Archive for September 18th, 2008

  • The Oldest Man Alive is Asian – How old is he?

    The Oldest Man Alive is Asian – How old is he?

    Imagine living through the entire 20th century and being able to tell your grandchildren about it. Or great-grandchildren for that matter. Tomoji Tanabe of Japan can and has probably already done so. With eight children, 25 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, Tanabe turned

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  • Asian American Boy Invents Solar Energy Panel Enhancer

    Asian American Boy Invents Solar Energy Panel Enhancer

    For the majority of people, the sentence “when I was 12 years old…” usually follows with “playing outside,” “riding my bike,” or something rather similar. Not that William Yuan of Portland, Oregon doesn’t play outside or ride his bike, but “inventing a highly-efficient 3D nanotube […]

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  • ‘I’m Not, Like, Racist’

    ‘I’m Not, Like, Racist’

    On the new show MTV’s Top Pop Group — a carbon copy of America’s Best Dance Crew where groups of attractive young people dance and sing — Korean American sister group Jazmin was sent to the bottom by the judges but avoided elimination. Despite the […]

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  • AIG Bailout – What about the Filipino Vets?

    AIG Bailout – What about the Filipino Vets?

    Plus the homecoming of Bulosan’s ‘Romance of Magno Rubio’ This week I celebrated my marriage to a white woman. Asian guy, white woman. No big deal in 2008, right? But my wife Kathy and I have been together for more than two decades in a […]

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  • Serving Aloha in the Bay Area: The friendly philosophy behind Hukilau’s success

    Serving Aloha in the Bay Area: The friendly philosophy behind Hukilau’s success

    SAN FRANCSICO — When a group of drinking buddies began running a bar in their spare time, none thought it would become a successful chain in the Bay Area and Hawai‘i. Hukilau is now known by many as a community base for Bay Area Pacific […]

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  • Faith Perspective: Requiem

    Faith Perspective: Requiem

    The proverbial phone call in the middle of the night visited us in May. We found out that my father-in-law had passed away during his visit to India. Death came suddenly, in the middle of a conversation. They told us that his brother was talking […]

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  • Presidential Campaign Update

    Presidential Campaign Update

    Enthused from Senator John McCain’s resurgent electoral strength after the Republican National Convention and the selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as the vice presidential nominee, Asian Pacific American McCain supporters engaged themselves in election season events. On September 13, Northern Virginia Vietnamese American leaders […]

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  • Make Your Business More Visible During Challenging Times

    Make Your Business More Visible During Challenging Times

    In economically sluggish times, increasing your visibility through marketing—especially for small or start-up businesses—may seem counterintuitive. But when conventional wisdom urges that businesses constricted by the economy should cut back on their marketing expenditure, this is the time to go against the grain. Be seen […]

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  • Hot Shots: 09/19/08

    Hot Shots: 09/19/08

    PHOTOS COURTESY OF KLODJANA DERVISHI – www.klodjanadervishi.com

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