His family moved to Kowloon when he was ten. At 17, he left school to help support the family by doing odd jobs including bellboy,  postman, camera salesman and taxi driver. His life started to change after college when he responded to a newspaper advertisement, and his actor-trainee application was accepted by TVB , the local television station. He signed a three-year contract with the studio and made his acting debut.
When I told a male Caucasian friend I was writing about how fat I am, he laughed. This photo slideshow reveals exactly what pop culture seems to think about Asian women and our bodies. We all have tiny size-two waists, slender legs, and perfectly straight hair. And when we sweat, we still look sexy. Although every woman is subjected to these same stupid standards of impossibly skinny waists, busty boobs, and twig-type arms, in Asian American culture, losing weight and being skinny is tantamount to getting good grades. First-generation Asian parents are just as proud of us when we graduate from a top university as when we shed serious pounds. At five feet tall, my large runner-type calves, stocky frame, and size-eight waist are equivalent to getting an F-minus on a calculus final which I did.
Advanced Search Previous studies have shown that Asian Indians AIs are insulin resistant and at high risk for developing diabetes and coronary heart disease, compared with Caucasians. To examine whether differences in body fat distribution contribute to this risk, 12 healthy AIs and 12 Caucasians matched for age and body mass index BMI underwent a g oral glucose tolerance test, 2-h euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp, abdominal L2—3 computed tomography scan, and fasting lipid and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 PAI-1 levels. For comparable BMI and age, healthy AIs have physiologic markers for insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and increased cardiovascular risk, compared with Caucasians. Alterations in body fat distribution—particularly increased visceral fat—may contribute to these abnormalities. The high prevalence of DM and CAD in migrant and urban Asian Indians is not completely explained by the traditional risk factors of Caucasians such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and smoking 8 —