gil asakawa | pop stuff

Bits and bytes of Asian American pop culture and politics served up in small chunks

New Facebook page posts Asian & Asian American news daily.

This page is pretty thorough and posts stories that I find myself clicking to read and view every day. Check it out, Like it and bookmark it….

Video: Missed during Olympics - 1st AsianAm to win Gold medal trained in sandpits, not allowed in public pools

Cool learning about pioneering Asian Americans. So much we don’t know, or have forgotten. 

UPDATE: Helpful Facebook friends have pointed out that Hawaiian native and god of surfers Duke Kahanamoku won a gold medal winner in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Guess I better let NBC LA know….

Hurry: V3con early-bird registration prices extended

V3 Asian American Digital Media Conference is coming Sat. Aug. 26 at the Japanese American National Museum in LA’s Little Tokyo with an opening reception and award ceremony Fri. Aug 24 at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasdena. The panelists are being booked, and the agenda’s being firmed up. It’s gonna be super cool. It’s the next iteration of the Banana Asian American bloggers’ conference. Be there or be square.

Nikkei View blog: A singer-songwriter Connie Lim will perform at opening reception for V3con, Asian American digital media conference

Check out Lim’s music if you’re familiar with her: introspective, moody, powerful, melodic. She’ll add a classy creative element to V3con’s opening reception on Friday Aug 24, and she’s agreed to be a panelist during the conference of Asian American Digital Media the next day, Sat Aug 25.