I’m Heading on a Tour of PIXAR Studios! #InsideOutEvent

Image Credit: Disney Have you ever wondered what it’s really like inside Pixar Studios? Even though I’ve been watching Pixar films since—well, ever since there was a Pixar—and the studios are located right here in the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s a pretty exclusive place where they work their magic. Disney has invited me on a complimentary two-day tour of Pixar in Emeryville with a group of bloggers, and I’ll be reporting back to share the inside scoop ....more

Hapa Headlines: Miss Universe Japan, Mixed Opinions and More

Miss Universe Japan Ariana Miyamoto, Image Credit: YouTube Ariana Miyamoto recently became the first hafu, or mixed-race Japanese, to be crowned Miss Universe Japan. But Miyamoto, who is ethnic Japanese and African American, is still facing online backlash for not being “Japanese enough”. From Kotaku: Her selection has caused controversy online in Japan ....more

Randall Park and Fresh Off the Boat Producers Meet With Asian Bloggers

“It’s really important that you guys liked it, specifically people with active voices representing the community,” said Fresh Off the Boat star Randall Park to a table...more

The Kitchen’s Open… Sort Of

After a hiatus from the Let’s Lunch virtual monthly potluck of food blogging, I’m baaack! Well, in a way. At the beginning of the year, I volunteered to host the March Let’s Lunch link up with the theme of “Housewarming” ....more

5 Excellent Examples of Effective Blogger Journalism

Ever wonder how much difference you can make by doing independent reporting on your blog? I’ve seen many women do excellent investigative journalism through their websites. Read on to find out more about how these bloggers did their own legwork to produce journalism that rivaled — and even scooped — established media outlets. Yoani Sanchez Stands Up to the Cuban Government   ...more
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I’m Going to the ABC Studios to Meet Randall Park!

Image Credit: ABC Have you been watching Fresh Off the Boat as avidly as I am?...more

Starbucks' #RaceTogether is the Frappuccino of Difficult Conversations

I nearly spit out my coffee this morning when I read about Starbucks’ new attempt to promote conversation about race. Announced in USA Today, the partnership between the newspaper and the coffee giant uses the words "race together" written on coffee cups in an attempt to stir up conversation about race in America. ...more
I got ya'll. "Race" is a man-made construct that doesn't exist in reality. You're welcome from ...more

Why You Should Do Original Reporting on Your Blog

Are bloggers journalists? That’s one of the burning questions of the new media, and one whose answer isn’t always clear. Here’s my take: it depends. Not all bloggers are—or want to be—journalists, but there are certainly occasions when a blogger is well positioned to report the news firsthand. Perhaps you see a need to communicate information that goes beyond your reaction to news that’s been reported elsewhere. ...more
Original blog reporting is one of the few ways we can access real news in the age of the one and ...more

VIDEO: Baymax From Big Hero 6 Answers My Questions

Image Credit: Disney Wouldn’t it be great to have your own robot to take care of you and answer the questions that keep you up at night? Kind of a like a kinder, gentler, cuddlier version of Siri? Well, I got to experience that, if only for a few minutes, when I had the chance to ask Baymax, the healthcare robot from Big Hero 6 some of the things I’ve been dying to know ....more

Everything You Need to Know About Kendamas

I don’t know about your school, but at my kids’ schools, there’s a new fad that EVERY KID needs to have. It’s not Minecraft, it’s not a Rainbow Loom, but it’s an old-fashioned wooden toy from Japan that our grandparents probably played with. In fact, a few years ago, my dad gave my boys these brightly painted wooden ball and cup toys, which they toyed around with for a while, then put aside ....more