Archive for July, 2009

  • Telltale Signs: My Racial Profile

    Telltale Signs: My Racial Profile

    I may have been more prone to emphasize the race aspect of the July 16 arrest of Harvard Prof. Henry Louis Gates by Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley because of my own personal experience. When I was arrested on February 17, 2003 by two white San […]

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  • On The Scene: A Busy Summer

    On The Scene: A Busy Summer

    By Gerrye Wong When Dorothy Takahashi was growing up in Los Angeles, she always wanted to dance on stage. Her dreams came true when she teamed with Paul Wing, adopted the stage name of Dorothy Toy, and performed on Broadway and London under the new […]

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  • Park Chan Wook Has An Irresistible ‘Thirst’

    Park Chan Wook Has An Irresistible ‘Thirst’

    Park Chan Wook on the set of Thirst. Photo courtesy of Focus Features By Dino-Ray Ramos If you’re expecting to see some angsty teen vampire love a la Edward Cullen or some racy vampiric hotness a la Bill Compton and Sookie in Park Chan Wook’s new film […]

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  • Chinese American Philanthropist: Ng Poon Chew

    Chinese American Philanthropist: Ng Poon Chew

    Name in English: Ng Poon Chew Name in Chinese: 伍磐超 Name in Pinyin: Wŭ Pánchāo Gender: Male Birth Year: 1866-1931 Birth Place: Guangdong Province, China Philanthropy: Yes Journalist, Civil Rights Activist

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  • Four Asians Crowned in U.N. International Pageant

    Four Asians Crowned in U.N. International Pageant

    (From left to right) Juju Chan, Regina Liang, Janet Cruz, and Lucille Low Asians took four of the crowns in the recent United Nation International pageants held July 25 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica. In its thirteen year, the pageant pulled […]

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  • Daily Dose & Announcements: 07/31/09

    Daily Dose & Announcements: 07/31/09

    >> Mr. Wayne Norio Tanaka to be Awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette >> 2nd Annual Filipino American Jazz Festival Set for Aug. 8 & 9 >> AREAA/NAHREP Conference >> China’s Anti-Blogging Strategy: Tell the Truth, and Fast >> Filipino […]

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  • Filipino Jazz Festival at the Pistahan Aug. 8 & 9

    Filipino Jazz Festival at the Pistahan Aug. 8 & 9

    SAN FRANCISCO – Blaring trumpets fuse with saxophones and drumbeats and to create Pinoy Jazz. Come enjoy the music at the 2nd annual San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival. There will be an evening concert at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum held on […]

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  • CEI Expands PACE Services to Meet Growing Need in East Bay

    CEI Expands PACE Services to Meet Growing Need in East Bay

    Oakland – The East Bay’s frail seniors and their caregivers soon will have a new option for high-quality geriatric care. On Wednesday, August 12, the Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI) will celebrate the opening of its newest Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) […]

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  • In the Spotlight: Chinese-American Tim Ouyang, Frontman of ‘Tim Be Told’

    In the Spotlight: Chinese-American Tim Ouyang, Frontman of ‘Tim Be Told’

    Charlottesville, VA. – Tim Be Told has exploded out of the Charlottesville music scene with its own unique soulful pop-rock sound. The band, largely comprised of young Asian Americans, is successfully establishing itself in the mainstream music arena, with performances at major music festivals, countrywide […]

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  • A “Thirst” That Satisfies

    A “Thirst” That Satisfies

    I’ve said it before in the pages of Asian Week and I’ll say it again-Korean director Park Chan-Wook may be the most interesting filmmaker working in the world today. If Thirst, his latest effort, doesn’t quite rank with his best films like Old Boy and […]

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