Monthly Archives: May 2007

McYummy or McYucky?

Growing up in America with immigrant parents meant we ate food that my Mom knew how to make. In my lucky case, this meant Chinese/Taiwanese foods. (No matter what, the yummiest food anywhere is food made with love by Mom!) … Continue reading

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Asian American Academic Pressure

Last week, I wrote about how parental pressures in education drove some students to stress, depression, suicide, and even sneaking into universities and pretending to be enrolled students. I even suggested that the disadvantaged backgrounds of Asian immigrant parents contributed … Continue reading

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The Shanghai Restoration Project

After surfing Arjan Writes (one of my favorite blogs about pop music, highly recommended, by the way) I stumbled across the the page for Dave Liang from the Shanghai Restoration Project. What, a Chinese American AND he makes electronica music? … Continue reading

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Push to achieve tied to… deception?

It’s become cliché: Asian parents browbeat their kids into pursuing prestigious professions in technology, medicine or law, and their children suffer the resulting stress and depression. So writes Pueng Vongs in her article “Inside the Asian Pressure Cooker“. From a … Continue reading

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Round 1 ‘SPRING WALTZ’ Caption This! Contest Winners!

Round One of the ‘SPRING WALTZ’ Caption This! Contest has now ended at both 8Asians.com and POPcast88.com. But if you didn’t get a chance to enter, not to worry, we still have some more to give away. Round TWO Entries … Continue reading

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An Introduction

hello, intarweb. hello world! I had wanted very much for my inaugural post here to be in response to something substantial. Unfortunately i’ve been so exhausted as of late that i’ve been unable to come up with much of anything. … Continue reading

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Colma: The Musical

Chalk this one up in the “Asian-themed indie movie I actually really want to see” category: Colma: The Musical, which is a musical… about Colma, California. Us Bay Area folk also affectionately know Colma as “the town by Daly City … Continue reading

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SF Chronicle: Clinton pushes hard to lock up Asian support

In Wednesday’s San Francisco Chronicle, reporter Carla Marinucci covers presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s effort to lock up the Asian-American vote in California and across the nation in her article, “Clinton pushes hard to lock up Asian support.” Since the Californian … Continue reading

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I know you want it Asian Princess

Interracial dating is a tough subject. Which is why I’m not writing about it right now. Instead, I’m writing about the delightful juxtapositions that I often find in everyday life. Like in this article in Asiance Magazine, for instance: “Dating … Continue reading

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CNN: American Morning: Cost of Diversity [for Asian-Americans]

In Yul Kwon’s segment on “Cost of Diversity (video),” Kwon talks to some Asians who claim that college diversity programs may unfairly target them. Kwon interviews UCLA Law (& Asian American Studies) Professor Jerry Kang who promotes that [racial] diversity … Continue reading

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Push to achieve tied to suicide in Asian-American women

Um, duh. Ok, now that I’m done with that insightful commentary, I just want to say that not getting straight A’s has never been so horrifying to me that I would want to commit suicide over my grades. (That doesn’t … Continue reading

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CNN: American Morning: An Asian glass ceiling?

Today, in the on-going American Morning series, Yul Kwon covers the topic of “An Asian glass ceiling? (video)” As I’ve written in a previous post, “Working While Asian/Asian-American,” Kwon covers the topic of Asian-American stereotypes in the workplace. Challenging authority, … Continue reading

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