Monthly Archives: February 2017

8Books Review: “Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember” by Christine Lee

Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember: The Stroke That Changed My Life by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee is a compelling memoir about the author’s reinvention after a life-changing stroke at the age of 33. Eloquently written, Lee guides readers through the … Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Nets’ Jeremy Lin Returns to Oracle Arena

Five years after LINSANITY and six years plus since his start in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets’ Jeremy Lin returned to Oracle arena Saturday, February 25th – his second game after missing 8 weeks of play … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Allison Finds a Lump”

Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 18: “Allison Finds a Lump” Original airdate February 24, 2017. I Can’t Seem to Face Up to the Facts Allison finds a lump during a self-examination.  Ken and the Welltopia gang are super-supportive, but Allison … Continue reading

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The Continual Evolution of Asian American Youth Culture

One of the (few) benefits of having teenagers is getting a glimpse of what youth culture is like these days.  Given that I myself am decades removed from that time period, I like to compare what I see and hear … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel: 442; first 6 chapters have been released for free

The first six chapters of my new graphic novel “442” have been released for free on the comic reading app “Stela Unlimited”. Written by Phinny Kiyomuraa and myself, and illustrated (in beautiful watercolor) by Robert Sato, “442” is based on … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “The Gloves Are Off”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 14: “The Gloves Are Off” Original airdate February 21, 2017. Microsynopsis:  Jessica unknowingly befriends Sarah (hellllooooo Heeaaatherrrrrrrr Lockleeeeeeear!), Marvin’s ex-wife and Nicole’s mom.  Honey is frustrated because Sarah hasn’t been doing her part … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Refugees” by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s newest book, The Refugees, is a luminous collection of eight short stories that takes piercingly intimate looks at the lives of refugees, of those caught between worlds, of those caught in a moment. The Pulitzer Prize winning author’s … Continue reading

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Din Tai Fung Coming to San Diego in Fall 2017

Looks like Din Tai Fung is in expansion mode again, with reports in late January that the restaurant chain will be expanding into San Diego: “Joining previously announced newcomers, including big-time national burger outfit Shake Shack and Javier’s and The Winery … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Pat’s Rash”

Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 17: “Pat’s Rash” Original airdate February 17, 2017. So let’s talk about you. Pat has hives all over his face, and everyone in Welltopia is pretty sure they’re brought on by stress related to his … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Pizza Hut’s Super Bowl 2017 with George Takei Last year, actor & activist George Takei was in a Taco Bell Super Bowl commercial. And in case you didn’t see the greatest Super Bowl comeback in NFL history, there were also commercials. And Takei appeared again in a … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Neighbors with Attitude”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 13: “Neighbors with Attitude” Original airdate February 14, 2017. Microsynopsis:  Jessica and Louis find an unwrapped, uneaten pastrami sandwich in their mailbox.  This causes Jessica some alarm, so she suggests the homeowners association … Continue reading

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ICYMI: 7th Annual Fred Korematsu Day (Sun 1/29/17) – Oakland, CA

I had the honor again of attending Fred Korematsu Day Of Civil Liberties And The Constitution celebration in Oakland, California recently. I’ve attended I think almost every celebration since its inception in 2011. For those who couldn’t attend but are … Continue reading

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