South Korean Lawyer Plans Class-Action Suit Against Apple
The Wall Street Journal
Apple Inc.’s South Korea unit last month paid about $950 to a South Korean lawyer who sued the company after Apple acknowledged that its iPhone retained location information about users.
The attorney, Kim Hyung-seok, on Thursday said he plans to file a class-action lawsuit against the company on behalf of other people allegedly affected by the matter.
U.S. Senate sets hearing on Sung Kim’s nomination
The U.S. Senate plans to hold a confirmation hearing for Sung Kim, the nominee to become ambassador to South Korea, next week, a related committee announced Thursday.
‘Hawaii Five-0′ back in action
Hugs and handshakes were the order of the day as a gallery of news cameras clicked to document the return of the show’s main players: Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park. They were joined by series regulars Masi Oka, Taylor Wily and child actor Teilor Grubbs, who plays Danny “Danno” Williams’ daughter on the series.
Grace Park talks about the upcoming second season for Hawaii Five-0
Man U’s South Korean soccer superstar coming to Seattle
Northwest Asian Weekly
Manchester United will continue its U.S. tour with a stop in Seattle July 20. Former South Korean national team captain Ji Sung Park scored a goal in the Red Devils friendly win over the New England Revolution yesterday.
The Find: Jun Won’s farm-fresh Korean cuisine
Los Angeles Times
A sparkling multicolored spread of dishes on every table gives the place the feel of a lavish tapas party. Fish is the star of the menu, but that’s only one reason the 18-year-old restaurant’s loyal clientele keeps returning. The seasonal array of eight or nine banchan (which may include a toss of sesame-dressed sukkat (young chrysanthemum greens), fresh parsley salad, tiny burger patties and seasoned eggplant) outshines those found at most Korean barbecues.
Owner Jung Ye Jun gets many of her leafy greens from friends who farm them in Bakersfield, says her son Jeff Jun, who now manages the restaurant. For years people would ask to buy extra banchan to go. Finally, at the urging of loyal customers, Jung Ye Jun opened a small retail boutique on Olympic Boulevard, where she makes and sells her banchan along with kimchi in the typical style of her home province, Chungcheongnam-do.
Camp teaches adopted Korean children about their native culture
Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
Attending Camp Chin-Gu as a youth and teenager, Amanda Ornt-Rezer had one overarching reaction: Everyone here is just like me.
Now 24 years old, Ornt-Rezer is married, lives in Virginia Beach and is expecting her first child.
But she still makes the weeklong trip to the Fairport camp each year, where she now helps teach young adopted Korean children — and their siblings — about their native culture.
David Chang Launches ‘Lucky Peach’
The Momofuku chef known for his exquisite ramen recently launched a new quarterly magazine for foodies and the early reviews of the publication, which hit newsstands yesterday, were largely positive.
The Chicago Tribune published an extensive review of the new venture, calling it “a powerhouse lineup of food porn.”
It’s part-literary magazine, part-conversation between friends and a whole lot of attitude about the state of noodles and cooking, the first of what will be a sprawling quarterly mix of ideas, art and recipes in exploration of a single topic.
LA Weekly called it “an enormous amount of fun.”
Yes, recipes. 22 recipes. David Chang recipes, mostly. Worth the price of admission themselves. So that you can make your own tonkotsu broth to spill on the journal’s pages. Or make cacio e pepe from instant ramen. Or instant ramen gnocchi. Or bacon dashi. And if that isn’t highbrow enough, Chang provides a recipe for Alain Passard’s famous egg, called here the Arpege egg, too. Knock yourself out.
‘Lost’ Star Daniel Dae Kim Was Going To Be Comic Relief In ‘The Adjustment Bureau’
Kim had a part that was ultimately cut from the sci-fi thriller starring Matt Damon, a “blackly humorous” role, according to an IndieWire interview with director George Nolfi.
