Haiti After the Earthquake

I picked up this book just yesterday and it has re-sparked in me a passion for global health. I think recently I’ve been feeling a bit disconnected from the individuals I’ve professed to care deeply about – the poor suffering from disease. Maybe I should’ve done a service project this summer. Maybe I shouldn’t have … Continue reading

My Retort to “Paper Tigers”

By now, if you’re Asian, you’ve probably come across this article called “Paper Tigers: What happens to all the Asian-American overachievers when the test-taking ends” written by Wesley Yang. If you haven’t, it’s a worthwhile read about what it means to be Asian American, namely East Asian American. You can find it here. The article … Continue reading

Social Media Fueled Revolution in Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down today after more than 2 weeks of protests. Just to update you on the situation, since January 25th, thousands of people in Egypt have been taking the streets in protest of poverty, unemployment, and government corruption, calling for the ousting of President Mubarak. The people of Egypt got … Continue reading

Changing Landscape of Digital Media

WongFu Productions and Ryan Higa have shown that you don’t need to have astronomical budgets and a motley of personnel, agents and bureaucracy to produce popular, high-quality videos. Phillip Wang, Wesley Chan, and Ted Fu of WongFu Productions and Ryan Higa are prominent young, Asian American YouTube stars who have been doing it big for … Continue reading

Happy MLK Day

“Power without love is reckless and abusive and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.” – Martin Luther King Jr I have a little book of quotes I’ve collected over the years … Continue reading