What happened to King-Sim Ng from the Manhattan Chinatown documentary?

July 19, 2016 / 0 comments

Earlier this month, The Atlantic featured a emotional and powerful documentary called “Aging and Alone in Manhattan’s Chinatown“.

Yikes! Jeremy Lin sports “bowl cut” hairstyle at Hornets practice

October 10, 2015 / 2 comments

While in China for the NBA Global Games, Jeremy Lin decided to wear his hair in a bowlcut at a Charlotte Hornets practice.

Marvel finally has a major character that’s an Asian American male.. and it’s the Hulk!

September 5, 2015 / 0 comments

It’s been a long time coming for Asian American male characters in the major comic book universes. We’ve had to be content with super-powered stereotypes Shang Chi, Sunfire and Collective Man, but we’ll finally have the first-ever Asian American lead character.

Is Lion Babe’s Lucas Goodman part Asian?

August 26, 2015 / 0 comments

I got my first listen to Lion Babe during this year’s Afropunk Fest and after seeing a couple photos of the band, I wondered if Lucas Goodman was part Asian?

Asian woman crowned Grand Champion of ‘Chopped: Grill Masters’ tournament

August 15, 2015 / 0 comments

Chopped has been on the air for six years, but I only started watching the show a few months ago. I’m addicted and happy that there are five seasons to catch up on.

Why Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’ apology matters (and it’s not because he’s sorry)

June 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Another month, another Hollywood whitewashing of an Asian character. This month’s episode: Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’.

Did you know that Jordan Clarkson was Asian-American (Filipino)?

March 25, 2015 / 0 comments

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and there was a post about Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson making NBA history.

Surprise Door: Here’s the NBA’s Chinese New Year commercial

February 20, 2015 / 0 comments

Here’s a cheesy Chinese New Year commercial from the NBA featuring Jeremy Lin, James Harden, Steph Curry, Benny the Bull and Dwyane Wade.

Does Panda Express have MSG in their food despite their claims?

December 16, 2014 / 23 comments

I normally avoid Panda Express, the largest Chinese fast-food joint in the United States. Actually, as far as my regular diet is concerned, I stay away from all fast food chains.

Grace Lee Boggs has given so much of herself. Now she needs our help.

December 9, 2014 / 0 comments

Grace Lee Boggs has given all her life and now needs our help.

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The Chinese restaurant as the gateway to the “American Dream”

August 29, 2014 / 0 comments

My family owned a Chinese restaurant in Plymouth, Michigan for more than 35 years. It was their livelihood and played a large part in our lives.  

Jeremy Lin ruthlessly posterizes his own mom

August 6, 2014 / 0 comments

Here’s Jeremy Lin and gang are taking to Instagram and dunking all over Palo Alto.  The coup de grace Jeremy jumping over Justin for a total rim rocker  on his unsuspecting mother, Shirley.

Love/Hate: Jeremy Lin will play alongside Kobe Bryant

July 12, 2014 / 0 comments

Jeremy Lin was going to be traded this off-season. It’s been clear that the Houston Rockets were trying to deal the guard, along with center Omer Asik, to go after some big name free agent names.

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Why Wen Hui Ruan was attacked and why neighbors didn’t help after

May 22, 2014 / 0 comments

Locals are angry that Wen Hui Ruan was brutally assaulted and died from his attack from 20-year old Jamie Pugh. Now after a memorial and some time to reflect, the community is outraged that no one acted sooner to get him help.

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Arthur Chu is winning Jeopardy because he knows the answers to the clues

March 10, 2014 / 1 comment

Arthur Chu is the 2014 version of Jeremy Lin. I know it’s weird to compare an NBA player to a nerdy Jeopardy! contestant, but in many ways Chu and Lin are similar when you view them through the Asian-American lens.  

Watch all of Arthur Chu’s Jeopardy episodes

March 5, 2014 / 0 comments

Are you looking to bingewatch all 9 shows of Arthur Chu’s dynasty? Here’s the Arthur Chu mega-playlist.

The keys to a successful blog is finding a niche and sticking with it

February 12, 2014 / 2 comments

I went to see Phil Yu speak about blogging at NYU the other day. If you don’t know who Phil Yu is, you may know him better as the owner/creator of Angry Asian Man – THE website dedicated to Asian American issues. 

Arthur Chu will take ‘HATERS’ for 500 and answer it correctly, eat your babies

February 10, 2014 / 1 comment

When Arthur Chu got the call to be on Jeopardy!, Chu decided to look up “Jeopardy strategies” not only so he could increase his chances of winning and not fall flat on his face on national TV, but so he could pull in max greenbacks.

MOCA: A must-visit museum for Chinese-Americans

January 25, 2014 / 1 comment

When I recently discovered that there was a museum dedicated to the Chinese American experience, I immediately placed it on my shortlist of places to go: museum, YMCA, Zara for their bi-yearly sale, and Prosperity Dumpling.

Nina Davuluri wins Miss America, reactions on Twitter

Nina Davuluri is Miss America, but not American according to racist tweets

December 26, 2013 / 0 comments

If I filed blog posts like I filed real files, I’d file this blog post in my tabbed manila folder labeled ‘NS;LX’  which stands for ‘Not Surprised; Low Expectations.’ Even if I didn’t flinch when I heard about all the idiotic tweets about our new Miss America, it’s still worth mentioning how ridiculously low the level…

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Jeremy Lin Forces National Discussion on Asian Americans

March 12, 2012 / 2 comments

As Asian Americans who grew up playing basketball, my sister and I have a keen interest in the Jeremy Lin phenomenon. We identify with Lin in many ways, so we’ve found ourselves deeply-invested in his journey — so much so, that we cheer for him as if he were a part of our family. Recently…

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Better Luck Tomorrow? It Depends On You

April 14, 2003 / 0 comments

Being an Asian American is a conflicting battle in cultures and common senses. Simply being has furnished each and every one of us a very unique experience, something we all should be proud of.

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