“[Kim] did a great job—just two scenes—and they’re in there so people can see what it would have looked like if we had gone that direction. I ultimately decided that the Bureau needed to be a little more dark or it would risk being silly. It’s already such a difficult concept to kind of sell in a realistic way, so that’s why it’s out.”
In other DDK news, veteran actor Terry O’Quinn will join the cast of “Hawaii Five-0,” reuniting the two former “Lost” cast members.
Kim said the show is lucky to have the actor on board.
“He’s a great actor who brings a sense of professionalism to every project he works on and I’m excited to work with him again,” Kim said in a release.
O’Quinn, 58, played the mysterious and obsessive character John Locke on “Lost.”
Asian New Yorkers Surpass a Million, and Band Together
New York Times
Asians, a group more commonly associated with the West Coast, are surging in New York, where they have long been eclipsed in the city’s kaleidoscopic racial and ethnic mix. For the first time, according to census figures released in April, their numbers have topped one million — nearly 1 in 8 New Yorkers — which is more than the Asian population in the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles combined.
That milestone, in turn, has become a rallying cry for Asian New Yorkers who have been working for years to win more political representation, government assistance and public recognition. Many leaders have seized on the one-million figure as a fresh reason for immigrants and their descendants who hail from across the Asian continent to think of themselves as one people with a common cause — in the same way that many people from Spanish-speaking cultures have come to embrace the broad terms Latino and Hispanic.
Check out the cool interactive map to see where Asian American New Yorkers live. Chinatown? Obviously. Flushing? Check. Jackson Heights? Yes. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn? Didn’t know that.
My Life As An Undocumented Immigrant
New York Times
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas wrote a stunning first-person piece for the New York Times Magazine which revealed that he is an undocumented immigrant. Vargas came to the U.S. from the Philippines when he was 12 years old.
At 16, he tried to get his driver’s license and was hit with a bombshell.
When I handed the clerk my green card as proof of U.S. residency, she flipped it around, examining it. “This is fake,” she whispered. “Don’t come back here again.”
Vargas’ story is engaging, in-depth and thought-provoking and is sure to spark heated discussion on the highly-sensitive issue of immigration.
There are believed to be 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. We’re not always who you think we are. Some pick your strawberries or care for your children. Some are in high school or college. And some, it turns out, write news articles you might read. I grew up here. This is my home. Yet even though I think of myself as an American and consider America my country, my country doesn’t think of me as one of its own.
The Wall Street Journal recently published a recap of the Asian Americans in Hollywood panel which took place this past Sunday at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. (We have a video of SDAFF events coming up soon, so hang tight!)
The panel featured actors Daniel Dae Kim (”Hawaii Five-O”), C. S. Lee (”Dexter”), Harry Shum Jr. (”Glee”), Aaron Yoo (”Friday the 13th”) and actress Ellen Wong (”Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”), who all touched upon the struggles that Asian American actors have to go through.
Interestingly enough, Daniel Dae Kim seems to have some sway in his new show, “Hawaii Five-O.” Kim told the audience that he was currently discussing what race his love interest on the show should be.
“He noted that while he was excited that race was a topic of discussion, the decision was more difficult than he originally thought, because he realized that the ultimate choice would have cultural ramifications.”
What do you guys think- should Kim’s love interest be Asian, non-Asian (but still a minority), or Caucasian? Or does it even matter?
Get ready to see more of Grace Park, half naked. This time in a bikini.
Surf’s up! Two KA hotties have have joined the cast of “Hawaii Five-O,” CBS’s remake of the series about the Hawaii police department. Grace Park will play Kona Kalakua, champion surfer and police academy member.
Daniel Dae Kim will play her uncle, squad member Chin Ho Kelly. Park’s character is recruited to join the police unit run by Steve McGarrett, who will be played by “Three Rivers’ star Alex O’Loughlin. (Maybe they can get Daniel Henney on the island, too!) Filming in Oahu begins this month.