Same Family, Different Colors Book Review and Giveaway

Image Credit: Beacon Press You may remember that I posted a while back a call for people to be interviewed for a book about how skin color affects families. Well, that book is now out! Same Family, Different Colors...more

Where Do We Go From Here?

Me and the family, in front of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. The kids were a little smaller then. I had a feeling this was going to happen. Because I have heard it brewing ....more

Water Bottle Flipping? There’s Worse Things They Could Be Doing

Image Credit: John Loo via Flickr Thunk! Thunk! Thunk! ...more

Taiwanese Style Zucchini Noodle Stir-Fry

I’ve written about zucchini noodles before and how they’re one of my four top ways to sneak a few extra veggies into your diet. I’ve experimented with “zoodles”, as some people like to call them, and here is one of my favorite one pot ways too cook them… in a Taiwanese style stir-fry! My tool of choice is the Paderno Spiralizer...more

Making Green Screen Videos for Star Wars #GoRogue Contest

My kids had Fall Break this week, which often means we are looking for something to do. Luckily, we received a pack of the new Disney Store Elite Series action figures for #ForceFriday. These are the new characters from the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which will be released on December 16 ....more

Talking With Grace Lin When the Sea Turned to Silver

I caught up with Grace Lin as she launched her new fantasy/folklore chapter book,...more

Center for Asian American Media: Asian Americans in Hollywood After #OscarsSoWhite

Oscars statues at Pixar headquarters, Image Credit: HapaMama I’ve been following the conversation about diversity (or lack of it) in Hollywood, and my latest piece is an article I wrote with Momo Chang for the Center for Asian American media, including interviews with April Reign, creator of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, actress Tamlyn Tomita, film executive Janet Yang, director Chris Tashima and others. It was an interesting peek into what has been going on behind the scenes… and also what they think still needs to happen for better AAPI representation in entertainment. Read the article Have Awards shows changed the way we view Asian Americans? ...more

September Is College Savings Month

It’s College Savings Month! This post is brought to you by our partners at ScholarShare, California’s 529 college savings program. Berkeley Campanile, Image Credit: John Morgan via Flickr Are your kids all settled back into school? ...more

Book Review: Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua

Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua, Image Credit: Willow Books There’s something I love about short story collections. They are...more

Boba Tea and AAPI Data Disaggregation

I love finding new ways to tell stories, especially stories involving complicated issues of multicultural communities. And a connection to food doesn’t hurt, either. So when I heard about #RethinkYourAsianDrink, a Southern California initiative to raise awareness of the high sugar content of boba tea and other popular Asian drinks in light of high rates of diabetes among some ethnicities, I thought that would be a great example to illustrate another battle brewing in the state ....more