looking for a “very asian man”

February 27, 2008 by



 That can’t be good.


In China, Even Sex Scandals Involve a Larger Population

February 12, 2008 by

Apparently, Canadian-born, Hong-Kong multi-untalented celebrity Edison Chen is not just your average douche with a fetish for hip-hop culture tritest clichés (“hate the game and dun hate the player“? Really? I mean, does anyone still speak like that in a non-ironic way in 2008?), he also liked to document his most intimate moments with various Asian celebrities in tasteful semi-pornographic snapshots involving part or whole of said celebrities’ nakedness, along with his own, for good measure.


I guess one should not be surprised that such a bright young lad did not think twice of handing over his fully loaded laptop to some random shop repair assistant somewhere. Whence its contents eventually made it to the internets at large, generating quite a turmoil. 

The story and its numerous plot twists (retired celebrities, Japanese actresses, Hong Kong triads, broken mariages, hell, even Jackie Chan got involved!) has already filled an entire subcontinent of Asian press articles, apparently leading to political repression unseen since the days of Tiananmen… 

As for Edison, things don’t look too good for him: sponsors couldn’t shed him fast enough, movie studios lost his phone number mid-shooting and he apparently managed to piss off a few bigwig entertainment industry moguls cum triad bosses (who didn’t appreciate the publication of his very personal and graphic way to ask their daughter in marriage). To top it all, I am afraid none of his former girlfriends is in any mood to console him at the moment. 

People, when will you learn? Keep your sex tapes on VHS and never trust the repairman.


January 28, 2008 by

Non-Asian related item.


Olympic Training

January 11, 2008 by

No Big Bums: China Prepares Olympic Hostess


Steph Song

January 7, 2008 by


Give her a role she can really sink her background into

The most attractive woman in the world, officially, is Canadian and lives in Vancouver’s upscale South Granville neighbourhood. Better still, she’s circumspect about her title. She disparages it a little, but also considers it a lark.

Most attractive in the world! That’s saying something. I’ll be anxious to see her in the new show called jPod. She played a bit role in Dragon Boys but playing a girl tricked into prostitution, she didn’t look her best.

Do you use/believe in Western medicine or Eastern medicine?

January 6, 2008 by

Here’s a thought i had today as I’m watching football players get hurt on the field.

When I was in high school and sprained my ankle playing basketball, my dad took me to a Chinese herbalist to heal it (instead of a Western doctor). The herbalist checked my pulse and rubbed at my ankle. Then he put together some herbs, added water, and made it into a smelly paste (it looked like dirt to me), and proceeded to tape 1″ thick, flat bamboo sticks to my ankle as a brace. He applied the herbal-dirt-looking-paste around my ankle, bandaged the whole thing with plastic and sent me home.

About a week later when my ankle still hurt, I finally convinced my dad to take me to a Western hospital. I wanted to get an x-ray and make sure it wasn’t broken. In order to take the x-ray, the nurse had to remove my bandages. At the time, I was really embarrassed by this. It seriously looked like dirt packed around my ankle and it smelled bad!

Now that I’m older, I’m not so ashamed because I understand that my parents were brought up using Eastern medicine and it has real value to them. I’m still skeptical about it since I was raised in Canada, but I’m open-minded. My parents are over 50 and they have used it with great success!

When my dad fell off his bike and hurt his shoulder, he saw three Western doctors (one was even a “specialist”) who weren’t of much help. (He was in a lot of pain when he moved that arm.) A few months later, my dad saw a Chinese herbalist during our vacation in Hong Kong and his shoulder finally started to feel better.

So I wonder: how many Asian-Canadians believe in Western vs. Eastern medicine? Maybe the older generation believes more in Eastern medicine while the younger generations believe in Western?

NB: Western doctor does not mean a White doctor. There are lots of Asians and other ethnicities practicing Western medicine.

Fugu Home Cooking

January 6, 2008 by

In Japan, there are two Schools of fugu-loving gourmets: those who think paying inflated restaurant fees for the expertise of a specially-trained fugu chef is worth the price… and those who rarely make it to their next meal (same, Google-translated).

French-Canadian Discussion About Inter-Racial Relationships (asian/white)

January 6, 2008 by

Here’s a topic I found on a forum for you french speakers. The name of the thread is ¨Le blanc et le jaune¨ which means the white and the yellow. The original posters asks why they are a lots of AF/WM but not a lots of AM/WF relationships. Most of the girls answered that they are attracted to good looking Asian male but that they’re not enough of them in the movies and the media so they associate the Asian male as asexual (the name Jackie Chan came offen)


Some of them said also that the Asian male is too shy and don’t show their emotions enough and there are some very good comments from girls who talk about Vietnamese guys they dated. The province of Quebec has a huge Vietnamese community.

Rockin’ Ramen!

January 5, 2008 by

The Los Angeles Times has an interesting profile on Rickmond Wong (if that’s not a true Chinese American name, I don’t know what is), aka the Rameniac, a popular food blogger on all things ramen: He’s the rock star of ramen. His blog includes an in-depth discussion of Japan’s regional styles of ramen, reviews of ramen restaurants, reviews of packaged ramen, and even videos of ramen being made and slurped.  On a cold winter day, a big bowl of steaming hot ramen sounds pretty damn good. I’m now really really hungry!

Dear Son: Asian Pop

January 4, 2008 by

The latest installment of Asian Pop is very amusing and sad.

Dear Son

In the article Jeff writes a letter to his unborn son with hilarious stories. (ie.. Jun Natsukawa is NOT research!). And the article ends with a list of notable Asians who past away in 2007.