• A Father's three decade search for his kidnapped son - an amazing story by writer Scott Herhold

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    September 27, 2015 Glendale, California Journalist Scott Herhold working for the San Jose Mercury News has uncovered a story of a father who never gave up hope searching for his son who was 5 months old when he was kidnapped aboard a Thai fishing boat 31 years ago. The family was escaping Vietnam to find a better life. Herhold learned about the father's three-decade efforts to find his son through friends of the father's daughter who lives in San Jose, California. Even though the father, Viet Vam Ngo lived 350 miles away in Southern California, Herhold decided to follow through and go beyond the San Jose Mercury News' local readership region to chronicle the story. Scott Herhold's report transcends time and place, and is a must read here. ...
  • Watch Tuesdays at 8:30pm/7:30c Season 2 Premiere of FRESH OFF THE BOAT

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Now that the season is open - Watch the show Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c! ABC's FRESH OFF THE BOAT returns for its Season 2 Premiere Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 8:30/7:30c. and report that Shaquille O/Neal will be a guest star in Season 2. Here is the Season 2 premiere poster inspired by artist Edward Hopper's painting "Nighthawks." You can catch up on the show here at Related articles: February 4, 2015 8 Reasons we need Fresh Off the Boat to succeed by TV Guide Executive Editor Hanh Nguyen  March 10, 2015 ABC TVs Fresh Off the Boat commentary by State's Jennifer Lai, Angry Asian Man's Phil Yu, and performance poet and social activist Bao Phi. ...
  • LA Area College Students - Apply Now for a $2,500 AAJA-LA Journalism Scholarship

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    August 12, 2015 Don't miss this great opportunity! The deadline is September 25, 2015! The Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles is pleased to announce its annual scholarship competition.  The chapter will award several scholarships of $2,500 each to full-time college students in the Greater Los Angeles Area.    If you are a student, we hope you will take part. We are here to support your studies and career advancement. If you are not a student but know of one, please forward this information.   From its inception in 1981 as our organization’s founding chapter, AAJA-LA has been committed to supporting the next generation of journalists. Through...
  • A Misty August Night in Nikko, Japan by Photographer Linh Phung

    Posted by AC Team

    The Mystical Energy of Toshogu Shrine Travels by Linh Phung On a humid and misty August day, I traveled to Nikko, Japan, a small town where nobody goes out after 11 PM. I remember being out a little past 11 with a friend and the owner of the hostel drove to look for us because he was worried. It’s a tourist town where everyone goes to visit the Toshogu shrine (東照宮) during the summer or ski during winter. There’s something undeniably mysterious about the shrine area - an odd, inexplicable energy that made my hair stand up when I was hiking by myself up some off-beaten trail surrounded by soft moss and graceful cedar trees.         ...

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