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today in rss asian american news – feb 12, 2010

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Atlanta’s Transit System Changes ‘Yellow Line’ to ‘Gold’ After Asian Outrage

Atlanta’s transit system will rename a train route into the heart of the city’s Asian community in response to complaints that calling it the “yellow line” showed a lack of racial sensitivity.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority issued a statement Thursday afternoon announcing it would change the name of the line to the “gold line.”

“The expressed concerns regarding the use of the phrase ‘yellow line’ will be addressed in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner possible,” MARTA officials said in the statement.

The move to change the name to “gold” coincides with the demands of some advocates in the Asian community.

“Our thought is, why don’t you change it to gold? It’s really more of a ‘why not?’ question. Why not change it?” said Helen Kim, director of advocacy and education at the nonprofit Pan Asian Center for Community Services.

Naming it the “yellow line” was part of MARTA’s color-coding the entire transit systems by using primary colors.

“There was absolutely no intent to confer any negative connotation through the use of any of the colors chosen,” the statement released Thursday said.

FoxNews.com’s Joshua Rhett Miller contributed to this report.

 

Sanyo Xacti Brings Filmmaking Into the Palm of Your Hand 

 

Sanyo offers two new palm-sized camcorders to Hong Kong.

 

 

via angryasianman

 

 

If you’re in New York, the original Chinatown bad boys, Notorious MSG invite you to a Chinese New Year benefit concert this weekend. 100% of MSG’s proceeds will be donated to the Chinatown Youth Initiatives. Here are details according to Notorious MSG, who use much more colorful language:
Notorious MSG Chinese New Year Benefit Concert

 

Get your ass-pimples seared by the force of 1,000 sizzling woks, for a great cause! On Feb.13th, The Notorious MSG are having a Chinese New Year Benefit concert with 100% of the MSG’s proceeds going to the Chinatown Youth Initiatives http://www.cyinyc.org. With your help, The MSG hope that that the children of the CYI will one day grow up to blow some asses out themselves. YOUR ATTENDANCE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! This concert WILL SELL OUT so buy online now at http://www.ticketweb.com (we’re telling you now so you can’t be a whiny motherdicker and complain that you couldn’t get in) And another great thing, it’s ALL AGES! ALL AGES!
So get yourselves a few tickets and spend your Chinese New Year’s eve getting your rectum fried by the best anal blow-torch in the western hemisphere, otherwise known as The Notorious MSG. And even better, you will be helping some future Chinatown Hustlers get the help and guidance that can make a difference in their lives and in our future.
ALSO PLAYING: The butt-blasting vocal stylings of Corn Mo and .357 Lover! The diaper-wearing Japanese horror-punk explosion of Gelatine!
Remember, 100% of the MSG’s proceeds will go to the Chinatown Youth Initiatives http://www.cyinyc.org
Live and die like a Chinatown Hustler,
HKF
When: Saturday February 13th – Doors @ 7pm
Where: Santos Party House – 96 Lafayette St. (bet. Walker & White)

 

As Hong Kong Fever tells me, “The Notorious MSG is taking a stance in helping the community better themselves because these are the Chinatown Hustlers of the future. We will see them flourish and blaze a new trail through the world.” Indeed. Think about the children. For more information about the concert, gohere. And to purchase tickets, go here.

 

 

 

Sri Lanka: Return to instability 

 

Sri Lankan demonstrators shout slogans as they stand in a cloud of teargas fired by authorities during a rally in Colombo on February 10 held by opposition parties to protest the arrest of former army chief Sarath Fonseka. Sri Lankan police fired tear gas as activists of opposition and ruling parties clashed outside Colombo’s main court complex over the arrest of defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka.

Religious groups don’t want gays in Tet parade 

 

WESTMINSTER – Local Vietnamese religious groups are lashing out against Vietnamese gay and lesbian groups that will march down Bolsa Avenue during Saturday’s Tet parade for the first time.

Several gay groups from San Jose and Los Angeles registered to participate in this year’s parade in Little Saigon, organized by the city of Westminster. Group members said they are marching in the Tet parade to gain acceptance from their own community and educate the Orange County Vietnamese community about gay rights issues.

 

Article Tab : Members of various gay groups march in the San Jose Tet Parade in 2009.
Members of various gay groups march in the San Jose Tet Parade in 2009.

 

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Local Koreans Celebrate Lunar New Year 

 

 

ongdancecoSAN FRANCISCOIn celebration of Lunar New Year, Korean Center, Inc. (KCI) & the Intercultural Institute of California (IIC) are hosting an fun-filled festive Seol-nal Lunar New Year Celebration on Friday, Feb. 12th from 4-7pm. This event is open to the public. The admission will be $6.00 for adults and free for children.

Location: Korean Center/1362 Post Street, San Francisco

See www.iic.edu and www.koreancentersf.org

 

Lunar New Year with modern twists

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By Ryan Pangilinan

Northwest Asian Weekly

 

Smart Marketers Ring in Year of Tiger by Being Aggressive

A Look at North American Ads Celebrating Lunar New Year

 

 

 

 

Comcast

Title: Comcast Chinese New Year promo print ad and direct mailer

Client Name: Comcast

Agency Name: T.D. Wang Advertising Group, LLC, Seattle, Wash.

