A List Of ALL The Songs From Netflix's The Brothers Sun (Cause You Know You Wanted It)

Friday, January 26, 2024

From the awesome article - which you should read in full from the Netflix site by Phillip Thao.


Episode 101

Ruth Brown “I Can Dream, Can’t I” 
Gizzle “Go Up”
Toro y Moi “New House”  
Sun Ra “Dreaming”   
Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band “PIMP”  
Yohan Jung “Cicatrices”  
Shawn Wasabi “Burnt Rice”  
Rina Sawayama, Pablo Vittar, Brabo Remix “Comme des Garçons (Like the Boys)” 
Boombox Cartel, Dillon Francis, feat. Desiigner “Drip”  

Episode 102

FireCityFunk “Surrender to Me” 
Deki Alem “Leave Me Alone”  
Toro y Moi “Postman”   
Li Xianglan “The Evening Primrose”  
Leisure “Money”  
Nancy Sinatra “How Does That Grab You Darlin’?”  
Dr. Octagon “Halfsharkalligatorhalfman”  
Hotei “Battle Without Honor or Humanity #3”  
Sonia Barcelona “Heart Station” 

Episode 103

Fabienne Delsol “I’m Gonna Catch Me a Rat” 
Shan “Palomino”  
Gong Linna “Tan Te”  
Ayo & Teo “Lit Right Now”  
The Rolling Stones “The Lantern”   

Episode 104

Peggy Gou “Starry Night” 
Chromatics “Toy”  
Lin-Manuel Miranda (performed by cast) “My Shot” 
Aziya “Chain Shorter”  
Yaeji “Raingurl”  
ZHU “Risky Business” 
Metro Area “Miura”  

Episode 105

Ray Davies “This Strange Effect”  
Jean-Michel Blais “Ad Claritatem Domine”  
Yao Lee “Ji Wei Jiu”  
Paul S. Glass “5029 DAMAGE DONE” 

Episode 106

Betty Chung “Bang Bang”  
Viva La Union “Alive”  
A Si “Zhi Ming Bu Ju” 
Kendrick Lamar “Humble” 
Plastic Bertrand “Ça Plane pour Moi”  
Priscilla Ahn “Find My Way Back Home”  
Anita Ward” (performed by cast as karaoke) “Ring My Bell”  
Willy Wonka (performed by cast as karaoke) “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket”  
Cat Stevens (performed by cast as karaoke) “The First Cut Is the Deepest” 
Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell (performed by cast as karaoke) “Your Precious Love” Haroula Rose “Spades” 
Erik Satie “Gnossienne No. 1”  
Bo Wang (cover of Cat Stevens) “The First Cut Is the Deepest”  
Cast/composers (cover of Teresa Teng) “Wang Ji Ta”  

Episode 107

ZHU “Risky Business” 
P-Lo “Going Off”  
Tzusing “Esther”  
Survive “Hourglass”  
The Kills “Future Starts Slow”  
boler mani “Cost”

Episode 108

Led Zeppelin “Your Time Is Gonna Come” 
88rising, Rich Brian, NIKI, Warren Hue “California” 

More Thursday Vibes: Ted Park, Parlay Pass ft. Jay Park - Dance Like Jay Park REMIX (Official Video)

Thursday, January 25, 2024


Stream Dance like Jay Park Remix here: https://open.spotify.com/track/2qdl36... @tedpark @parlaypass @moresojuplease Directed + by edited by Dell @fakedell Produced by Crookid Mixed by Dacota G @dacotag Hair and mua Cindy Soung DP Adam Gharib 1st AC Richard Song Gaffer Calub Harris FPV Sean Le Sablan Colorist John Razalo PA JD Park BTS Video Edward Kim Photo Jojo Kim Casting United Casting Agency Special thanks Madeca Derma, W Dressroom, Litco, Rocketman, Res, Won Soju, Chabular.

Retro Jen Kwok Vibes For Your Thursday

Thursday, January 25, 2024



At least do one!

And if you are curious about what the multi-talented artist has been up to, check out this 2022 article from Music Press Asia:

Silicon Valley + Vietnamese Americans + Historic Election

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

 From the newswire:

"Little Saigon may be on the precipice of electing its first-ever Vietnamese American to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, and a potential key voice in decisions on homelessness, mental health services and law enforcement spending.

