Monthly Archive for July, 2012

PIC: Hotel room BEFORE. Desk facing wall opposite window.

Las Vegas,NV
7/31/2012.

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PIC: Hotel room AFTER. If I have to work, I’d rather re-arrange my room so I can enjoy the view.

Las Vegas, NV
7/31/2012.

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PIC: Stupid things seen in the @SkyMall catalog– CarLashes.

Las Vegas, NV
7/31/2012.

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PIC: Remnants of Joz’s first haircut of 2012.

Thanks to Yoshi for going with me to the new place.

Los Angeles, CA
7/29/2012.

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PIC from @EWPlayers Night of Mahalo… Mango shave ice with condensed milk!

Los Angeles, CA
7/28/2012.

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I’ll be speaking at #UNITY12 on a panel featuring @lfung @jozjozjoz @angryasianman @originalspin

From Tiger Mom to Jeremy Lin (AAJA)
Session 1143
Room: Breaker C

The emergence of blogs like 8Asians and Angry Asian Man underscores the
ever-expanding trade of covering Asian-American popular culture. The buzz
around Asian-American culture and perceptions reached a new apex recently
with the debate over the so-called “Tiger Mom” phenomenon and the rise of
cross-cultural icon Jeremy Lin. We talk to some of the nation’s top Asian
pop culture bloggers to discuss the latest trends among Asian Americans,
what new stereotypes might be emerging and how they keep track of it all.

Jeff Yang (Moderator)
Lisa Fung
Jocelyn "Joz" Wang
Phil Yu

Jeff Yang writes the column Tao Jones for the Wall Street Journal Online
and is Pop & Politics correspondent for New York’s NPR station, WNYC. His
latest book, the graphic novel Shattered, will be published by the New
Press this fall.

Lisa Fung is executive editor of The Wrap, an entertainment news site.
During her 24 years at the Los Angeles Times, she served as an Arts &
Entertainment editor, Business Editor and Metro/Suburban Editor. Lisa is
the founding editor of Culture Monster, one of the first newspaper sites
devoted solely to arts and culture news and features.

Jocelyn “Joz” Wang is a writer who embraced blogging at its onset. Known
for her blog jozjozjoz.com, she’s also a Co-Editor of 8Asians.com and a
contributor to blogging.la (flagship site of the massive local journalism
project, Metblogs). She acquired and runs the 50+ international sites of
the Metroblogging.com network as its Publisher & CEO.

Phil Yu is the blogger behind Angry Asian Man, a popular Asian American
news/culture blog. In real life, he is not that angry.

PIC: A lovely tea party for my cousin’s baby shower (Mom-to-be, again, w/ Baby #4!)

What a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Tea & Teacups
Brea, CA
7/28/2012.

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PIC: “Scat” ride at yesterday’s summer carnival at work. See the swings behind?

This madness (and more!) took over an entire parking lot.

They fed us burgers, chicken, hot dogs, corn on the cob, popsicles, ice cream sundaes + had booths with games and prizes. Oh, and I giant slide!

Los Angeles, CA
7/26/2012.

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PIC: Capacity crowd at @DeutschInc to listen to @DanaChis speak to @IxDAlosangeles folks. Thx @nuzinuzi

Dana Chisnell.

IXDA UX event: Deconstructing Delight: Pleasure, Flow and Meaning (@ Deutsch LA)

Deutsch
Los Angeles, CA
7/18/2012.

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PIC: Wow! Jenny Lin of Chinatown Comm. for Equitable Dev.// best notes at @AAJAla #NoWalMartinCt

AAJA-LA Media Access Workshop

Asian American Journalists Association

Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Los Angeles, CA
7/14/2012.

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PIC: @TedNguyen speaks at the @AAJAla Media Access Workshop // @TedNguyenUSA

AAJA-LA Media Access Workshop

Asian American Journalists Association

Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Los Angeles, CA
7/14/2012.

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PIC: Full house at @AAJAla Media Access Workshop at @APALC. Board Member Anh Do kicks us off! @NewsTerrier

Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Los Angeles, CA
7/14/2012.

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PIC: If I get hungry at work, I have have 10lbs of brown rice at my desk… Thx @unpoete for splitting the bag w/ me!

Los Angeles, CA
7/9/2012.

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PIC: Sign seen at Ranch99 Supermarket. (WTF is wrong w/ people!?)

Seriously, they has enough people doing this that they had to post a laminated sign?!?

San Gabriel, CA
7/7/2012.

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PIC: And so the dim sum begins. W/ @unpoete & VC

While we were sitting here, I saw my Aunt Michelle and her husband Gavin come in with his son Calvin.

New Capital Seafood
San Gabriel, CA
7/7/2012.

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PIC: Lunch today at The Patio. Oven Roasted Trout w/ Panzanella Salad & Red Wine Vinaigrette

Only $8.95 + $0.78 tax = $9.73!

Glendale, CA
7/6/2012.

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Thinking of Dad… 6 years after his passing…

Last year, my cousin Superha surprised us by emailing a scan of an old snapshot of my Dad, her Dad and my Mom from the 1980s taken at their old home in El Monte. I cropped the photo so it would just be of my Dad, but in the original photo, all 3 of them are looking off-camera at… something… Since I couldn’t tell what they were looking at, I asked Superha if she had any idea when the photo was taken, and she said, "We used to have parties there all the time. This was that open porch area that my father created between the main house and the garage that he turned into their home office/master bedroom. We had backyard barbecues with my mom’s famous marinated chicken drumsticks. Good times. I know my parents really enjoyed the company of both your parents." Thanks to her for sending this picture and reminding me of the family parties and barbecues our families used to have together.

Speaking of those parties, I saw Superha’s parents over the weekend at my other Auntie & Uncle’s “4th of July on June 30th Party,” and they invited us over to their home on the 4th to celebrate.

Although my Mom, my brother & I are all here in the L.A. area, we are a bit off our normal schedule since my Mom had a spill the other night and is nursing a (hopefully not major) knee injury. Mom is not a good patient and she is extremely stubborn; refusing to use a wheelchair or a cane, despite the fact that her entire leg was swollen. Knowing that Mom is going to refuse to stay seated, I’m thinking that we’re going to take it easy and celebrate quietly.

One of the hardest parts of losing Dad is not having him around for the celebrations, big and small. I miss him daily.

From last year (2011):
http://www.jozjozjoz.com/2011/07/02/thinking-of-dad-5-years-after-his-passing/
From two years (2010):
www.jozjozjoz.com/2010/07/02/thinking-of-dad%E2%80%A6-4-y…
From three years ago (2009):
www.jozjozjoz.com/2009/07/02/thinking-of-dad-3-years-afte…

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

PIC: Huge line at the @YelpLA Elite event for dessert from @StarryKitchen!

Los Angeles, CA
7/1/2012.

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PIC: @LadyDanville performs at Yelp’s Grand Summer Elite Event! Thx @YelpLA

Grand Performances
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
7/1/2012

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