Friday’s Link Attack: Cialis Smuggler, Rep Cindy Ryu, PGA Golfers
Author: Linda Son
Posted: January 13th, 2012
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Lessons of The Bibimbap Backpackers
The Wall Street Journal

They went to the Great Wall in China, the Roman Colosseum in Italy, to the Santa Monica Beach in L.A. They used local grocery stores for ingredients. And they created their events on their own, though sometimes Korean expats would help out by finding the right location, getting permission and even helping to pay for the food. They called their events “Bibimbap Tables” and they held 100 in all – 99 overseas and the final one in Seoul last month.

Montco Lawyer Sentenced in Green Card Scam
PhillyBurbs.com

Choi, 55, of Huntingdon Valley, was convicted in federal court last August of conspiring to violate federal immigration laws, according to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia. Choi was also found guilty of making false statements to the government and filing false tax returns for the years 2005 and 2006 that failed to report income from Choi’s Elkins Park law firm.

Korean Man Tries to Carry 63 Pounds of Erectile-Dysfunction Drug Onto LAX Flight
LA Weekly

Customs officers at LAX made the giggle-bust of a lifetime: They discovered 63 pounds of tadalafil, the generic form of erectile-dysfunction drug Cialis, in one idiot’s carryon.

The 40-year-old Korean man in question, who has not been identified by name (likely to spare him a lifetime of humiliation), tried to tell the officers that “the powder was a Chinese herb,” a Customs spokesman tells City News Service.

Federal Way night club owner, 7 others indicted for sex trafficking
NWCN (Seattle, WA)

The owner of a Korean nightclub in Federal Way and seven others have been indicted for allegedly operating an interstate prostitution scheme involving Asian women, then trying to bribe police to keep the operation safe.

The U.S. Attorney’s office has charged The Blue Moon owner Chang Young Kim, 58, of Milton, his wife Yeun Jeong Mun, 35, and six other current or former employees of conspiracy to commit money laundering, visa fraud, harboring illegal aliens and transportation in furtherance of prostitution.

Washington State Rep. Cindy Ryu’s Video makes White House Top 20
Edmonds Beacon (Wash.)

When the White House asked Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to tell their stories in a nationwide video challenge, state Rep. Cindy Ryu (D-Shoreline) wanted to share her experiences as a Korean-American who is pursuing the American dream and working as a state lawmaker to help others achieve their dreams.
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders recently announced that Ryu’s “Reaching for the American Dream” video has been selected as one of only 20 semi-finalists in the national “What’s your story?” challenge, which gathered hundreds of videos from across the United States.

Lim Ruger Scoops Up 4-Lawyer Firm to Gain Toehold in San Francisco
Law.com

Los Angeles minority-owned firm Lim Ruger has opened a San Francisco office by merging with Wang & Chang, a local four-attorney shop.

The combined 23-attorney litigation and transactions boutique will continue to carry the Lim Ruger name and focus on Fortune 500 and global public entities and large minority-owned business enterprises, most of them based in California.

Expats Group Shares Real Life Stories
Yonhap News

In the first two AXIS events, each storyteller picked up a microphone in front of a crowd at The Berlin, a lounge in Itaewon, central Seoul, and spoke without notes for about 10 minutes, while also making recordings that could later be edited into podcasts. The stories are written to be performed, often including visceral details to help the audience get a hold of not just what happened, but where, why and how, all from the storyteller’s perspective.

Hopes Pinned on Ethnic-Korean Trio in PGA
The Chosun Ilbo

Three male golfers of Korean descent were named on a list of the world’s top 25 players under the age of 25 by the U.S. Golf Channel on Thursday.

The channel selected Noh Seung-yul, Kang Sung-hoon and Danny Lee from New Zealand on the list, which it published on its website. Noh, who is making his PGA Tour debut this year, was ranked eighth.

REVIEW: Kim Jong-il’s Romantic Rival
The New York Times

Johnson has said that his latest book began in a similarly farcical spirit, as a short story called “The Best North Korean Short Story of 2005,” inspired by the “loonier” elements of Kim Jong-il’s regime. But after some research, which included a trip to Pyongyang, Johnson realized that the “gravity” of his subject matter instilled “a sense of duty.” Having learned this, I found it dispiriting to arrive at a brutal interrogation scene in “The Orphan Master’s Son” and recognize the similarities here to the methods used by the police in the dystopian Oakland of “Teen Sniper.”

Multiculturalism a New Theme in Korean Movies
The Chosun Ilbo

More and more Korean movies, including “Pacemaker” by director Kim Dal-joong that opens next Thursday, are taking on the theme of multiculturalism that is changing the face of Korean society. In 2010, one out of every 10 marriages involved a foreign spouse, while the number of children from multicultural families has grown seven-fold from 25,000 in 2006 to 160,000 in 2010. And this trend is being portrayed more frequently on the silver screen.

Alameda mom, Clerk Arrested in Teen DUI Fatality
San Francisco Chronicle

Amelia Chin, 51, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of furnishing alcohol to a minor, as was Abduhl Azeem Buksh, 45, the clerk and co-owner of the South San Francisco market who allegedly sold alcohol to the girl, said John Carr, a spokesman for the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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