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    This is what it feels like to be an Angry Asian Girl →

    knewnguyen:

    Diana: Hey, Mindy.
    Mindy: What’s up? Isn’t it like 3am over there?
    Diana: Yeah.
    I can’t sleep.
    I was just thinking.



    I don’t think kids are done growing up until their personal identity hits them in the face, until they start thinking about where they fit in between the lines of sexuality,…

    — 7 months ago with 715 notes
    A PSA from the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association:
We don’t care if you feel Jeremy Lin doesn’t play well enough to be a 2013 All-Star. We don’t even care if you’re just bizarrely passionate about Volvo commercials.
But we do care about racism.
And for the record, these kinds of Tweets are not okay.
Not today, not ever.

    A PSA from the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association:

    We don’t care if you feel Jeremy Lin doesn’t play well enough to be a 2013 All-Star. We don’t even care if you’re just bizarrely passionate about Volvo commercials.

    But we do care about racism.

    And for the record, these kinds of Tweets are not okay.

    Not today, not ever.

    — 1 year ago with 1107 notes
    #harvard  #asian  #asian american  #jeremy lin  #racism  #racist  #twitter  #nba  #volvo 
    dear freshmen,

    i am shamelessly sitting at an airport in japan creeping on your harvard college facebook profiles and gathering all your info in a google doc because board wants to share the fAAAm love with you all

    i’m not even sorry

    SEE YOU GUYS SOON! :)

    — 1 year ago
    #harvard  #aaa 
    fitforafemme:

What a story. I guess the best ones always break your heart and put it back together again. 
rumpshaker:


Dr. Samuel “Sammy” Lee, 91, was the first Asian-American to win an Olympic gold medal for the U.S. at the 1948 London games, and the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic platform diving.

From Wikipedia:

As a twelve-year-old in 1932, Lee dreamed of becoming a diver, but at the time Latinos, Asians and African-Americans were only allowed to use Fresno’s Brookside Pool on Wednesdays, on what was called “international day”: the day before the pool was scheduled to be drained and refilled with clean water. Because Lee needed a place to practice and could not regularly use the public pool, his coach dug a pit in his backyard and filled it with sand. Lee practiced by jumping into the pit.

I’ve learned so much about Olympians in the past few weeks, and this guy was a fucking champ. This article on Investors Business Daily goes a bit more in depth on what Mr. Lee was up against. Only having access to a pool ONCE a week, having to swallow his pride and train with a douchebag eventually led him to the Olympics where he beat out his competitors who probably had an advantage over him with the luxury of being able to train in a pool at their leisure. Then he came back four years later and did it again!

Lee went on to become an ear, nose, and throat doc, serve in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Korean War–wonder what that was like for a Korean American–and, later, coach diving legend Greg Louganis to a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics. He’s a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, has a square named after him in LA’s K-town, and is now retired and living in Huntington Beach, CA.

    fitforafemme:

    What a story. I guess the best ones always break your heart and put it back together again. 

    rumpshaker:

    Dr. Samuel “Sammy” Lee, 91, was the first Asian-American to win an Olympic gold medal for the U.S. at the 1948 London games, and the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic platform diving.

    From Wikipedia:

    As a twelve-year-old in 1932, Lee dreamed of becoming a diver, but at the time Latinos, Asians and African-Americans were only allowed to use Fresno’s Brookside Pool on Wednesdays, on what was called “international day”: the day before the pool was scheduled to be drained and refilled with clean water. Because Lee needed a place to practice and could not regularly use the public pool, his coach dug a pit in his backyard and filled it with sand. Lee practiced by jumping into the pit.

    I’ve learned so much about Olympians in the past few weeks, and this guy was a fucking champ. This article on Investors Business Daily goes a bit more in depth on what Mr. Lee was up against. Only having access to a pool ONCE a week, having to swallow his pride and train with a douchebag eventually led him to the Olympics where he beat out his competitors who probably had an advantage over him with the luxury of being able to train in a pool at their leisure. Then he came back four years later and did it again!

    Lee went on to become an ear, nose, and throat doc, serve in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Korean War–wonder what that was like for a Korean American–and, later, coach diving legend Greg Louganis to a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics. He’s a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, has a square named after him in LA’s K-town, and is now retired and living in Huntington Beach, CA.

    (via loveyourchaos)

    — 1 year ago with 4745 notes
    Happy August!

    Happy August everyone. We’re kind of sad that the summer is over (read: Devastated. Panicking. Terrified by bad pre-term planning decisions. Not that pre-term planning is binding but that we’re bound to these classes anyway for concentration requirements), but we’re also really excited to see everyone back on campus.

    We’re secretly hoping we have some eager freshmen stalking our Tumblr (are you there? Send us messages! Reblog our posts! Like our Facebook! Stalk us at our intro meeting!) because we can’t wait to add some fresh faces to our sib fams (on that note, even those of you upperclassmen can join new sib fams, too! We’d love to welcome you to the fAAAmily), and we’re so very thrilled to elect and meet our brand new frosh reps.

    Anyway, though we’re going to have to wait a little long to see all of you in person, in the meantime, we’re happy to answer any of your questions about Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association via Tumblr. 

    And before you ask, if your question is, Do you guys ever give out free Asian food?, the answer is hell yes. We love free Asian food.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #harvard  #asian american  #school  #college  #clubs  #freshmen 
    Hey there, Tumblr! Have you guys checked us out on Facebook yet? If not, it’s definitely worth dropping by and giving us a like— you’ll get all things AAA straight to your newsfeed.
Anyway, we really can’t wait to share the exciting year ahead with all of you!
FAAAm love,Your 2012 Board

    Hey there, Tumblr! Have you guys checked us out on Facebook yet? If not, it’s definitely worth dropping by and giving us a like— you’ll get all things AAA straight to your newsfeed.

    Anyway, we really can’t wait to share the exciting year ahead with all of you!

    FAAAm love,
    Your 2012 Board

    — 2 years ago
    #harvard  #asian american  #aaa  #facebook  #college 

    POSER! - The history and evolution of the “Peace Sign” (by WongFuProductions)

    — 2 years ago
    China Personified →

    A new website that features the stories and dreams of Chinese and Americans.

    Featuring the story of former AAA president, Chase Hu! Chase talks about the influence of AAA in shaping his personal dreams and goals.

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    WE SEE YOU, PREFROSH…

    And we can’t wait to welcome you to the fAAAmily. Make sure you get your dose of Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association this weekend.

    • Pan-Asian BBQ | Saturday, 3-6, Science Center Lawn | Enjoy an assortment of delicious barbecue brought to you by the many Asian organizations on campus. Brought to you by Asian American Association.
    • Sushi & Mocktails | Saturday, 5:30-7:30, Sever 109 | A close session with the board. Come for food, drink, and fAAAmily!
    • Crush | Saturday, 10-2, Pfoho D-hall | PAAArty with the best! Though the party is officially hosted by our friends in CSA, some of the board members should be sprinkled throughout the board. Make sure you find us and say hi!
    • Activities Fair | Sunday, 4-6, SOCH | The party don’t stop. Drop by the AAA booth at the activities fair and learn a little more about our roots and mission.
    — 2 years ago
    #harvard  #faaamily  #asian american association  #sushi  #mocktails  #boston  #cambridge