I came across articles on this documentary about the dearth of roles for Asian-Americans in US films and TV and limitations because of stereotypes.
It seemed the documentary contains interviews of some of the notable AA actors.
Some of the stereotypes mentioned:
"The Asian man as kung fu master. Think Bruce Lee in the classic film "Enter the Dragon" and the TV show "The Green Hornet."
The Asian man played by a non-Asian, among them Mickey Rooney as the bucktoothed Japanese neighbor ...Read more
Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest — dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish, syrupy residue down the drain. The process is called alkaline hydrolysis and was developed in this country 16 years ago to get rid of animal carc...Read more
Edited after some questions from people
I was talking with some of the AnD guys about my nutrition program. Been doing it for about a month now, mostly changing my diet intake, and only starting to up the exercise side (on account of work, etc.)
Basically, a few principles to stick by:
Always eat breakfast. Usually, I do yoghurt with granola or oatmeal. The oatmeal is a complex carb that keeps me full and energized well into noon.
For the May holiday, I went to Tokyo for a few days and brought my Mom along (for Mother's day and all that). Additionally, I also hung out with my friend KB, Tokyo resident.
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Arrived on the eve of May in Narita to good temperate and sunny weather, clear skies. I immediately noticed how clean and quiet the place was. Customs was a bit of a wait (30 mins).
We took a bus airporter to downtown Tokyo, Akasaka district to the ANA. From there, it was a short taxi ride to our hotel, the "B ...Read more
I don't get old people in Hong Kong. In fact, I'm downright exasperated.
And before you get your panties in a bunch, I do give credence to the "respect your elders" thing, but within reason. For example, I do cede my seats to old folks on mass transit (as well as pregnant folks, etc.).
But within reason.... Here's my story:
I'm in my community swimming pool. There's about 5 people in about 8 lanes when I arrive. There's an empty lane in the closest lane to the changing room that...Read more
I was reading Yahoo news today.
On the right, there's a bunch of photos of the day, and suddenly, I saw one of a picture of a woman holding up a tiara. The caption read:
A model displays a tiara featuring a 101.27-carat shield-shaped diamond, during a media preview of auction house Christie's in Hong Kong Tuesday, April 22, 2008. The diamond tiara is expect to fetch between US$6,000,000 and $7,500,000.
Know your role, says the Rock.
Apparently, many dog owners don't understand that when picking a dog (and please for $#%@'s sake, stop buying a winter dog with lots of hair, like a husky or St. Bernard, for the cute factor, when you live in sub-tropical HK, and a 500 sq. ft. apt. Be smart...)
Here's a glimmer of hope. But geez, people are just ignorant.
First of all, I'm very mad at my company. A secretary can get a stupid potted plant in less than a week, and I still can't get some frickin stationery after making requests for months. We're talking about dividers, people. Not exactly a hard-to-get item. Argggh..... Hello! Which is actually work-related??!!?
Ok, got that out of my system (I got another rant at HK salespeople.... they're lucky u can't get guns here, or I would have gone postal. In short, I bought a electronics product that failed to turn...Read more
Check out my friend Harry Yuan's blog on his visit to Thailand to see his mom's role in an upcoming sequel of Streetfighter. http://http://www.alivenotdead.com/harryhyuan/The+Street+Fighter+Experience+Part+II-profile-134495.html
In it, you can see that one of the other actors of course is Kristin Kreuk (of Vancouver and Smallville fame). But there is also another actor Harry mentioned - Moon Blood...Read more
Previously, I did a review of the movie Eastern Promises http://http://www.alivenotdead.com/bobbyty/blog.html?selectionallpage_2
Now here's one about Hidalgo, the story of Frank Hopkins and his endurance horse, a Mustang named Hidalgo.
First, Viggo Mortensen, who plays Hopkins, is fast becoming one of my favorite male actors (in a list that includes Christian Bale and Shia LoBoeuf). Alth...Read more
sometimes aquatic. sometimes airborne. but pretty grounded.