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Happy Year of the Snake! Angi Ma Wong's Predictions for the Year

Posted by Angi Ma Wong - on Sunday, 24 February 2013

Angi Ma Wong Predicts Year of the Snake
by Angi Ma Wong FenSShui Lady ® Predictions for the Year of the Water Snake 4711   Currently Angi is scheduled to appear at an event called "The Chinese in America Interactive" with storytelling, displays, music and a surprise at the end! Wednesday May 29, 20134:40pmLive Oak Library4153 E. Live Oak AvenueArcadia, California You can order her feng shui books and kits at www.AngiMaWong.com                     ...

Sports Profiles

Team USA Snowboarder Chloe Kim Wins Gold at the Winter Olympics

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 13 February 2018

February 13, 2018

Pyeongchang, South Korea

Congratulations to Chloe Kim, 17 year-old USA team snowboarder who just won the Gold medal in the women's halfpipe.

The American snowboarder from Torrance, California, Chloe Kim won with a score of 98.25 on her final run with China's Jiayu Liu taking silver and United States' Arielle Gold winning bronze.

Kim, became the first woman to score a perfect 100 score in the halfpipe in 2016 and has won three X Games gold medals.

Kim's parents emigrated from South Korea to the U.S. in 1982 reportedly with just $800 in cash.

Chloe's father, Jong Jin Kim gave up his job to help his daughter train in snowboarding and reach her Olympic dreams.

"Linsanity"- Jeremy Lin: ESPN fires writer and suspends broadcaster for its racist headline and remarks -New York Knicks Sensation has Captured our Hearts

Posted by AC Team on Saturday, 18 February 2012

Update:

July 17, 2012

Goodbye New York, Hello Houston! 

After weeks of speculation, Tuesday night the New York Knicks announced it would not match the Houston Rockets' offer.

Emotions have been running high with Knicks fans. To quote writer Ian O'Connor at ESPNNewYork.com, "Jim Dolan just made one of the dumbest moves of his basketball life"...

Meanwhile, Lin remains a gentleman, thanking the Knicks and showing enthusiasm for Houston. 

Twitter comments: (@JLin7)

"Extremely excited and honored to be a Houston Rocket again!! ‪#RedNation‬" "Much love and thankfulness to the Knicks and New York for your support this past year...easily the best year of my life ‪#ForeverGrateful‬"

For the latest on Jeremy Lin:

ESPN.go.com

July 5, 2012

This afternoon Jeremy Lin agreed to a multi-million dollar offer sheet by the Houston Rockets. Numerous sources say that the Houston Rockets' offer is reportedly a four year $28.8 million deal with Lin. The contract cannot be signed until after the NBA moratorium ends next Wednesday, July 11, 2012, then the New York Knicks have three days to match the Rockets' offer or let him go. 

This story is evolving day by day, and in some cases hour by hour.

(Video image by Suzanne Joe Kai at a press interview with Jeremy Lin in the NY Knicks locker room at Madison Square Garden March 11, 2012)

 

 

 

Update:

February 21, 2012

"Can't escape race, no matter what," says writer William Wong who pens...

Linsanity Etiquette 101 - The historical milestone Jeremy Lin achieved - for all of us

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 23 February 2012

Linsanity Etiquette 101 - The historical milestone Jeremy Lin achieved - for all of us

 

March 9, 2012:

The greatest thing about Linsanity is that Jeremy Lin can win, he can lose, but he has already achieved the near impossible. In just a few short weeks, he's turned a country on its head and made it examine how Asian Americans are viewed in the mainstream.

AC Team members head to New York this week with high hopes to see Jeremy Lin play in a Knicks game. When we watch him, we will be watching a talented basketball player, but we will also be thinking about the historical milestone he has already achieved - for all of us.

 

Related Update: 

February 23, 2012:

Following on the recent racist and racially-offensive incidents in coverage of NBA star Jeremy Lin, the Asian American Journalists Association has issued guidelines on how to and how not to cover Jeremy Lin.

These guidelines are good for everyone, not just news media. 

You would have thought that by 2012 our nation's news media wouldn't need such etiquette lessons, but the recent incidents prove otherwise. Let's hope AAJA's advisory serves not only as guidelines, but as a warning shot that any future incidents will not be tolerated. 

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Palo Alto, California, Jeremy Lin is a native born American.  

AAJA introduces its guidelines with the following:

"Jeremy Lin is Asian American, not Asian (more specifically, Taiwanese American). It's an important distinction and one that should be considered before any references to former NBA players such...

Super Hiro - Hiroki Kuroda throws complete game shutout

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 15 April 2013

Photo: Hiroki Kuroda - Pitcher for the New York Yankees

April 14, 2012

New York

Yankees 3, Orioles 0

Photo: New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda 

It's baseball season and it couldn't be sweeter with 38 year old Hiroki Kuroda's five-hit shutout. Kuroda is a New York Yankees pitcher. 

The New York Daily News reports that was just part of tonight's story.

27 year old Wei-Yin Chen from Taiwan, a left-handed pitcher for the Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles matched Kuroda zero for zero over the first four innings tonight.

Read more here.  

Go catch a screening of "42" the new movie about baseball great Jackie Robinson which took top box office honors this weekend. Just released in theaters nationwide the movie stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, and Harrison Ford as the Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey. 

Photo: Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen

For the full story about the New York Yankees vs the Baltimore Orioles game tonight click here.

Meet Christine Park - GM Concept Car Designer

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 11 January 2010

This is not your Mom's car. And its designer is not a gearhead either.
Meet Christine Park - Concept Car Designer for Cadillac.


This is not your Mom's car. And its designer is not a gearhead either.

Meet Christine Park.

She just unveiled her latest concept car design for Cadillac today at the 2010 North American International Auto Show.

Her XTS Platinum concept is part of the sexy-looking Platinum series of top-of-the-line models which includes new luxury features and a plug-in hybrid propulsion system.

She explains, “When I design, I think of it in terms of writing a novel and I think of myself as a novelist. you’re telling a story through the car."

Born in Seoul, Korea and raised in California, Christine credits her Asian heritage with influencing her style and believes that, as a woman, she brings a sense of delicacy and sensitivity to car design.

More about Christine soon - she is currently showing off her concept car at the huge 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. Check back soon for our exclusive interview with her.