Monthly Archives: July 2008

Kick off: Northern California Asian Pacific American Coalition for John McCain

8Asians.com is a non-partisan website, and I am more than happy to get Asian Americans involved in politics representing all sides. I received this not too long ago: You are cordially invited to join us for a campaign kick-off and … Continue reading

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The Incredible Jackie Wong – Water Saving Hero!

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area (and California in general), you know we are facing a water shortage and state-wide drought. It looks like there is a public service announcement going on now… And who is one … Continue reading

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Meta: Keep the Current Commenting System?

Should 8Asians.com keep the existing comment format, based on disqus.com, or go back to regular WordPress comments? ( polls) If you’re an active commenter on 8Asians.com – all thirteen of you, I’m looking at you – you’ve noticed that for … Continue reading

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Obama, at Fundraiser, Pronounces Himself an ‘Honorary AAPI’. Could Obama be the first Asian American president?

Source: Obama campaign. Yesterday, Barack Obama spoke to a group of Asian Americans at a fundraiser in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, because the fundraiser was in D.C., I could not attend… I’ve posted before about “Clinton, McCain and Obama Reach Out … Continue reading

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Gender And Ethnic Diversity in Prime-Time Cable News – don’t forget us Asian Americans!

I came across this study that was just published by Media Matters in America titled, “Gender And Ethnic Diversity in Prime-Time Cable News” – where the non-profit media watchdog group examined four programs on each of the three cable news … Continue reading

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I’m devastated – Zhang Ziyi is engaged! Damn you Vivi Nevo!

I am devastated. I was reading The New York Times online (as I usually do every evening), and came across an article on Isarali billionaire and international man of mystery, Aviv Nevo – Zhang Ziyi’s boyfriend for the past few … Continue reading

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Asian Americans going on a date in a Wells Fargo commercial

I saw this television ad for Wells Fargo last week and realized that this was depicting an Asian American man about to take an Asian American woman on a movie date. I think this is the first time I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Jap-Anne?

Okay, apologies in advance for the worst post title EVER. But I couldn’t resist. I have the corniest sense of humor. 2008 marks the 100th anniversary of the popular period novel, Anne of Green Gables, written by my personal heroine … Continue reading

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The Official Beijing Olympic Cheer: This is what we have to look forward to.

Oh joy. Thanks to the Two Chinese Characters for yet another informative Chinese lesson. 加油! (clap clap) Jia You! Meh. (Someone doesn’t have the Olympic Spirit yet. Her name starts with J and it ends in oz.)

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Harold & Kumar x 3

Asian stoners, rejoice! Variety reports this morning that Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the writers of the first two Harold & Kumar movies, are back together for a third installment with Kal Penn and John Cho. As much as I … Continue reading

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Pole dancing becoming popular in China

Now I had heard that pole dancing had become popular in the United States, but had not hear about the rising popularity of the “exercise” in China. In today’s New York Times, the newspaper reports “From the Erotic Domain, an … Continue reading

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Esther Ku: Last Comic Standing

I don’t watch Last Coming Standing, but someone brought this to my attention and now she’s been drawing particular ire b/c of Esther Ku‘s “…Asian women are out of Asian men’s league” joke.  I have to defend her on this, … Continue reading

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