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Looks like somebody at the San Francisco Chronicle is reading Hyphen. In our summer issue, we had a feature on Korean adoptees moving back to Korea, and today, the Chronicle has a story about Korean adoptees moving back to Korea.
It's nice that they're reading Hyphen.
This is for you artsy creative types. Tomorrow the Hyphen crew will be hanging at the Sixth Annual Expo for the Artist & Musician. What is this thing? This is what happens when more than 100 Bay Area arts organizations gets together.
Ursula passed along this article (pasted below) from the Foil-I mailing list (provenance, Weekly Kagoj) about New Orleans' Bangladeshi Immigrants. A consequence of the destruction that we hadn't foreseen: some of the ... uh ... browner foreign students studying in the hurricane region might have a problem transferring their studies to other cities. Let's keep an eye on this one.
And now, appropriate of nothing, is possibly the most embarrassing and unintentionally hilarious video I've seen in months. A Laotian teen with too much time on his hands acts hard, surfs MySpace and sings the hits to his webcam.
Click here to watch.
I've been searching for news about the Vietnamese Americans who were hit by Katrina. Not only did a large number of Vietnamese settle in the Gulf Coast, but many of them depend on the Gulf for their living. They are shrimpers.
Back when I was a reporter in Texas, I went down to the little town of Palacios, Texas to write about Vietnamese American shrimpers. I went shrimping with them one morning. And it was not easy. We had to get up at 3 or 4 in the morning and crawl out into the water to drag the nets. We didn't bring the nets up until well after the sun had come up. I had never seen live shrimp before. I was not used to seeing them a completely different color, and staight, not curled.
Chinese American rapper The Emcee, who used to go by the name Jin, is releasing his new album independently on Oct. 25.
He talked about how his race affected how his first album was marketed and why he's going independent now in an interview with the San Jose Mercury News (registration required).
Full disclosure: I work for Knight Ridder Digital, which produces mercurynews.com
I got an email today from a friend confirming that our New Orleans friend and his wife are alive and well, and had made it to Houston. I am so relieved. I knew they had the means to get out of there (money and car) unlike some other people, but I don't know if they would have left the city. I just couldn't see them leaving. Still don't know what their story is, but at least I know they are safe.