Category Archives: Out and About

Sweet and spicy times at Suite Suite Chinatown

Two weekends ago, Chris and I made the trip to the big apple to attend the 2011 Asian American International Film Festival where Suite Suite Chinatown was making one of its last tour stops at the Museum of Chinese in … Continue reading

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Rice Rhapsody at Fortune Cooking Food Festival

The Fortune Cooking Food Festival took place at the Harbourfront Centre this past weekend where we co-presented Rice Rhapsody with the Toronto Singapore Film Festival. Two of our Marketing Committee members, Rebecca and Jennifer, were there with me to hold … Continue reading

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Volunteer Call-Out: KAPISANAN’S 6TH ANNUAL KULTURA FILIPINO ARTS FESTIVAL

Kultura is KAPISANAN’s signature annual summer event. It’s a sizzling festival held in the busy streets of Kensington Market, and a celebration of the talented people in the community that showcases music, theatre, film, visual, art, poetry, spoken word and … Continue reading

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The Power of Stinky Compels You (To Go To Asian Night Markets)

I hope you all had a chance to check us out at the Waterfront Night Market this past weekend, held at the downtown T&T Supermarket on Cherry Street.  We had a game of wheel of fortune going on where every … Continue reading

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Asiansploitation’s All Grown Up

Comparing disciplined Asian fathers to C3P0? Awesome. Making it funny but emotionally affecting at the same time? Brilliant. With solid performances, clever and fresh material plus Asian culture parodies that hit home but were not heavy handed, Asiansploitation’s “All Grown … Continue reading

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Fringe Recap: Shotgun Wedding and Swoon

At the recommendation of Louanne who was turned away at the rush line earlier this week, I went 3 hours early to line up for Shotgun Wedding, an R&B mixtape musical about a Filipina’s debut and unexpected pregnancy by Carlos … Continue reading

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Best of the Fringe – Kim’s Convenience

After 2 attempts to get tickets to Kim’s Convenience at the Fringe, I finally lucked out because of an added Patron’s Pick show.  Ended up in a back row seat because I lost track of time while eating at Ka … Continue reading

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A Weekend of Experimental Art and Experimental Food

On Friday night, Heather, Henry, Selena and I attended a spotlight on Japanese Canadian artist Midi Onodera at the AGO.  This Reel Asian co-presentation included an intro by Lesley Loksi Chan (RA filmmaker), reflections/essays on Midi’s work by Monika Gagnon … Continue reading

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Six degrees of Oriental Pearls

On Saturday night, Lesley Chan and I attended the preview screening of Cuong Ngo’s Oriental Pearls, a project that we were eagerly anticipating since the launch of its trailer last year. This feature film was filmed in picturesque Vietnam and … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Updates: Inside Out Edition

Last night, the 21st edition of the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival wrapped up another very successful year — the first at their new home, TIFF Bell Lightbox. Reel Asian is extremely proud of Sonia Hong, who received … Continue reading

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