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About phil

My name is Phil. I’m from Southern California, just trying to survive everyday life here working and doing whatever I can. I’m a fan of basketball and other various forms of entertainment. Even though So Cal has a lot of Asians, surprisingly I didn’t grow up around many Asians/Asian-Americans but thanks to the internet we can all benefit from this form of communication.

Why did UFC Use the Communist Vietnamese Flag for Cung Le?

A recent title card at UFC 139 showed UFC fighter Cung Le with the Communist Vietnamese Flag, even though Cung Le was born in South Vietnam three days before the fall of Saigon and represents San Jose, California. Either someone … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin to Sign with The Golden State Warriors

It might not take a 1 Hour special like Lebron James, but after raising mainstream attention through his play at the NBA Las Vegas summer league, Jeremy Lin finally has his chance to play for an NBA team, as he … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin’s Pursuit of the NBA

I decided to watch the 2010 NBA Draft this year hoping to see Jeremy Lin getting drafted, especially by the L.A. Lakers. When the #43 and #58 had passed and Lin’s name wasn’t announced, I still had hope because I … Continue reading

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Poreotix Wins America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5

The six member crew of Can Nguyen (19), Lawrence “Law” Devera (21), Andrew “Chad” Mayate (20), Justin “Jet Li” Valles (20), Charles Nguyen (20), and Matt “Dumbo” Nguyen (20) were matched up against the remaining Canadian dance crew, BluePrint, which … Continue reading

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Poreotix (aka Poreotics) on America’s Best Dance Crew

America’s Best Dance Crew is back and this season — just like every other season — practically every crew has an Asian member and the all-Asian crew. The all-Asian crew this season is Poreotix (aka Poreotics); these guys got the … Continue reading

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Asian Basketball Players: With Yao out, will it be the Year of the Yi?

It’s my favorite time of the year again; basketball season! Unfortunately for Yao Ming fans, Yao may be out the entire season due to having surgery on his broken left foot. However, besides watching the L.A. Lakers defend their title as the … Continue reading

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Fight on MUNI Bus Captured on YouTube

I may have been disappointed after watching Kimbo Slice fight on The Ultimate Fighter, but I didn’t have to wait long to watch another fight — this news segment on a fight between an Asian and Black woman on a … Continue reading

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Mike Shinoda’s Glorious Excess (Dies) at the Japanese American National Museum

Mike Shinoda is widely known through his work with the band Linkin Park, although I’m more of a fan of his hip-hop/rap project Fort Minor and his album, The Rising Tied. He also has a degree in illustration, and is … Continue reading

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Quest Crew Wins America’s Best Dance Crew Season 3

Quest Crew are the winners of Season 3’s America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV. The seven members of Quest are Victor Kim (22), Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval (23), Steve Terada (24), Ryanimay Conferido (25), Feng (26), Brian Hirano (26) and Hok … Continue reading

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The Return of Hines Ward: The Hopeful, Happy Approach

America is a country where race seems to always be mentioned: there are stories about Asians struggling with identity stereotypes, and others not associated with being Asian American. Tiger Woods comes to mind, of course, but there are others: Michelle … Continue reading

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More Jeremy Lin, and Why Yesterday Was a Good Day for Asian Basketball Fans

Wednesday was a great day for basketball, at least for Asian or Chinese fans. Whether you think Taiwanese is the same as Chinese, or you think Asian or Asian-American, what do you think of when you hear the name of … Continue reading

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Can You Name Any Asians Playing Basketball Besides Yao Ming?

When people talk about basketball in the U.S., it’s rare to hear any Asian players. And if they happen to mention an Asian player in the NBA, most likely it’s going to be Yao Ming. With the success of Yao … Continue reading

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