Asian Student Union

Chicken Soup for the Asian American Soul

October 22, 2010
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Hey guys! Our next upcoming showcase is called Chicken Soup for the Asian American Soul.

Pre-sales&will-call $8/ At the Door $10

Doors open at 5:30

PMStarts at 6PM

$8 Presale/Will Call | $10 At the Door

For tickets or will call, contact:
– Any ASU Coordinator ♥
– asusfsu@gmail.com
– Nicol Yoshikawa: (916) 261-0582
– Remi Shimazu: (310) 922-5137

Or just stop by our room in the Cesar Chavez Student Center M-100E (Second Floor)!!

Performances by:
JVOQALZ
EMCEE UNISON
PIL HARMONICS
SARAH B.
ADRIAN PER
PMAC
ACADEMY OF VILLAINS
TE PURA O TE RAHURA’A

Proceeds for this event will be donated to Liberty in North Korea, also known as LiNK.
http://www.linkglobal.org/index.html

So come out to support this great cause! See you there! :]


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Word of the Day: Racebending

May 28, 2010
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Racebending: The act of casting someone, for a part in a play, movie, or show, that is any race or ethnicity other than the desired or originally proposed one
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/racebending

When the race or ethnicity of a character in a story is changed to an ostensibly more “palatable” or “profitable” ethnicity. (A common practice in Hollywood, where the most coveted roles are frequently given to white actors to play, even if originally, the character was a person of color. Aspiring actors of color are marginalized and may have to play “racebent” bad – guy characters that were originally white.) -Urbandictonary.com

Most Notable Recent Racebendings

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
(Jake Gyllenhaal has no Persian background)

Dragonball: Evolution



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Goodbye Finals, Hello Summer!

May 20, 2010
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AAS/ASU Graduation Banquet

Volunteers must wear semi-formal attire and there is no color coordination. Please show up to the restaurant by 3:30 pm. You will be separated into groups to work different areas of the banquet. Some of the duties involved are setting up tables and reception area, decorating, selling raffle tickets, registering graduates, and cleaning up everything.

I will also need five volunteers to help me cooking some appetizers for the reception Sunday afternoon. Please let me know if you can. We will start cooking at 12 pm and feel free to bring your clothes and get ready at my place.

If you have any questions whatsoever please do not hesitate to ask. You can reach me through email at pajtagxyooj@gmail.com

Summer Retreat

Come join Asian Student Union on our summer retreat on May 24th! This is the Monday after finals week and to end the school year of stress, we will be going river rafting in Sacramento.

The 24th will be a whole day of river rafting and we will picnic and have a bar-be-que after. Then we will camp out at the campsite about 20 minutes away from the rafting site for the night and spend more time getting to know each other.

Price: Money will be due by May 19th! Please pay an ASU coordinator.

Drivers: $20 (If you can drive, please let us know ASAP)

Members: $25

Things you will need (Everyone is allowed one duffle bag or small suitcase):

-Swimming gear (bathing suit, trunks, etc.)

-Shoes you can get dirty because we will be water rafting and walking on dirt

-Flipflops

-Comfortable clothes that you can get dirty (shorts, t-shirt, etc.)

-Sunblock so you don’t get burned (no skin cancer please!)

-Toothbrush & toothpaste

-Towel

-Things that make you smell good (Deoderant, perfume, cologne)

We also need tents so if anyone has a tent they will allow us to borrow, please let us know!

ASU T-Shirts

$15; Sizes: M, L, XL


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End of the Year Spring 2010

May 9, 2010
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Movie Night
Last membership meeting on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
Movie: The Hangover
Food: ASU will be providing popcorn, red vines, and drinks for everyone. If you would like to contribute, please try to accommodate everyone (expect a group of around 30 people)

Members’ Banquet
Make sure to RSVP at asusfsu@gmail.com, if you need a ride please tell us before hand and we will arrange rides.

