News Roundup

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tsunami homeless three years on

They were promised they would only be homeless for a maximum of 18 months. The local administration says the first batch of 200 houses will be handed over on Wednesday, three years to the day since the tsunami struck.
2007: The Year of the Asian Man - Not

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but 2007 was not a new contender for "year of the Asian man." Not by a long shot. If anything it was the year of the Asian mug-shot.
What Does It Mean to Be "Hapa?"

Wei Ming Dariotis, an Asian American studies professor at San Francisco State, wrote an interesting article on the definition of the word "hapa": Rethinking the definition of hapa. Prior to reading her article, I had a vague understanding that hapa was a Hawaiian word used to describe any Asian of mixed race heritage.
YouTube, Land of the Brave Asian American (also check out previous Slant Eye blog posts here on David Choi and Happy Slip)

Vast and brimming with trailblazing opportunities, YouTube is the Wild, Wild West version 2.0 for people seeking to create entertainment that defies the boundaries of traditional media.