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Wed, May. 12th, 2010, 10:48 am
alon_68: Myanmar, Nay Pyi Taw

Recently I read that the population of Nay Pyi Taw, the newly built capital of Myanmar, reached almost 1 million people. Does it sound reasonable for you? I see it completely impossible to accommodate so huge amount of people within so little time in the initially empty place, even in most technically developed and financially unlimited countries. Do you have any pro and con evidence on that statement?

Mon, Feb. 1st, 2010, 03:59 pm
cazadora_fosil: A study by a senior at Amherst College needs participants.

This came through the pipeline and I promised to post it in the community.

Aileen is looking for self-identifying queer Asian American women/womyn to interview about their experiences and identity as part of her senior thesis project. If you think you can do it or know someone who might be interested. Please email her at aileenk.nyc@verizon.net.

Wed, Feb. 4th, 2009, 02:51 pm
pineapplemango: lol lol just a little joke

is joe jonas really an asian?
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Tue, Jan. 27th, 2009, 01:07 am
lockemaison: avatar the last airbender movie

If you haven't heard the hubbub by now, everyone (and not just asians, but most of the fanbase) is upset over the fact that they cast the live-action version of Avatar the Last Airbender with all white actors

Now I'm not going to say I watch the show much, but I have seen a few eps and I liked it. I'm also not really interested in seeing a live version of a cartoon, those never turn out well. This isn't about if the movie will be good. This is about principle.

It's plainly obvious the show is set in asian fantasy world (not a european fantasy world like lord of the rings). So it only makes the most sense that they cast a live version with asians. But they didn't. The major problem I have with this is that they are going to have a film in what is clearly asia, with temples and dragons and etc.. people in asian clothes and whatnot. And they are all white. That makes no sense to me. If a movie had completely classic African ancient setting and costumes, would you cast it with whites? If a movie had all old South American/hispanic costumes and design with the Mayan temples and costumes, would you cast it all white? No and no. It looks wrong. Not only that but it's a slap in the face to the struggling asian-american actors out there and to asian-america in general. Not only that but the fanbase for the show isn't happy either and that's who they are marketing this movie for. So what the heck is up with Hollywood? Hell, one of the voice actors in the original cartoon is Dante Basco and he would actually not be a bad idea to play the part he voices in the cartoon. The fact that it's an Indian director (M. Night himself) is even more disappointing.

So check out the protest and spread the word. This isn't just some small issue. I've seen a lot of non-asians out there who just don't get why this is wrong. They fail to see the racism and the history of exclusion asians have had in Hollywood for decades. They can't see why putting a bunch of non-asians in asian clothes and asian settings just looks ridiculous in the first place, and IMO is quite an insult.


Tue, Jan. 20th, 2009, 01:53 am
pineapplemango: lol

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Sun, Jan. 18th, 2009, 01:59 am
pineapplemango: lol band names in republic of china (taiwan)

I heard Rock Bands were illegal in China? So I goggled
* Happy Avenue
*Wood Pushing Melon
*Glorious Pharmacy-->>Image and video hosting by TinyPic
*Wild Children

Tue, Nov. 18th, 2008, 11:13 pm
pineapplemango: i'm bored, do it if your bored too