Silver Cloud
Restaurant & Karaoke Bar
1994 Lombard Street.
San Francisco, California 94123
415.922.1977

Cost: $15 per person (Any ASU coordinator are accepting payments before hand & please inform us if you are bringing a guest out side of ASU)
Date: Friday, May 14th, 2010
Dinner time: 5pm-9pm
Karaoke time: 6:30pm-9pm
Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Appetizers
Buffalo Wings & Mozzarella Stick
Fresh Mix Spring Salad dressings on the side

Side Dish
Penne Pasta with tomato sauce (no meat)
Fried Rice
Prawn Cocktail

Entree
BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Spinach Quiche
Salmon with dill sauce

Dessert
Fresh fruit
Chocolate Mousse
Bite Sized Cupcakes
-Lemon or Carrot-

AAS/ASU Graduation Banquet
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
At 5:30PM
Need more volunteers
Dress code: Semi-formal
Free food for volunteers
Contact Patag Xiong at pxiong@sfsu.edu

Summer Retreat
Monday, May 24th
White water rafting in Sacramento
$20 (tentatively)
Picnic
Drivers, please let Billy Pham know if you are able to drive and how many passengers you can take! He will discuss gas money with you. Also, look out for a Facebook event soon!

ASU T-Shirts
$15; Sizes: M, L, XL


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May 4, 2010
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Coordinators of 2010-2011

Membership Coordinator
Johnathan Shay

Internship Coordinator
Anna Le

Internship Coordinator
Chloe Sasakado

Activities Coordinator
Nicol Kumiko Yoshikawa

Internal Public Relations Coordinator
Roderick De Leon II

External Public Relations Coordinator
Remi Shimazu

Historian
Justin Pangilinan

Marketing Coordinator
Steve Lee

Treasurer
Khanh Nguyen

Movie Night
Last membership meeting on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
Movie: The Hangover
Food: ASU will be providing popcorn, red vines, and drinks for everyone. If you would like to contribute, please try to accommodate everyone (expect a group of around 30 people)

Members’ Banquet
Make sure to RSVP at asusfsu@gmail.com, if you need a ride please tell us before hand and we will arrange rides.

Silver Cloud
Restaurant & Karaoke Bar
1994 Lombard Street.
San Francisco, California 94123
415.922.1977

Cost: $15 per person (Any ASU coordinator are accepting payments before hand & please inform us if you are bringing a guest out side of ASU)
Date: Friday, May 14th, 2010
Dinner time: 5pm-9pm
Karaoke time: 6:30pm-9pm
Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Appetizers
Buffalo Wings & Mozzarella Stick
Fresh Mix Spring Salad dressings on the side

Side Dish
Penne Pasta with tomato sauce (no meat)
Fried Rice
Prawn Cocktail

Entree
BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Spinach Quiche
Salmon with dill sauce

Dessert
Fresh fruit
Chocolate Mousse
Bite Sized Cupcakes
-Lemon or Carrot-

AAS/ASU Graduation Banquet
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
At 5:30PM
Need more volunteers
Dress code: Semi-formal
Free food for volunteers
Contact Patag Xiong at pxiong@sfsu.edu

Summer Retreat
Monday, May 24th
White water rafting in Sacramento
$20 (tentatively)
Picnic
Drivers, please let Billy Pham know if you are able to drive and how many passengers you can take! He will discuss gas money with you. Also, look out for a Facebook event soon!

ASU T-Shirts
$15; Sizes: M, L, XL


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Wrapping it up!

April 29, 2010
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Nubi’s Fundraiser

Come join us tomorrow! Make sure to pick up or print out this flier for check out so you can assure the 15% goes to ASU!

Thank you for everyone who attended API: Movements of Heritage! It was a sold out show! The coordinators worked VERY hard to bring you this show and we’re very happy that it sold out! $500 will be donated to SFHepBFree!

Asian Student Union is also a FINALIST in APA Heritage Award for 2010!