The two candidates seen as frontrunners in the race for the District 2 seat are Vietnamese American women: Betty Duong, chief of staff for D2 Supervisor Cindy Chavez, and Madison Nguyen, who was the first Vietnamese American member and vice mayor on the San Jose City Council.

The other candidates are Corina Herrera-Loera, a trustee with the Alum Rock Union School District, Jennifer Celaya, a Native American founder of the nonprofit New Beginnings, and Nelson McElmurry, a practicing attorney.

“The hope that always comes with a race like this is that we are able to elect representatives who elevate our voice and can project an image of a community that has come into political maturity,” Huy Tran, a San Jose resident and community leader, told San José Spotlight. Tran ran for city council in 2020."

Read it in full here: https://sanjosespotlight.com/a-historic-election-could-split-silicon-valleys-vietnamese-voters/

Fun With Dumb #265: Sandra Oh & Awkwafina

Thursday, January 18, 2024


Fun With Dumb Ep 265: We are joined by the amazing Sandra Oh and Awkwafina on a very special episode of Fun With Dumb. Join us as they talk their new movie 'Quiz Lady', eat some Korean bbq, and much much more. Thank you to Rove Concepts for sponsoring this week's episode. If you're in the market for a new couch or living room furniture, check out: https://www.roveconcepts.com/ Business Inquiries: dfd@dumbfoundead.com Podcast Links: https://linktr.ee/funwithdumb Hosted By Jonnie "Dumbfoundead" Park Dumbfoundead: @dumbfoundead   / dumbfoundead   Special Guests Sandra Oh:   / iamsandraohinsta   Awkwafina:   / awkwafina   Watch Quiz Lady: https://www.hulu.com/movie/quiz-lady-... Intro Animation by: @yeetheeast Intro Song by: @sweater_beats Cameras: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/prod... "Fun With Dumb" Podcast Producers: Jonnie Dumbfoundead Park Dave Wu Johnny Chay #podcast #awkwafina #sandraoh

PFP Seeks Designers For Vietgone (Contact Them Now!)

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Peep it:

PFP Seeking Designers for Vietgone

Pork Filled Productions and SIS Productions are beginning to assemble a design team for their production of VIETGONE, by Qui Nguyen. The first few folks we’re looking for are
  • Music Director
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Costume Designer
  • Projection Designer
  • Lighting Designer
And we’d love to know about AAPI artists (because, you know, we’re both AAPI theaters). Contact us at oink@porkfilled.com with resume by January 19.
The low-down:
Director: Mimi Katano
Venue: Theatre Off Jackson
$1000 for Music Director
$600 for others
Rehearsals begin early to mid June
Load in July 29, 2024
Tech: Beginning August 2, 2024
Invited dress: August 6, 2024
Opening: August 8, 2024
Closing August 24, 2024

Pork Filled Productions is supported by 4Culture, the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA)/NEA and the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle

Beef, Steven Yeun, And Ali Wong: Killing It With Golden Globe And Emmy Wins Making History

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Watching "Beef" with Steven Yeun and Ali Wong winning these awards--Yeun and Wong both won Golden Globes for their roles--becoming the first and second actors who are Asian to win the award--as well as the show sweeping the Golden Globes and winning Emmys for Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (which is also a FIRST for an Asian woman) and creator Lee Sung Jin earning Emmy's for writing AND directing--

I don't know about you--but my 15 year-old self would have LOVED to see this, and I can only imagine what this means, and doesn't mean (like it's just a regular day in the park) to a new generation who is just growing up with this type of entertainment.

While the entertainment side of the house isn't the holy grail--there's so much from a representation standpoint, local, national, et al.--it means a lot in so many ways for so many Asian Americans--for us--because we get to see ourselves on the big a little screens, winning awards, where at the base it's simply: They like us and accept us and that means maybe we can make a inroads in other areas too (and yes, we can make inroads when no one else wants us to, but it's easier if we wave that support without discrimination).


Big ups to VIETNAMESE AMERICAN Ali Wong who gave props to her ex-husband. Shows the way for so many people.

