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Kelly Marie Tran is Rose, the first major Star Wars character played by an Asian American female

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Kelly Marie Tran is Rose, the first major Star Wars character played by an Asian American female
November 14, 2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi has a new character named Rose Tico that fans are buzzing about. The character is the first major Star Wars role played by an Asian American woman. That woman is 29 year old Kelly Marie Tran, an actress of Vietnamese American descent from San Diego. After filming wrapped Tran took time off to travel to South Africa where she worked in an endangered wildlife reserve without electricity, internet or running water. Then she...

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - Oldest son Maddox is now 10

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 17 August 2011

People Magazine's upcoming feature on the family of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie show a happy, growing family.

AC Team has interviewed Angelina and Brad for assignments for its other outlets over the years and has found them to be among the most courteous and intelligent actors in Hollywood.

The upcoming article in People feature images of their oldest son Maddox, now ten, and his siblings. Here is an advance copy of the cover and excerpts of the article, courtesy of People:

They've munched on crickets in Cambodia and surfed the waves in Cancun, but for the six children of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, life in the boisterous family is as much about everyday bonding as it is the big adventure.

"The children are always playing, jumping on each other and sharing fun moments," a source tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "They share a special bond."

Leading the pack: oldest son Maddox, 10, who "is almost like a teenager now, the way he understands things," says another source. "He's grown up very quickly."

But his younger siblings are rapidly growing up, too. Six-year-old Zahara and her 5-year-old sister Shiloh are especially close, while 7-year-old Pax "has become more independent in the past year," says an insider. And with twins Knox and Vivienne now 3 – they help pack their own suitcases! – the family is settling into a lower-key, if still decidedly adventurous, rhythm.

"Now that all the children are older, things have calmed down a bit in the household," says...

Extended through 8/23- “In Rehearsal” Lia Chang Theater Portfolio at Library of Congress Featuring Robert Lee and Leon Ko’s Heading East Starring BD Wong, Thom Sesma as Scar in The Lion King Las Vegas

Posted by Lia Chang on Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Lia Chang in the Asian Reading Room of the Library of Congress where her "In Rehearsal" display of photographs drawn from the Lia Chang Theater Portfolio are on view through August 23, 2011. Photo by Reme Grefalda

From July 20 through August 23, “In Rehearsal”, a display of photographs drawn from the Lia Chang Theater Portfolio in the Library of Congress’ Asian American Pacific Islander Collection, is on view in the Library of Congress’ Asian Division Reading Room, located in Room 150 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. The hours of the Library of Congress’ Asian Division Reading Room are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The cast of Robert Lee and Leon Ko’s Heading East at the Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium at Asia Society in New York. Credit: Photo from The Lia Chang Theater Portfolio at the Library of Congress/AAPI Collection


Sponsored by the Library of Congress’ Asian Division, the display features photos of Thom Sesma’s Makeup Transformation as Scar in Disney’s The Lion King Las Vegas and Robert Lee and Leon Ko’s Heading East Starring BD Wong, on view Through August 23.

BD Wong in rehearsal for a staged concert of Heading East, a Richard Rodgers Development Award-winning musical by Robert Lee and Leon Ko on May 22, 2010, at the Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium at Asia Society in New York. Credit: Photo from The Lia Chang Theater Portfolio at the Library of Congress/AAPI Collection


In May, 2010, actor BD Wong invited me to...

Living the Life of Your Dreams - The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality by Marilyn Tam

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Living the Life of Your Dreams - The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality by Marilyn Tam
Are you wondering if you can improve your life? Be happier? Attain more business success and money? Have more fulfilling relationships? Have more energy and vitality? Look better? “Living the Life of Your Dreams – The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality” by Marilyn Tam in just 39 pages gives you the tools, action steps and secrets on to how to achieve your dream life.

Available as an ebook or softbound copy:
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This short little book is packed with wisdom, tips and stories to help you understand your life purpose and the steps to getting you what you really value in life.

Marilyn also will give you free gifts for visiting her webpage.  These are full of inspiring and useful secrets of healthy, happy and successful living. Just click on the link above.
“If you want to live the life you've dreamed of, read ‘Living the Life of Your Dreams’. Marilyn had to go through many tough challenges to achieve her dream life - she can help you attain yours.” ~ Jack Canfield, NY Times best selling author, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “The Success Principles.”
“At last. The book you've been waiting for. Can you make a living - and a difference in this world - and still have a life? In this slim and powerful volume, Marilyn Tam, former President of Reebok and CEO of Aveda, tells how she traded burnout for a life of Dynamic Balance. By following the simple and brilliant guidelines she suggests, you too can make the shift

OCA Awards Gala Photos: David Henry Hwang, Tamlyn Tomita, BD Wong, Dr. Bobby Fong and Tammy Duckworth

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 15 August 2011

Co-emcees Tamlyn Tomita and David Henry Hwang with OCA convention co-chairs Vicki Shu, June Jee and David Fung. Photo by Lia Chang

 

Tamlyn Tomita and David Henry Hwang co-emceed the 2011 OCA National Convention Awards Gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York on August 6, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang

On Saturday, August 6, 2011, it was party central in the Grand Hyatt Hotel Ballroom in New York, where actress and activist Tamlyn Tomita and playwright David Henry Hwang co-emceed the 2011 National OCA Convention Awards Gala. OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), held their 2011 National Convention, Advocacy Through Compassion – A New York State of Mind, from August 4-7, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

President of Ursinus College, Dr. Bobby Fong and actor, BD Wong received OCA Pioneer Awards; Tammy Duckworth received the OCA Outstanding Citizen Achievement Award. Astria Wong, OCA-Greater Phoenix, Kwong Eng, OCA-New York, Nancy Woo, OCA-Greater Sacramento, Peggy Chen, OCA-Westchester & Hudson Valley, Rita Chu, OCA-St. Louis, Sam Luk, OCA-Greater Los Angeles were among this year’s OCA Unsung Heroes Awards honorees.

2011 OCA Awards honorees BD Wong, Tammy Duckworth and Dr. Bobby Fong with former OCA National President Ginny Gong, OCA First Lady, Ashley Lee and OCA National President, Ken Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

2011 Pioneer Awards Honorees

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Coming to America through The Angel Island Immigration Station

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 15 August 2011


Nancy Lee Chang with her grandchildren Eric Lagandaon, Leah Baptista, Lia Chang, Tami Chang, Marissa Chang-Flores, Alaina Lagandaon (not pictured Karina Umehara), on her 90th birthday on July 16,2011. Photo by Albert Baptista


In recognition of my grandmother’s 90th birthday, I am sharing this article I wrote about her experience of being detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station, which appeared online in the September 19, 2000 edition of A. Media, Inc.

“What is was really like.”
“My name is Lee Bak Huen. In 1937, I was 15 years old when Japan bombed China and many of the people in my grandmother’s village were killed. At the time, my father, brother and two sisters lived in Locke, Ca, and my father sold clothes to farmers to support us. Fearing for my life, he sent my passport and a booklet that detailed everything about my family and my home for me to study. He managed to scrape together $300 Hong Kong dollars, enough for third class passage on the SS President Hoover. My journey from Hong Kong to San Francisco took 18 days. I slept on a hammock and was seasick the entire time.

Coaching Booklet Photo by Lia Chang


I expected to get off the ship in San Francisco, but was taken to Angel Island instead, and detained. My father hired a lawyer to facilitate the processing. The Chinese interpreter who interrogated me was so rude that she confused me with many questions. I was asked how many stones it took to build my house in China, how many sisters I had, the...

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