Monthly Archives: December 2021

Miss America Makes History, as First Korean American from Alaska Wins the Title

Last week, the Miss America Organization made history in its 100th anniversary by crowning the first ever Korean American, Miss Alaska Emma Broyles, as Miss America: “The newly crowned Miss America has made history, becoming both the first Korean American … Continue reading

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President Biden Nominates Michelle Kwan for Ambassador to Belize

This past Wednesday, President Biden nominated decorated figure skater Michelle Kwan to be the US Ambassador to Belize: “Ms. Kwan, 41, joined Mr. Biden’s campaign team in 2019, long after making a transition from athletics to the political arena. She … Continue reading

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Ivy League Olympians Chloe Kim and Nathan Chen prepare for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

When I read about these two Olympic athletes who are favorites for gold in the 2022 Beijing Olympics, I was struck by a number of the similarities in their lives and mental approaches.  Figure skater Nathan Chen is a favorite, … Continue reading

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The New Yorker Documentary: ‘Inside Andrew Yang’s Doomed Run for Mayor ‘

Back in January 2021, former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced his candidacy for mayor of New York. Yang had garnered a lot of media attention during his run, especially on his signature platform issue of Universal Basic Income (UBI). … Continue reading

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‘Try Harder’ Documentary – Theatrical Release (and limited ticket giveway) this Weekend in NY, LA & SF Bay Area

The last Debbie Lum documentary I saw was back in 2013 at CAAMFest, ‘Single Asian Female,’ exploring the desirability of Single Asian Females (SAFs), in particular by non-Asian men and following a San Francisco Bay Area white man, Steven, who … Continue reading

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Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ Official Trailer

Earlier in September, we blogged about a new Pixar Asian-led animated film ‘Turning Red’ was coming out in March 2022. The official first trailer has been released recently: “Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” introduces Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang), … Continue reading

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