Author Archives: Mary

About Mary

I was born in Hong Kong then moved to Los Angeles at a young age. I like to volunteer at a local health clinic, do scientific research, take photographs of sceneries and food, write, and dance for fun! One word to describe me: spontaneous || What I like to do the most: Eat yummy food and write about it!!! || Something I can't live without: blogging! || Goals in life: Travel around the world || My dream: To help others and save the world like Wonder Woman

Asian American Whiz Kid About to Graduate from UCLA at Age 14

“People need to know you don’t really need to be a genius. You just have to work hard and you can accomplish anything,” says the fourteen year old college graduate, Moshe Kai Cavalin. Words of inspiration from a little guy? It … Continue reading

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Fung Brothers: The Jeremy Lin Effect 2- LINSANITY

To be honest, I don’t keep up with basketball too much. I only watch games here and there, but even I know that Jeremy Lin is being talked about everywhere about how he’s leading Knicks to victory and making his … Continue reading

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Is Classical Music Alive For Long?

It has been said that playing an instrument as a child is the greatest predictor of concert attendance as an adult. I can relate because I started taking piano lessons when I was eight and I continued learning for 10 … Continue reading

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Vanessa Hudgens Talks About Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, starring Vanessa Hudgens, Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Michael Caine and Luis Guzman, is a family adventure that is coming to theaters in February 10. This movie is a continuation of the 2008 worldwide sensation, Journey … Continue reading

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Defenseless Asian Teen Attacked By Seven Others

WARNING: Video above contains violent content and NSFW language. This past weekend, there was footage released of a newly immigrated Chinese teen getting assaulted by seven others in Chicago. Some of them were even Asian Americans. From the video, it … Continue reading

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“Asian Glow” Increases Risk of Esophageal Cancer

After consecutive months of holiday celebrations by getting wasted followed by nasty hangovers the next day…does this sound familiar to any of you? Had it ever cross your mind why your friends or you have Asian glow and others don’t? … Continue reading

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Korean-Canadian Virologist Develops HIV Vaccine Approved for Human Testing

Researchers from University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario developed an HIV vaccine that uses whole HIV virus, but it is engineered so that it cannot cause HIV in recipients. The vaccine has been shown to stimulate strong immune response … Continue reading

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A New Form of Corporal Punishment: Parents Finding Others to Beat Their Children

This past weekend a 15 year old boy was struck approximately 12 times with a metal pole on the back of the leg, which caused injuries. He was beaten because the parents found a lighter and suspected the boy had … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day: China’s HIV Cases On The Rise

Have the transmission and spreading of AIDS been controlled since it was first identified 30 years ago? In recent years, the diagnoses of AIDS among APAs have increased steadily. HIV/AIDS infections are not only on the rise in the United … Continue reading

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Taiwan Working To Legalize Prostitution

In early November, Taiwan revised the Social Order Maintenance Act in which prostitution is legal in designated red-light districts. However, no local governments have been willing to create these zones. This is a highly controversial matter and there are split … Continue reading

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Anya Ayoung-Chee Is Second Asian Woman To Win Project Runway

What girl doesn’t want beauty and a good sense of fashion? Anya Ayoung-Chee apparently has both. She is the winner of Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2008 and the newest winner of Project Runway. This makes her the second winner … Continue reading

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AAP Student at UCLA Gives Tips to Fellow College Students

UCLA students seem to all want to stand out and make a difference–from Alexandra Wallace to Chris Jeon, etc. Recently, we stumbled across a tumblr page that provided all the useful information a fellow Bruin would want to know. Christine … Continue reading

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