Creative Director: Becky Lewis, International Media Distribution

Account Director: Rebecca Deng

 

 

MassMutual

Title: MassMutual Lunar New Year greeting Ad, Korean version

Headline (English back-translation): Wishing you good fortune and prosperity in the New Year

Client Name: MassMutual

Agency Name: Admerasia, Inc., New York

Creative Director: Tuan Pu Wang

Associate Creative Director: Kai Po Leung

Designer: Ruth Ong

Copywriter: Dennis Clemente

Account Director: Yi Ping Lee

 

 

California Bank & Trust

Title: Serve All Generations

Client Name: California Bank & Trust

Agency Name: ES Advertising, Los Angeles

Creative Director: Jun Hasunuma

 

 

Time Warner Cable

Title: New Tiger

Client Name: Time Warner Cable

Agency Name: ES Advertising, Los Angeles

Creative Director: June Hasunuma

Art Director: Bobby Vu

 

 

Citibank

Title: Citibank’s The Year of Tiger promotion ad. Chinese/English Version

Headline (English B/T): Year of vitality. Year of roaring possibilities

Client Name: Citibank

Agency Name: Admerasia, Inc., New York

Creative Director: Tuan Pu Wang

Associate Creative Director: Orlando Lin

Designer: Yukari Ninomiya

Copywriter: Dennis Clemente

Account Director: Tommy Ng

Account Supervisor: Aileen Liao

Account Executive: Clara Lee

 

 

Bank of America

Title: Year of the Tiger Calendar

Client Name: Bank of America

Agency Name: APartnership, New York

Creative Director: Steve Lam

Art Director: Maggie Hsueh

Copywriter: Sherry Chin

Account Supervisor: Erwin Falcon

 

 

Southwest Airlines

Title: Fortune’s Arrived

Headline (English B/T): Good fortune has arrived. Welcome.

Client Name: Southwest Airlines

Agency Name: DAE, San Francisco

Creative Director: Sunny Teo

Art Director(s): Sunny Teo, Shinji Hasegawa

Copywriter: Dennis Chang, Roger Richards

Account Service: Edward Fung

 

 

State Farm

Title: The King

Headline (English B/T): Through the King’s protection you can find peace and prosperity

Client: State Farm Insurance

Agency Name: interTrend communications, inc., Long Beach, Calif.

Creative Director: Stephanine Pao

Art Director: Jeffrey Ma

Copywriter: Stephanine Pao

Account Director: James Kulp

 

 

Tridel

Title: Tridel Chinese New Year greetings

Headline (English B/T): Welcome to the Year of the Tiger; Welcome to prosperity.

Client Name: Tridel Corp.

Agency Name: Dynasty Advertising & Communications, Toronto, Canada

Creative Director: Doris Chan

Art Director: Doris Chan

Copywriter: Pierre Tang

Account Director: Albert Yue, Wendy Fok

 

 

London Life

Title: Freedom 55 Financial Chinese New Year greetings

Headline (English B/T): Meticulous and thorough, with threads and stitches, weaving out an ideal life

Client Name: London Life Insurance Company

Agency Name: Dynasty Advertising & Communications, Toronto, Canada

Creative Director: Charlie Ho

Art Director: Charlie Ho

Copywriter: Pierre Tang

Account Director: Albert Yue, Allie Yeung

 

 

MetLife

Title: Chinese New Year

Headline (English B/T): Fortune Tiger welcomes the Spring Celebration (New Year) bringing you prosperity and hope

Client Name: MetLife

Agency Name: IW Group, Inc., Los Angeles

Creative Director: John Leewong

Art Director: Edwin Chiu

Copywriter: Jephenny Cheng

Account Director: Betty Kao

 

 

Wells Fargo

Title: Cherry Blossom

Headline (English B/T): May you prosper in the Year of the Tiger

Client Name: Wells Fargo

Agency Name: DAE, San Francisco

Creative Director: Sunny Teo

Art Director: Gigi Lam, Shinji Hasegawa

Copywriter: Dennis Chang, Cindy Chan, Roger Richards

Account Service: Lilian Lee, Edward Fung

 

 

American Express

Title: American Express Chinese New Year Gift Card

Headline (English B/T): The Sought After Gift in the Year of the Tiger

Client Name: American Express

Agency Name: Kang and Lee Advertising, New York

Creative Director: Tammy Ho

Art Director: Kalun Nam/Albert Tsang

Copywriter: Madeleine Truax

Account Management: Kathrine Ferrari

 

 

Allstate

Title: Tangerine Abacus

Headline (English B/T): Plan for the Year, (To Bring) Auspiciousness and Abundance

Client Name: Allstate Insurance

Agency Name: Kang & Lee Advertising, New York

Creative Director: Tammy Ho

Art Director: Albert Tsang

Copywriter: Phoebe Wung

Account Management: Mindy Tan

 

 

Coca-Cola

Headline (English B/T): Year of the Tiger 2010

Client Name: The Coca-Cola Co.

Agency Name: IW Group, San Francisco

Creative Director: John Leewong

Art Director: Wonee Paek

Copywriter: Marty Lipkin

Print Production: Melissa Ross

Account Management: Charmaine David/Thuy Cao

 

 

 

 

 

Census 2010 is headed for miscount of Taiwanese-Americans

February 11, 3:57 PMTaiwan Policy ExaminerMichael Richardson

 

Census form showing the way a Taiwanese-American might get counted
Census form showing the way a Taiwanese-American might get counted
Atlanta Taiwanese American Association photo

Taiwanese-Americans who wish to be counted must check the “Other Asian” box and then write in Taiwanese. In the 2000 Census, 144,795 persons were counted as Taiwanese–but only on specialized tabulations of Asian respondents. For the general population tally Taiwanese respondents were counted as Chinese.

 

Asian athletes to represent the U.S. in the 2010 Olympics

 

 

 

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