Archive for July, 2012

  • Mama Sita's Balut Eating Contest participants. Photo courtesy of Pistahan.

    From Adobo to Balut, Pistahan Celebrates Many Flavors of Filipino Cuisine with Contests and Food Vendors

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2012 – Delicious Filipino cuisine will be showcased in several creative ways with a Pistahan Adobo Cookoff, Ramar Food’s Purple Freeze ice cream eating contest, Mama Sita’s Balut Eating Contest, and Heavenly Ice Cream Tasting Bee, a blind tasting ice cream contest, all at the Ramar Foods Culinary Pavilion at […]

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    Bay Area’s 16-Year-Old Table Tennis Champions Compete in London 2012

    With the Olympic Games in full swing, the Bay Area has plenty to be proud of. Representing the Bay’s Asian-American community in the Games are 16-year-old table tennis champions Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang, who earned spots on the Olympic team at Trials, competing against […]

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    Meet the Fat Rabbit Farm Creators

    Meet Jason Ponggasam and Patty Variboa, the the creator and designers of the fluffy and lovable Fat Rabbit Farm this Saturday, August 4 at Amiko Boutique in San Francisco’s Japantown. Inspired by two fat bunnies, Babee and Blanket, they continue to share the adventures and stories […]

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    NAAAP-SF Hosts Gateway to Leadership Conference and Career Expo on Sept. 29

    The National Association of Asian American Professionals-San Francisco Chapter proudly invites you to join an exciting one-day leadership conference designed by today’s leaders to inspire and cultivate the next generation of Asian American leaders in our community. Get Inspired: Hear success stories from prominent Asian […]

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  • Fun and Furry Pet Pageant

    Nihonmachi Street Fair Hosts Doggie World

    On Saturday and Sunday, August 4th & 5th, 2012 from 11am – 6pm in San Francisco’s Japantown, the Nihonmachi Street Fair will take to the streets again for another exciting weekend. For the first time ever, they are hosting a Doggie World, a gathering place for […]

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  • Sampaguita

    Filipina American Writer releasing first novel, Sampaguita Roots, raising funds on Kickstarter

    Filipina Victoria Conlu, a 23-year-old  Daly City native, has been writing since she could clumsily form letters with chubby little hands. Growing up in a Tagalog-speaking home, she easily came to identify herself as a proud Filipino American. Her first novel, Sampaguita Roots (named for sampaguita, the national […]

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    In Buddhist Myanmar, Monks Gone Wild

    By New America Media‘s Andrew Lam For a country steeped in Buddhism, Myanmar is accruing terrible karmic debts. Alarming news and images of attacks and killings by the Buddhist majority in Rakhine Province against a Muslim minority there have been slowly trickling out onto the Internet and […]

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  • KSW model casting call

    Debuting the Next Generation of Asian Pacific American Fashion Designers

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Kearny Street Workshop announces its fourth annual fashion show, KSW Runway, scheduled for September 8, 2012, at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. This August, KSW Runway returns to give Bay Area fashion mavens a peek at the best of emerging Asian Pacific American fashion […]

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  • Ryan Manansala

    Save Ryan Manansala

    Ryan Manansala, is a 27 year old filipino male from San Jose, CA. He is suffering from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, and is in dire need of a bone marrow match. Ryan has always been about giving back to the community. He has worked for years […]

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    35th year I-Hotel Eviction Commemoration

    It was 35 years ago in the early morning hours of August 4th that 3000 protestors locked arms in front of the International Hotel on Jackson and Kearny Streets to resist the eviction of elderly Filipino and Chinese residents of the International Hotel. The I-Hotel […]

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