when i was a little younger, a lil pre-teen, i would look at flowers as such short-lived pleasures. in your mid-20s, you realize happiness and beauty is all relatively momentary, so…
something about the olympics and Asian Americans.
"I watched figure skating over the weekend. I tuned in because there’s a handful of awesome Asian American athletes to watch in the sport, and the outcome of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships is traditionally a significant factor in determining who is selected to represent the United States at the Olympics.
I also tuned in, apparently, to see Mirai Nagasu get screwed over.
Ashley Wagner, a two-time national champion and heavy favorite to make the Olympic team, fell to the ice twice during Saturday’s free skate program and finished a distant fourth behind Gracie Gold, Polina Edmunds and Mirai Nagasu. Meanwhile, Nagasu delivered a solid skate and took home the bronze.
But on Sunday, it was announced that Wagner was selected for the Sochi Olympic team, with Gold and Edmunds, over Nagasu. So how does that work?
US Figure Skating only uses the national finals results as a guide to selecting its Olympic team, but also takes into account results over the past year.
That’s how Wagner fell twice in the free skate but was able to qualifying for a trip to Sochi next month despite struggling to a distant fourth on Saturday behind champion Gracie Gold, 18, and runner-up Polina Edmunds, 15, and Nagasu, who finished fourth at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Wagner was fifth in last year’s world championships, helping give the Americans three places in Sochi, but failed to reach Vancouver in 2010, when she was third at the US nationals but the Americans had only two berths in the women’s event.
Nagasu released a statement through U.S. Figure Skating regarding the decision: “I’m disappointed in the decision,” she said. “Though I may not agree with it, I have to respect the decision the federation made. And I’m grateful to everyone who has supported me and look forward to what comes next in my skating career.”
Outrage! Wagner came to skate and choked, while Nagasu — a veteran of the 2010 Olympics — rose the challenge and shined. It should have been all over for Ashley Wagner. Hell, even she knew it. But she got magically leap-frogged over Mirai on to the team. What’s up with that? Let’s be real — Ashley Wagner was already a major part of U.S. Figure Skating’s marketing plan for the 2014 Olympics. Politics, y’all.
Mirai Nagasu should be going to Sochi.”
"a study conducted by researchers from Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. Their findings claim that self-described white Americans believe they have “replaced blacks” as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America…”
I didnt read further. I CANNOT
Damn right, looks like some people came to their senses…or just dont wanna be sued again
I swear, orange county got so many issues time tryna catch up
is it so truly wrong to dislike a public figure just because you do rather than based on any experiences or facts.
i mean, vibesssss travel skin-deep
I love casinos… love the smell of cigarette smoke, the round, not so perky boobs of cougars in ultra-tight costumes, the free buffets, the open bars and the free rooms. I have no doubt that the “free” in casino is what draws my families and many other Asian American families like mine to the casinos. But, we need to identify serious problems.
See, WSJ, 1-2-13, “Macau’s 2013 Gambling Revenue Rose 19% to $45.2 Billion.”
That means, they make as much money in Macau in a day as Vegas in a whole week. Not okay, people, not okay. And, most of our parents, who worked soooo hard all their lives and barely ate out spent hundreds if not tens of thousands of dollars at these casinos thinking that a little money lost is okay if it is not an addition. Well, there is something awfully wrote with a society that thinks that taking out your family for a nice meal is too expensive ($100) but gambling away $100 in an hour is okay, or ski trip (~1000) is too costly when gambling away a thousand a night is okay.
I’m making a sincere effort to come back. Just cause I fight for Black, Hispanic and Asian American communities on a daily basis through the job doesn’t justify not being a passionate fighter round the clock…injustice knows no time or space.
We are still looking for d cup , orange swimsuit wearing lifeguards…just kidding I was a total dork for the hasselhoff
Kim tae hee +rain love affair
I ain’t the beautiful type, but
I got DOWN
Wifi= start blogging again ?
– Vanity ain’t pretty
I’ve missed y’all. I’ll start when my time weekly subscription begins. Reading always inspires me to write more, to ask more, and most importantly to listen more