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Aug 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day in the U.S. (Merdeka)

Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day in the U.S. (Merdeka)

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from the brutal 300 years of colonization by the Netherlands.

And now, it’s time to celebrate.

I attended a local Indonesian Merdeka celebration  (we usually go once a year if traffic/weather permits). And the atmosphere is beautiful, as always. My mother … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on A Complex Relationship with Food, Physical Perfection, and Parental Love

A Complex Relationship with Food, Physical Perfection, and Parental Love

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

I couldn’t have been the only one who heard these at a dinner party.

“Why aren’t you eating my food? I’m a good cook! Are you saying I’m a bad cook? It’s bad to refuse my food.”

“Here, eat more, you’re getting skinny.”

“Oops, someone is getting chubby. Freshman fifteen, … Read more

Being Hapa

Things Hapas Hear

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 

Now, let me preface this by saying this is in no means a comprehensive list. I’m not pointing fingers, blaming anybody, or calling any specific person out. I’m simply saying that, as a multiracial person whose mom is also multiracial coming from Indonesia and a father from Minnesota, that … Read more

Blogs

May 3, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Reappropriate: The Asian American movement takes on different meaning in 2014

Reappropriate: The Asian American movement takes on different meaning in 2014

posted by Randall

Asian American Movement The Asian American movement is not what it used to be…and that’s a good thing (Photo by Kheel Center).

In the 1960s, the term Asian American was largely synonymous with East Asians and quickly expanded to include Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians and Filipinos.

Some consider Filipinos part of the Pacific Islands due to the … Read more

Community Issues

Aug 9, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Minn Post: Lao American to Return to Laos to Fight Human Trafficking

Minn Post: Lao American to Return to Laos to Fight Human Trafficking

posted by Randall

Village Focus InternationalA Lao American from Minneapolis is returning to her native country to help the impoverished and to fight human trafficking, reports the Minn Post.

Thouni Seneyakone still clearly remembers the last words her grandmother whispered to her when she left Laos at age 5.

“Come back home when you finish school.”

She wants to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 29, 2012 Ξ Comments Off on KPCC: First #Vietnamese American Elected Mayor Takes Office

KPCC: First #Vietnamese American Elected Mayor Takes Office

posted by Randall

ballotTri Ta, the nation’s first elected Vietnamese American mayor has climbed the highest mountains, obtained a black belt in judo and now has won over the electorate in Westminster, CA, home to the second largest concentration of Vietnamese Americans of any city, reports KPCC.

His election has generated enthusiasm among Vietnamese Americans nationwide, but Ta … Read more

Campus

Dec 21, 2012 Ξ Comments Off on Hyphen Magazine: #Hmong Language Immersion Program launched in Sacramento

Hyphen Magazine: #Hmong Language Immersion Program launched in Sacramento

posted by Randall

 

school pencilsA school district in South Sacramento has launched just the second Hmong Language immersion program in the country. Language immersion programs are nothing new, but this one is unique.

It’s just the second Hmong Immersion program in the country, patterned after one in St. Paul, Minnesota, reports Hyphen Magazine.

The idea of the Hmong … Read more

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