angry reader of the week: grant sunoo

It's time for another Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's reader is one of those guys everybody knows, Mr. Grant Sunoo:

Who are you?
Grant Murata Sunoo, Angry Asian Man Reader of the Week (AAMRotW!)

What are you?
I'm 1/2 Korean, 1/2 Japanese. I'm 4th generation (on both sides!) I'm tall. I'm a proud graduate of Cal State Northridge's Asian American Studies program and UCLA's Urban Planning MA program. I'm ANGRY! Actually, I'm in a good mood at the moment..... but it won't last long, because I'm usually.... ANGRRRRRRY!

Where are you?
Right now? Big Bad South Central Los Angeles.

Where are you from?
LA. Born and raised.

What do you do?
I get paid to work at Coalition for Responsible Community Development, where we are working to build supportive housing for homeless youth. By night...I am a hitman for the revolution! I also like to cook. (Probably mostly because I like to eat.....) When I'm not doing any of the above, I'm reading AngryAsianMan.com!

What are you all about?
A hawiian elder once told me the following: "Nana ho'olohe, pa'a ka waha, hana ka lima."

His translation: Look with a critical eye. Read the mannerisms, the posture and so forth of a person. Read his body language. Hear with your ears. Listen to what is said, but also what is not said. Shut your big mouth. Too often people use their mouth to communicate, but they're not listening. Enough of the talking. Work with your hands. Whatever needs to be done, do it. If you put all that together, that's what we try to teach our kids. That you have to take into consideration all of those things, so when it's time to work, work.

I think that says it all right there. When it's time to work. Work. I also love that the Hawaiian version of that sentence is so short, but it translates to so much in English.

I'm about making the change that needs to be made and creating peace by fighting for justice.

What makes you angry?
People who think that Asians don't have issues too.
People who think being poor is limited to those who are black or brown.
CA Prop 8.
My AIM screenname notwithstanding....aZiAnPrYdE.
People who ask me if my Korean side is in constant conflict with my Japanese side.
Inauthentic ethnic food.
People who don't register as bone marrow donors with A3M!
Michelle Malkin.

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