Monthly Archives: May 2023

125th Anniversary of Wong Kim Ark Day [3/28/1898] – Celebration & Commemoration

Another blog post I am woefully late on (but did post the video on YouTube shortly afterwards). I had attended the 125th anniversary back on March 25th commemorating and celebrating the landmark Supreme Court decision of U.S. vs. Wong Kim … Continue reading

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Andrew Yang & Moving Forward Together with the Common Sense Party – San Francisco (4/21/23)

Speakers in the video above – in order of appearance: (click on “Watch on YouTube” for entire timestamped video segments in the video description) Sara Lashanlo, Northern California Volunteer Coordinator, Common Sense Party Andrew Yang, Co-Chair, Forward Party Tom Campbell, … Continue reading

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US Memorial Day: Remembering Henry Chin of the Lost Battalion

During this time when Asian Americans continue to be questioned for their loyalty and are still considered perpetual foreigners, it is worthwhile on US Memorial Day to note Asian Americans who fought and died for their country.  One such Asian … Continue reading

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A Short Review: Auntie

There comes a time in your life when a metaphorical slap in the face tells you that you are no longer the young hip person you may have thought that you once were.  In Fawzia Mirza‘s short film Auntie (IMDB entry … Continue reading

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CAAMFest 2023: Review ‘Starring Jerry as Himself’

At CAAMFest, some friends of mine were interested in seeing Starring Jerry as Himself: “Wait wait. How did we go from funny 80s immigrant family home videos to horror film infrasound playing behind an ominous phone call from Shanghai Police? … Continue reading

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CAAMFest and Disney+ preview American Born Chinese

Perhaps one of the most anticipated young adult Asian American media releases this year is Disney+’s upcoming streaming series American Born Chinese,   The series, set to release on May 24 on Disney+, is based on Gene Luen Yang’s award … Continue reading

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CAAMFest 2023: Opening Night with ‘Joy Ride’ & Gala

For the first time since the pandemic, CAAMFest (Center for Asian American Media Festival) 2023 went full-tilt for the in-person attendee in San Francisco with the opening night film Joy Ride: “From the producers of Neighbors and the co-screenwriter of Crazy Rich … Continue reading

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Fanny: The Best Rock and Roll Band you Probably Never heard of

“They were just colossal and wonderful, and nobody’s ever mentioned them. They’re as important as anybody else who’s ever been, ever; it just wasn’t their time.” – David Bowie in Rolling Stone My cousin told me about a ground breaking … Continue reading

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C100 & Columbia University: The State of Chinese Americans

Recently, the Committee of 100 and Columbia University published a report on “The State of Chinese Americans”: “New York, NY (April 27, 2023) – Columbia University’s School of Social Work, one of the world’s leading research universities, and Committee of 100, … Continue reading

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