Thursday, October 18, 2007

Famous Chinese actresses

The Spock people search engine featured Nip/Tuck actor which as I mentioned in an earlier post, did not have any Chinese actor or actress listed. I have tried using to look for American Chinese actor to suggest to the show creator Ryan Murphy to include in the cast, but had not thought of actresses. After all, this is the time of liberation and sexual equality, and it is not impossible to find a female plastic surgeon.

So I tried using the search term "American Chinese actress" and found Spock people search engine result page for American Chinese actress. There is no shortage of American Chinese actress, but I think the one most suited would be Joan Chen, who also happened to be stationed in California. As mentioned in the earlier post, the popular plastic surgery TV series is moving its filming location to Los Angeles, California, so she should be an ideal candidate to act in that TV series.

We have our own famous Malaysian Chinese actress Dato' Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng. If she can get to act in that popular Nip/Tuck TV series, that would be another feather in the cap for Dato' Michelle Yeoh and also for Malaysia. After all, she has acted in famous Hollywood movies like James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997. And she is a famous international actress plus she had been conferred the Knight of the Legion of Honour of France by France President President Jacques Chirac.

Perhaps we should lobby hard for her to be included in the cast as the show creator Ryan Murphy have said that they will scan bulletin boards to gauge fans' preferences.



American Chinese actor in Spock search engine

I have found really interesting as I can find all kinds of Chinese personalities using that search engine. I have written about Nip/Tuck actor and how disappointed that I could not find a single Chinese actor in the Spock search engine result page. I have commented that since the show creator Ryan Murphy was quoted as saying they will be scouring online message boards so that he can get an idea of what fans like and don't like, I will try to post a message in one of these boards and suggest casting a Chinese actor so that I can add him to Spock people search engine. I have thus made a search for "American Chinese actor" and got Spock search engine result page for "American Chinese actor.

At the time of publishing, the first American Chinese actor listed was Bruce Lee alias Lǐ Xiǎolóng, my favorite actor. Unfortunately, Bruce Lee is now long dead and gone and cannot be a candidate to act in the Nip/Tuck plastic surgery TV series. I heard they are moving the location to Los Angeles, California, and I found Glen Chin, a Chinese actor located in California. Perhaps I would propose him for the cast of Nip/Tuck TV series.



Chinese Billionaire on Spock People Search Engine

Just found out about, a people search engine. Very interesting. All of us knows about Google search engine, Yahoo search engine, etc. I even found out about Dogpile search engine from a Fullbright scholar which search many other search engines at one go, a kind of compound search engine. I have also published about a post on Technorati blog search engine. But a people search engine? I can really use a search engine like this. I can search for anything connected with Chinese and write numerous posts about what I found.

For example, I search for "Chinese billionaire" and got Spock search result page for "Chinese billionaire". At the very top was Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo! together with David Filo. The thing that tickled me was to see one of the related person was the current President of the United States of America, George W. Bush. How was Jerry Yang related to George Bush? "Supported Politician". I just think some people would be mighty disappointed,

I don't think the order in which Chinese billionaires are listed in order of their wealth, as I am quite sure there are other Chinese billionaires who are more wealthy than Jerry Yang. Reasons? Perhaps they didn't sign up for Spock search engine. Also, ranking is influenced by others voting on the relevance and accuracy of tags, websites, etc.

There is this famous cosmetic surgery Tuck/Nip TV series and I was hoping to find a Chinese actor in the Spock search result page for "Tuck/Nip actor" and was very disappointed not to find even a single one. The nearest was a Japanese Tuck/Nip actor. Well, we know how difficult for Chinese to break into the Hollywood circle and American TV, so by right it should not be a surprise to me. However, according to, Nip/Tuck is getting ready for its season-five premiere on October 30, so let us be optimistic that somehow a Chinese would get cast in the series as I am sure there are American Chinese cosmetic surgeons.

The show creator Ryan Murphy was quoted as saying they will be scouring online message boards, particularly, so that he can get an idea of what fans like and don't like. Well, I think I will hop over to, register as a user, make a suggestion to include a Chinese actor as it is said that 1 in 4 of the living residents of Earth is ethnic Chinese and I am sure there are American Chinese plastic surgeons and according to Wikipedia, the Chinese American community is the second largest ethnic group of Asian Americans at 22.4% of the Asian American population.



Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Famous Chinese Chef

I am still trying to find out what this site is all about. From preliminary examination, it looks like some kind of people search engine. I see a link chef right at the top of the page and thought I would like to try searching for some well known Chinese Chef.

Update: that link I mentioned above changes with time. The last time I look at the site again, it was a link for "Billionaire"

I type the search term "Wok with Yan" which is a famous, humorous and popular Chinese cooking TV series by Canadian Chinese chef Stephen Yan. My search led to many Stephen Yan's, but the very first one linked to the real Stephen Yan of "Wok with Yan". Wok is a Chinese frying pan in the shape of a dish or pan, rather like the pan the gold hunter pan for gold. Wok (rhyme with walk) and the word "Wok" in the title of the TV cooking series is a play with words, for it could refer to "walking with Yan" as he show, in a humorous manner, how to cook various Chinese dishes, or it could also refer to "cooking with Yan" as wok is associated with cooking.

According to Wikipedia, "Wok with Yan" was first produced in Vancouver, Canada, from 1980 to 1982 by CBC with a second edition in the early 1990s. The popular cooking TV series was syndicated internationally in United States, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore for years and although "Wok with Yan" is no longer in production, episodes continue to be rerun on Omni Television. I know because I live in one of these countries and have watched the funny Stephen Yan cooking his Chinese dishes on TV.

I know they say 1 in 4 of living person on earth are ethnic Chinese, we should not be so inward looking as only to consider things Chinese, for there are more things in life than just things Chinese.

There is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television medical drama series called Nip/Tuck (nip and tuck are cosmetic surgery operations) which features the lives of 2 Miami plastic surgeons Sean McNamara (actor Dylan Walsh) and Christian Troy (actor Julian McMahon). If you try searching for Nip/Tuck actor, you will get to Nip/Tuck actor - Spock Search and the first two shows the main actors Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh followed by other minor actors in the Nip/Tuck TV series.

Now that I know how Spock Search works, I made a search for "Google Blogger", the blogging platform I used for all my blogs and found the page for Meg Hourihan who co-founded Pyra Labs. Pyra Labs is the company which created Blogger and is the one mainly responsible for first making blogging easy and popular. Pyra Labs has since being bought over by Google. On that page, at the bottom, I have added my blog Blogger Tips and Tricks which is very popular with bloggers looking for tips and tricks for their Blogger blogs and from which they obtained information which many commented is informative, well explained, easy to understand and to implement, etc., to Meg Hourihan's page. If you surf to that site, you will see a "On the Web" Section under which I see 4 logos one of which is the Blogger small Blogger logo logo, beside which is the word "blogspot" and next to that is a down arrow. If you click the down arrow, you will see

If you go to that page not too long after this post is published, you will only see one link which will link to my main popular Blogger (blogspot) blog, and below that you can vote if you find the link relevant to Meg Hourihan's page. I hope you vote yes because my blog Blogger Tips and Tricks provides all kind of information on Blogger which Meg Hourihan's Pyra Labs created.