Monthly Archives: July 2023

8Asians Exclusive: Interview with Randall Park on His Directorial Debut of ‘Shortcomings’ & Review – Opens August 4th

I had the great honor and pleasure of interviewing Randall Park as he visited San Francisco as part of his directorial debut to promote his upcoming film, Shortcomings, released by Sony Picture Classics and coming to a theater near you on Friday, … Continue reading

Posted in 8mm Film Review, 8Series, Asian American Commercial Watch, Entertainment, Movies | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Paramount+: Official Trailer: Love in Taipei – Streaming August 10th I first met author Abigail Hing Wen at her book launch event of her Young Adult novel “Loveboat, Taipei” in Menlo Park, California. As a producer (one of many), on the documentary “Love Boat: Taiwan,” I had a great … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Entertainment, Movies, TV | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bay Area Singer thuy getting Radio play and Streams with “girls like me don’t cry”

I had heard girls like me don’t cry a number of times on the radio, but when the DJ said that the singer went to Newark Memorial High School (where I went to high school), I was immediately intrigued. After … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Local, Music, San Francisco Bay Area | Tagged | Leave a comment

Most Asian Americans say they don’t know Asian American History

I have run a number of Asian American history talks and events for an Employee Resource Group (ERG) in my company, and a common responses from my fellow employees is that they had no idea about much of the history … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Larry Itliong’s Son and Grandson talk about him on StoryCorps

While we often write about notable people, we rarely talk about their families, much less talk about them from the viewpoint of their families.  That is one reason that I found a particular StoryCorps story so interesting. We hear about … Continue reading

Posted in Family, History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

WWII Soldier Remains identified 80 years later as Wing O. Hom

We have talked about Asian Americans who have died for their country during military service, and the identification of the remains of Wing O. Hom adds another to that list. Hom, from Boston, was killed in action in Italy during … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Lawsuit Targets One of Harvard’s Last Bastions of Affirmative Action – Legacies

After losing its affirmative action case in the US Supreme Court, Harvard is seeing one of its last bastions of affirmative action – legacy admissions – become the target of a lawsuit. Lawyers for Civil Rights filed the civil rights … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Discrimination, Education | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Kimchi: Good or Bad for You?

In the last few months, I have seen a number of  articles about kimchi and in particular, its health benefits.  As understanding of the human microbiome has grown, articles like this one talk about the probiotic and other benefits of … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Drink, Health | Tagged , , | Leave a comment