Monthly Archives: January 2022

San Francisco Asian Justice Rally & Remembering Vicha Ratanapakdee

This past Sunday marked the one year anniversary of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee being assaulted while on a walk in San Francisco and died. The Asian Justice Rally, held in five other cities along side San Francisco (Atlanta. Chicago, Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Progressive’s ‘Sign Spinner | Stay’

I saw this Progressive Insurance company commercial while watching the San Francisco 49ers edge the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs this past weekend and thought it was hilarious.  The commercial that is, not the defeat of the Packers, which … Continue reading

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Apple’s 2022 Chinese New Year Short: The Comeback

Every year, Apple releases a short film for Chinese New Year that is shot on an iPhone. This short for this 2022, called The Comeback, is very “meta,” and I liked it a lot.  The film was created by Chinese … Continue reading

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HBO Max: Take Out with Lisa Ling Premieres on January 27th

Lisa Ling has a new television series beyond the one she’s had with CNN, and this one is focused on Asian food in America: “In Take Out with Lisa Ling, award-winning journalist Lisa Ling — whose own family story began … Continue reading

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8mm Film Review: Try Harder

Before Try Harder came out in theatres, Number Two Son mentioned to me that he had a friend who worked on the marketing of the film, and so we decided to watch it together while he was home on winter … Continue reading

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Asian American Segregation and Income Inequality in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Othering and Belonging Institute recently issued an update to their report on segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area using 2020 census data, and the section on the most segregated Asian American neighborhoods caught my eye.  Some of the … Continue reading

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Michelle Kwan Gives Birth to Her First Child

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Michelle Kwan (@michellewkwan) Soon-to-be nominated ambassador to Belize Michelle Kwan is a first time mom: The two-time Olympic medalist announced the birth of her first child, a baby girl named Kalista Belle Kwan, on Instagram Wednesday with … Continue reading

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US Mint to Produce Anna May Wong Quarter

The US Mint will produce a quarter in 2022 featuring pioneering Asian American Actress Anna May Wong.  The quarter is part of the America Women Quarters program.  On th web site for the Anna May Wong coin it says: Anna … Continue reading

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First Cambodian American mayor in U.S. takes office

I grew up in Massachusetts, so I was really interested to learn about Lowell, Massachusetts city councilor becoming the first Cambodian Amerian mayor in the United States: Sokhary Chau, a city councilor in Lowell, Massachusetts, was unanimously picked by his … Continue reading

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Pixar’s Turning Red to go straight to Disney+, skipping theatrical release

COVID-19 strikes again and disrupts yet another theatrical release. Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ is heading directly to streaming: “The animated film will be released exclusively on Disney+ in March, Disney announced Friday, becoming the third straight Pixar movie to forgo a theatrical release … Continue reading

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