Sunday, February 27, 2005

Academy Award Day
My choices from the movies I've seen :
Jamie Foxx
Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby
Sandra Oh ~ Best Supporting

Oh, wait, she wasn't nominated, but she should have. Judi Dench received one for her small role in
Shakespeare in Love. Why can't Oh? Especially for that one scene with her motorcyle helmet. Did any of the female votees feel her pain? I'm sure some of them had been in that situation before and wanted to do what Oh did. Come on Academy, throw us Asians a little crumb.

Saw Constantine yesterday. It was an interesting movie with elements of religion and supernatural. The Devil is funny and a little disturbing. There's not much of a story line, I mean, what exactly is the movie about? The salvation of man? Saving a victim's soul? Saving Constantine's soul? Good vs. Evil? Defeating an Angel? And is this Angel a man or a woman? It can be said that Keanu Reeves' acting abilities are limited.

There was a trailor for the movie House of Wax starring that aspiring actress, Paris Hilton. Yeah, she's about as phony as they come, so I guess she belongs in a film about wax figures. She even does a little spoof of her famous video premier.

Friday, February 25, 2005

A 13-year-old student in Orange County, Fla., was suspended for 10 days and could be banned from school over an alleged assault with a rubber band, according to a WKMG Local 6 News report.

Robert Gomez, a seventh-grader at Liberty Middle School, said he picked up a rubber band at school and slipped it on his wrist.

Gomez said when his science teacher demanded the rubber band, the student said he tossed it on her desk.

After the incident, Gomez received a 10-day suspension for threatening his teacher with what administrators say was a weapon, Local 6 News reported.

"They said if he would have aimed it a little more and he would have gotten it closer to her face he would have hit her in the eye," mother Jenette Rojas said.

Did he toss it on her desk or shoot it? Was she lying face down on her desk? I can understand if he shot it at her, but if he didn't, perhaps this shows that his teacher either doesn't like him or is racist.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

What is wrong with these names?

Executive Officers
Richard L. Federico
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

Robert T. Vivian
President - P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Russell G. Owens
Executive Vice President - P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and President - Pei Wei Asian Diner

Kristina K. Cashman
Chief Financial Officer/Secretary

If you haven't noticed, they run P.F. Changs. I vowed never to eat there because of the lack of Asian presence, but was invited to go for a birthday dinner. Granted, the food is pretty good, however, I was able to peek into the kitchen and the majority of cooks were Hispanic. About 80% of the floor staff are Caucasian. Which makes me wonder, how can a restaurant serve Chinese food when it is run by white people?

Just another example of greedy people making money off of an Asian tradition and concept. It's no wonder that the majority of people dining there were not of Asian descent, except for a few white-washed ones.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Not only would the show be saved, but one of the very few Asian actors on television.

Los Angeles Rally Date Moved Up
Posted by Tim - 02.10.05 Media Contact Candice

Due To Recent News And Events, We Are Moving the LA Rally at Paramount to FEB 25th, 2005 at 9:00am at Paramount Studios!

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Monday, February 14, 2005

Oh, I almost forgot:
Happy Valentine's Day!

So I'm doing my shopping at Alberson's and proceed to the checkout. Most of the cashiers are busy, so I get into this one line because it seems like it doesn't matter which line you get into, it's going to be a while. I noticed the guy in front of me put a divider between the 100 items he had and these 4 other items. I'm thinking he's buying something for someone else and paying for the 4 items separately. A woman stands behind me, asks if I'm in line because I was reading the magazines, and I said yes, then asked if the 4 items were hers. She says no. So I'm standing there, behind me is a mother and her baby and behind her is a man with a cart.

This WOMAN, I believe of South African descent, tells the man and woman that she needs to get her stuff. The 4 items belong to her. I get so IRRITATED when people just think they can leave their stuff in line and continue to shop as if it would not bother anyone else. As if they have a place in line because their stuff is there. None of us said anything, but you can tell we were all perturbed. The cashier rings up her items, asks for her preferred member card, which she has to fish out of her purse. After he tells her the total, she says she has a coupon, which she gives him. When he tells her the total, she takes out her money and proceeds to decide if she should give him two 5s or a 20. After the cashier gives her the change, it's my turn.

