AAPI Millennials: Put Down The Avocado Toast And Vote! In Pics!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Retro Old White People Clips (AKA When Jimmy Fallon Made Blake Shelton Try Sushi) AKA EXOTIC ORIENTAL FISH!! WTF!

Friday, October 19, 2018

I mean I just had to view it to see how bad it was going to be - I mean if you've never tried sushi before - at that age...

And no - not calling it racist - just - well - you know - well - actually - I might call it racist after all.

The exotic ORIENTAL SUSHI...

And while we all love us some Big Mac - c'mon...You've earned it?

Because you ate the EXOTIC ORIENTAL SUSHI?

I mean why not have some EXOTIC ORIENTAL "LADIES" there too while they were at it?

And then I wonder if after the EXOTIC ORIENTAL MASSAGE, Jimmy Fallon would have a Blond White Woman Come Out Of A Cake?

Because they earned it? And while getting an EXOTIC ORIENTAL MASSAGE is great - everyone would rather have a Big Ma...Blond White Woman?

Okay - Just sayin'.....

From The Harvard Crimson With Love On 5 Asian American Short Stories

Thursday, October 18, 2018


These two in particular caught my eye:

2. “A Flawless Silence” by Yiyun Li (The New Yorker, April 2018)

"Sandra said that she had called Chuck a bigot to his face, and he had called her an equally bad name. Min had not called Rich anything denigrating. He had married her because she was not the kind of woman who would use strong words."

“A Flawless Silence” is about a Chinese-American woman whose husband is a Republican and a jerk. Though set in California, the story has a strong New Jersey WeChat energy, which should be recognizable to anyone who has ever gone to a Harvard meetup in New Jersey or spent considerable time among the New Jersey-Harvard WeChat crowd; no other writer has so precisely captured the zeitgeist of this unique demographic. (If you know, you know, and vice versa.)

3. “Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying” by Alice Sola Kim (Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales)

"At midnight we parked by a Staples and tried some seriously dark fucking magic."

In “Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying,” a group of Korean-American adoptees casts a spell to be reunited with their respective biological mothers. At once hilarious, disturbing, and tender, this story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever missed or hated her mother. Fans of science fiction and fantasy writing in particular will be sure to enjoy Alice Sola Kim’s other stories, including “The Next World and the Next” (Lenny Letter, July 2016).

Goto the full article to read more.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

All I know is this MF's. When I think of DramaFever I think of the goodness of AAPI as well as the things we love like Asian faces.

I think grassroots.

I think back to that email back in '09.

Back to the party I didn't get to go to.

As I've already stated...I know I can VIKKI, but DRAMAFEVER IS MY MF BAE AND NOW I'M HEARTBROKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Let me just also add that I feel like from a business perspective everyone could have given us a little extra time - maybe a couple months - even 30 days at least. I'm sure they have systems to give all the account money back, but it leaves a bad taste in my mouth and I'll have to think twice about using some of their services because who knows when they'll be shut down?

Oh wait.

I have AT&T for my cellphone....

In Case You Missed It (Viet Film Fest 2018)

Monday, October 15, 2018


Sorry KMOV Channel 4. But FUCK YOU. You Should Print The Name Of Hilary Brooke. Racist White Lady

Sunday, October 14, 2018

While the article here is good in the sense that KMOV went to actually talk with D'Arreion Toles - the fact that they wouldn't print the Racist White Lady's name who tried to block him and then got fired---that just doesn't sit well with me.

So everyone can target D'Arreion Toles--for whatever reason racist people may want to target him--but no one can target the racist white lady?

So she can just vanish into thin air?


And I mean that nicely. In the sense that I just feel like that's hiding facts in the sense that if you didn't print D'Arreion Toles' name, maybe I'd be more fine with this--but his name is out there--so why can't hers?

To me, as a man of color--I feel like it's shady--like they're PROTECTING THE RACIST WHITE LADY.


To each their own...

Anyway - check out http://thedailyhaze.com/tribeca-hilary-brooke/ who seems to be the first to identify her--Hilary Brooke.

Random Shimin Li Tweets (AKA Food Network It)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

When Vietnamese People Rate Phở "Recipes" (AKA...You Call That Phở?)

Saturday, October 13, 2018

From JennyYang.TV / Bad Appetite Magazine.


