Despite being released on April 25, I only saw Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay this past weekend. I saw the first film in its theatrical run four years ago. It was surprisingly funny and had a clever social subtext to it. I have to thank Phil for driving us to the theatre that night.

Since the first movie came out, I’ve been a big supporter of the movie. Yes, it was funny and made me an even bigger NPH fan but that’s beside the point. Most importantly, it’s a rare example of a “traditional” Hollywood comedy where the two main leads weren’t two white or black dudes. The entire movie was wonderfully carried by an Asian and Indian actor. Unfortunately, there have been very few other movies like this since.

Ever since the sequel was announced, I’ve been very excited about the second movie. Somehow, Hollywood decided there was more money to be had in the Harold and Kumar universe. Have there really been two movies featuring an Asian and Indian actor that didn’t have to do with martial arts?

If I could get on my soapbox for a moment, I believe you’re Asian or Indian, you kinda owe it to the principle of cultural diversity to go see H&K 2. Not only will you be supporting a good cause, the movie is actually quite funny, features hot naked chicks, and we get another wonderful performance from NPH (“Everytime I see a bag of Hershey’s Kisses my balls get so wet“).

John Cho will appear next as Sulu in the next and highly anticipated Star Trek movie. Kal Penn is currently teaching two undergrad courses at the University of Pennsylvania, entitled “Images of Asian Americans in the Media” and “Contemporary American Teen Films.”

In the meantime, go see Harold and Kumar 2!!!


I had another post topic all lined up but I just got out of the shower (I’m Asian so I shower at night) and I was just overcome with this sudden, strong craving for liquid sugar in the form of a soft drink.

This is weird because my blood sugar isn’t low and I’m not hungry. I just to taste sugar in a liquid, cold, and refreshing form. I wonder if this is because I’ve lowered my sugar intake for about three months now. I’ve stopped consuming any refined sugar when I can. The only soft drink I have is Coke Zero. I don’t drink coffee anymore so that means I don’t consume the four packets of sugar that came with every cup of joe. I am perhaps guilty of eating Tim Horton’s chocolate dip donuts, which contains 9g of sugar and 8g of fat each, though it’s way better than the 40g of sugar in a can of regular Coke. I do, however, limit myself to about one donut per day.

The craving has lessened a bit since I got out of the shower. I actually have no Coke of any kind in the house. Not a single soft drink of any kind. I was an angstrom away from walking to 7-11 to buy some Coke but I decided not to. Instead, I drank a bottle of cold water and chased it down with some Starbursts I found behind some sofa pillows.

When I get to work tomorrow, I’m just gonna slam some regular Coke Classics. Then I’ll probably be all fidgety and unproductive until about 2pm.


It’s been a while since I’ve published a new post under the “Brush with Greatness” series. I think the last time was when I saw Pierce Brosnan downtown. I’m probably wrong on that.

Anyways, it’s time for a new entry. It turns out that a current resident of St. John’s College sent in an application to the CBS series Amazing Race and was accepted as a participant. She’s from Alaska and apparently the Amazing Race folk were quite impressed by video entry. The only reason that she did not appear on the show was that neither of her parents wanted to go on the show with her. Unfortunately, she could not find another suitable partner and thus had to bow out.

And to think I’ve had sushi and played Rock Band with this person many times in the past and this has never come up in conversation!


Not much time tonight for a post. Why don’t we watch a video instead? Above you see the video for Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer”. Though “Wanted Dead or Alive” was ok for the game Rock Band, this song really was what people wanted for the first Bon Jovi track. Here’s hoping Jon and Richie come to their senses and don’t do something stupid… like sign some exclusive deal with Guitar Hero.