Archive for November, 2010

  • The 12th Annual San Francisco Hip Hop Dance Fest

    The 12th Annual San Francisco Hip Hop Dance Fest

    Popping and locking with mathematical precision. Geometrical freezes that challenge the laws of gravity. Fast-paced synchronized energy that would make even the most modest spectator shake their hips and tap their toes. After witnessing the magic that happened at last year’s San Francisco Hip Hop […]

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    Lee honored as Best Lawyer Under 40

    LOS ANGELES, CA– On Nov. 20, 2010, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) honored Asian Pacific American Legal Center’s (APALC) Eugene Lee as a 2010 recipient of NAPABA’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” Award at its 22nd annual convention in Los Angeles, CA. “This […]

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  • Asian American National Seniors Top NAEP Math … AND Reading in 2010

    Asian American National Seniors Top NAEP Math … AND Reading in 2010

    what I find that they missed is that like on the SAT, Asian verbal skills have risen. Not only are Asians better in math, for the first time in 2009, Asians lead whites in READING. Unfortunately, wherever the numbers are, they will inevitably be used to promote ridiculous education "reforms" based on race / class / gender equity such as the disastrous "whole language" and "whole math" fads of the 1990s/2000s rather than insuring that everybody masters basic skills. These NEAP "advances" are even suspect because the NAEP have been aligned to promote fuzzy math and reading standards

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  • On the Scene: Nov. 22

    On the Scene: Nov. 22

    What’s New? San Diego is noted for its year round ideal weather so when the San Diego Chinese Club through its President Deanna Hom invited us to play after a 2 year hiatus from participating Chinese Federation tournaments, SD here we came! Under new leadership, […]

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    Historian to Discuss Japanese Experience at Angel Island

    From 1910 to 1940, over half a million people sailed through the Golden Gate, hoping to start a new life in America. But they did not all disembark in San Francisco; instead, most were ferried across the bay to the Angel Island Immigration Station. For […]

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    The Filipino Wrecking Machine UFCs Middleweight Mark Munoz is Prepared for Aaron Simpson in UFC 123 November 20 Detroit, Michigan

    LAKE FOREST, Calif. – The Filipino Wrecking Machine UFC Middleweight Mark Munoz (8-2-0) weighs-in later today in Detroit, Michigan for his 6th UFC fight taking place at the Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday November 20th. His opponent, Aaron Simpson (7-1-0) is a fellow collegiate wrestler […]

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  • Harry Potter Winners

    Harry Potter Winners

    Congratulations to the winners of the AsianWeek Harry Potter trivia contest: Amy Aquino, Krysta Banco, Brian Lim, Angela Lee, Rory Padeken, Elywill Paja, Fred Riccardi,  Huyuni Suratt, Nikki Wong, Tiffany Yee. Below are the Harry Potter Trivia questions and answers (in bold): 1) In what Asian country is […]

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  • Saxon math favored by homeschoolers

    Why does everybody think only Asians are better at math?

    Surely because she’s Asian – that’s what many people would say. Perhaps it could be also that she is more used to focusing, and therefore is able to recall the mathematical principles that all the 8th graders had learned in past years, (to be forgotten quickly and decisively), and put them all together and applied properly. Perhaps her parents insist that she do her best, rather than dismiss their children's poor achievement in math by saying silly things like, "Oh, I was never that good in math,"

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  • Asian Art Museum Open for Business

    Asian Art Museum Open for Business

    SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum will keep its doors open and maintain operations despite financial challenges faced by the Asian Art Museum’s Foundation, which is the private fundraising arm of the Museum. “The Museum is fortunate to have the support of donors […]

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    Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

    Death and destruction. Terror and havoc. Loyalty and jealousy. The Wizard and Muggle worlds are in complete and utter chaos in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One. Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) wastes no time in using his power to take over the world. […]

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