I'm Gonna Need To Do A Run Of About 250 More Posts This Year

Monday, November 12, 2018

Apparently this will be the first year, at my current rate, where I don't average about 1 post per day for a year.

I get it--but you know--I feel like I should at least keep that stat even in my shitty days.

So I think that's gonna happen.

Organically though this time...

And maybe I'll bring back some BEST OF stuff this for this year.

Or just gibberish....whichever.

Cause I just care about stats?

Well...you know.

I'm Big And Sexy And Smell Nice. Asian Man Scent #1049283

Monday, November 12, 2018

Honestly, I'm probably not that huge, but I am pushing the scale a little--and that's okay.

I recently quit smoking--and while whatever--you are who you are--those smoke companies do target the shit out of the motherlands and I'm kinda like--enough chucking my money away so I can die a horrible death at the hands of a lung machine.

So you know...a little snack here and there...try to chew gum...but those sour candies keep calling my name...

And nachos...damn you nachos!

And leftover super spicy chicken from the Thai place down the road.

And 2 Whoppers for $6?

You know we like deals!!!!

So if I'm Asian, sexy, and maybe a little stockier--that's okay.

Asian Man Non-Smoker Scent #1049283.

Nice work if you can get it (and if you can get it from me...you need to twerk it 'cause you don't want me to squeeze the breadth out of you when my arms go out cause I've been pumping and jumping for the last hour--cause you know--I have more lung capacity--but my arms can only take so much....).

And on that note....

Watch For Free At CHOPSO

Monday, November 12, 2018



You can check out the free viewings they have @ https://chopso.vhx.tv/watch-for-free and then if you like what you see along with their other catalog, you can check out their service for $4.95 a month.

I do think it goes a long way to have a more options for free viewing--look at other services who started out with ad services--but when you think about other services like this, there aren't that many....or any...out there specific to AAPI.

Live long and prosper.

Is John Cho's "Searching" With $70 Million Worldwide (#65 Worldwide) Even More Of A Message To Hollywood Than Crazy Rich Asians?

Monday, November 12, 2018



What's interesting about this statistic is that while domestically it did about $26 million, the international release is around $43 million.

So while domestically it didn't do a $100 million dollar opening--while the numbers aren't available for the production budget, you know it wasn't as much for Crazy Rich Asians.

It had to be fairly profitable and I'm guessing with a lot less from a set/logistics standpoint (at least thinking in regard to something like CRA).

If you look at the movies in a $10 million range +/- of what "Searching" did--it gives an even more interesting view of the landscape ($dollar amounts are total, domestic, and then international).

57 Den of Thieves STX $80.5 $44.9 55.8% $35.6 44.2%
58 Alpha Studio 8 $80.1 $35.8 44.7% $44.3 55.3%
59 Hereditary A24 $79.3 $44.1 55.5% $35.3 44.5%
60 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Uni. $78.7 $66.0 83.9% $12.7 16.1%
61 Tag WB (NL) $77.9 $54.5 70.0% $23.4 30.0%
62 The Spy Who Dumped Me LGF $75.0 $33.6 44.7% $41.4 55.3%
63 Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony $74.0 $50.1 67.7% $23.9 32.3%
64 Sanju FIP $71.5 $7.9 11.1% $63.6 88.9%
65 Searching SGem $69.7 $26.0 37.3% $43.7 62.7%
66 Book Club Par. $68.6 $68.6 100.0% n/a 0.0%
67 12 Strong WB $67.1 $45.5 67.8% $21.6 32.2%
68 Love, Simon Fox $66.3 $40.8 61.6% $25.5 38.4%
69 Mile 22 STX $65.8 $36.1 54.9% $29.7 45.1%
70 Life of the Party WB (NL) $65.7 $52.9 80.5% $12.8 19.5%
71 Isle Of Dogs FoxS $64.2 $32.0 49.8% $32.2 50.2%
72 The 15:17 to Paris WB $57.1 $36.3 63.5% $20.8 36.5%
73 Adrift STX $57.0 $31.4 55.1% $25.6 44.9%
74 Early Man LGF $54.1 $8.3 15.3% $45.8 84.7%
75 Teen Titans Go! To The Movies WB $51.9 $29.6 57.0% $22.3 43.0%
76 Slender Man SGem $51.7 $30.6 59.2% $21.1 40.8%
77 Breaking In (2018) Uni. $51.1 $46.5 91.1% $4.5 8.9%

Good company to be in and if this didn't do well internationally because of John Cho--hog tie me naked in Sriracha until I pee myself.

And yes - also because of the good story, acting, and direction...

But you get my point.

Yes?

R.I.P: Minority Militant + BigWOWO Podcast

Monday, November 12, 2018

I was looking through some files and I had an mp3 file "MinorityMilitant_on_bigWOWO.mp3".

Hadn't listened to that in a while....so tonight I find myself listening to it.

I want to remix it with some music...

Get the original and post http://www.bigwowo.com/2008/11/bigwowo-interviews-the-minority-militant/ AND http://www.bigwowo.com/podcasts/MinorityMilitant_on_bigWOWO.mp3

Damn....

APIA Vote: All You Wanted To Know About The Midterm Election Results

Thursday, November 08, 2018

https://capa21.org/2018/11/08/midterms-asian-americans-continue-to-make-political-history/

What? DAEWON SONG Leaves Almost...

