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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN! Dean Cain

July 29th, 2010 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana




Happy birthday to Dean Cain, who will turn 44 on Saturday!

I remember the first time I laid eyes on this warm-skinned, super-duper man on a classic episode of 90210 when he was the gullible, white-toothed, sexy-eyed Wisconsin boy that bought Brenda Walsh’s bad French act one summer in Paris. I couldn’t believe a guy so dumb and wholesome could also be wicked hot and intriguing, but oh, how he was.

Time has treated this hapa well, which makes me very happy. Why oh why did I ever stop stalking this guy?

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BABEWATCH: Christina, American Apparel Model

May 4th, 2010 | 15 comments | Posted by Diana

I know very little about Christina, a new American Apparel model that seems to be the only one using her eyes and angles (rather than her nipples) to sell the company’s body-conscious cotton. I don’t even know for sure if she’s Asian, or part Asian, but golly I hope so because…

I. AM. IN. LOVE. WITH. HER.

And come to think of it, I need a denim pencil skirt.

[American Apparel: Models Gallery - Christina]

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BABEWATCH: Jane Kim

April 13th, 2010 | 6 comments | Posted by Diana

Name: Jane Kim

Occupation: President of the San Francisco Board of Education, civil rights attorney

Hails from: Ess Eff (via Enn Why)

Why She’s A Babe: Jane Kim is one of those people who has apparently spent their lives entirely devoted to doing cool shit for other people. She’s a community organizer, tenant advocate, civil rights attorney, and elected official with a CV that seems to go on for days. Her colorful career choices alone give us due cause to crush on her (Oh man, nothing says, “I’ll show YOU law school, Mom and Dad” better than becoming a civil rights attorney that supports the art community in her spare time), but let’s be real here. Chica is sa-mokin’ hot.

Kim has the flawless skin, dancing eyes, prominent cheekbones, shiny hair and pretty lips of a person that could get by despite the fact that they, y’know, kick small children and don’t recycle. But we’re pretty sure she doesn’t do that. In fact, she seems quite fond of all kinds of children. We found this description of her work with the Board of Education on her site:

Jane Kim has advocated for expanded access for immigrant families, more equitable distribution of district resources, and greater accountability by the administration to the community whom they serve. Jane has provided leadership on a number of important educational reforms including closing the achievement/opportunity gap, redesigning the student assignment process, and promoting policies that have decreased the suspension and expulsion rates at SFUSD.

Though she was just elected by her colleagues to President of the Board in January of this year, it appears she now has her eyes on another prize in November: The SF Board of Supervisors. Oh good. Yet another thing to add to that CV!

Alrighty. So she’s practically perfect. But does she RECYCLE?

[Fog City Journal: Jane Kim Announces D6 Candidacy]
[Jane Kim - Official Site]
[Become a fan of Jane on Facebook]

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Thanks, Cate!

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BABEWATCH: Peggy Wang

March 2nd, 2010 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Name: Peggy Wang

Hails from: Brooklyn

Occupation: Buzzfeed senior editor, Musician

Why She’s a Babe: Besides rocking badass broom bangs, a darling hipster fashion sense, and one absolutely perfect pucker, she’s basically our dream chick. This lady sports great taste in web filler, bears a deep love for hard liquor, puts her piano talents to good use, Continue reading BABEWATCH: Peggy Wang

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Set Your YouTube: MegaBot

July 29th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


I was too old to enjoy the Power Rangers when they skyrocketed in popularity during the late 90s, but I still always felt that the franchise was innately wrong. Zentai bodysuits and cardboard weaponry? “Sets” that appeared to be unreleased, unlit shots alongside the Haggin’s Market parking lot? Bored, nearing-thirty actors going through their power motions on camera, collecting paychecks for an infinite series of depleting, invalidating days on the set?? ZZzZzZzZzzzzZZzZzzz. It all just made me sad.

A couple of geniuses we know just released the trailer for the short-form series, MegaBot (see below), a fictional comedy that follows Rangers-esque characters, all grown up, hard up for cash and thus reunited–kinda like the documentary loudQUIETloud, which chronicles the Pixies’ financially-driven reunion, except delightfully bright and hilarious, and in wonderful excess of plucky racial slurs!

We’re Asian, so duh, we love YouTube. Add a character played by the crush-worthy Randall Park (adorned in yellow, natch, to match his Black co-star in black) to the screen, and we’re basically sold for life.

[YouTube: 5432Films]

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Thanks, Micah! Hi, Nathan!

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! John Cho

November 3rd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Name: John Cho

Hails from: Los Angeles, CA (via Seoul, Korea)

Occupation: Actor

Known for: Being one half (the “Harold” of “Harold and Kumar…”) of our favorite stoner flick duo of all time, the only worthy reign-taker of the Hikaru Sulu role in J.J. Abrams’ s forthcoming Star Trek flick, Jen’s and my long-long-longstanding crush.

Cho recently spoke out against Proposition 8–as a new father, an immigrant, a proud American, an Asian-American, a person who believes in the ideals of equality, and as a voter. Most importantly, as you will see in the video, Cho speaks about this issue as a man–a real man in every sense of the word (especially if the word is in our book).

If only everyone had the balls to be real men.

Show you do, Californians, by Voting No on Proposition 8 tomorrow.

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