CAAM + Watch Reel Midwest: Homegrown on PBS Beginning January 15

Tuesday, January 09, 2024


Watch Reel Midwest: Homegrown on PBS Beginning January 15
“Although Asian American communities are thought of as being more recent and located on the east or west coasts, the Midwest is a region with a long and rich history of Asian Americans."
-- Stephen Gong, Executive Director, CAAM

What comes to mind when you think of the American heartland? Well, think again, as the new PBS series Reel Midwest: Homegrown expands the public consciousness by shining light on BIPOC experiences in this region. CAAM partnered with Firelight Media to produce this limited series featuring eight short documentaries including Native American stories about seed and language preservation; African American and immigrant stories about finding community, and the story of Zee, a nursing student from China pursuing their dreams in a small town. Read about Hao Zhou’s inspiration for telling Zee’s story, on the CAAM blog and watch the series trailer on YouTube. Then get ready to watch the series on PBS, the PBS website and app beginning January 15.

100 Best Hong Kong Films By TIME OUT

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Peep the link: https://www.timeout.com/hong-kong/film/best-hong-kong-movies

I'm having a few issues with some of the placements, but my goodness--thank you for putting this together as it's needed to review and go over again in 2024...

You got that last one right?

Imagine Little Tokyo Writing Workshop with Susan Ito and Naomi Hirahara

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

From the JANM @ https://www.janm.org/events/2024-01-13/imagine-little-tokyo-writing-workshop-susan-ito-and-naomi-hirahara?fbclid=IwAR3Dsn_h88c1iv7mOn9nCNHop2m079TKMRSwDQGHygi60uqo8F42P4-aBBY

About the Event

Join award-winning authors Susan Kiyo Ito and Naomi Hirahara for an interactive writing workshop! Participants will learn tips and get advice for writing short stories that they can submit to the eleventh annual Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest

Participants are also welcome to sign up for a Little Tokyo walking tour with Little Tokyo Historical Society members, preceding the workshop from 10 a.m.–11 a.m. Separate sign ups are required: SIGN UP HERE


Presented by Little Tokyo Historic Society in partnership with Discover Nikkei, the purpose of the Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest is to raise awareness of Little Tokyo through a creative story that takes place in the historic neighborhood. The story must be fictional and set in a current, past, or future Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. The short story committee will be looking for stories that capture the spirit and sense of Little Tokyo. 

JANM + Oshogatsu Family Festival

Friday, January 05, 2024

2024 Oshogatsu Family Festival
Sunday, January 7, 2024
11 a.m.–5 p.m. PST

Join us as we welcome the Year of the Dragon with cultural performances, crafts, and activities for families and kids of all ages!

Traditional mochitsuki (Japanese rice pounding ritual) performance by Kodama Taiko.
Candy sculpture demonstrations by Shinobu “Shan the Candyman” Ichiyanagi.
Interactive storytimes.
Souvenir photos by cre8tive outlets.
Fun crafts and origami inspired by Oshogatsu and Year of the Dragon.
Scavenger hunt for prizes.
Free admission all day to see The Bias Inside Us, Glenn Kaino: Aki’s Market, The Interactive. StoryFile of Lawson Iichiro Sakai, and Common Ground: The Heart of Community.

See the complete schedule of performances and activities here.
Registration is highly encouraged to ensure a smooth and swift entry to the event.


Retro Randall Park + Bullies & Diarrhea

Friday, January 05, 2024


Amazing storytelling.

Behind the scenes Ronny Chieng

Thursday, January 04, 2024


Thought this was great to see the BTS footage and some of the real perspectives, as well as some of the inner workings of the Daily Show. 

Jeannie Mai + Jennifer Hudson + Divorce, Family, And Cash Apps

Thursday, January 04, 2024


Just a really nice interview with Jeannie Mai on the Jennifer Hudson show.

From YouTube:

Jeannie Mai opens up about her marriage ending in divorce and shares an update on her daughter. Plus, the host reveals what her mom is teaching her daughter Monaco and shares her family’s plans for the holidays. SUBSCRIBE Subscribe to “The Jennifer Hudson Show” newsletter:
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