. I don’t want to minimize the courage and bravery Jenner exhibits to tell her story and to live her life the way … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Cup Noodles Museum @ Yokohama

Yokohama is a sort of an oceanside suburb neighborhood of the Tokyo area. I remember the first time I ever went there was because a friend of my mom’s wanted to take us to some restaurant out there, and I … Continue reading

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