daily asian american stuff

Viet homeless charged in death of Viet homeless

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A San Jose Viet homeless man was arraigned today on murder and arson charges stemming from the killing two weeks ago of a fellow Viet homeless man, reports KTVU here. Quyen Nguyen, 41, is charged in Santa Clara Superior Court with one count of murder and one count of arson causing great bodily injury in connection […]
double atomic bomb survivor dies at 93

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only person officially recognized as a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings at the end of World War II, has died. He was 93: Double Atomic bomb survivor dies in Japan.
truong tran: the lost and found

Heads up, San Francisco. Next month, Kearny Street Workshop and Mina Dresden Gallery present The Lost and Found, the first solo exhibition of poet-turned-visual artist Truong Tran, running February 5-26.

Liu breaks racial barrier, takes oath as comptroller

John Liu hugs his son Joey as wife Jenny (second l.) looks on. He was sworn in moments earlier as New York City comptroller by New York County Civil Judge John Oing. Photo by Connor Adams Sheets

Asian Consumers Most Upbeat, American Sentiment Dips

By Susan Fenton

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Consumer confidence is strongest in emerging Asia, Brazil and Australia, but weakened slightly in the United States in the fourth quarter as Americans worried about job security, a survey showed on Wednesday.

Consumer sentiment was highest in Indonesia, followed by India and Brazil, and was weakest in Japan and South Korea, according to the survey conducted by the New York-based Nielsen Company a month ago.

Pacquiao defies Asian stereotypes, that’s why he gets accused of Steroids


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The World’s Most Confident Countries
Data from Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index

1. Indonesia
2. India
3. Brazil
4. Australia
5. Philippines
6. China
7. Hong Kong
8. Singapore
9. New Zealand
10. Canada

Kollaboration San Francisco is holding a talent competition and they want you to audition! Our mission is to encourage the Asian American community to express themselves artistically and break through media stereotypes while coming together as a community.

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The Growing Rate of Depression, Suicide Among Asian American Students

Asian American women ages 15 to 24 lead in the highest suicide rate amongst all ethnic groups, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Comedy 101 With Ali Wong

The San Francisco homegrown comedienne talks about what type of Asian Americans she thinks are dope, and why we may call her ‘Professor Wong’ one day.

Wong has just filmed the MTV show “Nick Cannon Presents Hatin’ on ’09,” which first aired Jan 1. She hopes 2010 will continue to bring more adventures.

“Um, no. I have no desire for success or exposure [laughs]. Yeah, of course that’s the goal,” Wong said jokingly about her future

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alex chung is new face of pepe jeans


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All Is Fair Staged Reading by Bao Phi

baophi.jpgSpoken word artist Bao Phi will present a staged reading of his new play All is Fair, about a dinner party with a Chinese American hippie Vietnam vet, a Vietnamese American who voted for Bush, an adopted Korean American graphic novelist, and a “fiscally conservative” Hmong American. Directed by Robert Karimi and starring David Mura, May-Lee Yang, Sun Mee Chomet, and Thuyet Nguyen.

7 pm
Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N, St. Paul
RSVP at (651) 645-5506

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Cute Chinese actress

Cute Chinese actress

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Michelle Kwan talks about her experience during her visit to an English institute for children
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School trustee storms out of meeting, alleges violation

Article Tab : Kim-Oanh Nguyen-Lam walked out of Tuesday night's School Board meeting alleging that her fellow board members violated the Brown Act.
Kim-Oanh Nguyen-Lam walked out of Tuesday night’s School Board meeting alleging that her fellow board members violated the Brown Act.
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A diverse anthology of immigrant experience
Boston Globe

Immigrants from Belgium arrive at Ellis Island in 1917. Immigrants from Belgium arrive at Ellis Island in 1917. (Upi/File)

The arrival of Asian-American immigrants is represented in entries that range from Edith Maude Eaton’s fictional rendering of newly arrived Chinese in turn-of-the-20th century Seattle and San Francisco to Korean-American Chang Rae Lee’s novel, “Native Speaker.’’

The last idiocies of 2009

from by Bolsavik
Not just one, but two idiocies relating to the same person. That person would be Al Hoang, aka Hoàng Duy Hùng, the councilman-elect of Houston. His honeymoon didn’t last very long.
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