Author Archives: Jeff

About Jeff

Jeff lives in Silicon Valley, and attempts to juggle marriage, fatherhood, computer systems research, running, and writing.

Chinese American WWII Veterans to be Honored with the Congressional Gold Medal

Chinese American WWII Veterans have been honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in a series of ceremonies across the country.  The Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition project pushed for recognition of Chinese American Veterans like Hazel Ying Lee, who died in … Continue reading

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Filipino American Nurses: Then and Now

This photo essay on Filipino American nurses dealing with the pandemic, coupled with it being Filipino American History Month, made me reflect on the long history of Filipino American nurses.  We have talked before about why so many nurses in … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Contributions of Filipino American Sailors

Before the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, a major path to the US for Filipino Immigrants was through the US Navy.  My father came to the US that way, as well as tens of thousands of other Filipinos.  As … Continue reading

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Jeopardy shows that Asian Americans have a Ways to go to be Widely Recognized

When I saw this category on Jeopardy last Friday, September 24, 2021, I was excited that Asian Americans would be the focus of a category on a popular nationally televised US TV show.  Given the perpertual foreigner stereotype and the … Continue reading

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US Attorney General urged to move faster on Federal Anti-Asian Hate Law

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) sent this letter (a portion shown above) to US Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for faster action on implementing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act.  They specifically ask for speeding up implementation … Continue reading

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Pixar’s Asian-led ‘Turning Red’ Feature to be Released March 2022

While checking out the #GoldOpen for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Five Rings, another feature on the #GoldOpen list caught my eye.  My niece’s husband works for Pixar and when I asked him about what he was working on, … Continue reading

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‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” breaks Labor Day Box Office Records

As I mentioned in a previous post about this movie, it was an open question how the it would fare during the Delta Variant surge.  Looks like the question has been answered – it would fare very well!  According to … Continue reading

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‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ gets a #GoldOpen

Variety reports that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is slated to open this week on September 3 with a Gold Open.  For those of you who don’t know, this means that the Gold House organization and CAPE … Continue reading

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Boba Bubble: Will we ever have too many Boba Shops?

When Westfield Valley Fair mall, the preeminent shopping mall of Silicon Valley, became more accessible, I visited there after about a year and was struck by one thing: the sheer number of places you can get Boba Tea. I don’t … Continue reading

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New Study claims “No Strong Evidence” of College Admissions Discrimination against Asian Americans

When I first read that research from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce claims that there is no strong evidence of admissions discrimination against Asian Americans in the 90 most selective colleges in the US, I was skeptical. … Continue reading

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Sunisa Lee’s Journey to win the Gymnastics All-Around Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics

In case you missed it, Sunisa Lee, a Hmong American from Minnesota, won the Gymnastics All Round medal at the Tokyo Olympics.  After Simone Biles withdrew, the pressure was intense on the 18 year old to continue the United States … Continue reading

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Asian American Olympians Talk about their Anti-Asian hate Experiences

It’s been great to see Asian American athletes representing the US in the Tokyo Olympics.  I saw Nikhil Kumar playing table tennis and found out he is an 18 year from my city of San Jose.  Seeing athletes like Nikhil … Continue reading

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