That's it and your welcome for this bitchin' video from the past.
How many amazing people does this film have in it?
So it's great to be able to #TBT it because that means it really did exist (versus being on the cutting room floor or locked away in a vault never to be touched because it had Asian Americans in it).
Some Jason Chu in case you missed any from the last few months.
Was looking to get this out a little sooner - and while cool news is that it's funded in full (in part to the DDK) - you can still be a part of it - and you should be a part of it - because more backers equals more music.
And Yeah - I'm Giving You Some Of The Classics
Matt Wong on bass.
I don't know what video or music clip it is...
But when I do...
For now here's a link to Never Gonna Give You Up just because.
And yes - I'm no stranger to love either.
And for whatever it's worth - good or bad - for a moment I was like "Are they gonna let the Asian American woman talk?".
That was just me...
Cute dimples huh?
My random thought for a late Sat night is that sometimes we might get lumped into POC and other times POC is specific to Black Americans because as we know, many times the conversations just aren't inclusive of Asian Americans.
I think lately I've just been thinking to myself that while people use POC - a lot of times - speaking of the mainstream - they really just mean Black - sometimes Latino - but a lot of times Black - and while I have no issues (obviously) with communities tackling the racism and injustices of Black Americans - sometimes I wish people would just say African Americans/Black Americans because that's who they're really referring too (and sometimes it feels like people are too scared to say Black Americans - like somehow it's easier to say POC instead).
In that way sometimes it doesn't feel genuine to use POC as a descriptor because many times we're not included in the mainstream version of POC.
Guess that's it for now.
Back to strawberries and cream.
Good article down @ NPR on Danny Bowien, a Korean American chef who learned to cook Sichuanese cuisine and started up the Mission Chinese Food restaurants and is the co-author along with Chris Ying of The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook:
Danny Bowien, the founder of the Mission Chinese Food restaurants, didn't grow up cooking Chinese cuisine. Born in South Korea, then adopted by a family in Oklahoma, Bowien was already an adult living in San Francisco when he decided to learn how to cook Sichuanese fare, known for its bold, pungent, spicy flavors [...] Ultimately, Bowien wound up teaching himself how to cook Chinese food. Later, he opened the first Mission Chinese Food — a pop-up restaurant with a punk-rock, DIY attitude. Located inside an existing Chinese restaurant in San Francisco's Mission District, it was a hole-in-the-wall takeout joint that drew long lines and rave reviews: Both Bon Appetit and GQ magazines named it one of the best new restaurants of 2001.
I could listen to this for another 2 minutes+ but I'll take what I can get.
Great to see even though she doesn't need network television - although an appearance on Jimmy Fallon doesn't hurt.
Not that I'm really all that religious so I don't quite follow the news...if you can call it that - but who would have known that there was only one Vietnamese American bishop in the whole nation.
And now he's retiring...
Hmmmm - Bishop Slanty has a nice ring to it...
Ref it: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/vietnamese-700443-luong-bishop.html
I'm sure Bishop Dominic Luong probably has a better ring to it for that sort of thing over the long run...
Smithsonian + Jackson Florida + I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story + Free StuffTuesday, January 26, 2016
If you happen to be down in Jacksonville Florida check out the Smithsonian's I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story exhibit complete with a free audio tour guide which you can download @ iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wide-earth/id642854812)
The link to the PDF on the exhibit which runs through Feb. 28: http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wjct/files/201601/SMITHSONIAN.pdf
Nice to hear that after a semester of advocating by students and teachers that English 181A - Asian American Literature - go its due down at Harvard:
The increased interest comes after a semester of advocacy by students and faculty concerned with the College’s lack of Asian American studies offerings. Last October, the College formed an Asian American Studies Working Group, aimed at creating more opportunities for students and faculty interested in the field.Apparently about 100 students showed up for the class.
In addition, a group of undergraduates is pushing for more curricular offerings in Asian and Pacific Americans Studies. The group held a town hall in December to appeal to the Harvard administration to create a formal academic program in the area.