September 20, 2014

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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Event: Tae Kim, Author of “War with Pigeons”, Speaking at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California on April 1, 2012 at 2PM

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Tae Kim, author of “War With Pigeons,” will be speaking at the “Authors on Asia” series hosted by the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California.

Tae will be speaking on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 2pm. Here’s some additional information and reservations.

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Korean American Author: For Koreans, the Issue is Assimilation, Not Immigration (By: Tae Kim)

(By Tae Kim) Tae Kim is an American, through and through.

A successful executive and attorney with a good education, he lives the American Dream every day, but he also knows that there is another side to being Korean-American, in which it is very difficult to claim complete assimilation into American life.

“For Koreans in America, there is a strong sense of wanting to be Americans and make the most of the freedom and opportunity for success that America has to offer,” said Kim, author of War With Pigeons, a novel that chronicles how Korean families from different classes live together as Americans, as it peels back the veil of the hidden Korean society that exists outside the view of non-Koreans.

“But there is another side to being a Korean in America – an enduring adherence to the long-standing traditions of a Korean class system characterized by an aristocratic sector that rules over a working class population – and if you’re not Korean, you’d never know it’s there.” [Read more...]