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About John

I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)

Japanese American Tanforan Memorial Internment Camp Ribbon Cutting & Statue Unveiling

A few weekends ago on Saturday, August 27th afternoon, I attended in San Bruno, California (just south of San Fransisco), the Tanforan Memorial Ribbon Cutting and Statue Unveiling: “During World War II, the U.S. Army converted what was then the … Continue reading

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Cornell Quarterback Jameson Wang Signs NIL Deal with Degree

Image courtesy of Cornell University When I saw Jeff’s blog post on Gonzaga Basketball Players Kayleigh and Kaylynne Truong, I knew had to write about Cornell University’s Jameson Wang, a quarterback on the Ivy League school’s football team and his … Continue reading

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McKinsey & Company: Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges

Earlier in September, the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company published this Executive Briefing: ‘Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges’: “Events since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the murder of George Floyd and the rise in anti-Asian … Continue reading

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TargetSmart: Asian American Voter Registration Trends in 2022

I forget when I first started following Tom Bonier of TargetSmart (“a Democratic political data and data services firm”), but he had recently tweeted out some interesting Asian American voter registration stats: Interestingly, since Dobbs the Dem margin among AAPI … Continue reading

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Asian American TV Trailer Watch: NBC’s Reboot of ‘Quantum Leap’

I remember the original ‘Quantum Leap’ TV series, which aired on NBC for 5 seasons from 1989 to 1993. I wasn’t a big watcher of TV back then, mostly because I was in college during most of that time and … Continue reading

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8Asians Exclusive: Interview with Jay Chen for Congress

(Full disclosure: I’ve donated to Jay’s campaign and endorse his run for Congress.) The last time I had interviewed Taiwanese American Jay Chen was back in 2012 when I first met him at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC). Recently, … Continue reading

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Representatives Judy Chu & Grace Meng of ASPIRE PAC Visit SF

A few weeks ago, I had learned of a fundraiser in San Francisco for the ASPIRE PAC , which I had not heard of before: ASPIRE PAC is the political arm of Asian American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress. … Continue reading

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2022 Asian American Voter Survey (AAVS) Findings

Since I cover politics as my particular niche for 8Asians, I’m always interested when the latest Asian American Voter Survey comes out. Thus I was eager to see this years would say, as the latest survey was released recently. Here … Continue reading

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Andrew Yang Announces Merger with Two Other Political Parties to re-establish the Forward Party

Feeling great about the announcement – let’s go!! 😀🚀🇺🇸 — Andrew Yang🧢⬆️🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) July 28, 2022 On Wednesday, July 27th, Forward Party founder Andrew Yang announced something interesting – the merger of three third party political parties into one, … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: ConEdison

If you live in the NYC and Westchester area, you might come across this Con Edison television commercial: Con Edison is tripling our investments in energy efficiency programs for the businesses and homes that power New York. From swapping out … Continue reading

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Michelle Kwan Inducted into U.S.Olympic Hall of Fame & Confirmed Ambassadorship

I’ve been behind on my blogging, but I definitely wanted to catch up with the recent news that on June 24th, Michelle Kwan was officially inducted into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, Class of 2022: Michelle Kwan (figure … Continue reading

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“38 At the Garden” – A Community Conversation with Jeremy Lin

Ten years after Linsanity, Frank Chi has created 38 At the Garden. The title is a reference to NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin scoring 38 points against Kobe Bryant’s LA Lakers. The upcoming documentary, which will be premiering this June … Continue reading

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