Archive for February 15th, 2008

  • Red Envelopes: Save or Spend?

    Red Envelopes: Save or Spend?

    SAN FRANCISCO — For Lawrence Ling, his Chinese New Year lucky money (lai see) is headed for a savings account. Should the 11-year-old spend it, it will be on necessities such as school supplies.

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  • How Much Should You Put in a Red Envelope?

    How Much Should You Put in a Red Envelope?

    “Give as much as you would want to get yourself.” Richard Lum, 35, medical device engineer, San Jose, Calif. “It depends on the person you’re giving it to: a family member, a close friend or someone in the office? In general, $20 would be very […]

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  • True Tails: Rats on Film

    True Tails: Rats on Film

    If you believe Hollywood, the rat is a lovable and heroic friend to humankind. Look at movies like The Secret of NIMH or The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or even Mickey Mouse, who, despite his name, more closely resembles an overgrown rat. And everyone loved […]

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  • Daily Dose: 02/15/08

    Daily Dose: 02/15/08

    > Hayakawa Appointed to Orange County Fair Board of Directors > California Lawmakers Seek Delay in Vietnamese Deportation Plan > Voters to Decide Name of Vietnamese Business District > San Diego Asian Rapist Convicted > Pig Roaster’s Citations Have Filipino Consulate, ACLU Crying Foul > […]

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  • Arts Briefs

    Arts Briefs

    Margaret Cho To Teach SWARTHMORE, Pa. — Margaret Cho will take time to be serious before performing her comedy act at Swarthmore College. Cho, 39, will discuss issues of identity and representation in a “master class” for students prior to her sold-out show at the […]

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  • Sexual Tension

    Sexual Tension

    Dear Q, I am a Chinese American guy who has been with my boyfriend for two years. We’re currently monogamous, and though I get a lot of looks, I have honored our commitment. There’s just one exception: my masseur. I have known him since way […]

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  • Calendar: 02/15/08

    Calendar: 02/15/08

    The Art of Kabuki EVENT: AsiaAlive: Kabuki costume, makeup and cross-dressing DESCRIPTION: Nakamura Kanzo IV discusses Kabuki costuming and performs makeup demonstrations. Make your own Kabuki-inspired artwork to take home. DETAILS: Free with museum admission, Fri.–Sun., Feb. 15–17, Feb. 22–23, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin […]

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  • Lantos Leaves Behind a Legacy In The Asian American Community

    Lantos Leaves Behind a Legacy In The Asian American Community

    Congressman Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, San Francisco, 80, passed away this morning due to complications from cancer at Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Elected to office in 1980, Lantos was chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and a leading champion of

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  • Lantos’ Aides Connected Him To The Asian American Community

    Lantos’ Aides Connected Him To The Asian American Community

    Christine Padilla Having worked for Lantos for the past three years, Padilla is a field representative and serves as the liaison to the Filipino community.  Her job entails advising on Asian Pacific American issues and working on special projects.

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  • Edison Chen’s Tiny Surprise

    Edison Chen’s Tiny Surprise

    ‘DARK KNIGHT’ STAR IN INTERNET SEX SLIPUP Edison Chen’s salacious photos and videos, allegedly stolen by a computer technician, spread like a STD across the Internet in recent weeks. Why Chen kept evidence of servicing and getting serviced by Hong Kong’s starlet stable,

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