Category Archives: Entertainment

8Books Review: Rice is Life by Caryl Levine and Ken Lee

Rice is Life: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the World’s Most Essential Grain is a new cookbook out from Caryl Levine and Ken Lee, founders of Lotus Foods. It’s hard to disagree with a title like that. I mean, my rice … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Celebrate Filipino American History Month

Google published 10 Ways to Celebrate Filipino American History, which is appropriate as October is Filipino American History Month. The article talks about learning about and honoring notable Filipino Americans like Larry Itliong, Lea Salonga, and Victoria Manalo Draves. It’s … Continue reading

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8Books Review: My Diwali Light by Raakhee Mirchandani

My Diwali Light by Raakhee Mirchandani, art by Supriya Kelkar is a lovely picture book about celebrating Diwali with family and friends. With Diwali just around the corner (it’s on Monday), this is a great read for this time of … Continue reading

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The Daily Show: Ronny Chieng Teaches You About K-Pop

Not sure why Ronny Chieng of The Daily Show decided to do a piece on K-pop recently: The signature elements of K-Pop? Next level dance choreography and being Asian. Ronny Chieng digs into how K-Pop is used to boost Korea’s … Continue reading

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NYC Theater Review: peerless at Primary Stages

Jiehae Park’s dark comedy peerless about the high pressure stakes of elite college admissions is now playing at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. This twist on Macbeth features twin Asian American sisters, M and L, who … Continue reading

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Reporter David Louie retires after 50 years with ABC7

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area in the last 50 years, you probably have seen local television reporter David Louie. After working at ABC7 News for over 50 years, he will be retiring in October: After 50 … Continue reading

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8Books: Seoulmates by Susan Lee

Out today, Seoulmates by Susan Lee is a fun friends-to-lovers YA romance that tackles Korean American identity as all things Korean become popular in the U.S. It’s the summer before her senior year in high school and Hannah Cho thinks … 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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8Books Review: Mika in Real Life by Emiko Jean

Mika Suzuki is standing in a Target of all places when she gets a phone call that will change her life in Emiko Jean’s heartwarming new novel, Mika in Real Life. Sixteen years earlier, Mika had given up a baby … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday movie gets Jo koy the key to Daly City

Jo Koy’s upcoming movie “Easter Sunday” has earned him the key to Daly City in a ceremony on July 22, 2022. The Bay Area city known for its large Filipino American population is the setting for the movie. Easter Sunday … Continue reading

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Ms Marvel Episode 6 Review: No Normal (Major Spoilers)

Ms Marvel wrapped up its initial season with it’s finale, episode six titled No Normal. Here is my final episode and season review. Overall I loved the series but thought that the finale was a mixed bag.  Major spoilers below.

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Ms Marvel Episode 5 Review: Time and Again (Major Spoilers)

The Wife and I anxiously awaited  Ms Marvel episode 5 and found most of it enthralling and even informative.  Overall I thought it was worth watching, althoughI thought that this episode had some problems in my opinion. Major spoilers to … Continue reading

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