Typical American Born Chinese: Crazy Asian Mother by Erick Liang
In the first installment of his annual two-part year in review, Jeff Yang looks at some reasons why was worth celebrating and catches up with some of the brightest lights on the Asian Pop landscape -- including San Mateo's own "Survivor" superhero, Yul Kwon. Inflatable reindeer? Santa suit and giant "Mission Accomplished" banner? Done and done!