That above picture from the national review dear people has nothing to do with the goodness that is Taco Tuesdays - hard shell, soft shell, cilantro, onions, hot sauces, a smorgasbord for the family and a constant to look forward to - sure, sometimes it happens to be Taco Wednesday, but I blame that on work and the trials of living a daily life as a human and because I can't always wait for White Castle Wednesday...
No. The above is nothing even close to the tasty morsels and family bonding time of beef and other meat goodness wrapped inside a corn tortilla, and no - your eyes do not deceive you.
It really is another White Girl doing the Culture Is A Costume dance sponsored by the sorority of Alpha Delta Pi (at the California State University Fullerton) before they got busted for being White Girls Without A Clue.
If only it were a movie...
EEOC Headlines: Judge Approves $2.4 Million EEOC Settlement with Four Hawaii Farms for over 500 Thai FarmworkersTuesday, September 16, 2014
From the EEOC:
U.S. District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi in Hawaii has approved settlements between the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and four Hawaii farms totaling $2.4 million for about 500 Thai farmworker victims of national origin discrimination and retaliation, the EEOC announced today. The settlement encompasses monetary relief, options for jobs and benefits, housing, other reimbursements of expenses, and sweeping injunctive relief remedies. The four farms are Mac Farms of Hawaii, LLC [nka MF Nut Co., LLC]; Kauai Coffee Company, Inc., [nka McBryde Resources, Inc.]; Kelena Farms, Inc. and Captain Cook Coffee Company, Ltd.
The EEOC initially filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii in April 2011 against farm labor contractor Global Horizons and six farms in Hawaii on behalf of the Thai farmworkers. (EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc. d/b/a Global Horizons Manpower, Inc., Captain Cook Coffee Co., Ltd., Del Monte Fresh Produce (Hawaii), Inc., Kauai Coffee Company, Inc., Kelena Farms, Inc., Mac Farms of Hawaii, LLC, Maui Pineapple Co., et al, Case No. CV-11-00257-LEK- RLP). One of the farms, Del Monte Fresh Produce, already settled for $1.2 million in November 2013.
In March 2014, Judge Kobayashi ruled that Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Global Horizons was liable for the pattern or practice of harassing, discriminating against and retaliating against hundreds of Thai farmworkers in the U.S. based on their national origin and race, in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. The EEOC named the farms in Hawaii as defendants, asserting that they were joint employers with the labor contractor, and liable due to the acts committed by Global Horizons. Global Horizons and Maui Pineapple Company remain as the only defendants left in the case, although default judgments were entered by the court.
"We worked and lived under terrible conditions, treated like animals in a cage," said Phirom Krinsoongnoen, one of the victimized Thai farmworkers. "We were housed in an overcrowded place with a few rooms but many workers, and threatened almost daily. I am grateful that the EEOC is here to help people like me.
“Supermodelme: Femme Fatale,” newest season of the reality modeling show will premiere on September 23 at 8/7 Central.
The reality show features a grueling competition in which 12 aspiring models of Asian heritage are paired against one another to launch a career in the fashion industry. Filmed in Hong Kong, this season of “Supermodelme: Femme Fatale” pushes models to their limits with difficult tasks and unique fashion and beauty collaborations.
This season’s judges are Kim Robinson, one of the world’s most sought after stylists; Lisa Selesner, international supermodel; Dominic Lau, host of E! News Asia; and Ase Wang, model and actress.
And funds go to...
- #NailedIt: Vietnamese & The Nail Industry by Adele Pham/Producer I. Adele Ray
- Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory by Tony Nguyen/Producer Steven Okazaki
- The Last Season by Sara Dosa/Producer Josh Penn
- Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres by Suzanne Joe Kai
- Rightfooted by Nick Spark/Producer Mona Lisa Yuchengco
- Tashi’s Turbine by Amitabh Joshi/Co-producers Erik Spink and Nabin Uprety
- Last Days in Vietnam produced by Rory Kennedy for American Experience
- Tough Love by Stephanie Wang-Breal/Producer Carrie Weprin and Co-Producer Ursula Liang
- Tyrus Wong: Brushstrokes in Hollywood by Pamela Tom/Producers Gwen Wynne and Tamara Khalaf/Co-producer Linda Barry
Last week saw the film Đập Cánh Giữa Không Trung aka Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere - win an award at the 29th Venice International Films’ Critics Week by the FEDEORA jury for Best Film.
