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Miss Asian America Pagent

Beginning in 1985, the Miss Asian America Pageant is the premier event in the Asian American community and is the longest running Asian american pageant in the United States. "The Miss Asian America Pageant displays the rich ethnic diversity of our society and gives us...

Miniature Brides – Latest Thing in Wedding Photography

A bizzarre indeed wedding photography trend that is hitting China and Korea hard. This weird trend of taking pictures of couples with the bride shrunk in Photoshop and put in various adorable poses such as miniature bride in the hands of the groom or miniature...

Anyone Can Speak Chinese with Chinglish.com

Chinglish.com, a website format to promote linguistic and cultural communication between Chinese and English speaking countries with the creation of an internet community in which Chinese and English can coexist and enrich each other in a single location. Email being the primary application on the...

Rice Art

Started in a local village of Inakadate, Japan (600 miles north of Tokyo) sixteen years ago, rice art is a yearly project to revitalize the local economy. Farmers sketch out their designs on computers to help determine where each rice needs to be planted....

The Apology

California State Assembly Member, Paul Fong is attempting to take the issue of a landmark bill to request an apology for the Chinese Exclusion Act to Congress. Fong's bill will aplologize to the state's Chinese-American community for racist laws enacted during the 19th century Gold...

2009 World Games ?????

2009 World Games, taking place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from July 16 to July 26 features sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games. This features such games as aikido, parachuting, bodybuilding, bowling, casting, flying disc (frisbee), sport ju-jitsu, karate, netball, orienteering, sumo, surfing, tug...

Hayao Miyazaki in Berkeley

Hayao Miyazaki has been announced the winner of University of California, Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies 2009 Berkeley Japan Prize. The prize recognizes individuals from all disciplines and professions who have, over a lifetime, influenced the world's understanding of Japan. "For nearly 50 years, Miyazaki...

Strike an Asian Pose!

Cute Asian girl obsessed, Steve has created a blog to help recognize and document Asians and their notoriously known quirky and cute poses, Asianposes.com. According to Steve, "Why are poses so important? One reason is the phenomena known as 'boring photos lowers cuteness' effect. I...

Asian American International Film Festival

32 years running, the Asian American International Film Festival continues to be the leading showcase of films created by media artists of Asian descent and about the Asian community. Running July 23 through July 26, AAIFF will showcase original feature films, short films, documentaries, and...

2009 California Obon and Bazaar Schedule

Upcoming 2009 California Obon and Bazaar schedule: July 18: Buddhist Church of Florin Buddhist Church of Marysville July 18/19: Orange County Buddhist Church (Anaheim) Mountain View Buddhist Temple Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple July 25: Buddhist Church of Salinas July 25/26: Higashi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (Los Angeles) Berkeley Higashi Hongwanji Buddhist Church of San Francisco Aug 1: Buddhist Church of San...