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Entries from September 2009

Fortune Cookie Documentary

Posted September 30th, 2009 by Peter · 1 Comment

This is a new documentary from Cherry Sky Films regarding the origin of Fortune Cookies. THE KILLING OF A CHINESE COOKIE examines the heated debate over the true origin of the fortune cookie, the mixing of eastern and western cultures that produced it, and the cookie’s rise from a simple pastry to a pop culture [...]

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Featured Submission: The Passive Stereotype

Posted September 25th, 2009 by Peter · 5 Comments

This is a submission about Asian Passiveness from our guest writer, Vannie Sung. We here in the SAPL Family hope you enjoy it and (hopefully) can relate! Bowing is part of our culture- it’s a sign language for politeness, deference, and respect. A week ago, I had witnessed a store owner wrongfully accusing a mother’s [...]

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#125 Hand-Me-Downs

Posted September 19th, 2009 by Peter · 12 Comments

One submission we at SAPL particularly agreed upon this week was suggested by Kat, who says that Asians like: “second-hand things. Or third/fourth-hand sometimes.  I’ve grown up wearing hand-me downs from unknown family friends and relatives.  And after 7 years, I try to donate them since I haven’t touched them in so long, and my [...]

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Twittering @ 101?

Posted September 13th, 2009 by Peter · 2 Comments

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend your entire life online? K Nelson says: “Here is an article about two women, one is a 101 year old Asian woman in Hawaii who uses Twitter. She definitely deserves more attention than she has received so far.” Here’s a link: Centenarian Twitterers This is [...]

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