Category Archives: Asian America

Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree

via Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree I wrote a new poem not that long ago after I took Maya to see the hina dolls at the Boston Childrens’ Museum for Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day). Maya has a small set of … Continue reading

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Sick Day Watching (Iron Fist)

Okay, so I broke down and watched Iron Fist on my sick day. First, I have to say I loved the first season of Daredevil and Luke Cage, and while I wasn’t as crazy about season 2 of DD or Jessica Jones, they were good, although … Continue reading

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My One “Iron Fist” Question

I haven’t seen “Iron Fist” yet. I might. I might not. I’m ambivalent about it. I saw “Luke Cage” and that has satisfied me. The reviews about it I’ve seen have not inspired much confidence. I’ve kept an eye on … Continue reading

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Japanese America

I saw a pretty amazing article that was tagged on Facebook by my friend, Jeff Bayliss, title The Great Sushi Craze of 1905, Part I.  Pretty amazing stuff.  The late 19th Century/early 20th Century, in spite of what some people … Continue reading

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A Jewpanese Interview with Paul Golin

When I first started this blog, I wanted to write more about Jewpanese topics.  This was something new —writing about a culture that was apart from my own—but it was exciting.  Venturing out into the unknown, I did what any … Continue reading

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Not Sure What to Think About the MFA’s Kimono Days

Personally, I didn’t read any stories about it.  I saw the headline and moved on.  When they recast the event, I wasn’t surprised.  I suppose I was most surprised by how little reaction I had to the whole thing.  Maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Reading Asian American Literature or Supporting Artistic Efforts

This post started because of something that Jeff Yang, Hudson Yang’s father, wrote. I will also admit I haven’t watched Fresh Off the Boat.  This isn’t a choice based upon preference or judgement.  It is simply that it shows in the middle of the … Continue reading

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