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BABEWATCH: The Hawt Hapa Ladies Of Sports Illustrated’s 2011 Swimsuit Issue

February 15th, 2011 | 5 comments | Posted by Jen

The annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is here! Which means, for all of you single hetero dudes out there, Valentine’s Day is today. And pretty much every day hereafter, considering there are 17 models in the issue, and about 40 pictures of each of them in the online edition, which, if you mete out your intake of it, should last you through the apocalypse of 2012, and then some.

The 2011 Swimsuit Issue features two hapa hotties (ha-tties?): Jessica Gomes, an Australian native of Portuguese and Chinese descent, and Chrissy Teigen, a Utahan who’s Thai and Norwegian.

Jessica Gomes in a photo taken by Warwick Saint

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AMAZIAN Jr. Explains What’s Happening In Egypt

February 8th, 2011 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

Nina is a little girl growing up in Japan who somehow has a pretty firm grasp of what’s going on between the President and the “No Money Persons” in Egypt:

[via HuffPo]

For more videos of Nina on less political topics, go to her YouTube channel here.

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Pete Rouse, Obama’s Interim Chief Of Staff

October 4th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by Diana




Name: Peter Mikami Rouse

Age: 64

Occupation: Interim White House Chief Of Staff (previously Senior Advisor to President Obama)

Known for: Calm, assertive energy. The man who has, as of October 1, signed on as Rahm Emanuel’s interim replacement as the White House Chief of Staff is no stranger to President Obama, members of the Obama administration, the House or Senate. Pete Rouse, a third-generation sansei son of a Japanese American mother, is a 4-decade veteran of Capitol Hill once known as the “101st senator“–working notably for eighteen years as Tom Daschle’s Chief of Staff (before the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader was ejected from his seat in ’04). The quiet, private “pragmatist” is often hailed as the man who gave lift to Obama’s meteoric rise to President, and joined the administration as one of three senior advisors, alongside David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett.

Oh, and Rouse is the kind of man that makes Sarah Palin nuts, which is always a good sign (or at least a sign of intelligence).

Despite his long career and ever-evolving sphere of influence, Rouse is known as a behind-the-scenes guy who is honest and effective. Couldn’t we use a little bit of that in our political environment today?

[Washington Post: Obama Staffer Pete Rouse Hailed As The 'Ultimate Pragmatist']
[HuffPo: Pete Rouse And The Lies Of Sarah Palin]

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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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Daniel Henney Goes Outback Doesn’t Look Like Any Reality Show We’ve Ever Seen [PHOTOS]

April 8th, 2010 | 6 comments | Posted by Diana

In the years since leaving my old development job at a reality television company by saying, “This genre just insults my brain and I can’t do it anymore,” I’ve become a bit of a reality junkie. Funny.

I still don’t watch Survivor or Amazing Race or anything like that, but I never miss an episode of Celebrity Rehab/Sex Rehab/Sober House/Celebrity Addiction Show Rehab* with Dr. Drew. I cry during reruns of Say Yes To The Dress. I actually threw something at the TV in protest of the injustice displayed in the latest Tool Academy graduation ceremony.  I flipped my lid when I met Tim Gunn. I entered a contest to appear on Man Vs. Wild. I’ve watched every Kitchen Nightmares episode–both the awesome British and wacked-out American versions–three times over.

Total junkie!!!

Most reality show talent (not Tim Gunn, for crying out loud, but the sub-average Joes and Janes willing to sacrifice dignity and privacy for a toxic 15 minutes of fame) are hard to look at. It’s trainwrecks doing tequila shots with even ickier trainwrecks, or former teen idols past their prime, or narcissistic celebrities trying to revamp their image–y’know, the intolerable rep cultivated on another reality show.

So when I read on Figgy and Fatty that Daniel Henney was starring in his own reality show for Korean TV, I gasped a worried gasp.  Had he sold himself short? Is the beautiful and nummy Daniel Henney a trainwreck??

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BABEWATCH: Ron Darling

October 14th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Ron Darling

Hails from: Massachusetts

Occupation: Baseball color commentator and retired pitcher

Ron Darling is my older man-crush. Sure, the Hapa pitcher was on the cover of GQ when he was younger, but I find him really hot right now, with his salt-and-pepper hair and that middle-aged thickness (which doesn’t work at all for, say, Cal Ripken, Jr., who is 48, like Darling, but looks like a marshmallow). I also love those sleepy eyes, that yummy caramel skin, and that name (try saying it over and over–it’s fun). And the Yale-educated Darling is doing a decent job providing color commentary for TBS during the playoffs–and by “decent job” I mean not talking too much and not coming off as some backwater Bubba, a la Tim McCarver or Rick Sutcliffe–not that I need anything from him other than to shut up and look pretty.

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! CNN’s Betty Nguyen

September 15th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


Name: Betty Nguyen

Hails from: Texas

Occupation: CNN Newsroom weekend anchor

I’ll admit, I find most Asian-American TV news reporters annoying. They’re either plastic surgery nightmares like KCAL 9′s Mia Lee or too fuckin’ perfect like Connie Chung or totally frivolous like the Chenbot. Also, they’re the girls our mothers always compare us with, as in, “Why can’t you be more like (fill-in-the-blank-Asian-lady-reporter)? She’s on TV all the time. She’s very big in the (fill-in-the-blank-Asian-ethnicity) community. And very, very pretty, though she wears a little too much makeup.”

But Friday night, when I got home from a concert and flipped on CNN for Hurricane Ike news, I took a shine to Betty Nguyen, who was reporting from Houston. Well, reporting’s not quite the word. It was more like, being blown about by hurricane-force winds in the middle of the night in a sad-looking, rain-soaked CNN parka while still managing to look spunky and game. I couldn’t reach my parents at the time, because their power–along with over a million others’–was out. And I was a little worried. Watching Betty steady herself and squint through the rain in her eyes that looked like tears, however, I felt weirdly soothed. And I reasoned:

Betty Nguyen is Texasian. So, of course, she’s “staring down” Ike. And she looks goooood, too, even though it’s the middle of the night and she has no makeup on. How does she not have huge bags under her eyes? Bitch. Oh, but she’s so cute. And she’s a Nguyen. Nguyens are Jungle Asians; they’ll fuck your shit up from here to next Tuesday. God, she’s teensy. But she’s not blowing away. So if this 100 lb. chick isn’t blowing away, neither will my parents. Phew! OMG. I love Betty Nguyen. She is such a dope storm-chaser! Hope she didn’t ruin her shoes in that puddle!

And, as it turns out, my parents, like Betty Nguyen, are doing just fine. Does that have anything to do with CNN’s hawt Hapa (Vietnamese-white) reporter staring down the storm? I can’t say fer sure, but I’m willing to believe it!

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! The New Orleans Saints’ Scott Fujita

September 8th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Scott Fujita

Hails from: Oxnard, CA

Occupation: NFL outside linebacker

Known for: Being culturally hapa (adoptive father Rod Fujita is third-generasian Japanese-American) but biologically Caucasian; bowing after making spectacular defensive plays; being called the “Asian Assassin”; revering his grandmother Lillie, who gave birth to Scott’s father while interned in Arizona during WWII; helping to secure a Saints win yesterday in their season opener against Tampa Bay, 24-20, with a 4th quarter-interception; giving the people of New Orleans–who’ve just returned to the city after fleeing Gustav–something to look forward to for a change.

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