Yesterday, 2DopeBoyz posted a cut from Filipino American rapper Bambu, called “Something.” The song samples Adele’s “Someone Like You,” and because I like both Bambu and Adele, I would’ve been talking about this song anyway. But this one is special.
Last week I got an invite on Facebook to a pleasant Sunday afternoon outing of dim sum in Manhattan's Chinatown, followed by a brief excursion to Chinatown Fair, a nearby video game arcade. Indifferent to the prospect of dim sum, but not to Street Fighter, I eagerly clicked "attending." I grew up in arcades, playing different incarnations of Street Fighter and old airplane shooters as a child, undeterred by game overs and defeats, and rushing back to my mother when I ran out of quarters. I had studying to do but my heart raced in anticipation. To hell with my studies, I exclaimed, and the reading for my Monday ethics course! Give me Street Fighter or give me death!
The mission of CYC iso empower and strengthen high-need Asain youth by providing comprehensive youth development through education, employment training, advocacy, and other support services. Come support the organization by attending it's 41st annual "Festival of Youth" Gala. Includes dinner, silent auction, entertainment, and a raffle. More info here.
Continuing Hyphen's coverage of SFIAAFF 29, our dedicated staffers take a peek at a Vietnamese action flick; a coming of age story set in the Hawaiian skateboarding scene; and the story of a multi-ethnic woman from the Mideast struggling to reconcile her hipster lifestyle in Manhattan with her post-9/11 political awakening.
To celebrate the glory that is SFIAAFF -- which kicks off this Thursday March 10 with the screening of West is West and the swanky Opening Night gala -- Hyphen will be supplying you with reviews of select films screening at the fest this year.
A densely packed day of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities on the CBS lot in Studio City, CA Lac Su and Steve Nguyen's Banana 2 showed what a healthy budget and precise planning can do for an event.
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