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Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi

The military authorities in Burma have released pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi earlier today. The 65-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner (honoured in 1991) has been detained under house arrest for 15 years of the past 21 years.

Aung San Suu Kyi helped set up the National League for Democracy (NLD) party which won the 1990 general election despite her arrest a year earlier. But the military, which rules the Southeast Asian nation since 1962, refused to relinquish power.

Military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) won the country’s first election in 20 years last Sunday. The ballot was widely condemned though.

Read more about Aung San Suu Kyi on BBC (news) and Wikipedia (bio).

Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi from YeinJee’s Asian Blog

Come one, come all! Join the Panel Discussion about Dragon Chica and Cambodian American Cultural Rebirth at Eastwind Books of Berkeley, Sat. November 13, from 3 pm to 4 pm.   Eastwind Books is a very cool independent bookstore just blocks from the Cal campus….

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Bao Phi has been a visionary performance poet since 1991, and is the best Vietnamese spoken word artist out there, period. Heck, he’s in the running for the best Asian American spoken word artist right now. Here we share some videos of his performances–you have to see “You Bring Out the Vietnamese i

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Me racing in a XC mountain bike race.  Studying?  Uh, maybe later. Submitted by reader Jun Zuniga!
In response to this asinine article: In the vein of Send me pictures! I will post! LOVE

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This was created by two students at McGill – apparently where all the ‘White’ kids go – in response to this asinine article from Maclean’s Magazine: “Too Asian”

Teh Asians be taking ovar teh Universiteez!

It was beautifully inspired by the lovely blogPictures of Muslims Wearing Things.

Submit your photos and videos of Asians not studying (not limited to celebs!), and we’ll post them!


*NOTE: The article appears to have been pulled hours after it was put up! But now, it is back. In any case, it can be also read here: EHDT Studios.

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I AM KOREAN AMERICAN is an on-going web project that aims to collect brief profiles of Korean Americans.

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F.O.B’s Clothing was started by a group of young Cambodian Americans in Lowell, Massachusetts. They describe themselves as a comunity-driven business catering to the large immigrant population while respectively remaining inclusive to all diversities.

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Asian American actress Moon Bloodgood will star alongside Dwayne Johnson in action-thriller “Faster” opening November 24. Bloodgood grew up in Anaheim, Cali

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File - In this Nov. 8, 2010 file photo Oakland Councilwoman Jean Quan smiles during a news conference in front of Oakland City Hall in Oakland, Calif. Quan has been elected as Oakland's next mayor following a days-long process of redistributing votes under a new ranked-choice system that allowed voters to list their first, second and third-place candidates. Alameda County elections officials said Wednesday that the 61-year-old Quan received slightly over 50 percent of the votes, compared to 49 percent for former state senator Don Perata.
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Namsan locks of love, Seoul, South Korea

At Seoul’s Mt Namsan, thousands of love padlocks can be seen hanging on the fences around the base level of N Seoul Tower. Locks of love is a custom in some cultures where love birds would lock their padlocks at public areas and throw away the key to symbolise that their love will be locked forever.

Namsan locks of love, Seoul, South Korea

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Hooters Makes Japanese Debut

In the mass wake of all things western coming to the Land of the Rising Sun, Hooters has now followed suit with its first ever restaurant in Japan in the middle of Tokyo. It’s been five years in the making, but on October 25th the Japanese finally saw the advent of hot wings served by waitresses in the classic tank top and hot pants of Hooters fame. (more…)




One comment on “burma releases aung san suu kyi x may-lee Eastwind Books of Berkeley event x vaala’s holiday fundraiser x bao phi x asians not studying tumblr x edward hong x mondega x esna yoon x bittersweetasian x F.O.B’s Clothing x ed moy x moon bloodgood x jean quan x sucker punch x vanessa hudgens x jamie chung

  1. mayleechai
    November 14, 2010

    Thanks for the post! Eastwind Books of Berkeley is one of the true treasures of the SF Bay Area–an independent book store devoted to Asian and Asian American literature. The discussion was very moving and I thank everyone who took the time to come and share their stories!

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