Archive for February 16th, 2010

  • Natalie, 8, needs a bone marrow donor to save her life

    Natalie, 8, needs a bone marrow donor to save her life

    The text message from my good friend Grant Nakatani was chilling: “Leukemia is back. No calls pls.” After a weekend of fretting over pending blood tests, the Nakatani family’s worst fears were confirmed by her doctors on Jan. 19, 2010. Eight-year-old Natalie’s cancer is back, […]

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  • PG&E Welcomes Year of the Tiger

    PG&E Welcomes Year of the Tiger

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently announced it will be participating in two Lunar New Year festivals where it will provide Bay Area Asian communities with information on how to save money and practice energy efficiency. “Lunar New Year is a special time of […]

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  • 68th Annual Day of Remembrance

    68th Annual Day of Remembrance

    Washington, DC,- The National Japanese American Memorial Foundation (NJAMF) and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program will be commemorating the 68th anniversary of the February 19, 1942 signing of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, which led to the imprisonment of 120,000 Americans of […]

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  • Filipino-American Skater Wins Winter Olympics Bronze

    Filipino-American Skater Wins Winter Olympics Bronze

    Filipino American short track speedskater John Robert “J.R.” Celski won the bronze medal on Feb. 13 in the men’s 1,500-meter competitions of the Winter OlympicsGames in Vancouver, Canada. The 19-year-old son of an American-Polish father and a Filipino mother clocked 2:18.053 in the finals to […]

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  • Asian American Short Story Contest

    Asian American Short Story Contest

    Are you an unpublished writer, waiting to be discovered? Think you have what it takes to win a national, pan-Asian American writing competition? Here’s your shot at showing off your roots and writing. Hyphen Magazine and The Asian American Writers’ Workshop are hosting the 2010 […]

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  • World of Shanghai Captured in New Novel

    World of Shanghai Captured in New Novel

    Lisa See’s bestselling novel, Shanghai Girls, published last year to wide acclaim, has just been released this month in a new paperback edition by Random House.   Set in wartime China in 1937, See’s novel chronicles the lives of two sisters, Pearl Chin and her younger […]

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  • Asian Slant on the Vancouver Olympics

    Asian Slant on the Vancouver Olympics

    Well here I am just a 2 hour drive from the Vancouver 2010 winter olympics with no plans and not heard of anybody who’s going up there to see it, but it comes in fine on NBC HD on my cable, even if they’re not […]

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