White supremacists, Asian women, and Asian men

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(pic of Tila Tequila of the alt-right here.) Interesting article that I saw on FB: Meet the White Nationalist Trying to Ride The Trump Train to Lasting Power. It’s about a White Nationalist named Richard Spencer, and it was written before the election. Spencer was the person who coined the term “alt-right,” and he is widely seen as the founder of the movement. The article describes Spencer’s adulation of Donald Trump before the election. Now that the election is over and Trump has won, Spencer is flying high, talking about ending non-White immigration and turning this country into a European state. But what the people on my FB feed found interesting was that in the recent past, Richard Spencer was into Asian women:

Is every White guy in Asia a loser?

I’ve been checking out the YouTubeiverse, mostly checking out Jvloggers in Japan. It’s pretty cool how many voices are out there. When I hear them talk about Japan, I recognize truth in lots of their remarks about cultural differences. It’s interesting stuff. It’s particularly interesting to hear from jvloggers who have spent years in Japan and have decided to live there permanently. I always wondered what life would be like if I stayed. There was no YouTube when I lived in Japan, so I didn’t get the benefit of hearing all this.

Love Boat

I just saw this IndieGogo campaign. For some reason, I thought that Love Boat was a high school thing, but I guess it does make more sense that it’s a college thing (since probably fewer Taiwanese parents want their kids dating in high school). On the other hand, don’t college relationships work better when kids go to the same college? If you’re go to college in Boston, it would seem pointless to do a program in order to meet a romantic partner from UCLA.

The Partner Track by Helen Wan (Review)

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I get hoodwinked so easily. I’m like Charlie Brown to the Asian Female Celebrity Club‘s Lucy. “Kick it, Chuck! I’m not gonna move the football again! You can trust me.” I was originally interested in reading Wan’s book after this discussion, where Pozhal quoted Wan from a CNN article:

“It’s the same formula every time,” she wrote for the Washington Post in 1998. “Young Asian-American heroine confronts culture clash — unyielding Asian parents who won’t let her on the cheerleading squad, a flock of quaint-as-hell relatives, yadda, yadda. Throw in a budding interracial romance, stick a word like ‘moon,’ ‘jade’ or ‘dragon’ in the title, and voila! America’s new literary sensation. Give me a break. I could write an ‘ethnic’ novel in my sleep.”

Every story can always get more interesting

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Photo credit: Channel 9 60 Minutes/Associated Press

I first heard about the story while driving in the car and hearing it on the radio: an Australian couple had abandoned their biological baby who had come from a surrogate mother in Thailand because the baby had Down Syndrome. I thought that maybe it was an example of Western exploitation, a case in which rich Western parents had hired a poor Asian surrogate and then jumped at signs of trouble.

Moses kills the Egyptian, and how it relates to affirmative action

As you all know, I’m not a Christian. I’m an atheist, according to Richard Dawkins’s definition. I usually write stuff like this. Before having kids, I swore to myself that I would never teach my kids Christianity after going through what I went through in the church. But I realized that religion, for all the confusion and hypocrisy it brings into our world, also poses good questions about ethics and existence. So I got a book from the library that covered an overview of religions, and my son and I went through the whole book: Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Jainism. We read the whole book. Then I got a “Children’s Bible,” and we began reading a kid’s version of the Jewish Testament.

British banker married to former Miss Singapore insults Singaporeans

TIM STEWART NEWS LIMITED 07932745508: British wealth manger Anton Casey and his wife, former Miss Singapore Bernice Wong. He has received death threats for mocking Singapore commuters as poor people on Facebook.

TIM STEWART NEWS LIMITED 07932745508: British wealth manger Anton Casey and his wife, former Miss Singapore Bernice Wong. He has received death threats for mocking Singapore commuters as poor people on Facebook.

Thanks to John Doe for posting the story about Anton Casey. He’s a British banker married to former Miss Singapore Bernice Wong (no relation, I hope), and apparently he’s in a bit of trouble for ridiculing Singaporeans who take public transportation in Singapore. Here’s what happened:

When Rice Chaser entertainers become the most prominent pro-Asian-male activists

Thanks, RY from MANAA, for posting this: Nicolas Cage Criticizes Hollywood’s Lack of Opportunities for Male Asian Actors (Video). It’s ironic on two levels:

1. Nicolas and Alice(pic from here)

I remember when Nicholas Cage first got Alice Kim pregnant. People on the Fighting 44s were mad because people from LA said they saw Cage trolling LA’s Koreatown for Korean women. According to these (admittedly anonymous) first person accounts, Cage was quite successful. The young Korean American women in those K-Town bars were all over him. Now of course, one might expect this, given that he’s a big star. But still. Unless your name is Will Smith, that highest level of stardom only seems to exist in Hollywood if you’re a White guy. There’s some irony in seeing a guy whose career has been bolstered by White privilege now supposedly speaking against White privilege because he son is Asian, all while doing nothing to actually change the situation.