Friday, November 02, 2018

http://theberrics.com/daewon-song-leaves-almost/

One of the most influential skaters and co-founder of Almost skateboards--he's leaving the company he helped found (and I have to wonder what the terms of the agreement were, how much $$ does he get--I am always curious on the financials):

Daewon Song, a pro skater who is known as much for his sponsor loyalty as for his continually progressive clips, has left Almost Skateboards. He made the announcement this morning via Instagram.

Song cofounded Almost in 2003 with Rodney Mullen, and somehow he has managed to be at the top of his game throughout his tenure as a founding pro. Having appeared in the company's two full-lengths—Round Three (a play on Song's game-changing parts in World Industries' Round One and Round 2) and 5-Incher—Song is perhaps more closely associated with the 2006 promo Cheese & Crackers. The video features Chris Haslam (who also left Almost last year) and Song essentially one-upping each other on a mini-ramp, utilizing anything and everything that they could find. The video signaled an era of inventive skateboarding and its influence is still felt in videos 12 years later.

More recently, Song has become established as arguably the most reliable skate instagram account. Much like Cheese & Crackers, there is never a dull moment on Song's Insta. Having perfected the art of selfie video clips, Song is a shining example of the DIY ethic in skating.

Here's the IG post.



P.S. Random Sad Hot Girls: Lilly Singh + Awkwafina

Thursday, November 01, 2018



Maybe you've seen these, maybe you have not.

Either way - I did not - but I did just watch them and they were funny to watch.



While I'm out of the dating market (or even the right generation) - I am glad I was never one of those dates...or people.

Asian American PSA: Constance Wu And Jimmy O. Yang Want You To Vote!

Thursday, November 01, 2018



Also - just in case you were wondering (like myself) - apparently the organization in partnership does subtitles for everyone, because at first I was like "What? Why do they have subtitles here--they speak English MFs!"...no worries - AG.

P.S. Awkwafina Is Taking Over It All (Or At Least Google Assistants)

Thursday, October 25, 2018



I saw this maybe last week and I felt like they just cut her in--cause she's the IT WOMAN right now (well - at least one of them).

Like it.

I May Binge This....The People's Queen (AKA Fil Ams This Is For You)

Thursday, October 25, 2018



Beauty Queens are not born, they are made.

If you have been one of those dreamers wanting to become a beauty queen or if you're just simply obsessed with the glamour and even the drama behind the making of a beauty queen, this new show is for you. The People's Queen is also a good binge-watch for anyone who are fascinated by beauty and character transformations.

The girl with the wooden legs nails a walk that slays the stage. The bullied Blasian girl rises from her bruised past. The 'Wasted Beauty' is recycling all her confidence back to win a crown. The girl with a blank personality digs deep to reveal her real aura that shines brightly as a jeweled crown. And the clueless valley girl is the most 'woke' beauty queen in the mansion.

Beauty Pageant experts Cece Asuncion and Voltaire Tayag will wow you with how they transform ordinary Filipinas to extraordinary beauty queens.

Join 5 Filipinas (Katarina Rodriguez, Katrina Dimaranan, Nikita Elroy, Michelle Thorlund, and Jennifer Levy) in their Journey to becoming beauty queens. Behind all the glitz and glam, you'll witness all the tears, hard work and even some drama.

I Put My Money On ONE CHAMPIONSHIP (Versus UFC)

Monday, October 22, 2018



https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianmazique/2018/10/22/one-championship-is-positioned-to-continue-to-add-more-big-names-to-its-martial-arts-roster/#5a2038df5785

Eddie Alvarez signed with ONE Championship last week. That deal came just months after ONE signed WBC Super Flyweight boxing champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Alvarez turned down offers to return to both the UFC and Bellator and instead chose to chase a title with ONE. It was a major win for the Singapore-based martial arts promotion that has grown immensely since its inception seven years ago. ONE is now the largest sports media property in Asia, but it's not settling.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/find-your-true-calling-live-dreams-chatri-sityodtong

Today, I am blessed with the precious opportunity to live my dreams. Through our real-life superheroes at ONE Championship, we have the awesome power to ignite hope, create dreams, inspire nations, and change the world. Angela Lee is a great example of one of our female superheroes who will help to inspire women to do more, achieve more, and be more in life. Another wonderful inspirational superhero is Bibiano Fernandes; he grew up on the Amazon river in extreme poverty in Brazil without daily food and today he is one of the greatest World Champions in history. Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke and his remarkable life story is also yet another a living testament that poverty is something that can be conquered through work ethic, sacrifice, dedication, and humility. Amir Khan is yet another example of greatness unleashed; he was born with Tourette's Syndrome, but still managed to rise against all odds to become one of Singapore's greatest fighters in history. I am truly inspired by the countless examples of real-life superheroes in ONE Championship. In many ways, my life has come full circle since that night I saw my mother crying alone helplessly.

ONE Championship is more than just a startup to me. It is my IKIGAI.

Chatri Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC News, CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, Harvard Business School, Sports Illustrated, and many other major media. He is currently the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia's largest sports media property in history with a global broadcast to over 1 billion potential viewers across 118 countries around the world. Sityodtong was recently named "Asia's King of Martial Arts" by the Financial Times, and the “Most Powerful Person in Asian MMA” by Forbes, Yahoo! Sports, and International Business Times. He is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, Europe's top business school. Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.

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

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/10/16/asian-american-short-stories/

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.