Monthly Archives: April 2018

Din Tai Fung Opens at Westfield Mall in Orange County, CA

The last time I went to a Din Tai Fung opening, it was also at a Westfield Mall – specifically the Valley Fair Mall in San Jose/Santa Clara, California. Well now, another one has opened in Orange County: “There has … Continue reading

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8Tracks Review: “Round and Round” Music Video by Alfa

I conjure up the colors in your eyes Alfa released a new music video April 12 for “Round and Round,” a track on June 2017’s album Spark & Fury, which you should totally check out if you haven’t already heard it.  … Continue reading

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The meaning behind ‘Maile,’ the name of Tammy Duckworth’s new daughter

ICYMI: Senator Tammy Duckworth gave birth to her second child, a girl named Maile Pearl, April 9.  The junior senator from Illinois is the first member of the Senate to give birth while in office.  This past Wednesday, the Senate … Continue reading

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The Fred Yamamoto Scholarship Fund

A friend of mine, Steven Lee, who is a Palo Alto resident and involved in city government is helping to raise a scholarship fund in memory of Fred Yamamoto and provided a prepared statement: “As a 3rd generation Chinese-American and a … Continue reading

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8Tracks Review: ‘Island Blooms’ EP by Gingee

Gingee released her new EP Island Blooms last month, right at the spring equinox. Coco Water According to her Facebook bio, Gingee (Marjorie Light) is a DJ, producer and vocalist from Los Angeles. DJing and producing since 2003, she is known … Continue reading

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8Tracks Review: “Back in the Game” Single by Meiko

Someone’s waiting there for me; I know it Meiko released “Back in the Game” March 16.  “I wrote this song as a ‘going-out anthem’ for the broken-hearted,” she writes on her website.  You know: brush your knees off, get back … Continue reading

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8Books Review: Though I Get Home by YZ Chin

Though I Get Home by YZ Chin is an intricate series of short intertwined vignettes following a small host of characters tied to Malaysia. Isabella Sin’s time in a notorious prison. Grandfather’s stories about working for a white man when … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans’s ‘Megan Is Confident’ Buying a house and applying for a mortgage can be a complicated and intimidating process, but Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans is supposed to make the mortgage part easy: “Megan may have confidence in the courtroom, but when it … Continue reading

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8Tracks Review: Priska’s “Fly the Coop” Single and Video

I used to stand inside the gates Priska premiered her new single and accompanying music video last Thursday, following its launch party and performance the previous Saturday. I became aware of her when I reviewed Voices of Our Vote a year … Continue reading

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jimmy O. Yang

I’m a big fan of Stephen Colbert and saw that Jimmy O. Yang, of HBO Silicon Valley fame, was going to be on the show, I was curious as to learn more about him. As I’ve blogged before, I am not … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Prince and the Dressmaker” by Jen Wang

The Prince and the Dressmaker is a delightful graphic novel about friendship and secrets and identity and love. Prince Sebastian is supposed to be looking for a bride. But at night, he secretly dons fashion forward dresses and emerges as … Continue reading

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