Category Archives: Business

WHIAAPI: Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

I’ve blogged about the “bamboo ceiling” before, so it’s interesting to see that recently, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders had a panel discussion for their AAPI Youth Forum with the topic of: “Breaking the Bamboo … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Current Events, Discrimination, Politics | Leave a comment

October 25 in California is now Larry Itliong day

On June 30, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed bill AB 7 making October 25 in California Larry Itliong day.  Who is Larry Itliong?  He was one of the key Filipino contributors, along with Phillip Vera Cruz (shown on the … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, History, Labor | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

CAAM: The Golden Spike

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the western half of the Transcontinental Railroad by Chinese immigrants.Often, the immigrant Chinese’s role in this historic accomplishment has been literally white washed. As part of celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Center … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Discrimination, History, Labor, Movies | Leave a comment

Hannah Hong: Elite Yelp Restaurant Reviewer

Many Asian Americans are foodies, but Hannah Hong’s more than 1300 Yelp restaurant reviews (including review updates) since 2012 has put into higher level of foodie, the Yelp Elite Squad.   While there are individual Yelp reviewers who have generated more … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Food & Drink | Leave a comment

Warriors and Rockets NBA teams have Chinese New Year uniforms

The Golden State Warriors debuted uniforms celebrating Chinese New Year in their February 20th game against the San Antonio Spurs.  The Chinese Characters are said to say “warriors.”   They will also wear  the uniforms in their games on February … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Local, San Francisco Bay Area, Sports | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Josh Paler Lin’s Homeless Video: Truly Unstaged or Just Another Prank?

You may have seen this video released during the holidays where YouTube Prankster Josh Paler Lin gives $100 to a homeless man and follows him to see what he will do with money. The homeless man named “Thomas” goes to … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Local, Southern California | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Shark Tank: Coffee Meets Bagel’s Kang Sisters – Turn Down $30M from Mark Cuban After hearing that one of my closest friends and his wife are big fans of ABC’s Shark Tank, I’ve begun to watch repeats of the show on CNBC, and new episodes. If you’re not familiar with Shark Tank, it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Entertainment, TV | Leave a comment

Asian American Commercial Watch: Randall Park is not a “Dog Daycare Owner” I was flipping through a magazine, and came across this Chase credit card ad, supposedly highlighting “Chris Park,” a “Dog Daycare Owner.” Well, clearly, this is an image of actor, comedian, writer and director Randall Park, and I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Comedy, Entertainment | 3 Comments

Are Asian Americans Cheaters?

When Cung Le lost to Michael Bisping, UFC commentator and former fighter Brian Stann tweeted, “it didn’t pay to cheat for once, good start to the day,”  assuming that Le’s ripped body shown at the UFC Fight Night Macau weigh-ins … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Education, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Asian American Commercial Watch: Partnering with Khan Academy to bring you While watching the World Series, I saw the latest Bank of America commercial with Sal Kahn promoting  Kahn Academy and their efforts with It has been a little over a year since I first blogged about this effort, … Continue reading

Posted in Asian American Commercial Watch, Business, TV | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Jeremy Lin’s Focus made him turn down millions in Linsanity Endorsements

While he jokes about possible endorsements in the above video, Jeremy Lin revealed in a recent interview that he turned down millions in endorsements during Linsanity.  The reason?  He wanted to focus on basketball.  You might think “no big deal,” … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Sports | Tagged , | 1 Comment

What’s An Asian Name Worth? At least US$2600 if you are named Sam Sung!

Carrying an Asian name would seem to be a liability in the many countries – actress Chloe Bennet says that changing her Asian last name resulted in her getting more acting work. Former Apple Employee Sam Sung thought his old … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Technology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment