Monthly Archive for September, 2011

PIC: How much crap can we feed everyone today?! Ice cream sundaes in the kitchen.

This is the tech team’s celebratory dessert for making their deadline.

I only had a *small* cup of ice cream. Mostly I wanted some sprinkles. And a cherry. A maraschino cherry.

Los Angeles area, CA
9/30/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: I just ate a Triple Double OREO Neopolitan cookie.

Golden Oreos with strawberry and chocolate creme filling.

Holy smokes there is 110 calories in a single cookie.

Los Angeles area, CA
9/30/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: Lunch = Celebratory Apple Tart courtesy of @ChrisChandler

Our team was celebrating that we survived the summer.

Los Angeles, CA
9/30/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: Your Friday Bagel Hijinks come courtesy of @unpoete & @jozjozjoz

Los Angeles area, CA
9/30/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: Chirashi for dinner.



PIC: Chirashi for dinner., originally uploaded by @jozjozjoz.

Met w/ Yoshi’s Uncle J & Aunt C from Sacto w/ L, J & E who live in SGV now.

Yama Japanese Restaurant
Alhambra, CA
9/29/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: Pot roast for lunch at Coral Cafe. Yikes that looks unappetizing.

For GH’s farewell/team lunch

Ran into D from business school, N, L, & J there! Random!

Burbank, CA
9/29/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Beware: The Taiwanese Death Stare (aka Asian Baseball Fan Drops His Child for Foul Ball)

Since this video of a Taiwanese father dropping his daughter while trying to catch a foul ball at a baseball game has been posted at 8Asians, Angry Asian Man, and Disgrasian, I thought I’d post it on my personal blog along with my personal thoughts and recollections of the Taiwanese Death Stare.

Being the kid of a Taiwanese Mom, I can tell you from personal experience that this Stare of Destruction is one you should avoid at all costs. If this death stare is used on you for too long at one time, you could spontaneously combust (swear to gawd that’s true!). I usually received the Taiwanese Death Stare when I was misbehaving in public. Unfortunately for me, my Mom was a stickler for manners. So even when I wasn’t causing a ruckus, I was likely (unintentionally) “misbehaving” by being “rude.” I’d give some examples of this, but if my Mom reads this blog post, she’ll zap me with that death stare THROUGH HER COMPUTER MONITOR, so I’d better be discreet about my past indiscretions.

Anyway, in my experience, the version of the Taiwanese Death Stare to truly be fearful of is that of the Taiwanese Wife. Since I only got the “Mom” version of the stare– and my Dad isn’t around for me to ask about the “Wife” version– I can only do the next best thing which is to see if I’m channeling my Mom (I’m turning into her anyway, so I may as well stop fighting it), and if *I* am like a Taiwanese Wife enough that I’ve ever given Yoshi the Taiwanese Death Stare.

I managed to snag an exclusive interview with Yoshi on the subject…

Joz: Do I ever give you the Taiwanese Death Stare?

Yoshi: Uh yeah, duhhh.

*Joz gives Yoshi the Death Stare for being rude to Joz.*

Joz: I do?!

Yoshi: Uh, gotta go, bye!

Anyway, this whole interview doesn’t tell us anything about the Taiwanese Death Stare and only proves that Yoshi is no dummy.

On another note, I hope the Taiwanese guy in the video had his affairs in order because he’s TOTALLY toast when they get home.

Then again, he might be able to redeem himself if he can convince his wife that he is a better parent than this Korean Mom who catches a homerun ball after it bounces off her son and she celebrates in glee while her own flesh and blood is writhing in pain. Just sayin’.

PIC: Nerd Games Lunch. Learning how to play DOMINION.

Los Angeles area, CA
9/28/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: I managed to write on myself without writing on myself. What’s it say?!?

Los Angeles area, CA
9/27/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: Tuna Melt for lunch at Bea Bea’s in Burbank.

Yum.

Next time I am preparing for a sweet meal and ordering "Annie’s Crazy Bread!"

Burbank, CA
9/27/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: @LeeQuentin & Joz… Twice in one day! Now at a wedding banquet! What what?!

SGV, CA
9/25/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: @LeeQuentin & Joz at baby shower for @ksakai1 & M

Pasadena, CA
9/25/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: At M & Koji’s Baby Shower! // @ksakai1

Pasadena, CA
9/25/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Smelly Guys Is a Bad Thing (The Asian Internet Forum Song)

I had heard about this song– “Asian Internet Forum Song”– presented by Jukebox Stories (Prince Gomolvilas & Brandon Patton) at the 2011 National Asian American Theater Festival but I haven’t been able to stop clicking “replay” on this since Ernie blogged about this at 8Asians today.

