Friday 3X: Kina Grannis + My Dear (Full Album Stream) + Write It In The Sky + Echosmith Cover (with Alex G)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Echosmith Cover (with Alex G)



My Dear (Full Album Stream)



Write It In The Sky Official Lyric Video

Big Phat Stats + "Asian Privilege"

Friday, October 24, 2014

Just some random thoughts.

Asian Privilege Lives In My Left Butt Cheek Along With Reverse Racism

I don't even know how this topic gets started, re-started, let's throw out everything we've learned from the application of the model minority and how it obfuscates the inequities that exist for the APIA community, but apparently it's coming up--talk shows, internal conversations, posts, comments, et al.

And I just have to wonder...

What happens when I get poison ivy and scratch by left butt cheek so hard it falls off?

Will my left butt cheek grow back?

Will I need to get therapy for my right butt cheek?

What if it never grows back?

Truly, and with laughable disdain, these are my thoughts on anyone who tries to push the subject that "Asian Privilege" exists.

Household Income Tells Me Nothing Of Racism and Inequality

My income says nothing about the racism that I have to confront, work around, or just hear about in my daily life as an Asian American and Person Of Color. At all income levels there is racism and inequality and that fact can never be denied and it truly is as simple as that.

Fine. Let's Talk Data

You can have four people in your household (related by family or not) where combined, everyone makes 120K. What that number doesn't tell you is the distribution of those funds. One of those people could be making 60K and the other three could be making 20K because they've reached the glass ceiling in their organizations - household income doesn't measure wage gaps by race (or gender) and by industry. At the same time, according to the ACS 2013 report, Whites still make more than any other group on a per capita basis and sure, while someone can argue about the mean versus the median, I can argue back that using this comparison, because of the distribution being the same across all groups (in regard to a calculated average) tells me more than household income, or the median income, about a specific group.

Is it as arbitrary and flawed as throwing out household income when talking about privilege and racism?

Yes.

But that's the point.

Because You Want Your Presidential Diwali Wishes

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Twitter Me This Twitter Me That (AKA APIA Male Twitter Love And Stardom)

Monday, October 20, 2014

In their own right you can say that each one of the people on this list is a star, but I thought I'd just check out some profiles and see how many followers they had (as of a few days ago) and wondered what, if anything, that said about their future stardom.

  • Aziz Ansari 4.37 Million
  • Harry Shum Jr. 1.02 Million
  • Kunal Nayyar 955K
  • Steven Yeun 628K
  • Sung Kang 239K
  • Booboo Stewart 192K
  • Daniel Dae Kim 156K
  • Justin Chon 138K
  • John Cho 126K
  • Daniel Henney 112K
  • Ki Hong Lee 110K
  • Ryan Potter 35.2K
Yes btw, Dwayne Johnson has 7.76 M followers, but he's a superduperstar so I didn't type him into this list.

BAAF 2014 Centerpiece Film: 9-Man

Friday, October 17, 2014

PMP Philms + Secret Asian Man + Boston Asian American Film Festival (October 23rd - 26th, 2014)

Friday, October 17, 2014



http://www.baaff.org/

Run Girl Run (AKA Kathy Joo Can Beat You In A Marathon)

Friday, October 17, 2014



Who was the winner at the Long Beach marathon for female runners ages 60-64?

That would be Kathy Joo, a skin cancer survivor from Anaheim.

And yes, she's way tougher than I will ever be.

You're A First: Vanita Gupta

Friday, October 17, 2014

From the National Law Journal:

Former American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Vanita Gupta will temporarily lead the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, the department said today.

Gupta will serve as acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division and principal deputy assistant attorney general. She steps into the role at a time when the department has zeroed in on civil rights issues with the ongoing tension in Ferguson, Mo., and when a number of department leadership positions, including Attorney General Eric Holder’s, are in transition.

Gupta is expected to be nominated for the position permanently in the coming months, a person familiar with the administration’s conversations told the NLJ. Gupta will then face the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Nice.

Your Friday Russell Wong Pic Of The Day

Friday, October 17, 2014



From HBO Asia's Grace.

Episode 3 Best Selfie Yet

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

That's it.

Vine Star: Olivia Sui

Wednesday, October 15, 2014



You may or may not like Olivia Sui (some of the Vines I've seen are pretty funny), but you will not be able to deny her 313,000+ followers and 51 million loops.

And sure we can talk about vines and re-looping but 51 million is still, well, 51 million.

Jo Koy Goes Chinky With Small Penis Asian Jokes On @midnight

Monday, October 13, 2014

I respect a lot of work that people put into their craft,

pay their dues...

etc., etc.,

etc., etc., etc.,

and I even have a couple of posts with Jo Koy's name in it.

But MF.

Really?

That's what you go to?

Small Asian penis jokes with #asianproblems?

Even the White People looked uncomfortable...

Early Morning Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Monday, October 13, 2014

Who Needs A New Girl? Self Love Is The Best Love. Definitely (^_^) When Watching @SelfieABC + Ratings Don't Lie

Monday, October 13, 2014



Just for the record, not everything sugary and sweet tastes good to me.

But this...

I'd like more please.

More John Cho getting sucked into Facebook circa 2011 wrapped in his grandma's shawl.

More Karen Gillan smelling like dead people because that's how you know it's vintage.

And definitely more John Cho wondering if his ex sees him as a stalker with a lactation fetish because that's just the way I like it (and I hope we see him with some great women of color too).

Timing Is Everything

Even though in the first two episodes I think they're still finding that right balance between comedy and drama (e.g. when Cho is meeting with his ex and we find out he's been a workaholic to the detriment of his relationships) I say give them some time--because they'll get it right.

Blackish, which I'm loving as well, has it's own learning curves, but they're both new, something different we haven't seen.

Let's give them some room to breathe for a while.

Those Rating Numbers Don't Lie

While people can lament number drops from the pilot, the October 7th broadcast of Selfie had a total of 3.99 million viewers, more than Family Guy (1.96 million), New Girl (2.61 million), Supernatural (2.48 million), and The Mindy Project (2.19 million). At the same time its 18-49 share was also the same as New Girl and Supernatural, and more than Family Guy and The Mindy Project.

Call me crazy, but that's not something I'd let go without a fight.

My Offering To The Cult Of Jeon Ji Hyun: The Jeon Ji Hyun Phenom* Remix

Monday, October 13, 2014



A long time ago I had found this mashup video of Jeon Ji Hyun and Phenomena, but shortly after posting it, the video got deleted and while I knew the way it worked (because anything can be taken down at any time) I couldn't help but wonder...and feel a little guilty because it was such a great video...

Fast forward years later and I thought to myself that I should give back to the community...err...cult of Jeon Ji Hyun (of which I belong).

So with new 2014 commercial footage alongside some classics I humbly give my offering for as long as it stays up.