Jaclyn Le (Portrait Photographer, UX Designer), Tammy Le
Thuc Nguyen (Co-Founder @forkandspoonapp), Thai Nguyen, Dan Nguyen
Vivien Phung (Chef, https://vivienphung.com/)

Wikipedia Says Butler Owns The Timberwolves...I Wish Jeremy Lin Was Here...

Saturday, October 13, 2018

I say fire Thibodeau.

Trade Butler for peanuts (cause he's like a cancer).

And while sure - it will never happen - get me Jeremy Lin.

I know....but I can at least dream a little bit can't I?

Midwest Playwrights: This One's For You

Friday, October 12, 2018

Get it. Give it. Represent it.


Call for Submissions for Midwest Asian Americans
Posted on October 11, 2018 by The Godfather of Asian American Theatre

The Asian Pacific American (APA) population is seriously under represented on stage. “Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings” is a staged play reading series intended to provide inspiration, space, and audiences for Midwest APA playwrights, directors, and actors. These are script-in-hand concert readings where actors read plays written and directed by Asian Americans. Presented by Asian Improv Arts Midwest’s AA Arts Incubator, “Our Perspective” is the first ever Asian American play reading series in the Midwest. These history making events are long overdue. Co-produced by Mia Park and Tanuja Jagernauth. Our-Perspective.com

We are accepting play submissions of plays written by Asian American playwrights in the Midwest for the 2019 Our Perspective: Asian American Play Reading series. Completed plays of all lengths that are ready to be read or produced are preferred. Our Perspective is not intended to be a workshop series. Submit completed plays to Tanuja Jagernauth at tjagernauth@gmail.com. There is no limit to the quantity of plays you send in and you may re-submit previous work. There is no cost to submit.

To be considered for the JANUARY 28, 2019 PLAY READING AT VICTORY GARDENS THEATER, Chicago, submit by November 1, 2018. Selected works will be announced December 1, 2018.

To be considered for the MAY 20, 2019 PLAY READING AT 1700 THEATRE AT STEPPENWOLF THEATRE, Chicago, submit by February 15, 2019. Selected works will be announced April 1, 2019.

To be considered for the SEPTEMBER, 2019 PLAY READING AT TBA, Chicago, submit by June 15, 2019. Selected works will be announced August 1, 2019.
Catch the October 22, 2018 Our Perspective reading at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theater of “First Data Gold” by Tanuja Jagernauth. Directed by Puja Mohindra. Tickets are $5 available here.

Actor auditions for the 2019 Our Perspective readings will be held in December, 2018 and January, 2019. Audition information TBA. Karissa Murrell Myers is the Our Perspective casting director.

Free internships available. Learn to produce play readings and theatre productions. Email Mia@MiaPark.com to apply.

Coming in 2019: Sue Pak’s full length play, The Fixer!

Lazy Rich Asians...And Jessica Gao

Thursday, October 11, 2018

You may have heard about this already last month - but maybe you didn't. If you didn't - hear you go:

What happens when you mix the insanity of Rick & Morty's Pickle Rick episode with the box office success of Crazy Rich Asians? The answer is a new series, pitched as "Lazy Rich Asians," that's in the works for ABC in the US. According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer and producer Jessica Gao is set to create the new series for ABC which follows the story of a young Chinese-American women struggling to balance the expectations of her overbearing family. THR reports the series will centre on Janet Zhao, a woman whose wealthy grandmother dies and names her as the sole inheritor of her will, making her the "unwilling new matriarch of the family."


We will have to wait and see.

Filipinos: This Ones For You + CAAM + Memories to Light 2.0: The Bohulano Family

Monday, October 08, 2018


AAWW Is Hiring...

Monday, October 08, 2018

Check out the link here @ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_uo9pBZimiDA36LeITwVsiwYpL4fcbSdFmYJ-Ed95Ec/viewform?edit_requested=true&mc_cid=7a6575b89f&mc_eid=a3943eb6b2

On The Supreme Court: Can I Just Say That I'm Tired Of Old White Men?

Monday, October 08, 2018

Because I am.

Democrats. Republicans. It doesn't matter.

And now the Supreme Court.

All governed by White People.

And Old White Men.

And yeah - I know - we're making progress - but still....it doesn't quite feel like it.


And In Other Awkwafina news: Be A Voter

Monday, October 01, 2018