Monthly Archives: January 2016

‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “D.K. and the Dishwasher”

Dr. Ken, Season 1, Episode 13: “D.K. and the Dishwasher” Original airdate January 29, 2016. Symptoms: Ken’s father D.K. visits for a couple of weeks while his wife is in Korea. He immediately begins to take care of long-neglected repairs … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Men’s Wearhouse – BLACK by Vera Wang

According to Men’s Wearhouse’s YouTube channel, their commercial starring Vera Wang about her first collection of formal wear for me has been around (or at least hosted on YouTube) since March 2015 – but I just caught this it on … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Snickers Crisper – “Internship” I caught this Snickers commercial about their new candy they are launching called Crisper: “Crispy satisfaction is on the horizon with new SNICKERS® Crisper – a delicious combination of crisped rice and peanuts topped with a layer of caramel … Continue reading

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Ip Man 3

The latest installment of the Ip Man film was already exciting enough in and of itself. Add on top of that the fact that Mike Tyson is in it, and with a face off with Donnie Yen no less, and … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: TurboTax 2016 & “Michio Kaku Absolute Zero” I’ve been a fan and a user of TurboTax online since around 2000. I like to say to my friend who works for TurboTax / Intuit that I make my annual donation to Intuit every year, and gladly so. … Continue reading

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The Most Asian American Congressional District: California’s 17th

This article from the Daily Kos talks about the  most Asian American congressional district in the United States – California’s 17th District.  I would have thought that a district in Hawaii would be more Asian American, but the Honolulu district … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Ken’s Physical”

Dr. Ken, Season 1, Episode 12: “Ken’s Physical” Original airdate January 15, 2016. Symptoms: Allison is upset when she learns that Ken hasn’t had a physical examination in twenty years, reminding him that his family needs him to be healthy. … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: Little Jazz Man – Joey Alexander 12 years old

In early January, I caught this 60 Minutes segment titled “Little Jazz Man,” about 12-year-old Indonesian American Joey Alexander: “We’ve never seen anyone like the young boy we’re going to introduce you to tonight. His name is Joey Alexander, he’s … Continue reading

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Japanese American Internees – Then and Now Photographs

Photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. has been tracking down Japanese American internees who were photographed in pictures like the one above by Dorothea Lange. He has constructed an exhibit called Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, which features pictures from the … Continue reading

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The Fung Brothers: Americanized Chinese Food with Jeremy Lin

As you may know, Taiwanese American NBA basketball sensation Jeremy Lin joined the Charlotte [North Carolina] Hornets this season. If you’ve ever been to North Carolina, you know there aren’t a lot of Asians there, and even fewer Chinese restaurants. … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Delayed in Honolulu”

Dr. Ken, Season 1, Episode 11: “Delayed in Honolulu” Original airdate January 8, 2016. Symptoms: The Park family, returning from its vacation in Honolulu, is delayed at the airport, where Ken meets Dr. Mehmet Oz. Ken hopes to trade seats … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton speaks at AAPI for Hillary Launch Event in San Gabriel

Hillary Clinton traveled to San Gabriel, California, on January 7, 2016, to launch Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) for Hillary. Clinton joined Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chairwoman Judy Chu and dozens of AAPI elected officials and community … Continue reading

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