Suburban Samurai -The Asian Invasion of the San Gabriel Valley

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Lulu.com, 2006 - Humor - 220 pages
In the author's words, "A friendly invasion is an invasion nonetheless." This is a humorous, outrageous perspective of how the new wave of Asian immigrants pouring into the San Gabriel Valley has transformed life there. As seen through the eyes of the Artist/Author (who has lived in the area for 45 years) this book paints a picturesque exposi of the changing demographics of the Valley that is as serious as it it is funny. This is a wild ride of essays and cartoons that touch upon such flash-points of interest as Samurai Image and Wealth, Politics, Samurai Restaurants and Dining Experiences, Music and Entertainment, Feng Shui, the Dating Disparity Issue, the Asian Intellectual Superiority Myth, Karaoke Clubs, Suburban Samurai Supermarket Adventures, and much more! This perspective is essential reading for anyone interested in Asian American studies!
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE INVASION BEGINS
10
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
21
FACE TO FACE
33
MARKETS
39
RESTAURANTS
48
DINING EXPERIENCE
55
MUST TRY CUISINE
64
KARAOKE
92
RADIO AND TELEVISION
100
WOMEN
106
MEN
115
GANGS AND OTHER BAD APPLES
123
HOT TOPICS
134
FEMALE MARRIAGE TO
186
FINAL IMPRESSIONS
196

LANGUAGES
73
MOVIES
84
FACTS AND FIGURES
204
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