Labor Day Weekend!

I wish summer didn’t have to end.

Catching up on reading: Time Magazine on one man’s attempt to stop the tide of suicides in Japan, not a great trend in the middle of a recession.

Hat tip to Angry Asian Man for some great links, namely:

John Cho, in style, Angry Asian Man notes. Not looking like Harold or (New)Sulu at all. Thumbs up!

California gets some more Asian judges and Angry Asian Man profiles one of his readers, a law student at Howard Law, who is a founding member of their APALSA and he’s currently taking a class with Prof. Frank Wu (cool).

US Open and Ramadan – a Pakistani tennis player who tries to be cosmopolitan, religious, and professional all at once.

Jason Bateman profile. He’s come a long way from the 1980’s child acting gigs. Plus, I loved how the article mentions his Valerie/Valerie’s Family/The Hogan Family days (the one tv series with three different titles (and two networks) – an average comedy that somehow managed to stay on the air for a decent run).

Space has a smell
. That’s more than I would have figured, since smell involves someone’s brain, via the senses, to detect.

People in NYC read while underground
. No kidding.

More on the High Line.

NY Times’ Alessandra Stanley on the anchorwoman trend.

I can’t seem to find a link to an on-line version of the article, but Richard Huff of Daily News reported that Friday’s edition of Channel 11’s 10pm newscast was likely the first time in NYC metro area new that both anchors were Asians, with Arthur Chi’en filling in for Jim Watkins and sitting with Kaity Tong. They even acknowledged it during the news, just before the sports segment (and had otherwise made it just the usual Channel 11 news thing).

I’m confused with Barney and Robin, but that’s ok. Another season of “How I Met Your Mother” to enjoy!

Last but not least; go vote in the US Dept. of Health and Human Services‘ contest on how to prevent flu. The rapping doctor is the New Yorker, as the Daily News reported.