I hand my member card to the cashier, she scans all my items, and there in front of me is this large woman, who is trying to figure out if she has another coupon. When the cashier tells me the total, and I used my credit card, we wait for approval. The woman is still standing there. When I go to sign my slip, I politely say, "Excuse me," but she doesn't move her stuff from the counter. I say it louder and firmly, and she moves her purse, but is still standing there, trying to figure out something. After I sign my slip, I then try to get around her fat ass. (I am now angry). I finally say, "Move already." And then she tells me to stop telling her what to do and that I'm stupid. Which really pissed me off, so I yell at her, "I'm stupid? you're the one being rude and discourteous, you left your stuff and walked away and then cut in front of us." She then tells me to shut-up and I tell her to shut-up. Okay and everyone is watching, but they know I'm in the right, but the workers won't say anything or they'll get in trouble. She then said, "Oh shut-up you Chinese." I just said, "You"

On the plus side, I didn't use any foul or derogatory language to her, except for the woman part. I could have told her "you're in America, learn some manners" or "shut the fuck up you stupid bitch," or "Move your fat ass, you dumb bitch," or even, "Go back to your own country you stupid whore." But I didn't. What's wrong with me? I must becoming an adult. What a scary concept. I guess I could have just said nothing but I believe I was standing up for all the people she has probably done this to in the past, and didn't say anything. I did see her walking out of the store and my first impulse was to drive by and call her a stupid bitch, but how childish would that have been? EGADS! I am becoming an adult.

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Thursday, February 10, 2005

belated GUNG HAY FAT CHOY! (Bad Asian)
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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

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There are only a few good things about this straight to video store movie as mentioned in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:
The animation is still beautiful and the voice work charming."
"Returning voices include Ming-Na as Mulan (which explains some of her absences from "ER"), B.D. Wong as Shang and Pat Morita, stately as ever as the emperor. Lea Salonga again sings for Mulan."
Refreshing additions are the voice mistresses of the betrothed princesses -- Lucy Liu (for once getting a part where she doesn't have to butt-kick anyone), Lauren Tom and Sandra Oh, the current Asian It Girl for her supporting role in the Oscar-nominated "Sideways." Champion skater Michelle Kwan has a small role as a shopkeeper."

Now for the bad news:
Writing credit, such as it is, goes to Michael Lucker, Chris Parker and Roger Schulman, none of whom were involved in the screenplay for "Mulan" Part 1.

Missing is Eddie Murphy, who brought much high hilarity to the original as the inept dragon Mushu. He is replaced by Mark Moseley, who does a fine Murphy impression, but the writers lean so much on this character that we get quite tired of him.

How can these white people write from an Asian perspective? Is that unfair to say? Do they honestly think they can pass off Mushu with a Eddie Murphy wannabe?

This just goes to show the emerging power of the Asian voice...GO ASIAN!!!

Axe Falls Over Hot 97 Tsunami Song
Fabruary 1, 2005

WQHT (Hot 97)/New York and Emmis Communications have announced the termination of morning show personality Todd Lynn and producer Rick Delgado, effective immediately. Emmis will also make a lump-sum donation of $1 million to Give2Asia to aid the organization in its Tsunami relief and recovery effort.

Other members of the morning show crew -- Miss Jones, DJ Envy and Tasha Hightower -- have each been given two-week suspensions with their salaries being redirected to Give2Asia for the duration of their suspensions, which will end on Wednesday, February 9. Another member of the morning show, Miss Info, was not suspended.

A statement by Emmis said: "An internal investigation by Hot 97 and Emmis determined that the singularly egregious actions of Lynn and Delgado warranted termination from their employment at the station."

"The actions of the morning show crew were socially and morally indefensible and the entire Emmis family is ashamed by this," added Emmis President Rick Cummings. "Emmis and Hot 97 have investigated this matter thoroughly over the course of the last week. Our decision to terminate Mr. Delgado and Mr. Lynn while suspending the other members of the morning crew sends a message that this type of insensitivity is utterly unacceptable."

Delgado was terminated for his role in writing, producing and airing "The Tsunami Song," the highly insensitive parody of the 1985 single "We Are the World." Lynn was let go for making offensive, racially insensitive comments while on the air.

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