Archive for January, 2012

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    Kick Off the SFIAAFF on Feb. 9

    The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) is celebrating it’s 30th year, and what better way to kick things off than with a partaaay! Join them at 111 Minna Gallery to celebrate the official launch of the SFIAAFF30! Come out, pick up your […]

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  • 2011 Queen Court: Princess Kaori Saito, Princess and Tomodachi Award Recipient Lauren Kawawaki, Queen Jeddie Kawahatsu, 1st Princess Tamiko Escalante, Princess Richelle Farley. Photo Courtesy of: David Yu Photography

    Cherry Blossom Festival Seeks Contestants for Queen Program

      Applicants wanted for the Northern California Cherry Blossom’s Queen Program. Must be between18-25 with one parent of full Japanese descent. Visit for the application. Deadline is Feb. 9.

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    Filipino American Kids Sing For A Cause

    Redwood City, Calif. – Filipino communities all over the world abound with talented children. But what sets the JAG Pinoy Idol & JAG Pinoy Kidz Idol competitions apart is its pro-social and philanthropic component, as it supported the international fundraising efforts for Bantay Bata and […]

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    World Premiere of The Jake Shimabukuro Documentary and Live Performance Tickets Available Now

    Early Bird Presale tickets are now available for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival’s (SFIAAFF) 2012 Screening, Live Performance and VIP Pre-Reception for THE JAKE SHIIMABUKURO DOCUMENTARY on March 14, 2012 (6:00pm VIP Reception and 7:30pm screening at the Castro Theater). By renowned […]

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    Japanese Veterinarian Tries to Save Animals in Fukushima Evacuation Zone

    Dr. Shigeki Imamoto, who runs the Shinjo Animal Hospital in Nara Prefecture, Japan, realized that there were many veterinarians who were fighting to save dogs and cats in Fukushima, but what about the livestock? Considering them the forgotten victims, he’s made it his mission to […]

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    NAAAP-SF Hosts Lunar New Year Gala on Feb. 18

    The National Association of Asian American Professionals-San Francisco (NAAAP-SF) cordially invites the public to join them for their 2012 Lunar New Year Gala on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Carnelian By The Bay located right behind the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Carnelian is a stunning […]

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    City Celebrates Chinese New Year With Parade and Festival

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Gung Hay Fat Choy! San Nin Fai Lok! (Happy New Year) The Year of the Dragon promises to be a spectacular, extravagant and flamboyant year!  As the fifth of twelve animals in the Chinese horoscope, people born in the year of the Dragon are […]

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    Readers Share Lunar New Year Haikus

    To celebrate the Lunar New Year, American Express partnered with for a special giveaway. Readers submitted their Lunar New Year haikus for a chance to win a limited edition $50 year of the dragon gift card. The card is available for purchase online with a free-shipping […]

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    Innovative Multimedia Event Highlights Bay Area Chinese History

    San Francisco –  Chinese Whispers in partnership with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will present a unique multimedia workshop reading aboard the historic ferryboat Eureka on February 5th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This special preview excerpt from Chinese Whispers: Golden Gatesm, […]

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    Filipino Cuisine Poised to Break Gastro Ceiling

    SAN FRANCISCO – The Year of the Dragon will be the Year of “Adobo” if some local foodies are predicting it right. Braised chicken or pork in soy sauce, vinegar and garlic, adobo is considered a signature dish in Filipino cooking, which, judging from the […]

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