jozjozjoz is a taiwanese-american gal who lives and blogs underneath the hollywood sign and who doesn’t clean her fishtank unless the fish starts to do the backstroke. she is also able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but cannot stop from bumping into door handles, cabinet doors, and anything else that protrudes or has a sharp edge. she does not run with scissors for this same reason. she can pet the fur off a dog but don’t ask her to go anywhere near a horse. or a moth. or a roach. her dealings with L.A.’s finest (aka the parking violations department) are legend, as are her giant sneezes.
Other than the two too many joz’s, jozjozjoz is a perfectly normal, relatively sane individual who defies the odds, reaches for the stars, and carries moonbeams home in a jar. She’d rather be a fish… but not in her own dirty fishtank.
We have been following the Twinsters story since last year when they were still crowdfunding for the film, and our some of our L.A. readers even got to see the film at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), but now the documentary directed by Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto is receiving a theatrical release: THEATRICAL RELEASE: July 17 – New York (Empire 25 Time Square) July 24 – Los Angeles (Arclight Cinemas) […] Continue »
Deadline reports that… After recurring in Season 1, Chelsey Crisp (Reconcilation, The Harvesting) has been promoted to series regular for the second season of ABC comedy Fresh Off The Boat. She plays the Huangs’ neighbor Honey. Based on Eddie Huang’s memoir, the 1990s-set series revolves around a Chinese family that moves to suburban Orlando. It centers on hip-hop-loving Eddie Huang, raised by an immigrant father (Randall Park) who is obsessed with all things American and […] Continue »
I’ve been digging the short “Modern Love” videos from the New York Times Style section. This, called “Breaching the Seawall,” really resonated with me. When Laurel Fantauzzo met a young woman and her bicycle in Manila, her relationship to the city was transformed.
This week, on May 12, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, DC. Nearly 2,000 community members, federal officials, and guests from over 40 states and the Pacific Islands came together to connect with one other, share their experiences and stories, and gain tools to mobilize their communities to continue expanding opportunity for AAPIs everywhere. President Obama sent […] Continue »
Submitted by Ruel Gaviola: PBS has a full schedule of programming for Asian Pacific Heritage Month, including over two dozen films streaming online. “Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May and every day with a special PBS collection of stories that explores the history, traditions and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.” Among the titles to keep an eye out for: Soul of a Banquet Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry […] Continue »
Submitted by Ruel Gaviola: Check out the excellent biographical piece on Manny Pacquiao in Grantland by Rafe Bartholomew, author of the fantastic basketball book, Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin’ in Flip-Flops and the Philippines’ Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball. Manny Pacquiao of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world is Filipino and the Filipino, Filipino American, and Asian American communities are excited about his fight against Floyd Mayweather this Saturday night. Excerpt: When most Americans first […] Continue »
8Asians is proud to be a community co-presenter of KTown Cowboys at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF). As a reader of 8Asians, please enjoy a discount to this film using the code: KC15 or other films with 8ASIANS15 Screenings Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 PM (Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo) Wednesday, April 29 at 9:15 PM (CGV Cinemas 1, KTown) What a difference five years makes: back in 2010, music video director […] Continue »
8Asians is working with McDonald’s to give away free tickets for you and a guest to watch the highly anticipated documentary Twinsters at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on April 25, 2015, AND reconnect over a shared meal at McDonald’s. In February 2013, Anaïs Bordier, a French fashion student living in London, stumbled upon a YouTube video featuring Samantha Futerman, an actress in Los Angeles, and was struck by their uncanny resemblance. After […] Continue »
8Asians is proud to be a community co-presenter of Everything Before Us at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF). As a reader of 8Asians, please enjoy a discount using the following codes: Opening VIP Discount Code: OPENINGVIP15, Opening Discount Code: OPENING15, all films 8ASIANS15 Screenings Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 PM (Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo) Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 PM (Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo) Many exciting and wondrous things have happened […] Continue »
Season 1 of Fresh Off the Boat is almost over. Here we are at Episode 12 (out of 13). (Catch up online: Episodes 1 and 2, Episodes 3 and 4, Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7, Episode 8, Episode 9, Episode 10, Episode 11.) Remember, aside from the ratings (which are most important), the network is also tracking legal downloads/streaming, as well as social media (Hashtag: #FreshOffTheBoat). So if you want to show the network […] Continue »
Do you recognize the Asians in this? Here’s the “Are We There Yet?” ad for the 2015 Porsche Cayenne, which began airing in November 2014, featuring Ian Chen (who plays Evan Huang on Fresh Off the Boat) asking his mom (played by actress Lynn Chen, no relation in real life), “我們到了嗎？” (That’s “Are We There Yet?” in Mandarin Chinese.)