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Year of the Tiger 2010 Community Reception – Presented by Coca-Cola and Target

Posted February 5th, 2010 by Peter · 7 Comments
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Hello SAPL and AC Family!

I am proud to have been invited as a prominent Asian blogger to Coca-Cola and Target’s inaugural Community Reception for the Year of the Tiger 2010. It shows how much of a voice we have given you, our readers, in the past 3 years. Before, there was no site that focused on dismantling and disseminating Asian stereotypes and explaining them in a way that sheds light into the culture and people that have these so-called “habits.”

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In 2010, we at Asian Central and Stuff Asian People Like would like our readers, subscribers, and writers that we truly care about the Asian Community at large. We want to give Asians a voice because they are usually outspoken or too timid in today’s society. We are followers. This website was what Asian Americans needed because prior– they had no voice. We encourage you to voice your opinions so that people do not continue misunderstanding your cultures– our cultures. But there I go again– off on tangents about Community Values and Culture…

… so without Further Adieu– Let’s go to a quick recap of the night’s events:

The night started out like every other– light rain and a 25 minute BART ride across (or should I say underneath) the San Francisco Bay.

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It ended in San Francisco, where my friend Nick and I (he loves Coca-Cola) walked about 30 minutes to 1AM on Howard Street (the site of the Community Reception).

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The welcoming committee ushered us in at around 5:45 and executives from Coca-Cola and Target gave speeches about how Asian American populations are very important to their plans for future growth.

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They then introduced two artists from the area who created artwork pieces that made it into the Year of the Tiger Calendar (only available at select Targets).

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I had to get Ivan’s autograph and interview him a bit. Here’s his art piece if you were wondering!

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The other pieces were awe-inspiring as well.

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It was a wonderful experience meeting people that deeply cared for the Asian American Community.

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Local News reporters were also on hand.

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And the Hors d’Oeuvres were amazing!

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Let’s not forget the goodies we received…

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All in all, I want to thank the people at IW Group for the invitation and setting up this event. You did a great job in such a short amount of time. Have a safe trip back to SoCal!

Hopefully, Asian Central and Stuff Asian People Like will attend this event for years to come.

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Here’s the entire night’s recap in Photos!

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In other news:

This week, we also launched Asian Central 4, a community driven by Asian people who strive and look for deeper connections to their roots by meeting people who are very well versed on the subject. The community is still very much alive and active, a place where you can make friends that understand who you actually are (or learn about their cultures).

Stuff Asian People Like was also updated recently to include nested comments and email notifications (to foster better communication). It is all in an effort to create a large website community where Asians can be themselves and learn not to disconnect from their roots.

Thank you for your devotion and support!

Sincerely,
Peter Nguyen
AC/SAPL Staff

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Tags: Activities · Asian Hotspot

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kai // Feb 11, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    This is so cool… which target story carry those calendar? Is there a list somewhere online?

  • 2 Peter // Feb 13, 2010 at 1:06 am

    @kai, you have to go to the stores in California (only a select 12). I do not have a list, but I can send you to someone that does if you email me.

    Thanks,
    Peter.

  • 3 in-business-blog // Feb 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I am a Tiger – but cannot remember what the traits of this are

  • 4 thuy // Feb 22, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    @Peter,
    Hi Peter. I met you at the event. You, Kai, and your followers can find the calendars at the following stores in Northern California:

    Cupertino
    20745 Stevens Creek Road
    Cupertino, CA 95014

    San Jose Landess
    2155 Morrill Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95132

    San Jose Capitol
    450 N. Capitol Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95133

    San Jose Westgate
    1600 Saratoga Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95129

    San Jose Oakridge
    879 Blossom Hill Road
    San Jose, CA 95123

    San Jose Story Road
    1750 Story Road
    San Jose, CA 95122

    San Jose East
    3155 Silver Creek Road
    San Jose, CA 95121

    Colma
    5001 Junipero Serra Boulevard
    Colma, CA 94014

    Mountain View
    555 Showers Drive
    Mountain View, CA 94040

    San Ramon
    2610 Bishop Drive
    San Ramon, CA 94583

    San Mateo Fashion Island
    2220 Bridgepoint Parkway
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Daly City Serramonte
    133 Serramonte Center
    Daly City, 94086

    Fremont Hub
    39201 Fremont Boulevard
    Fremont, CA 94538

    San Leandro Bayfair
    300 Bayfair Mall
    San Leandro, CA 94578

    Hayward
    2499 Whipple Road
    Hayward, CA 94544

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