Just remember this: smelly guys is a bad thing.

Smelly guys is a bad, bad thing.

(Now I wanna stab someone with a chopstick.)

PIC: David Ono of KABC7 and emcee of the @AAJATriviaBowl will be guarding the Rice Cup until the big night!

KABC
Glendale, CA
9/22/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: Behind-the-scenes of @AAJATriviaBowl video taping. David Ono w/ Denise Dador. #AAJA

Soundstage at KABC7
Glendale, CA
9/22/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Screenshot: Hey! Who’s that peeking out from the homepage of @AudreyMagazine under the pic of @JennaUshkowitz?!

More to come…

audreymagazine.com/
Article: audreymagazine.com/boq-joz/

9/20/2011.

-Joz
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Due to popular request, this is my signature:  (-_-)  Did someone blink?
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: I am no longer The Honorable Joz. Here’s the MVP Trophy before I relinquished it to the new MVP last Friday.

I was dethroned as MVP so I handed over the trophy with some
appropriate modifications/Joz-ifications, per the MVP tradition. What
do you think?

It’s HUMONGOUS now!!!

I can’t take credit for this idea as I really just executed someone
else’s idea that he never had a chance to implement, with a bit of a
twist. The original plan was to cut off part of the top of the water
jug (the spout was too tall), spray paint the 5 gallon water jug so it
would be black, and to add it to the base of the trophy "like the
Stanley Cup."

I was too busy to spray paint the water jug so I just created/printed
a few paper inserts, put them inside the jug, and filled it tightly
with (corn-based!) packing peanuts. Thanks to Yoshi for doing most of
the work (hacking off the top of the water jug, helping me fill the
packing peanuts and gluing the small trophy on the jug). Ok, thanks
to Yoshi for doing pretty much everything, especially for listening to
me whine when it wasn’t going perfectly.

Also, we had to put the packing peanuts in really slowly (to keep the
paper inserts in place), so we actually counted how many peanuts are
in the jug. Wanna guess how many?!

Trophy before I got to it:
www.jozjozjoz.com/2011/09/02/pic-i-was-awarded-as-team-mv…

-Joz
~~~~~~~~~
Due to popular request, this is my signature:  (-_-)  Did someone blink?
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: Sneak peek of @AAJATriviaBowl program- my hot cousin Daniel Liu will be there via @VZWKen! #AAJA

I met up with Trivia Bowl Commissioner XVI Denise Poon for a late dinner the other night so we could go over some details of the first AAJA Tweet-Off that I’ll be running, sponsored by Verizon Wireless.

When she flipped to the page in the program with the details (and Verizon’s ad), I see this and go, "OMG! That’s my cousin!!!"

Danielwatch 2011, AAJA edition!!!

Los Angeles area, CA
9/15/2011

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: Couldnt find my tripod so this is how I shot my @8asians video at 3am

Los Angeles, CA
Night of 9/14 (wee hours of 9/15/2011)

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: At Opening Night of the World Premiere of A WIDOW OF NO IMPORTANCE at @EWPlayers

Los Angeles, CA
9/14/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Fat Indian Kid Dancing to ‘Dhinka Chika’

Originally written for 8Asians…

Our love for dancing Asian kids is well documented, but we haven’t seen such a great South Asian kid dancing video go viral until now. It’s a perfect combination of what makes a great viral video… amazing moves, catchy music, and of course an (almost) naked fat kid dancing in his underwear.

Meet Akshad (in his original unedited video) dancing to ‘Dhinka Chika’ from the recent Bollywood movie “Ready” (Hindi: रेडी, Reḍī) starring Salman Khan and Asin.

I love this video so much, that I’ll even do a little 8Asians math for you:

Chubby dancing Asian kid + wearing next to nothing + an extra dose of sassy acrobatics = Akshad

Awesome.

PIC: Our @AAJAla Ethnic Community News Roundup Panelists. #AAJA

Munira Syeda, Communications Manager for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater L.A. area

Samir Twair, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Gwen Muranaka, English editor of the Rafu Shimpo

Linh Van Nguyen, Asst Managing Editor for Nguoi Viet News

Moderated by Henry Fuhrmann of the Los Angeles Times and AAJA

Asian American Journalists Association
Los Angeles, CA
9/10/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: At the @AAJAla Ethnic Community Roundtable

Asian American Journalists Association
Los Angeles, CA
9/10/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: My fortune cookie from PF Chang’s. True or false?

"Your simple kindness today will be rewarded multiple times."

Burbank, CA
9/8/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com




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