Archive for September 5th, 2008

  • Speakers Honor McCain as American Patriot

    Speakers Honor McCain as American Patriot

    Tuesday was an amazing night of speeches in St. Paul.  There was real life to the party as state delegations across the floor of the convention chanted “Country First” and “U.S.A.”  So much so that program officials informed participants that supporters’ long applause, standing ovations and shouts […]

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  • Convention Closes with Class

    Convention Closes with Class

    By Kimberly Yee Senator John McCain took to a modified stage tonight.  It was nothing fancy, just a little smaller, a little more intimate and it drew out a little closer to the people.  The stage held just a simple podium and microphone.  It was […]

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  • Daily Dose: 9/5/08

    Daily Dose: 9/5/08

    » D.C. statue of King Kamehameha moved » Wounded Iraq vet Duckworth rips Bush, McCain » Some garment factories scheme to evade monitors » PA exec pleads guilty to minority contracting fraud » Hawaiian convention delayed » Report: Myanmar refugees waiting months for aid » […]

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  • Lieu and Yee Help Rescind LPGA English Language Policy Penalty

    Lieu and Yee Help Rescind LPGA English Language Policy Penalty

    In a surprising twist of events in the LPGA English language controversy, Asian American political leaders Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco and Assemblyman Ted Lieu of Los Angeles  were able to help rescind the LPGA Tour Commission’s suspension-penalty policy. Both officials publicly challenged the […]

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  • Calendar: 09/05/08

    Calendar: 09/05/08

    Kearny Street Writers Reunion EVENT: Presented by Manilatown Heritage Foundation and Kearny Street Workshop DESCRIPTION: Join Al Robles, Lou Syquia, Nancy Hom, Oscar Peñaranda, Pete Yamamoto and others for an evening of poetry, wine and food (potluck). Open mic after the reading. DETAILS: Free with […]

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  • Eyes Pulled Back, the Chinese Look Intimidating

    Eyes Pulled Back, the Chinese Look Intimidating

    One cannot see clearly when one pulls at the corners of one’s eyes. I know.  As a child and as an adult, I’ve seen many people pull their eyes back and call me “slant-eye.”  As evidenced by recent events, such blurry vision is not absent […]

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  • Toy Story: Gravity-defying yo-yo tricks on display at California State Yo-Yo Championships

    Toy Story: Gravity-defying yo-yo tricks on display at California State Yo-Yo Championships

    SAN FRANCISCO — Yo-yo enthusiasts will be able to witness tricks like the under-the-lifted-leg, throw-the-detached-yo-yo-in-the- air-and-catch-it-on-the-string at the 2008 California State Yo-Yo Championships at the Exploratorium on September 6. Asian Americans seem to be especially adept at these tricks: A quarter of competitors at the […]

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  • It’s Yo Time

    It’s Yo Time

    The yo-yo is a toy made up of two equally sized disks of plastic, wood or metal and connected by an axle with a string tied around the axle. A yo-yo player is referred to as a yo-yoer, a “thrower” or a “flinger.” In the […]

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  • Little Henry’s: Italian Diner

    Little Henry’s: Italian Diner

    SAN FRANCISCO — Aspiring restaurateurs will often ask me about the key to a restaurant’s success. The answer? The owner. A prime example is Little Henry’s, located a few blocks from Cliff House, where owner Sally Tran has been serving Italian food and greeting patrons […]

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  • Where are the Asian American Sports Movies?

    Where are the Asian American Sports Movies?

    Watching Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jessica Yu’s narrative feature debut Ping Pong Playa reminded me how much I love sports movies. In Yu’s film, Jimmy Tsai plays C-Dub, a suburban Chinese American slacker who dreams of being a basketball player but finds himself thrust against […]

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