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?

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.

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ can be the show that opens doors for more Asians in American pop culture

February 11, 2015 / 0 comments

As someone that hangs onto any thread of potential visibility for Asians in American pop culture, you might wonder why I waited until today, almost a week after “Fresh Off the Boat” premiered to finally watch the show.

My favorite kung fu hustle scenes

Kung Fu Hustle: The scene when Coolie, Tailor, and Baker defeat the Axe Gang

January 7, 2015 / 0 comments

I rarely ever watch a movie more than once. Even in the case of movies that I’ve raved about don’t inspire me to watch them over.

Lakers wear “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts: Why it’s important we see Jeremy Lin wearing the shirt

December 10, 2014 / 0 comments

As everyone knows by now, Eric Garner, a 43-year old African-American male, died after New York police put him in an illegal chokehold.

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.

Are Asian immigrants being targeted for MTA subway attacks?

November 24, 2014 / 0 comments

This is an article that I originally wrote for American FOBs. I corrected a mistake and made some slight edits to this version for clarity. 

Edward Blum: Don’t use Asians for your racist agenda (we won’t stand for it)

November 23, 2014 / 0 comments

(Reposted from 18 Million Rising) Edward Blum is really invested in Asian Americans getting into college. Sounds like a good thing, right? Think again. 

What’s so “stunning” about good looking Asian men?

November 18, 2014 / 0 comments

There’s a post being passed around Facebook that has its heart in the right place, but falls into the same trap it’s attempting to dispel. 

Are Asian immigrants being pushed onto subway tracks a coincidence or something else?

November 17, 2014 / 3 comments

I don’t know what number constitutes a pattern, but after a 61-year Chinese immigrant was pushed onto the tracks of the oncoming D train in The Bronx.

Asian collection at Cleveland Museum of Arts worth seeing

September 7, 2014 / 0 comments

Strolling through gallery after gallery of the vast Cleveland Museum of Art, I came upon the North wing — their permanent Asian Art collection — I didn’t expect much from it.    

The Confucius Plaza Apartment Building in New York’s Chinatown

August 31, 2014 / 0 comments

I have relatives that live in Confucius Plaza, sometimes referred to as Confucius Tower. Confucius Plaza is an expansive apartment complex with historical significance found in Manhattan’s Chinatown.  

Erhu: What is that Chinese string instrument you saw in Chinatown called?

August 8, 2014 / 2 comments

You just visited Chinatown today and you saw old Chinese men sitting on the corner playing a traditional bowed instrument. So you’re wondering, what is that Chinese strong instrument you saw in Chinatown called?

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.

Video of Asian Dancing Babies

God is good: Dancing Asian babies video

June 21, 2014 / 0 comments

Sometimes I actually click through to one of those fucking viral videos that Facebook’s algorithm puts in front of me and sometimes, I am actually glad I did.

Would you recognize Jeremy Lin if he was sitting next to you (in New York)?

June 13, 2014 / 0 comments

Would you recognize Jeremy Lin on the streets of New York if you saw him? I would. I wouldn’t even play it cool. I would kiss him and hug him and massage his shoulders. I would. 

Here's to the chinese q-tip

The Chinese Earpick

May 31, 2014 / 2 comments

When I was young, my mom would periodically place me on the living room couch and pick my ear and remove earwax with an “earpick”.

Footage capture Chicago police hurling racist insults, abuse onto handcuffed Asian-American woman

May 25, 2014 / 0 comments

Here’s another hit to any remaining idealistic view of humanity. Try not to be too effing jaded coming out of it and throw a bunch of shit on the floor like I just did.

Photo of Wen Hui Ruan

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.

Fake Facebook Post about Chinese restaurant serving cats, dogs, and rats

Fake Facebook Post: Chinese restaurant shut down for serving rats, cats, pups, and stereotypes

May 20, 2014 / 7 comments

Scrolling through my Facebook feed, I came across a shocking image of what looked like a frozen bag of rats/mice.

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