AWARDS CATEGORIES
• Emerging Leadership (individual)
• Lifetime Achievement (individual)
• Community Impact (organization)

AWARDS CRITERIA
In reviewing submitted nominations, the Awards Committee will review the distinct contributions each
category’s nominees have made in one of the following areas:
• Promoting APA culture and heritage
• Strengthening unity within the APA community
• Making a unique difference addressing an unmet need in the Asian Pacific American community

All finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 3, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre. The winner in each category will be announced during the event and presented with the following awards:

All three Awards recipients will receive the APA Heritage Awards trophy, a
Certificate of Recognition from the City and County of San Francisco as well as be featured on the website apasf.org. The Community Impact Award recipient will receive a contribution of $1,000.00 from the APA Heritage Celebration Committee in support of its programs and services.

Members’ Banquet
Make sure to RSVP at asusfsu@gmail.com, if you need a ride please tell us before hand and we will arrange rides.

Silver Cloud
Restaurant & Karaoke Bar
1994 Lombard Street.
San Francisco, California 94123
415.922.1977

Cost: $15 per person
Date: Friday, May 14th, 2010
Dinner time: 5pm-9pm
Karaoke time: 6:30pm-9pm
Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Appetizers
Buffalo Wings & Mozzarella Stick
Fresh Mix Spring Salad dressings on the side

Side Dish

Penne Pasta with tomato sauce (no meat)
Fried Rice
Prawn Cocktail

Entree

BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Spinach Quiche
Salmon with dill sauce

Dessert
Fresh fruit
Chocolate Mousse
Bite Sized Cupcakes
-Lemon or Carrot-

Summer Retreat
At last Tuesday’s meeting the members present voted to go white water rafting in Sacramento on Monday May 24th!

Asians in the News

Whale Hunting [Japan]

SFPD increases patrols after attacks against Asians [Bay Area]

Diabetes & Asians

Asian Students Attacked [Nation]

Avenge Sailors Deaths [South Korea]

China passes tighter information laws [China]

Attacker stabs 28 children [China]

University source of Radiation [India]

EU requested to observe Thai red shirts [Thailand]


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API: Movements of Heritage & Relay For Life!

April 19, 2010
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Thank you to Marina our Historian for designing API: Movements of Heritage flier & posters!

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Presales can be bought with any ASU coordinator and at the ASU office M-100E
*Will call, if you email us at asusfsu@gmail.com, subject title: WILLCALL, please include full name and contact number.
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Relay For Life
Date: April 24-25th, 2010
Time: 10am Saturday – 10am Sunday
Location: Lowell High School

The annual Relay for Life is coming up and Asian Student Union will be participating in the San Francisco Sunset one. This event is a run/walk at your own pace around the track of Lowell High School (near the annex). This is a 24-hour event so we will be out there running/walking the whole day as well as camping out! *Please bring tents if you have them, we’re expecting a good turn out

Use this link to sign up and join our group! If you do not want to participate but still wish to donate, you can also do so on the same page!

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=20543

When you sign up to join our group, search for Asian Student Union with Billy Pham as the Team Captain.

Each participant is required to have a minimum of $10 to be able to participate with our organization during the event. You can either do so by paying online, or through a coordinator.

ASU will also be going with a theme for the event. This will make the event more fun and show our team spirit. We are still looking for suggestions so please feel free to post your ideas on this wall or write a suggestion to the suggestions box!
Some members’ ideas: Superheroes, ASZoo

P.S. If anyone has any tents or know people that have tents, please help us out so we can shelter our participants!


EVENTS EVENTS EVENTS!!!

April 7, 2010
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Chevy’s Fundraiser
Date: April 12th, 2010
Time: 5-9pm
Address: 3251 20th Ave. Suite 182 SF CA 94132 (Chevy’s near Stonestown Galleria)
***If you would like 25% of your bill to go to Asian Student Union, PLEASE stop by the ASU Office in Cesar Chavez Student Center M-100E (2nd floor) to grab a Chevy’s Fundraiser Flier, you will need this when you pay your bill.***

Pump it up with Asian Student Union
Date:
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Location:201 Mendell Street
San Francisco, CA

Come join Asian Student Union and pump it up! Pump it up has private indoor arenas, filled with gigantic inflatable slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses and more.

