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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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California Passes Resolution to Celebrate "Kimchi Day"
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Calfornia Assembly passes resolution officially declaring November 22 as “Kimchi Day” The California legislature has passed a new resolution officially declaring November 22 as “Kimchi Day.” Under the bill, which was led by Californian Assemblyman Steven Choi, the day will celebrate the traditional Korean fermented side dish to promote the consumption of healthier food. Kimchi, […]

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‘Arthur’ is Getting a Sikh Character
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Samir will debut in the upcoming special “Arthur’s First Day.” Arthur, the beloved long-running animated kids’ show, is getting a Sikh character. When Arthur and his friends start the new school year, they’ll meet some new classmates — including a Sikh boy named Samir. The character will make his debut in an upcoming hour-long special. […]

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Boba Bubble: Will we ever have too many Boba Shops?
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When Westfield Valley Fair mall, the preeminent shopping mall of Silicon Valley, became more accessible, I visited there after about a year and was struck by one thing: the sheer number of places you can get Boba Tea. I don’t drink the stuff myself, but Number One Son does. He told me that that are […]

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Win or lose in Las Vegas, a more vicious fight waits at home for Pacquiao
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Lee Marinduque, a dedicated supporter of Senator Manny Pacquiao, speaks before a group of Filipino Americans at the Redondo Park Beach during a prayer rally. As the Philippine is ahead of the US by 15 hours in the international time zone, on August 21 — the nation would be commemorating it for Senator Benigno “Ninoy” […]

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