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What’s Going On? Everything, All at Once By Ben Fong-Torres

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Sunday, 08 May 2022

What’s Going On? Everything, All at Once By Ben Fong-Torres
What’s Going On? Everything, All at Once By Ben Fong-Torres MAY 8, 2022 With “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres” the documentary about me, now out today and streaming merrily along on Netflix, I’m officially in the film industry.  Actually, that’s been the case since last June, when the documentary, which stole its title from a popular column at Asian Connections created by director Suzanne Joe Kai's son Mike when he was 14, premiered at the...

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Peter Bhatia, Connie Chung, Ken Kashiwahara, Dith Pran and Helen Thomas Honored by Asian American Journalists Association

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 17 November 2004

Pioneers in Journalism Peter Bhatia, Connie Chung, Ken Kashiwahara, Dith Pran and Helen Thomas honored by Asian American Journalists Association in New York.

Some of the best-known Asian American journalists were among those at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York last night to celebrate as the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) officially launched its $2 million endowment campaign, with more than $581,699.55 in charter gifts.

Proceeds from the gala event and additional live pledges are expected to generate an additional $50,000 for the endowment.

"We are thrilled to see this kind of enthusiasm from media companies, corporations and individuals," said AAJA national president Mae Cheng, who is also assistant city editor at Newsday. "It demonstrates the wide community support for diversity in the news media. We are also pleased to have some of the most esteemed members of our industry join us at this event."

AAJA presented five veteran journalists with "Pioneers in Journalism" awards at the event:

*Peter Bhatia, executive editor of The Oregonian, the country's highest-ranking newspaper editor of Asian American ethnicity and past president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors;
*Connie Chung (unable to attend), three-time Emmy Award winning broadcaster who was only the second woman, after Barbara Walters, to co-anchor an evening news program;
*Ken Kashiwahara, two-time Emmy Award winning broadcaster who was the first male Asian American correspondent on network...

KUNG FU HUSTLE and LOST Stars Top the Winners List at AZN TV's 2006 Asian Excellence Awards

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 19 January 2006

Asian Excellence Awards for Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino, Dr. David Ho, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Stephen Chow, Lynn Chen, and Linkin Park

Hollywood's elite came out to honor Asian Americans' accomplishments in entertainment, music and science tonight at AZN Television's "2006 Asian Excellence Awards Featuring the Remy Martin(R) X.O Honors." Hosts Bobby Lee and Kelly Hu lead the evening's presentation, which saw Yunjin Kim and Daniel Dae Kim of "Lost" taking Outstanding Male and Female TV Performance awards home. "Kung Fu Hustle" won for Outstanding Film and actor Stephen Chow won for Outstanding Film Performance in that film. The presentation airs on AZN Television Sunday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST.

Celebrity presenters and attendees at the Awards included Rob Schneider, Vivica A. Fox, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jason Scott Lee, Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Bai Ling, Lisa Ling, Alice Wu, Tamlyn Tomita, Harold Perrineau, Parminder Nagra, Michelle Krusiec, Carrie Ann Inaba, Keiko Agena, Ravi Kapoor, Grace Park, Karl Yune, Magge Q, Rex Lee, Sharon Leal and many more.

2006 Asian Excellence Awards Featuring the Remy Martin X.O Honors:
OUTSTANDING FILM PERFORMANCE - Stephen Chow ("Kung Fu Hustle")
OUTSTANDING STYLEMAKER - Kimora Lee Simmons (Baby Phat)

AsianConnections presents Year of the Dragon Predictions by Angi Ma Wong Feng Shui Lady®, best selling author and Feng Shui consultant

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 17 January 2012

AsianConnections presents Year of the Dragon Predictions by Angi Ma Wong Feng Shui Lady®, best selling author and Feng Shui consultant


January 23, 2012 to February 9, 2013

AsianConnections.com proudly
presents its 14th annual
Lunar New Year forecast

by Feng Shui Lady®
Angi Ma Wong 

Angi Ma Wong, a regular AsianConnections.com columnist is a best-selling author of 29 books
and a Feng Shui and Intercultural consultant to Fortune 500 companies.

She has been a guest on numerous TV programs including OPRAH, Regis, CNN Headline News, CBS Morning News, Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, and featured in publications including People, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, TIME, USA Today, Redbook, and in over 600 broadcast, print and internet features. Her corporate clients have included AT&T, Bank of America, Four Seasons Hotel, The Limited, and more than one hundred residential and commercial real estate developers globally including Lennar, Centex, Pulte and Standard Pacific. 

Read Angi's predictions for your Year of the Dragon Chinese Zodiac animal horoscopes published here at AsianConnections.com.

Don't know your Chinese Zodiac animal sign? Check your sign here.

"Not to worry: We’ll all still be here for the 2012 holidays," says Feng Shui Expert Angi Ma Wong,
author and columnist at AsianConnections.com. 

With the advent of the new years: Gregorian, solar and lunar, there has been growing interest and concern about a possible apocalypse occurring at the end of 2012.  Don’t...

The Recording Industry's Push to Stop Illegal File Sharing

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 29 September 2004

Ever since the original Napster.com galvanized people on the issues of illegally sharing copyrighted music over the internet, new companies have sprouted up to solve this problem.

Digital Rights Management

Since 1999, millions of copyrighted songs have been shared illegally on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. In response, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has tried suing the networks out of existence.

Today, the RIAA filed copyright infringement lawsuits against more than 700 illegal file sharers, including individuals at 26 universities. The legal action by the major record companies also named 32 individuals at the schools for using their college networks to distribute illegally copyrighted recordings on unauthorized peer-to-peer services.

The RIAA was successful against Napster, the mother of all P2P networks, which was shut down in 2001. However, the industry has not been successful against the likes of KaZaA and Morpheus, because unlike Napster these networks have no central server, and as a result, these companies have no control over the actions of their users.

Unable to remove these networks through direct litigation, the entertainment industry has taken the controversial tactic of suing the users of the network.

Many of the users of these P2P networks are college students, and for good reason. College students have a ravenous taste for music, new and old, and only a small proportion of students actually have the funds to pay for the music that...

Going Wireless - Googling for Pizza from your Phone

Posted by Mike Kai on Thursday, 14 October 2004

Googling just got better for Pizza Fans

It was only a decade ago that mobile phones were a luxury item, necessary only to doctors and important corporate executives. Nowadays, mobile phones have become completely ubiquitous.

Like email, another modern staple of modern life, mobile phones have become essential for business and even everyday
interaction between family and friends. Unlike email, mobile phones have also become an important fashion accessory.

Cell phones have become much more sophisticated in the past decade. in 1994, cell phones were large and garish, today many mobile phones are designed for the style minded. It is not uncommon to see sleek pink phones, or even rhinestone-studded mobile phones. Mobile phones are also equipped with digital cameras, access to the internet, and a variety of other useful tools.

Of course, Asia, particularly Tokyo and Seoul, lead the world in both mobile technology and fashion. As an example, camera phones started appearing in Japan in 2001, while it took until 2003 for the first mass market camera phones to appear in the USA.

What's in store for next year of mobile phone technology? Japanese handset manufacturers have announced widespread plans to incorporate digital TV tuner cards into mobile phones. Japanese mobile phone users will be able to watch full-speed live television on their handsets as early as summer of 2005.

Further improvements include high resolution cameras and mini-hard drives. These hard drives, made popular...