March 10, 2009
STEW JUICE, ONION RINGS, LOVE STORY
Our story started with Kim Ve Wei-Wong Soy Sauce.
When we first met, he was shy.
Our love story walks along the road of, Stew juice, onion rings— Kim Ve Wei-Wong Soy Sauce.
CLOSING SHOT: “Fall in love at first sight choice, unforgettable good flavor, fermented Kim Ve Wei-Wong Soy Sauce.”
Cute, but this spot needs balance, just like American mass media needs one straight Asian American leading man or at least one pretending to be. “No, Russell Wong. That was not your cue.”
Asian American conspiratorialists may say that ad spots like this one for Kim Ve Wei-Wong Soy Sauce smack subliminal, planting hints that Asian-White couplings are more fairy-tale-like than other racial recipes.
Ha, I say. If this is some Madison Avenue Madame Butterfly mindfuck, it’s useless. Asian women already hold the WBA title of “World’s Most Outmarrying Women.”
It’s got to said: “If aliens from the planet Cubiczirconia landed on Earth, Asian women would immediately hookup with them.”
But the thing that’s really bothering me about this ad: Is that Zac Efron in dat joint?
- Marriage Patterns For the Six Largest Asian American Ethnic Groups, Asian-Nation
- Interracial Marriage (Globally), Wikipedia
- Race, Interracial Marriage and the New Administration, Free Press Release
- 40 Years After Loving v. Virginia, Interracial Marriage Flourishing in U.S., MSNBC
- The Myth of Interracial Marriage (Yikes! A white supremacist group’s view, VDare.com
September 30, 2008
Major Study Examines Why Asian America Is Virtually Unheard
By DEANNA LEE
EDITOR’S NOTE—A duPont-Columbia Award winner with eight Emmys, Deanna Lee is a veteran international journalist. A former Nightline and ABC World News producer, Ms. Lee is the Asia Society’s communications veep.
Look at Asian Americans today, says Paul Ong, “and what you’re seeing is the awakening of the new sleeping giant in politics. The question is, how fast are we going to become a meaningful force?”
Ong is the principal investigator of “The State of Asian America: Trajectory of Civic and Political Engagement,” just released by the LEAP Asian Pacific American Public Policy Institute. Ten investigations and analyses by a multidisciplinary team of Asian American scholars and community leaders delve into what, for many Asian Americans, is a central question and frustration: why our voices “are virtually unheard in the ongoing civic and political discussions.”
The State of Asian America: Trajectory of Civic and Political Engagement is available as a free download courtesy of the LEAP Asian Pacific American Public Policy Institute here. Offical release events will be held from Sept. 30 through Oct. 8 in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. For detailed info: firstname.lastname@example.org / 213-485-1422.
Michelle Malkin Quits Fox, Fujimori Faces Death Penalty in Peru, J-Town Betrayal, Asian-Pacific Linebackers Spark Wins
October 15, 2007
Neocon Princess Michelle Malkin (aka Michelle Maglalang) reportedly quits O’Reilly Factor over a feud—1, 2, 3—with Geraldo (Click image for more) ◊ Peru’s Nisei ex-president Alberto “El Chino” Fujimori on trial for human rights abuses ◊ Japanese Americans express distrust, frustration, worry over future of Little Tokyo ◊ Outstanding defensive performances by Asian-Pacific NFLers over the weekend: Seattle linebacker Lofa Tatupu with 8 tackles against the Saints; New Orleans’ LB Scott Fujita, 7 tackles; Cincy DT Domata Peko, 5 tackles and a pass deflection; Rams’ LBs Pisa Tinoisamoa had 6 tackles and an interception, while Brandon Chillar (East Indian) chipped in with 4; New England LB Tedy Bruschi, 6 tackles, and Philly LB Chris Gocong, 3 tackles.