Monthly Archives: January 2017

‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “The Best of Orlando”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 10: “The Best of Orlando” Original airdate January 17, 2017. Microsynopsis:  Louis wins a Best-of-Orlando Small Businessman of the Year award.  Jessica is so proud, she invites nearly everybody she knows to the awards … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Jae Meets the Parks”

Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 13: “Jae Meets the Parks” Original airdate January 13, 2017. Let him soothe your soul; just take his hand. Molly introduces Jae to her family, and everything’s great until Jae says he’s dropped out of … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Loved Ones” by Sonya Chung

Sonya Chung’s newest novel The Loved Ones is an intense look into love, loss, guilt, and reconciliation. Two families who share a last name find their lives intersecting. Charles Lee is the African American father in a biracial family. Hannah Lee is the … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Ken’s New Intern”

Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 12: “Ken’s New Intern” Original airdate January 6, 2017. Doctor, Doctor Help Me Please Ken’s new intern is very affectionate, and although Allison at first claims she isn’t at all jealous, she becomes strangely competitive … Continue reading

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Revisiting the question of whether Filipinos are Asians or Pacific Islanders

Are Filipinos Asians or Pacific Islanders?  That is a question we dealt with on 8asians a long time ago, and most questionnaires and surveys put Filipinos into the Asian category.  The question does come up peridiocally, as the Fung brothers … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “How to Be an American”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 9: “How to Be an American” Original airdate January 3, 2017. Microsynopsis:  Jessica and Louis spend the day at the Citizenship and Immigration Services building so Jessica can finally get her citizenship, but … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Year of the Rooster” by Oliver Chin

A number of years ago I stumbled upon a series of children’s books, subtitled “Tales from the Chinese Zodiac“. There was a book for the Chinese New Year, and I eagerly bought the one for the Year of the Snake, … Continue reading

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