Monthly Archives: July 2015

Girlfriend Finder Fee: US$10,000

We have talked about dating difficulties before, but Ren You’s approach has gotten a lot of publicity lately, as he is offering US$10,000 dollars to anyone who can find him a girlfriend.  To get the $10,000, people have to wait … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin Joins the Charlotte Hornets

This isn’t breaking news, but as those of you who have followed Jeremy Lin’s career, you know that his past season with the LA Lakers had a so-so season and that he was a free agent at the end of … Continue reading

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October 25 in California is now Larry Itliong day

On June 30, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed bill AB 7 making October 25 in California Larry Itliong day.  Who is Larry Itliong?  He was one of the key Filipino contributors, along with Phillip Vera Cruz (shown on the … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Young-Hee and the Pullocho” by Mark James Russell

“Paths are ephemeral and strange, at once obvious and frustrating. This world is wild and dangerous, but the path is usually a safer place to be.” Young-Hee and the Pullocho follows our young adventuring title character on a fantastical journey … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Ice Lava Cave

After our tromp through the Aokigahara suicide forest (and avoiding any dead bodies), we arrived at our destination–a lava ice cave near the base of Mt. Fuji. Apparently, there are quite a few of these all over the place around … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – JJ Abrams, “There are Asians in this film”

Every year, the annual Comic-Con convention invades San Diego, California in July. In probably the most anticipated panel of the convention was for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which kicks off the new trilogy of Star Wars films … Continue reading

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‘Twinsters’ to be released in theaters in July 2015; + L.A. premiere & afterparty info

We have been following the Twinsters story since last year when they were still crowdfunding for the film, and our some of our L.A. readers even got to see the film at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival … Continue reading

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Ex-California State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty in Chinatown Corruption Case

Back in March 2014, I had blogged about California State Senator Leland Yee had been arrested, along with others, on public corruption charges. He initially pleaded not-guilty, but now has changed his plea to guilty: “Yee, who previously has pleaded … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Aokigahara Suicide Forest

It wasn’t until I got to the base of the Mt. Fuji and was getting ready for our tromp through the forest to the ice cave that I found out from my companions that our tromp would be through the … Continue reading

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8Asians News: Lee Byung-hun Plays T-1000 in “Terminator Genysis”

South Korean heart throb star and martial artist Lee Byung-hun takes on the role of T-1000 in the newest Terminator franchise installment “Terminator Genysis“. Lee is familiar to American viewers from previous role as Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe: The … Continue reading

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Governor Bobby Jindal Running for President

If you thought the Republican presidential field was already too large, Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal threw his hat into the ring on June 24th making him the 13th (? – I think!) official candidate to run for the Republican … Continue reading

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One Easy Way to Win Praise and Adulation for Getting into Harvard and Stanford

With the revelation from an Ivy admissions insider about biases against Asian Americans and ever increasing application pools, it seems more and more difficult for an Asian American to get into “dream” schools like Princeton and UC Berkeley. Some Asian … Continue reading

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