Monthly Archives: May 2016

8Books Review: “The Art of Charile Chan Hock Chye” by Sonny Liew

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye presented by Sonny Liew is an imaginative and brilliantly crafted narrative about the title man, one of Singapore’s premier comic artists. Chan, now an old man, narrates his life story and Sonny illustrates … Continue reading

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Priscilla Chan, in rare interview, tells how her goals with Mark Zuckerberg are shaped by personal story

In the local Silicon Valley newspaper, The San Jose Mercury News recently did an interview with Priscilla Chan. She’s most well known for being the wife of founder & CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and she rarely gives interviews. In … Continue reading

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On Memorial Day: The Last Viewing

While Memorial Day in the US usually brings up thoughts of summer and barbecue, dead Asian American and Pacific Islander veterans usually don’t come to mind. This StoryCorp animation of a father’s remembrance of his dead son reminded me of … Continue reading

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ICYMI: SVVR 2016 – Virtual Reality (VR) in China

I work in Silicon Valley and in the “tech” industry and one of the hottest topics this past year, especially with the commercial release of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive in April, is Virtual Reality. I happened to attend … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Bring the Pain”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 2, Episode 24: “Bring the Pain” (Season 2 finale) Original airdate May 24, 2016. Microsynopsis: Louis’s brother Gene drops in unexpectedly, causing stress for Louis, who hasn’t seen Gene in ten years and finds him annoying, … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Translation of Love” by Lynne Kutsukake

Lynne Kutsukake’s novel The Translation of Love is an emotional and engaging journey through post-war Japan as seen by its wide cast of characters. It is a unique picture of what happens after war–the consequences of war, the struggles to … Continue reading

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SFIFF: The Man Who Knew Infinity – Panel and Mini-Review

When I was looking through the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival guide online, I came across a screening for the film that I had heard about, The Man Who Knew Infinity, described here: “For writer-director Matthew Brown, it has … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “The Manchurian Dinner Date”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 2, Episode 23: “The Manchurian Dinner Date” Original airdate May 17, 2016. Microsynopsis:  Alison finally gets to meet Jessica, but she panics when she learns that Jessica has always wanted Eddie to date a Chinese … Continue reading

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NYC Theater Review: “Kentucky” by Leah Nanako Winkler

Showing in New York until May 22, Kentucky by Leah Nanako Winkler is a tumultuous and energetic ride through the lives of a Kentucky family on the eve of a wedding. It’s a play about home–home and family, for better and … Continue reading

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60 Minutes Hacks Congressman Ted Lieu’s Lent iPhone

The other night, CBS News’s 60 Minutes did a segment on cell phone security (or the lack thereof), titled “Hacking Your Phone”: “We wanted to see whether Nohl’s group could actually do what they claimed — so we sent an … Continue reading

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Struggles in Oakland Chinatown

The only Chinatown I remember growing up was Oakland Chinatown.  When my family first came to the Bay Area, we lived in the East Bay, and Oakland Chinatown was the nearest place my parents could get Filipino vegetables and other … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Gotta Be Me”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 2, Episode 22: “Gotta Be Me” Original airdate May 10, 2016. Microsynopsis:  Emery is suddenly having difficulty getting along with the other boys in school, so Louis gives him some advice on making his behavior more manly … Continue reading

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