Writer, busybody, lady. Jasmine Davila is a writer and social media junkie. She is a contributor to Gapers Block, a Chicago-centric blog, and the intern for DISGRASIAN.com. She is currently up to something.
Dear Channing Tatum: Congratulations on your selection as People’s 2012 Sexiest Man Alive! You join the ranks of such sexy gentlemen as, um, Nick Nolte, who was 51 when he won in 1985 (WHAT) and Patrick Swayze, who is no doubt doing Dirty Dancing lifts up in heaven (R.I.P.). Your win did not come as much of a surprise to me. I mean, have you seen you in Magic Mike? Daaaaamn! But all this buttering [...] Continue »
The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) has just released “Hold My Hand,” a PSA from their Youth Empowerment Project. The purpose of this PSA is to highlight the particular challenges that Asian immigrants and refugees face when confronting violence at home. ATASK serves and caters to Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and the New England area.
Finally. “K-Town”, the Korean West Coast produced-by-Tyrese version of “Jersey Shore” has arrived… on YouTube where, at this writing, the first episode has clocked a little under 13,000 views. Which isn’t too bad considering how little happened in this premiere. But maybe not so great since we (read: me) have been waiting for this show to air since frickin’ 2010.
According to a paper published in the Journal of Parasitology, a 63 year old Korean woman’s tongue, cheek, and gums got inseminated by the cooked squid she had just eaten. This abstract explains further: We present a case of stinging in the oral cavity caused by ingestion of the sperm bags of a squid. The patient experienced severe pain in her oral cavity immediately after eating raw squid. When she was examined at our hospital, [...] Continue »
With the 2012 Scripps Spelling Bee having taken place this week, this recent NPR story about how and why Indian-American students appear to dominate the annual bee is a fascinating read: “Indian-American spelling successes have also been fueled in recent years by the South Asian-only farm leagues that have popped up. Those tournaments act as a kind of breeding ground, where many Indian versions of the ‘tiger mom’ start their kids as young as 6 years [...] Continue »
So remember how former Washington DC mayor/current councilman Marion Barry had an issue with “dirty Asian shops” and then beefed with Filipino nurses? It appears he had a change of heart last week when, after being afflicted with a blood clot in Las Vegas, he was looked after by some Filipino nurses. I also thank outstanding medical staff, incl. kind professional Filipino staff. I stand corrected; I truly didn’t mean 2 hurt or offend. — [...] Continue »
Does former DC mayor (and current DC city council member) Marion Barry have an Asian problem? First, he got into trouble when he criticized some Asian businesses in his district for being “dirty,” remarking that “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops.” He later clarified those remarks, saying that he was only referring to the “less than stellar Asian American businessmen:” I am sorry that my [...] Continue »
President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III of the Philippines is single but may be looking to change that, as reported by The Guardian: “Given the burdens of this office, if there were someone you could confide in, someone you could talk to, someone who would tell you ‘You’re still doing OK’, then of course that would be a key to your inspiration,” Aquino told reporters. “I’ve been planning [marriage] for a long time, since college even. [...] Continue »