“Bear With Me”

A short film directed by Dorothy Xiao.

Good times with Justin Yang and Audrey Cain! :]

“Hell on Wheels”

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If you know American history, then you know that Chinese immigrants contributed heavily to the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad (the western leg of the First Transcontinental Railroad that ran between California and Utah) during the late 1860s. In its fifth and final season, AMC’s “Hell on Wheels” takes us back to that time as the story’s main character Cullen Bohannon (played by Anson Mount) heads West. As Bohannon has been separated from his family and has started working for his former employer’s rival, drama is sure to unravel along with new characters introduced.

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Oh hey, that’s Byron Mann as Chang!

Season 5 of “Hell on Wheels” premieres this Saturday, July 18th at 9/8c on AMC.

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM)!

And I am totally late on this post!

If you haven’t already seen CAPE’s 2015 collection of #IAm stories, here’s the trailer for this year’s campaign:

Featuring a handful of friends who’re doing big things, #IAm a proud believer in even bigger and better things to come for the APA community. It’s a good time to be Asian Pacific American!

Are you Asian and need a makeup tutorial on how to look more white?

Then look no further… This new Joy Regullano video is all sorts of awesome.

Dear Diary… I love writing!

Plus, a little #DearMe!

#MemoryLaneMonday

“All I Need”

David Choi, this is so good.

For all of you in LA, come on out to David’s show at the Troubadour on March 20th! It’ll be his very first show of his “Stories of You’s and Me” world tour. PLUS, it’s my birthday and it’ll be David’s birthday two days later (yay, March babies!), so we’ll def have lots to celebrate! ;] Purchase tickets: davidchoimusic.com/tour/

#MusicMonday

Dear Diary… I still don’t know if I should send that letter to Tyler

If you watched my previous video, then you know that I put the letter out there… and well, I guess you could say I finally “sent” that letter to Tyler…

Dear Tyler

In my last Dear Diary video, a certain letter that was never sent was mentioned… this is that letter.

Anita Ho

My friends, Lina and Steve, made a romantic comedy based off of their own real-life experience of when Steve met Lina’s parents for the first time. The couple not only wrote and directed the film, they also star in it along with George Cheung, Elizabeth Sung, Brian Yang, Kenny Waymack Jr., Becky Wu, James To, Jonathan Park, Raymond Ma, and Albert Wong. Looks like there are some cameos by the likes of Dante Basco, Joseph Vincent, and Megan Lee, too.

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For those of you in LA, there will be a limited theatrical run at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena from February 27th through March 5th. You can purchase tickets on Laemmle’s website.

Check out the trailer here:

#MovieMonday

“Fresh Off the Boat” premieres TOMORROW!!!

YES!!! This network television adaptation of Eddie Huang’s memoir brings the first Asian American family front and center since Margaret Cho’s “All-American Girl” from 20 years ago. I had the privilege of getting a sneak peek at the first two episodes a few weeks ago and from what I could see, there’s a lot of potential.

First of all, it has a great cast. You’ve got Randall Park who is one of the top Asian American comedic actors of all time. It excites me every time I see his face on the “Fresh Off the Boat” billboards that have been plastered all over town. Then there’s Constance Wu who I wasn’t familiar with before this show happened, but after seeing her in the trailer and the first two episodes, I have full confidence that she is gonna blow up. She’s quite the scene stealer and nails the role of a quirky Asian mom. You also have Lucille Soong, a veteran since the Charlton Heston days, who plays the kooky grandma. And of course, the boys, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, and Ian Chen who are the future!

Next, we are gonna get snippets of Eddie Huang’s real life. If you aren’t already familiar with Eddie, then you gotta know that he is quite a personality. I personally haven’t read his memoir, but based on his raw and ain’t afraid to speak the truth voice from what I’ve seen and read, I think we can definitely look forward to some good stories in this series.

Finally, the show is funny! I laughed a lot. I think a lot of people, both Asian American and non-Asian American, will enjoy the show. The series premieres with two episodes tomorrow night at 8:30|7:30c before and after “Modern Family” on ABC! So hope y’all will tune in to watch the newest modern family on the block, the Huangs! I’ve already set my DVR to record the entire series ;]

Read these articles:
All-American Girl at 20: The Evolution of Asian Americans on TV
Eddie Huang on Seeing His Memoir Become a Sitcom

More info: Official ABC Site for “Fresh Off the Boat”