One of my favorite contemporary authors, Ed Lin (@robertchow), has an on going web novel via Giant Robot called Motherfuckerland. The series is up to part three at the moment, so you better catch up starting from the top.
Mr. Lin’s work first grabbed me when I picked up a copy of his second novel, This Is A Bust, at Giant Robot in Los Angeles. I have been a huge fan ever since. Highly recommended reading.
Take a trip to Motherfuckerland, you must learn.
Recommended Listening / Podcast
Giant Robot continues to stand as one of my favorite cultural sources ever. Their newest podcast episode interviews Tamlyn Tomita of Karate Kid II fame, amongst many other supporting roles, including TV sensation Glee!
It’s funny to hear about how everyone basically tells her that they were in love with her. I too
wasam in love with her and Karate Kid II has been a thing of an internal debate as of late. Though the 80’s were filled with Ninja references and other Asian stereotypes, I am pretty sure Daniel’s trip to Okinawa with Mr. Miyagi was the first spark of all things Japanese.
To listen to Tomita discuss her body of work + more, you must learn.
Recommended Reading / Pop Culture
Giant Robot 65 has hit the shelves in Austin finally and needless to say it is a great issue.
Also, if you take a skim across the pages to the music reviews they reviewed Kamchruoch!!! Big shout out and thank you to Martin Wong for doing that!
Kamchruoch is my latest mixtape with fellow South East Asian philanthropist Mike 2600. The mix consists of mostly 60’s Thai & Cambodian psych rock/funk tunes that benefits the Cambodian youth outreach program, Tiny Toones.
For more download + more info on the mix, you must learn.