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“Could I have your last name?” “Cheng. C-H-E-N-G.” “C-H-A-N-G?” “C-H-EEEEE-N-G.” I’m one of those people who have been conditioned to spell their name every single time it is asked for. And I consider myself lucky that it’s only my last … Continue reading
All I could really think about as I trudged uphill for the seventh mile, skidded down a dusty slope for the eighth, slipped into a muddy ditch for the dozenth time, was, “Just don’t stop moving. One step at a … Continue reading
“No matter what, we were never gonna leave our heritage behind,” says Voiceover Eddie as his family drives off to a country club, leaving Grandma behind. And so ended Season 1 of the groundbreaking ABC series Fresh Off the Boat, the … Continue reading
“Louis, I know you like to be good cop, but somebody has to wield the hammer in this family.” Jessica, saying it like it is, as always. I just find it hilarious that of all the things the bad cop can … Continue reading
And now, back to our regular programming. Sort of. I don’t mean just a return to my television reviews, either: to my surprise, tonight’s Fresh Off the Boat brought up the issue of racism again, after a few episodes without any conflict in … Continue reading