Oh, Reel-y: Asian Americans Abroad in Asia, Alliteratively

Shanghai Calling
2012

Shanghai Calling hits all the cultural discord notes of the American abroad storyline, but adds a “homecoming” spin. Sam is a successful Chinese-American attorney in New York on the cusp of making partner when his superiors send him to Shanghai. While he initially can’t wait for his three-month tenure to end, he slowly finds a sense of community with the expat population there.
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Antonio, OneDrop, and City Year win in Historic Poker Event


As I alluded to in my post yesterday, there was a poker tournament in Las Vegas over the past three days with a $1 million dollar buy-in, the largest ever in history. With a total prize pool of nearly $43 million and a first place purse of $18.3 million (largest ever in any sporting event outside of boxing), the 48-player event attracted top poker professionals and wealthy businessmen from all across the globe. The tournament wrapped up last night with popular poker pro Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari besting top poker star Sam Trickett heads-up to win this epic event.
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