September 18, 2014

The 2012 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival is Upon Us (November 7 – 17)

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

This Fall, the 5th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) presented by HBO proudly celebrates its fifth anniversary in bringing quality Asian American cinema to the greater Philadelphia Area. PAAFF’12 will kick-off with a free Launch Night event on Friday, October 26st, at 7pm at the Prince Music Theater Black Box (1412 Chestnut Street). The Festival will proceed on November 7 – 17th at two venues: the Ibrahim Theater at the International House (3701 Chestnut Street) and the Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street).

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Mashable Shares Interesting Info on PSY – “Gangnam Style” Surpasses 100 Million Views on YouTube

Gangnam Style PSY

A very interesting article was published by Mashable regarding PSY and Gangnam. It provides random information such as how the “Gangnam Style” video ranks with other top viral videos on YouTube, what entertainment management company oversees the PSY operations, “Gangnam Style” iTunes downloads, and more.

Good job by Mashable and its sources by bringing this information together.

Here is the Mashable article of interest.

PSY Gangnam Style: The Unlikely International Sensation

If you’ve never heard PSY or seen PSY’s “Gangnam Style” music video, you are living in the 20th century as some of my friends are. Surprisingly, a good number of my friends have never even seen the “Gangnam Style” video. 

When I watched the video for the first time, I wasn’t too impressed. Perhaps it was because of the ridiculous nature of the music video or because I didn’t understand any of the Korean innuendos that was being communicated. In other words, I didn’t have a clue what was being said nor what the man was even singing (since the words were in Korean, and I’m not that great in understanding the Korean language especially since it was being used in music lyrics). 

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Chinese Hurdler’s Extreme Desire to his Track and Field Race – Hilarious!

If you want to watch something really funny, devote 35 seconds of your precious time to watch this Chinese hurdler give it his all to win this track and field race. It’s his passion, his total ambivalence to the standard, and his will to finish his race strong that inspires us all.

Hey, let’s give the guy some credit for trying.

Apparently, the guy never had a coach.


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Bye Bye Jeremy Lin – Welcome to Houston (Watch Top 10 Plays of Jeremy Lin as a New York Knick)

Houston, we don’t have a problem anymore.

After releasing Lin this past year, you must have been in extreme pain and regret when Linsanity was born in New York. You watched, in agony, as Jeremy Lin captured the world, literally. You realized that Jeremy Lin wasn’t just an Asian American wannabee basketball player from Harvard University. You quickly realized that you didn’t give the man a sliver of a chance.

I commend you, Houston, for redeeming yourself – by taking a big chance on this relatively “small” man. Second chances rarely presents itself, and you aggressively pursued Linsanity for what its worth – millions in ticket sales, jersey sales, and exposure of your team, the Houston Rockets.

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