how asian am i?
[bold what applies] Asian:
1. Your mother has short-haired, curly perm or dyed hair.
2. Your dad is some sort of engineer
3. Your parents still tried to get you into places half-price saying you were 12 when you were really 15
4. You ask your parents help on one math problem and 2 hours later they're still lecturing
5. You have a 40 lb. bag of rice in your pantry
6. You shop at 99 ranch.
7. Everyone thinks you're "Chinese" no matter what part of Asia your ancestors were from
8. You've had a bowl haircut at one point in your life.
9. Your parents enjoy comparing you to their friends' kids.
10. You've had to sit through karaoke videos with scantily clad, ugly Asian women attempting to dance and walk around a temple, forest, or library.
11. Your parents say, "Don't forget your heritage."
12. You or your parents drive mostly Japanese cars.
13. You've learned to keep bargaining even if the prices are rock bottom.
14. You've had to eat parts of animals they don't even put in hot dogs
15. At least once, you've started a joke with "Confucius say...."
16. You know what bok choy is.
17. You've gotten little red envelopes around February.
18. Piles of shoes tend to make it hard to open the front, back, and closet doors
19. You hear (your name + eee (optional) + yah!) every time someone calls you (e.g. Joy - ee - yah! or Joy - yah!). (grandma still calls me dennis-y-a)
20. You have no eyelashes.
21. Idiot people try to impress you with pathetic imitation Asian languages, like the ever-so-popular: ching chong woo bok chi, etc...
22. Your parents say leaving rice in your bowl is a sin
23. The bio lectures on marine life (seaweed, sea cucumbers, octopii) was last night's dinner
24. Your ancestors 1000 generations back invented the back scratcher.
26. Your parents hover over your tired, caffeine-drugged body at 12 midnight to say, "In Korea (or other native country), we studied even more."
27. Your parents expect you'll be best friends with any one off the street in any given area as long as they are Asian. (my dad greets random people and becomes friends with them >.> wtf?)
28. An Asian woman comes on campus and people ask: "Is that your mother?" Well then, "Is it your sister?"
29. Your relatives' houses smell like incense, mothballs or both
30. Your parents say, "Calculus? I took Calculus in 8th grade!"
31. Everyone thinks you're good at math.
32. Your parents' vocabulary is filled with "ai-yahs, and Wah's."
33. You like $1.75 movies.
34. You like $1.50 movies even more.
35. Your aunts and uncles bring you back adorable clothing from Asia with fuzzy bunnies, vinyl ducks, and English words that make no sense, in great colors like yellow, pink, magenta, orange, and the ever popular lime green.
36. Your parents insist you marry within your race
37. You never order chop suey, sweet and sour pork, or any other imitation of oriental food.
38. You either really, really want to go to UCI or really, really want to stay away from it.
39. Your parents have never kissed you.
40. Your parents have never kissed each other.
41. You learned about the birds and the bees from someone other than your parents.
42. "You want a stereo?! When I was your age, I didn't even have shoes!!"
43. People see a bunch of scribbles on a chopstick and ask you to translate.
44. You have to call just about all your parent's friends "Auntie and Uncle."
45. You have 12+ aunts and uncles.
46. At expensive restaurants, you order a delicious glass of water for your beverage and NEVER order dessert.
47. Your parents simply cut the green/black part off the bread and say "Eat anyway. It's still good."
48. The vast majority of the people related to you wear glasses.
49. You will most likely be taller than your parents.
50. Your parents have either made you play the piano, the violin, or both.
51. You get anything if you do well in school, but crapped on if you don't.
52. When going to other people's houses, you always have to bring a gift.
53. Your dad still pulls his socks up to his knees, you know, the ones with the blue and pink stripes at the top.
54. Your family owns a tennis racquet, golf clubs, or both.
55. Your family always cheers for the Asian athlete on TV.
56. The furniture in your house never matches the wallpaper, the carpet, the decorations, or any of the rest of the furniture.
57. You have rocks, sticks, leaves, and strange-smelling, unknown substances in your pantry for use as medicine.
58. You own a rice cooker or two.
59. You buy soy sauce by the gallon.
60. Your family owns butcher knives bigger than your head.
61. Your parents tell you about how long it took for them to get to school, how horrible the weather was in their native country, and how much they still appreciated going.
62. Your parents buy you clothes and shoes many sizes too big so you can "grow into it" and wear it for years to come(then they dont buy any cltohes for another good 5 years)
e.63. your parents believes in fong swaii
64. your parents are very conservative and think that tank tops/halters/spaghetti straps shows too much skin. (they think its too cold)
65. everytime your parents lecture you, they always make up excuses that relate to everything you've done in the past.
64. You eat rice everyday
65. You like JIN
68. When you were little, your parents beat you with sticks and stuff.
69. You have so many cousins that you don't even know all their names. (sadly i know all of them)

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