Dear White Guy Who Tried To Steal My Cart,
First, I don't necessarily blame you for wanting to be lazy because by nature sometimes people are lazy, and coming from someone who is really lazy, I understand laziness. Sure, not everyone indulges their laziness by trying to run off with someone else's cart while there are actually items in the cart, while the person is standing just a few feet away from it looking at another isle, but again, I understand the mentality of being lazy, as well as the mentality of that laziness manifesting itself into rudeness, entitlement, and just being a general stick in the mud. But while I understand the mentality of it all - it doesn't mean I'm going to allow it either.
See, out of the corner of my eye I noticed someone (that would be you) breathing heavily around my cart filled with all of the items that I had to get for my DIY project - and while in some ways I knew what you were thinking - I didn't actually think you would take my cart.
But I didn't say anything while you were secretly lusting after it because you didn't do anything at that point and there's no crime against lusting after something.
But then you touched it.
You went from leering and semi-pervy to all out kidnapper and cart molester crazy.
Sure, I was wrapped up in the mesmerizing array of all things rain gutter extension so I didn't notice it right at that second, but deep down, viscerally, I knew.
I could feel the bad touch
It was like it was happening in slow-mo (and I could also hear the cart whisking away).
Sure, you probably just figured the dumbass/meek Asian guy wouldn't know what was going on and even if he did what was he gonna do about, but I guess that didn't quite work out for you did it?
No. No it did not.
As I quickly made a left back out to the main isle I saw you trying to slither away making a dart into another section of the store.
But there was no hiding that day (and just for the record I bet you didn't think I could run that fast in flip flops huh?).
I didn't beat you down though or scream at the top of my lungs "FUCKING THIEF MOTHERFUCKER!" when I got to you. I simply put my hand on the cart and said sternly "Hey man - that's my cart." to which you said "Oh...yeah...these must be your items.." - not really looking me in the eye (because I'm sure it was a little embarrassing seeing as how there were sales people and other customers around at that time when I snagged you like we were on To Catch A Predator).
And then I noticed why you were so lazy.
You had put a 50 lb. bag of cement mix in the cart. You didn't want to actually go to the front of the store to get a cart to put the cement mix in, and seeing how you lumbered getting that bag out of the cart, I can see that you wouldn't have been able to bring that up to the checkout in your condition (I guess being a larger White Guy doesn't mean you can lift 50 lbs for an extended amount of time especially when you expend so much energy on being a Class A Dick) - so again, I understand you wanting to be lazy.
But next time, if I were you, I'd probably just get over the feeling of wanting to be lazy and entitled - and instead of stealing someone else's cart - just be respectful and get your own because if I was in a different mood you might have gotten a flip flop to the head.
Or possibly up your ass.
Hug and kisses and btw, frosting your tips really isn't a good look for you,
#applelive Crashes Like A Mofo. Biggest story is the woman translating to Chinese. She's now a star.Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Check it out and get some free stuff.
Filmmakers Narissa Lee and Kar Yin Tham (CAAM’s Director of Education) talked to the men behind the screwball comedy AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS (CAAMFest 2014 and CAAMFest San Jose 2014): filmmakers Stephen Dypiango and Patrick Epino, and actor Dante Basco.
Visit CAAM's blog to hear the conversation, recorded just before the film’s world premiere at CAAMFest 2014 in March. Visit CAAMedia.org to buy tickets to see the film at CAAMFest San Jose on September 6th at 8:30pm. CAAM is also giving away two AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS t-shirts and a poster. To enter, “like” our CAAMFest Facebook Page and in the post comments section tell us who your favorite bad guy is. The winner will be randomly selected.
Decided to back to the archives and check out some of what I was posting back in 2007.
Goh Nakamura's Embarcadero Blues
And Then There Was That Shot At Love
Where has she gone too (oh wait...)? That premiere seems like just yesterday...er many many years ago.
Lum, better known as rapper Awkwafina, began her music education at 11 with the trumpet and went on to attend New York City’s famed LaGuardia High School (Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks are also alumni). But it wasn’t until college that the Queens native invested in her music in a way she hadn’t before. “When I went to college, it became more of a hobby and that’s when I think I got the realest music education,” she said. “It wasn’t something that I had to do. It wasn’t an obligation.”
Read in full here.