Fil-Am skater seeks to represent RP in Beijing Winter Olympic
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By Abner Galino The nine-year-old Filipina American figure skater we featured here in Weekend Balita six years ago — who professed then about her desire to someday compete in the Winter Olympics — has evolved into a top-notch athlete and is resolutely closing in on her dream. Sofia Lexi Jacqueline Frank, 15, is one of […]

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They Call Us Bruce 132: They Call Us Dave Callaham
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Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America. What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. (Almost) each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus […]

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DreCat is Daygo’s Fil-Am hip-hop envoy
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By Pauline Allen and Abner Galino Photo by Neal Adkins / @tapmysquares “My parents from PI, but they made me in Daygo,” runs a line in DreCat’s song titled “MadeInDaygo.” Well, if you didn’t get it. “Daygo” or “Dago” are slang terms for San Diego, particularly its inner-city neighborhoods. In the song Hearts of Man, […]

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‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” breaks Labor Day Box Office Records
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As I mentioned in a previous post about this movie, it was an open question how the it would fare during the Delta Variant surge.  Looks like the question has been answered – it would fare very well!  According to the Wall Street Journal, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, broke a Labor […]

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8mm Film Review (Non-Spoiler): ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’
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I’ve been a fan of Marvel comics as a kid, collecting comics including Spider-Man, The Avengers, the Fantastic Four, etc. and a fan of the film adaptations from the first Tobey Maguire Spider-Man to the first official Marvel Cinematic Universe (“MCU”) film, Iron Man – to more recently, Avengers: Endgame. In all that time though, […]

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They Call Us Bruce 131: They Call Us Simu Liu
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Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America. What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. (Almost) each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus […]

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