Event will cost $13. This is a Saturday so I know you all have time to party with us! If you wish to bring a friend outside of ASU, please notify us at asusfsu@gmail.com and we will okay it.

Please come at 6:00pm so we can get all of the rides situated. Anyone that can drive, please let us know also.

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ASU Coordinator Elections

Candidates biographies are on the ASU Office door M-100E.

Coordinator Candidate Interviews
Date: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
Time: 5 PM
Place: Burk Hall 226

Members are allowed to ask questions of the candidates during a designated time.

2 weeks to cast your vote in the Asian Student Union office M-100E.

Voting ends on Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 5PM

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Thank you to Marina our Historian for designing API: Movements of Heritage flier & posters!

___________________________

Presales can be bought with any ASU coordinator and at the ASU office M-100E
*Will call, if you email us at asusfsu@gmail.com, subject title: WILLCALL, please include full name and contact number.
______________________

Relay For Life
Date: April 24-25th, 2010
Time: 10am Saturday – 10am Sunday
Location: Lowell High School

The annual Relay for Life is coming up and Asian Student Union will be participating in the San Francisco Sunset one. This event is a run/walk at your own pace around the track of Lowell High School (near the annex). This is a 24-hour event so we will be out there running/walking the whole day as well as camping out! *Please bring tents if you have them, we’re expecting a good turn out

Use this link to sign up and join our group! If you do not want to participate but still wish to donate, you can also do so on the same page!
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=20543

When you sign up to join our group, search for Asian Student Union with Billy Pham as the Team Captain.

Each participant is required to have a minimum of $10 to be able to participate with our organization during the event. You can either do so by paying online, or through a coordinator.

ASU will also be going with a theme for the event. This will make the event more fun and show our team spirit. We are still looking for suggestions so please feel free to post your ideas on this wall or write a suggestion to the suggestions box!
Some members’ ideas: Superheroes, ASZoo

P.S. If anyone has any tents or know people that have tents, please help us out so we can shelter our participants!

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Koreatown reality show by Tyrese

http://ktownlosangeles.blogspot.com for all the media coverage

1. if you are interested in applying, please follow the steps below.
2. if you want to simply show your support for this project, please mark ‘attending’ or ‘maybe attending’.
3. thank you.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/tfr/1676662393.html

Tyrese Gibson’s production company HQ Pictures is looking for interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-Americans to cast in a reality show similar to JERSEY SHORE, REAL WORLD, THE HILLS, etc.. We need beautiful Asian-Americans with lively, strong, and unique personalities between the ages of 18 to 30 with equally interesting life stories and perspectives to share, especially individuals who know about and/or experienced the Koreatown life.

Please email us headshots/photos and a cover letter in the body of the email briefly describing yourself and why you should be included in this show. Competition is fierce as we are getting thousands of applicants so do your best to grab our attention! Be sure to include basic contact info such as name, age, phone number, email, and any other bits of interesting information that will make you stand out. Please feel free to include information and pictures of any of your friends that you think will also be a good candidate for this reality show.

We will be casting and filming on-camera interviews in LOS ANGELES or HOLLYWOOD, CA on April 24th and 25th, so please email in your info ASAP!

DETAILS for CASTING:
1) Saturday, April 24th | 12 noon to 6 pm
2) Sunday, April 25th | 1 pm to 10 pm

Email us at asianrealityshow (at) yahoo.com to confirm your audition, and a select few will receive an appointment time.


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Asians in American Media

April 2, 2010
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Do you think represents Asians (specifically Japanese) correctly?

How did it make you feel? Are you proud Pixar made this video? Do you think it’s racist? Any coverage is good coverage?

http://autos.yahoo.com/articles/autos_content_landing_pages/1380/car-dealer-scams-to-avoid/


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News

March 29, 2010
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Ivy League shifts barrier- to Asian American Students

Asian Economy looking up but hint menace lingers

Pollution from Asia

Jay Sean tops Asian Charts

Richard Aoki

UCLA Asian American Studies

Asian American Women’s Health


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