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I'm an idealistic realist, humanistic technologist & constant student. And what, you want to Internet-stalk me too? Why, sure.

Chinese Americans in the US Military

“I never expected to survive the war. So I was adamant that my death be honorable, be spectacular.” – Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee AsianWeek just reported that Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee will be in San Francisco from February 7-14 to … Continue reading

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Diabetes & Asian Americans, Part II: How to Make Diabetes Sexy & Fashionable

“When he asked me what was wrong, I could barely utter the word ‘diabetic’. When I finally did, my voice cracked, and I cried just a little.” This is the story of Marianne Szeto and how she discovered she was … Continue reading

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Diabetes & Asian Americans, Part I: Asian Americans More Likely to Have Diabetes

“It was January 23rd, 2002. I had been dehydrated for two days now. I was weary and confused, but other than that, I was a healthy, active 23 year-old. But that morning, I woke up slowly, crawled to the bathroom, … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Burglarized Because They Are Less Likely To Speak Up

Households listed with an Asian surname have been the target of a rash of burglaries in the New England area. This has been happening since 2008. Poughkeepsie police are warning residents about burglaries in Westchester County, NY and Stamford, CT … Continue reading

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Book Details 1911 Massacre of Chinese Immigrants in Torreon, Mexico

The first immigrants from Mexico weren’t Mexican; they were illegal Chinese immigrants. I know. Me sorprenden tambien. That’s according to the meticulous research by Robert Chao Romero, an author and assistant professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies in UCLA. Born … Continue reading

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3 Minutes with Harry Shum Jr. and Stephen “tWitch” Boss

If you don’t have the attention span for a full 24 hours, how about just 3 Minutes? This bite-sized action short features Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), Stephen “tWitch” Boss (So You Think You Can Dance) and Katrina Law (Spartacus: Blood … Continue reading

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Ramiele Malubay Makes Me Feel Dirty, So Dirty

When Ernie wrote about Ramiele Malubay, the 20-yo Filipina on this season’s American Idol, I thought, “Hey, she’s pretty damn talented! That’s a good voice!” Then I thought the same thing Brian thought: “That Ramiele is an absolute cutie. And … Continue reading

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Asian Fit Goggles: My Dilemma with Sunglasses is Finally Over

For a long time, it was hard for me. [Cue violin music] All the sunglasses I’d buy in the stores were so big and round. Not a good fit for my chinky eyes. But now Oakley has answered my prayers! … Continue reading

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Reducing Lactose Intolerance

On a totally unrelated note, when jozjozjoz mentioned latose intolerance, it reminded me of an experiment I tried. I, like many Asian Americans I know, turned lactose intolerant a few years ago. And it totally sucked ass. No more Cold … Continue reading

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Lil’ Kim Goes Asian – and Dim Sum

OMG. Is that really… Lil’ Kim?? She looks, um, different. This photo was snatched from gossip blog TMZ. Here’s a video the paparazzi took. She’s also been seen wearing that same outfit, so I guess she must really dig it. … Continue reading

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How To Properly Eat Sushi

New to sushi? Want to make sure you eat it properly? Watch this. In case you didn’t get it, this is comedy. Japanese comedy at its best. It was created by the Japanese comedy troupe The Rahmens. (Get it? The … Continue reading

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Body found on Mount Tamalpais is that of missing IRS agent

I’m not really sure what to write. I just heard that the body found on Mount Tamalpais is indeed Veronica Ruiz’s. She died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, reports SFGate. I’m conflicted about writing this. Not … Continue reading

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