David watched as his mentor, Hung, lay on the hospital bed like a shriveled plant long past its vital days. Wet footprints from the rain marked the floor beneath. Around them, patients lay along the walls of the hospital in open air--some in movable steel beds and others on bamboo mats rested flatly on the ground; it was an unfit place for a hero to spend his last dying … [Read more...] about Spotlight on Vietnamese American: David Loc Tran on a Journey Led by Pho
Maybe I'm overreacting. A white comedian interviewing Asian students from USC who have accents, that's actually funny, right? Am I just not finding the humor in this piece? Fox Sports’ Bob Oschack starts off the segment saying, “Let’s give the conference’s two newest members a good old-fashioned all-American welcome by paying a visit to one of its oldest members.” Then, he … [Read more...] about Fox Sports: Slightly Racist or Really Racist?
Today marks ten years since the September 11 attacks of 2001. As we commemorate the lives of the innocent thousands that passed away, the 10 year anniversary also marks an occasion to reflect on how America has changed in the past decade. Is America still the shining beacon of hope and haven for tolerance and social mobility it once was? Have we surrounded our core values for a … [Read more...] about Post 9/11, Is Coming to America Still Worth the Journey?
Earlier today, I received an email with the headline (translated) "Billionaire Husband of Ha Phuong Arrested." The husband the email referred to was Chinh Chu, billionaire executive of private equity firm Blackstone. The problem? It wasn't him. The email (pictured to the left) referenced a CNN Money article titled "Don Chu arrested in inside-trading probe." Don Chu, who's … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Billionaire Chinh Chu was not Arrested, Despite Rumors
[Second update: The SF Chronicle reports today that Esteban has indeed been charged with Michelle Le's murder and will appear at a Hayward court this afternoon. Read on for more details and An's reflections on the case.] For those who’ve been following my stories, you might have noticed that many of my articles have had some relevance to missing persons cases. I’ve done … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to Michelle Le’s Disappearance