Category Archives: (featured)

Disparities in Academic Achievement Among Different Asian Ethnic Groups

“What are you?” asked the Chinese graduate student, looking at me.  We had hired him and a Korean graduate student to intern in my research group.  They knew I was some kind of Asian but they couldn’t figure out what … Continue reading

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Philippine Media Banned from Interviewing Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Recent Press Conference

A recent press conference by Golden Boy Productions about the Floyd Mayweather / Shane Mosley fight allowed media groups access to the press conference… except for Filipino media. Did they fear answering the possible questions that would arise about Mayweather’s … Continue reading

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John Park Booted Off American Idol

So I guess 2010 won’t be the year of the Asian American Idol with 21 year old John Park being voted off the show last night with 3 other contestants. Even though I’m not one of those AI fanatics who … Continue reading

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How to Cook Korean Food: Maangchi’s Korean Cooking Blog

I love to cook. I take Italian cooking class (making my own ricotta cheese!), love watching the Food Network and make pizza, bread, cakes and homemade ice cream during the weekends. Korean cooking, on the other hand, has always been … Continue reading

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“Formosa Betrayed” Opens in Selected Cities 2/26: Win Tickets to Opening Weekend in Berkeley!

UPDATE: Congrats to the winner! “alicewong” will be seeing the movie this weekend at Landmark’s Shattuck! Also, filmmaker Will Tiao will speak with audiences for Q&As on Friday, February 26, at AMC Cupertino Square 16 in Cupertino at 1:40 showtimes, … Continue reading

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Daily Candy DC Mixes Up Chinese & Japanese: Makes No “Sensei”

If you live in a big city, you may have subscribed to Daily Candy for their dispatches regarding things to do, places to shop, and where to eat. In the latest “Weekend Guide” from Washington, D.C., Daily Candy recommends the … Continue reading

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Figure Skating in the Vancouver Olympics: Yu-na Kim

Figure skating is my favorite Winter Olympic sport. Sadly, the figure skating world in the U.S. lately doesn’t have the Kristi Yamaguchis and Nancy Kerrigans I’ve loved in the past. But I will be watching this year’s women’s competition closely … Continue reading

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Asians Offended by Atlanta’s New “Yellow Line”

Asians are offended by a recent decision by MARTA — Atlanta’s rail system — to name its line from Atlanta’s Airport to Doraville “the Yellow Line.” And by “Asians are offended,” I mean, “some Asians are offended, and the rest … Continue reading

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The Saint’s Scott Fujita: Probably More Japanese Than You

I’m hardly a football fan by any means, but because I have a lot of blogger friends who live in New Orleans, I’ve become a temporary fan of the Saints. (Never been to the Superbowl! Obligatory story of the Superdome … Continue reading

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Hiroyuki Sanada: New Asian Guy on Lost!

If you’re like me, then you’re probably sitting at your desk at work, surrounded by fanatical coworkers discussing last night’s premiere of Lost. Yes, it’s the start of the final season and yes, more questions have been asked than answered … Continue reading

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Reckless Tortuga on Asian Tattoos and Clothing

By Kristian “If you’re not Asian, stay away from Asian characters! Shay Shay.” You’ve seen them on the street and maybe you’re dating them.  Non Asians wearing clothing or tattoos of Chinese & Japanese characters is nothing new.  However, it … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Radio Shack

Radio Shack just launched this inexplicable commercial titled “Sensei” promoting the fact that they carry cell phones from three different wireless carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. All the elements of an annoying commercial for Asian Americans – a stereotypical screaming … Continue reading

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