Monthly Archives: November 2014

Asian American Commercial Watch: Zales Vera Wang LOVE Collection

I forgot when I first heard of the fashion designer Vera Wang, but I’ve mostly heard of her name associated with wedding dresses. So it came to my surprise to come across this Zales television commercial for her line Vera Wang … Continue reading

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Top 10 Muay Thai Knockouts

Muay thai is a boxing style that’s a staple in Mixed Martial Arts fighting. Although I’ve never been any good at combat sports myself, I’ve always enjoyed learning different martial arts for fun and fitness, and I’ve recently been adding … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Manny Pacquiao in ‘Foot Locker’s Week of Greatness 2014 – It’s Happening feat’

http://youtu.be/wS8WJ6Lz1AU We’ve blogged about the dominating Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, and recently, he defeated Chris Algieri in a unanimous decision infront of a sold-out crowd in Macau. But here in the U.S., you can see Pacquiao in one of Foot Locker’s latest television commercials. I’m … Continue reading

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‘Catcher in the Rye’ and Exotic Asian Women

So I was re-reading “Catcher in the Rye” twenty years after I first read it as a high school teen, and aside from feeling annoyed about viewing the world through the eyes of a rich white boy, I was extra … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Jack Link’s Jerky: ‘HANGRY Moments – Lecture Hall’

http://youtu.be/erCF_vQrCvI I think it is safe to say that we’ve all had moments in our life where we’ve been really hungry and our stomachs have been growling. I think Jack Link, the beef jerky company, creates a unique spin on … Continue reading

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President Obama Speaks on Immigration Reform

President Obama announces executive actions that he will take to alleviate the problems of our current immigration system. To read what the President says after his first line, “My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration,” … Continue reading

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No Surprise: Asian Americans More Likely to Care For Elders

A new AARP study tells us what all of us Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) already know. AAPIs are more likely than any other racial group to care for their elders. “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” is … Continue reading

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Do Asians Smell?

Dear 8Asians readers, After a long long long hiatus, I’m back! And asking the hard hitting questions I’ve come to be known for. Please send me questions that you want answered! Today’s topic is—drum roll please—“Do Asians Smell?” (This should … Continue reading

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TUF 20 Features Zero APIA Women

Since I got my UFC Fight Pass to watch Invicta Fights, I have been watching a lot of the other content available on UFC TV, including all the previous UFC fights and some of the shows such as The Ultimate … Continue reading

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Rep. Mark Takano Corrects Republican Gives Republican Letter “F”

California’s 41st district representative Mark Takano taught 20 years of high school English, so when he got a letter from a Republican against the Senate’s recent immigration bill, he put on his teacher hat, pulled out a red pen, and … Continue reading

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The Racial Divide Between Elementary Schools

As a child, I attended public school. I didn’t have a choice, it was all my parents could afford, there was zero chance with my parent’s financial status that I’d ever get to go to private school. Even attending public … Continue reading

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How to NOT Objectify Asian Women

Recently, Kristina Wong was featured in New York Times in a video series called “Off Color”, and I visited her artist website and also discovered her satire dating site about the objectification of Asian women, BigBadChineseMama.com, where she and volunteers … Continue reading

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