washington post editorial, asian americans and affirmative action

What I did over my winter vacation: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-misleading-lawsuit-accusing-harvard-of-bias-against-asian-americans/2015/01/02/cc7a7c52-91e5-11e4-ba53-a477d66580ed_story.html

I’ve received many random kind supportive notes from both strangers and friends, which has been great. My dad also sent me this nice email: “Very interesting!   Mom read it and figured out what you do….   Be Humble and Sweet!   dad”  My parents crack me up.

Also great is this recipe my former roommate Oiyan Poon passed on to me. If you’re ever in Los Angeles and are a garlic-lover, don’t miss the garlic spread at my beloved Zankou Chicken.

Okay, lets go write some stuff.

at the museum


For many others, though, the evening’s programs prove a sufficient diversion. Mark Siddall, the curator of the poison exhibition, hosts a well-attended session, with crowd members shouting out answers out of turn.

Why, he asks, do we bother studying poison?

“To kill people!” someone says.

“To stay alive!” suggests another.

During the children’s sleepovers, Mr. Siddall informs them, “the first answer is ‘to help people.’ ”

second gen east asian am parents study

On AngryAsianMan!


Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park are interested in learning how “second gen” Korean and Chinese American parents approach education and child-rearing for their “third gen” children. We are looking for people who fit the following criteria to participate in a one-time interview: 1) Your parents are immigrants and you were born in the U.S. or immigrated before age 7 2) You are of Korean or Chinese descent 3) You have at least one child over the age of 6 4) You reside in the DC metro (DC/MD/VA) or LA/OC area. 

We’d like to understand your experiences as a parent, your memories of your own experiences with education, and reflections on education in the Asian American community. You will receive a $10 gift card for participating in an hour long interview. If you are open to being interviewed and/or have questions, please contact Assistant Professor Julie Park at aaccstudy@gmail.com. Thank you!

Know parents (who fit my random criteria)?  Send em my way.


Always associated Zocalo w/cool things when I was living in LA, so excited to be featured: http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2014/02/14/americas-got-an-undergraduate-problem/ideas/up-for-discussion/

it lived


This study cites The Bucket List in its intro, as well as Dead Poets Society’s call to “Carpe Diem.” (They also reference YOLO, and I think now’s a good time to acknowledge that once a term makes its way into academic studies, it’s probably no longer hip.) 

words cannot express

the comedy in this clip: http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/russian-police-choir-performs-get-lucky-opening-ceremony?ctx=top-moments

asians from ohio

end up in the most random of places…



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