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  • Leroy Chiao former NASA Astronaut: Philae's comet landing is "Amazing"

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

      November 13, 2014 Philae's historic comet landing today is 'amazing' says former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao. Read his commentary at CNN.com.  Chiao was Commander of the International Space Station during ISS Expedition 10 where he lived on board from October 13, 2004 to April 23, 2005. During his 15 years at NASA, he flew four space missions, performed six spacewalks and has logged nearly 230 days in space. In 2004 and 2005, Chiao communicated from space to editor Lia Chang to post here at AsianConnections. Today, Chiao is busy working in space technology research and ventures, and is a popular motivational speaker and educator.    RELATED: In 2004 and 2005 Astronaut Leroy Chiao transmitted blog posts and Q&A with editor Lia Chang for AsianConnections. Most ...
  • Jeremy Lin Gears Up for the Lakers

    Posted by AC Team

    October 25, 2014 Jeremy Lin Gears Up for the Lakers. Samuel Chi, writer for The Diplomat reports on Jeremy's career as he prepares to debut with the Los Angeles Lakers next week as the 2014-2015 NBA seasons begins. Click here for the full story: http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/jeremy-lin-gears-up-for-lakers-debut/...
  • Help 'Right Footed' Documentary about Jessica Cox Take the Final Step!

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    October 24, 2014 Los Angeles  "Right Footed" the inspiring documentary about Filipino American disability activist Jessica Cox who was born without arms is almost ready for distribution. Donate now through IndieGoGo to help the filmmakers complete this documentary. The film is directed by Nick Spark and produced by Mona Lisa Yuchengco, a documentary filmmaker, Filipino American community activist, and publisher of Filipinas magazine. The url link to donate is:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-right-footed-take-the-final-step--2  Despite the challenges, Jessica managed to overcome both physical and emotional hurdles to become independent, learning to type with her toes, drive a car with her feet and - facing one of her greatest fears - learning to fly ...
  • October is Filipino American History Month - Oct-Nov Screenings for THE DELANO MANONGS

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    October 21, 2014 Updates: New U.S. Screenings for the groundbreaking documentary directed by Marissa Aroy. For news go to the official website at www.delanomanongs.com THE DELANO MANONGS Forgotten Heroes of the United Farmworkers Movement Tuesday October 21st, 2014 - Irvine, CA University of California at Irvine Cross-Cultural Center presents the screening as part of the contemporary social issues series.  Co-sponsored by Kababayan at UCI,  Student Life & Leadership, Student Affairs.  A discussion with director, Marissa Aroy and Mayor of Cerritos Mark E. Pulido follows. 7PM  Dr. White Room, UCI Cross-Cultural Center, 106 Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697.   ======================================================================= Thursday October...

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