July 30, 2009

AAMMOM (Asian American Male Moment of the Month) - Phatty's Debut

You may have heard the rumors over the last couple of weeks but now you can see it for yourselves, DJ Phatrick will no longer stay in the background while his darker, better looking music partners get all the glory. On 7/18 at the JACCC Plaza in Little Tokyo, his Phatness took a stand, then took the mic...and reclaimed his marginalized East Asian voice...


July 28, 2009


As Obama prepares to meet with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the first time this Thursday, he should be aware of the corrupt and torturous leader that she is.

We demand that he stop wasting OUR tax dollars with U.S. funding of the Philippine military and government.

Please take the time to write a letter to him and educate him about the human rights violations going on in the Philippines. Here is a template letter you can use or even better, please write your own.

Messages to the White House can be sent to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/


I Am Melissa Roxas from pele pino on Vimeo.

We are Melissa Roxas.

July 27, 2009

BAY AREA Support 4 Melissa Roxas This THURSDAY!

The USA-Philippines Ecumenical Advocacy Network invites you to Vigil for Human Rights in the Philippines

July 30, 2009 6 pm

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

756 Mission St.

San Francisco, CA

On the night of Philippine President Gloria Arroyo’s meeting with President Obama, we’re gathering to remember human rights victims and to pray for meaningful change in the militarized situation in the Philippines . Clergy, musicians and concerned advocates from around the Bay area will meet to reflect, sing, light candles and sign a letter to Barack Obama asking him to hold the Philippine Government and its military accountable for the abduction and torture of hundreds of activists, including American citizen Melissa Roxas.

Since Arroyo came to power in 2001, hundreds of clergy, activists and human rights workers have been illegally harassed, abducted, tortured and murdered. Reliable sources such as the United Nations and Amnesty International put the total at 600 disappeared or killed in the last eight years, with additional hundreds of thousands indiscriminately displaced by military exercises and fear-mongering.

In May 2009, an American citizen, Melissa Roxas, was illegally abducted and tortured while on a medical relief mission in the Philippines . President Obama must demand justice for her and for all the other human rights victims in the Philippines . The US taxpayers do not want to support corrupt foreign governments! Demand justice for the Philippines and stop funding the Philippine military!

We ask you to join us for this time of sharing and prayer.

Contact Lindsey Kerr, USA-Philippines Ecumenical Advocacy Network Coordinator, at

lkerr@psr.edu or 412-576-5763

For more information see www.usapan.wordpress.com


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Melissa Roxas, a U.S. citizen and victim of abduction and torture by the Philippine military, courageously testifies about her experience at the Court of Appeals in the Philippines on Wednesday.

Please come out and show your support for her all victims of human rights violations at the vigil held by the Justice For Melissa Roxas Campaign at the Philippine Consulate (3600 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010) this Wednesday, July 29th at 6pm.

The vigil is also held in protest to the first ever meeting between President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and President Obama, which will be held the following day on Thursday, July 30th in Washington D.C.

This meeting is being criticized in the U.S. media as mistake since Arroyo has gained a notorious reputation as a corrupt politician and human rights violator.

Read the Washington Times editorial here.

and visit justiceformelissa.org for more info

July 22, 2009


SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE will be playing at Visual Communications' "Best of the Fest: Global Groove" program this Saturday, July 25th at 8pm, followed by a performance by some of the youth who are part of the weekly SAMA SAMA hip-hop workshops we're holding this summer in Carson.
**FYI: We recently changed the title from SOUNDS OF THE NEW HOPE because the original intent was to reference the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and all this time I had mistaken the title for "The New Hope".
Also, "A New Hope" more accurately reflects our intentions for the meaning of the film and it also flows a little bit better off the tongue.
Come thru this Saturday and see the film with its new titles!
for more info, check VC's website

July 14, 2009

Violence, Sex, and Drugs Mix

The Tarantino Mixtape from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

I’m amazed that it’s possible to be more meta than a Quentin Tarantino film. If for some reason you thought that Tarantino’s movies dragged or could have used faster cutting, this mash-up is for you. Simply a must-see.

It’s from Eclectic Method who has also fashioned a remix for 30 Rock, a Fraggle Rock remix, and a remix of the Colbert Report.

(via Popped Culture)

-Chris G.

Did ya'll know that "Death Proof*" was inspired Pilipino Cinema? That's wassup!

July 7, 2009

Michael Jackson On The Wall

After a playing some ball at the courts near my house, Flo blindfolded me and told me she had a huge surprise she wanted to take me to. After driving around for awhile, thinking we were in San Jo when really she was just driving around the block a couple of times, I lost all my breath when I opened my eyes to see this amazingly, gigantic piece on the wall of Bill's Wheel's Skateshop in Santa Cruz.

Click on it for larger image. Photo by Florence DeKoven

RIP Michael.
-Chris G.

July 4, 2009

"The Best Day of [Ron Ron's] Life"

Kobe said that after the Lakers lost game six of the '08 NBA Finals in Boston by 39 points, he was alone in the shower, just fuming. He heard somebody walk in and assumed it was one of his teammates, or maybe a staff member. Instead, he looked up, and it was Ron Artest (to this day, Kobe has no idea how Artest got into the locker room).

"I want to come help you," Artest said. "If I can, I'm going to find a way to come to LA and give you the help you need to win a title."

We don't stab folks with broken table legs for beating us 1-on-1 but Welcome to LA Ron Ron!

Chris G.

July 3, 2009

These fools just keep getting better

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