September 19, 2014

Hyeonseo Lee: My Escape from North Korea (via TED)

Please watch this video of Hyeonseo Lee, a North Korean escapee who explains her journey of escaping the only land that she knew and her attempt to rescue her family.

Slowly but surely, more and more North Korean escapees are coming out to share their story of the realities of life in North Korea. This video from the well known TED Conference is compelling and revealing.  

Julie Chen Reveals She Got Plastic Surgery to Look Less Chinese: See the Before and After Pictures

Julie Chen plastic surgery

Julie Chen’s secret is out. The hosts of The Talk have been sharing surprising revelations this week, and on Wednesday, Sept. 11, it was Chen’s turn to ‘fess up. Speaking with her co-hosts in what turned out to be an emotional episode, the veteran journalist disclosed that she had undergone plastic surgery nearly 20 years earlier in order to make her “Asian eyes” look bigger.

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2014 Miss America is of Indian Decent: Racism at its Worst after the Win

2014 Miss America from New York Indian Racism

2014 Miss America from New York Indian Racism

When her win was announced, Twitter immediately exploded with hateful tweets, with people calling her Arab.


First Thoughts on Asiana Airlines 214 Plane Crash and the Racist, False Names Broadcast by KTVU TV

According to subsequent news reports after the Asiana Airlines 214 plane crash, it was an intern who originated the false, racist South Korean names and delivered them to whomever was in charge at the KTVU television station and eventually was communicated to the world – the names of the South Korean pilots.

The false, racist names communicated were the following:

Captain Sum Ting Wong
Wi Tu Lo
Ho Lee Fuk
Bang Ding Ow

Thereafter, Asiana Airlines planned on possibly suing the NTSB and KTVU TV for defamation – Asiana Airlines may be suing.

This is laughable.

I wonder who the head PR person is at Asiana Airlines.

C’mon. You are telling the whole world that you are mulling suing KTVU TV for defamation while you have 3 of your customers dead and scores and scores laying in the hospital with broken spines, bones, and the like? 

C’mon. You are worried about your reputation based upon 4 silly names when your brand is being stratospherically battered by the fact that a South Korean pilot barely had any hours of experience flying a 777?

C’mon. You are mulling suing a local TV station when all of your efforts should be addressing injured customers in the hospital, who is responsible for this event, and mending your public reputation to the world?

The fact that Asiana Airlines is spending an inkling of their time to even address this silly issue (compared to the magnitude of the aftermath of those who perished and in the hospital) is an abomination.

C’mon man.

To All Entrepreneur Wannabee’s: Watch Shark Tank on ABC

Shark Tank ABC Business Ideas Entrepreneurs Venture capital investments

Are you interested in starting your own business? Or perhaps you experienced an “ah-ha” moment for a unique service or product but never had the guts to jump off the cliff and make your idea a reality? A small percentage of entrepreneurs actually have the will to drive an idea for the marketplace to consume. Others (the majority of dreamers) just can’t justify the incredible sacrifice and bloodshed that one could possibly face in the long process.

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