A Jimmy Tsai 'Ping Pong Playa' Exclusive for Hyphen Part Two

October 18, 2008

C-Dub says Aloha

by Jimmy Tsai

Aloha everybody! Kickin' it out here in the beautiful state of Hawaii at the moment where both "Ping Pong Playa" and "The Killing of a Chinese Cookie" are playing at the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival. More on that later.

Before we got here, I spent several days down at the San Diego Asian Film Festival where "Ping Pong Playa" was the opening night film. And let me say: BOY, do the folks at SDAFF know how to do it up right! In addition to the movies, I also had a chance to participate in a college tour with my boyz Far East Movement and Wong Fu Productions; speak on a panel with the likes of the immensely talented actors Leonardo Nam, Aaron Yoo, Smith Cho, and Sheetal Sheth; and attend their amazing gala. Major props and respect to Lee Ann Kim and all the wonderful SDAFF staff (ya'll know who you are).

And on a bit of a sad note, I just learned of the passing of one of the SDAFF programmers, George Lin. Rest in peace, brother.

To be continued when I get back from Hawaii. Mahalo!

Jimmy Tsai aka C-Dub, currently enjoying Hawaii's sunshine, is guest-blogging for Hyphen.

This blog entry is graciously sponsored by Toyota Matrix. Check out their website dedicated to the best in Asian American film.

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