This time last year I traveled to Taiwan from California to celebrate Chinese New Year with my 90-year-old grandmother. Born and raised in the United States, it was the first time in my 30-plus years that I'd experienced the holiday in Asia.
Christopher Villanueva was frustrated with LGBT media's lack of coverage of the queer Asian community. He felt that if LGBT outlets covered the community at all, the stories painted a picture of a stereotypically effeminate, passive Asian male. That's what drove him to start working on Daniel.
With lyrics such as "I love your creamy yellow thighs," and "ooh your slanted eyes," it's not hard to imagine why many music lovers have been outraged about one Los Angeles-based band's new music video.
Does frugality have to be synonymous with being unhealthy? "The answer is no," said New York chef Irene Khin, who runs Saffron59, a catering business that specializes in Asian-fusion cuisine told me. "You can make a nutritious meal for less than a McDonalds' lunch combo and feed three people."
Taking a compassionate perspective, considering the potential limiting impact of bias in ourselves, seeing individuals instead of group members and identifying areas to strengthen as opposed to prejudge are critical in providing a quality education.
NBA sensation Jeremy Lin chatted with me at SXSW about his brand new documentary, Linsanity the movie, appearing in various YouTube videos and the overall message he wants fans to take away from his new film.
What do you think of fermented soybeans (natto), firefly squid with pickled wasabi, chicken bones (nankotsu) and hearts, arugula salad with dried baby fish topped with a poached egg, and sea eel with soy and lemon? Probably not much or unappealing if you're not too familiar with Japanese food.
The past few years have seen Japanese food becoming one of many people's favorite cuisines and it's certainly not because of Americanized, watered down dishes. Izakaya fare is quickly becoming the new definition of Japanese food, so what exactly is Izakaya?
Perhaps the biggest result in the changes in San Francisco is this: Asian children growing up in the Bay Area these days do not see themselves as a minority. If anything, they see themselves playing a central role.