Monthly Archives: November 2016

‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “WWJD: What Would Jessica Do?”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 6: “WWJD: What Would Jessica Do?” Original airdate November 29, 2016. Microsynopsis:  Jessica’s Sunday excursions to Costco with Evan are threatened by her son’s sudden interest in church.  Louis accepts some free dental … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Art of Confidence” by Wendy Lee

Wendy Lee’s latest novel, The Art of Confidence, takes readers through the tale of a single forgery, its making and unmaking. Liu Qingwu is a poor artist hawking goods outside the Met in New York City, when he’s approached by a … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Kay Jewelers’ “With This Ring”

I haven’t caught this on TV yet, but saw this Kay Jewelers’ commercial posted on Facebook recently – where Kay Jewelers shows men proposing to women asking them to marry them. What is notable of course is that in one particular … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Bad Girls Throughout History” by Ann Shen

Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen is the book you need right now, a walk through a diverse array of bad ass women across time and across continents. Subtitled “100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World,” this beautifully illustrated … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Allison’s Thanksgiving Meltdown”

Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 8: “Allison’s Thanksgiving Meltdown” Original airdate November 18, 2016. I’m hot-blooded: check it and see. Allison asks the family to change its plans for a quiet Thanksgiving at home in favor of visiting her parents at … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “No Thanks-giving”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 5: “No Thanks-giving” Original airdate November 15, 2016. Microsynopsis:  Claiming that the annual family get-together for Thanksgiving is a ridiculous amount of unpleasant work for a tradition that’s not hers, Jessica convinces the … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Story of a Brief Marriage” by Anuk Arudpragasam

The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam is a moving and intimate portrait of a man caught up in Sri Lanka’s civil war. Set in and around a refugee camp, this debut novel offers a peek into just a few … Continue reading

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The Corrosiveness of Fake Harassment Stories

You might have seen this story going around social media, about a harassment incident ending up with her being handcuffed by University of Minnesota police.  Thinking about sharing it?  Don’t.  The University of Minnesota police answered questions about this supposed … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Dave Goes on Shark Tank”

Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 07: “Dave Goes on Shark Tank” Original airdate November 11, 2016. Lit review. Dave is invited to appear on Shark Tank to pitch his new product, the Hot Legs Duvet.  Allison is thrilled for him, but … Continue reading

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Remembering Asian American Veterans: Drew Pham

I stumbled upon Drew Pham’s story when posting a storycorp session about my mother.  This particular story was a moving.https://thenib.com/i-trained-to-fight-the-enemyhttp://www.npr.org/2014/03/29/295329503/never-truly-over-discussing-deployment-a-challenge-of-its-own  I stumbled across Drew Pham’s story when posting a story on StoryCorps about my mother.  My father was a Navy … Continue reading

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#SubmitToHate and “ThankYouDonald” on Instagram is documenting social media accounts of #WhiteLash

I am just going to link to ThankYouDonald and let the posts speak for themselves. The account description is: Thank You, Donald. Bearing witness to the #WhiteLash. Contribute photos/screenshots by tagging them with #SubmitToHate. I wish this account didn’t need … Continue reading

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The 2016 US Election is over. What is your reaction?

I feel that this is a good time for us to revisit one of the original goals of 8Asians– to hear the diverse voices and opinions from our multifaceted communities of Asian Americans/Asian Canadians/Asian Australians/English speaking Asians from around the … Continue reading

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