Monthly Archives: November 2019

Asian American Commercial Watch: Yamaha Piano Red Envelope Commercial

When I saw this television commercial recently by Yamaha, I felt like Yamaha is really targeting and reinforcing the Asian stereotype that we all play the piano or violin. LOL! But seriously, it was only after watching the commercial on … Continue reading

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Din Tai Fung Opening in Las Vegas in 2020

  I was excited and saddened to hear that Din Tai Fung is opening in Las Vegas in the future: “Din Tai Fung, the Taiwanese restaurant chain known for its xiao long bao, will open a location at the Aria … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Subaru Crosstrek’s Android Auto & Emergency Text

I saw this commercial as a pre-roll on a web video and thought it was funny. I’m an Android person and definitely want Android Auto support in my next car. Seriously though, who carries toilet paper with them in the … Continue reading

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A Short Review: Float

Disney+ launched this week, and everyone is raving about the hundreds of movies and tv shows available for streaming.  These are the same ones that we 90’s kids grew up watching. Who wouldn’t be excited? The Disney channel was a … Continue reading

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Netflix Sets Tuesday December 17, 2019 For Ronny Chieng Comedy Special

There’s no trailer for the Netflix special, but I think Ronny Chieng’s appearance on ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’ this past April is a kind of preview. Netflix recently announced a stand-up comedy special with comedian and actor, Rony … Continue reading

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Meeting HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ & CRA’s Jimmy O. Yang – One Funny Guy

Season 6 Trailer (Final Season) for ‘Silicon Valley’ When I saw that actor, standup comedian, and writer Jimmy O. Yang was going to be performing Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco, I wanted to see him perform. While waiting for … Continue reading

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Float: A Pixar Short Film Featuring Filipino American Characters Debuts November 12

After its short film Bao won an academy award for short films, Pixar is debuting another short featuring Asian Americans/Canadians.  Float, by Bobby Rubio, is about a father who discovers that his son is different.  In a first for Pixar … Continue reading

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Remembering Asian and Pacific Islander Veterans: Maggie Gee, WWII WASP Pilot

Maggie Gee was a pioneering Asian American pilot, physicist, and political activist.  She was one of two Chinese American women in United State’s Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) program during World War II.  One task she had as a pilot … Continue reading

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The End of an Era: ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Not Returning After Season 6

With great sadness that I read that ‘Fresh Off The Boat‘ is being canceled after its current sixth season: “When Fresh Off the Boat first premiered in 2015, it was the first time I saw a family on-screen that not only looked … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Andrew Yang’s ‘Not the First’ – Medicare for All

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has just released his first television ad that he is going to air.  It is about healthcare, highlighting the need for affordable healthcare for all. Andrew and his wife, Evelyn, discuss the fact that they … Continue reading

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Has Filipino Food “Arrived?”

Over the years I have seen a number of articles saying that Filipino food has arrived.  Seeing so many for so long brings up some questions.  What does “arrived” mean?  For whom? Does that mean it has become as common … Continue reading

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