Monthly Archives: April 2024

Review of Netflix Japan’s “Our Secret Diary”

Directed by Kentaro Takemura, the main character of Japanese teen romance movie Our Secret Diary, high schooler Nozomi Kuroda (Hiyori Sakurada), is your classic Japanese shy girl next door who also adorably happens to be a bit of a closet … Continue reading

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Amanda Nguyen and Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights

By Angelina Chiang Amanda Nguyen is a well-known figure in the field of sexual assault advocacy. As the CEO and founder of Rise, a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting survivors and changing laws to protect their rights, she dedicates … Continue reading

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Pew Research Center: Asian Americans & Changing Partisan Coalitions in a Politically Divided Nation

The Pew Research Center recently published a report, Changing Partisan Coalitions in a Politically Divided Nation, and to no surprise to me, Asians Americans overwhelmingly skew more Democratic than Republican. As the report states: “The balance of partisan association among … Continue reading

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Leanne Wong: Student, Entrepreneur, and Possible Olympic Gymnast

1) Pre-med student 2) business owner 3) college gymnast trying to make it into the Olympics – Leanne Wong is all three! I first learned about her story from this ESPN article. She is an elite level gymnast, having achieved … Continue reading

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Is Ube becoming Ubiquitous?

A few years ago, I asked “Has Filipino Food Arrived?” and mentioned that ube is starting to appear in many places. In the shopping areas, grocery, and restaurants that I frequent, ube is already very well established. One could argue … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Sakura Season at Nagoya’s Yamasaki River Kanae Bridge

‘Tis the hanami (flower viewing) season in Japan again, and I thought I’d share one of my favorite sakura stroll experiences in Japan. While the famous spots are often in popular tourist destinations like Tokyo and Kyoto, one thing I … Continue reading

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Filipina American Basketball Player Kayla Padilla makes it to the NCAA Elite 8

It seemed strange yet very cool to see an Asian American woman basketball player in a NCAA Division 1  game televised on national television.  It was not just any game – USC guard Kayla Padilla was playing in a NCAA … Continue reading

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