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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

August 31st, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Comic artist Laura Park was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After having surgery in June, she drew this panel to commemorate opening the $67,373.81 bill she received in July. [boingboing]

DISGRASIAN™ co-founder and editor Jen moderated the fashion blogging panel at V3Con last week. Panelist Tommy Lei of MY BELONGING blog recapped the session. [MYBELONGING]

Software engineer and long time Google employee Chade-Meng Tan talked to The Economist about Search Inside Yourself, a meditation program he has been running at the company since 2007. [The Economist]

First Lady Michelle Obama visited with Sikh American families affected by the tragic shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on August 24. In addition to offering her condolences, the First Lady “underscored how strong those who died were, and how strong the Sikh community continues to be.” [WhiteHouse.gov]

The man known as Kenji Fujimoto, who wrote a tell-all about the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by the late Kim Jong-il, was surprised to be welcomed back so warmly by Kim Jong-un on a recent trip to North Korea. [New York Times]

While Psy’s “Gangnam Style” continues to amaze and delight here in the US, people back in Korea are confused by its success. [WSJ]

Congratulations are in order for Lydia Ko, who became the youngest winner in LPGA tour history last weekend. [Yahoo! Sports]

If you want to be down with Asian American culture, you need to be in the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. It’s an exciting time for those Chinese-Americans who are coming of age in ‘the 626.’ [Los Angeles Times]

Tiaras! Infected makeup! An amorous emcee! The Miss Hong Kong 2012 pageant had Continue reading Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

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CONTEST! V3Con 2012 Ticket Giveaway

August 16th, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

The V3 Digital Media Conference (V3Con), which brings together AAPI journalists, social media folks, bloggers, and other people in the digital world, is right around the corner! And DISGRASIAN’s offering both a discount code and a way to get there for FREE! Wheeeeeeeee!

The conference takes place on Saturday, August 25 in Los Angeles at the Japanese American National Museum. Panels will cover a range of topics, from Asian American domination of YouTube to learning how AAPI non-profits can take advantage of the web. A full schedule of the day’s events and panels is available here.

You can register for V3Con here, and if you use the code V3-Disgrasian, you’ll get 10% off of the discounted pre-registration general admission or $10 off full-price general admission (when available). Please note that on-line registration closes Sunday, August 19.

But if you and a guest want to attend V3Con for FREE, you’re gonna have to do a little work!

  1. Follow @disgrasian on Twitter.
  2. Tweet why you deserve to win free admission to V3Con with the hashtag #V3disgrasian.

The deadline for #V3disgrasian tweets is Friday, August 17, 11:59PM Pacific time. We’ll pick the best three tweets and notify the winners via Twitter by Saturday, August 18. Winners are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.

Hope to see you all there!

[V3 Digital Media Conference]

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