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August 1, 1994 | DOROTHY CHIN, Psychologist and writer Dorothy Chin lived in Santa Monica through 1992 and plans to return next year. She currently lives in Hawaii. and
My habit on Sunday mornings is to spend a couple of hours reading The Times at the local coffee place. On this particular Sunday, I sat down at a table next to an ordinary-looking man. When he looked up, I smiled and nodded, and began to flip through the paper. He continued to look at me. When I looked up again, he asked, "What nationality are you?" I gave my standard reply, "I'm American." He tried again, "I mean, what ethnicity are you?" Well, ethnically, I'm Chinese.
February 4, 1996
I was deeply saddened to learn so many Asian women feel a need to westernize their looks with eyelid surgery ("Eye of the Beholder," Jan. 23). I don't fault anyone for wanting to change their appearance, but I seriously question the motive when the desire is merely to look more "American." Julie Akahori looks beautiful in both photos you printed, and her own particular reasons for performing the surgery are understandable, but who's to say one look is better than the other? Your article was remiss in not even mentioning the risks or side effects, including eye damage, that do occur, albeit rarely, when any kind of eyelid surgery is performed.
October 10, 1986 | LILY ENG, Eng is a Times reporter-trainee. and
A wife and salted fish are alike. They have to be beaten once a day to keep them good. --Old Korean saying The 10 bedrooms at Every Women's Shelter are tiny and sparsely furnished. Most of the rooms hold only a bed and a chair. Not much more can fit in them. The wallpaper is faded and the curtains dusty. But the women who stay in these rooms do not mind. The shelter is a haven for Asian battered women.
August 6, 1993 | Reuters
The Philippines on Thursday applauded Japan's belated admission that it had forced Asian women to be sex slaves during World War II, but Filipina victims said an apology was not enough. "The Philippine government is happy that the Japanese government has apologized to the tens of thousands of women who were forced to serve as sex slaves to Japanese soldiers during World War II," Press Secretary Jesus Sison said.
Domestic violence, a subject long suppressed in traditional Asian cultures, will be in the spotlight at a public forum in Los Angeles today as community leaders try to capitalize on the publicity generated by the O.J. Simpson case to draw attention to special problems facing Asian victims.
May 22, 2005 | Seth Faison, Seth Faison, a former China correspondent for the New York Times, is the author of "South of the Clouds: Exploring the Hidden Realms of China."
A century ago, the empress dowager of China, already in her 70s, was portrayed in the West as an evil manipulator who killed off her rivals with poison cakes and indulged her sexual obsessions with a stable of male courtiers in the Forbidden City while the empire around her teetered at the edge of collapse. Tsu Hsi died in 1908, and the imperial system fell three years later. She certainly took part in perpetuating an outdated regime.
August 24, 2006 | Barbara E. Hernandez, Special to The Times
EVERY woman of color is hot in bed. Ask any white guy, they'll tell you. Latinas are hot in bed. Asian women are hot in bed. Black women are hot in bed. The fact is -- yeah, we all are. But that's not all that we are. We have centuries of oppression combined in one body that may excite you, Mr. Thousand Oaks, but it also has ambivalent feelings about dating a race of historical colonizers and oppressors.
October 1, 1989 | PADDY CALISTRO
SUNNY LEE of Los Angeles works as a hairdresser's assistant at Joseph Martin, a trendy Beverly Hills hair salon. Until recently, however, she had a no-makeup look and shoulder-length straight hair with a tired perm--entirely out of character with her career in the beauty industry. Lee, who was born in Korea, didn't want to risk that a makeup artist or hairdresser would try to Westernize her distinctive ethnic looks.
September 12, 1998
We read with interest your article on Asian American news anchors on Los Angeles television stations ("Asian Americans Anchor Their Influence," by Jon Matsumoto, Sept. 4) and were pleased with the well-deserved recognition they received. However, we wish to point out that not all Asian American news reporters are found on the so-called major stations. For example, KSCI-TV Channel 18 presents a nightly Mandarin Chinese news broadcast, originating in our studios, that covers local news throughout Southern California.
June 23, 1991
Makeup made expressly for black women has been around for years, but not until recently has there been a line of American cosmetics developed specifically for Asian women. Call it West meets East. The new Kayla Beverly Hills offers a collection of matte makeup in colors intended to even out the olive or sallow undertones of Asian skin. Foundation ($30) and blush ($25) come two shades to a compact and are meant to be blended as necessary.
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