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.
YouTube sensations, the Fung Brothers, are at it again with a hilarious and heartwarming glimpse into the struggles of young Asians growing up in immigrant households. Four different scenarios (including one starring the Fung Bros, themselves) depict the battles young Asians face while pursuing what they love to do. The Fung Brothers hope its message can empower today’s Asian youth. With catchy lyrics, the Fung Brothers new video makes a play on the acronym V.L.T. [...] Continue »
8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. The projects selected for 8$ are not endorsements by 8Asians. (To be considered for 8$, we highly suggest you not harass the writers or the editors of 8Asians.) WHO: Artists at Play. “Artists at Play [...] Continue »
A short documentary by Matthew Hashiguchi People Aren’t All Bad is a finalist for Smithsonian Magazine’s In Motion Video Contest. This film reveals 89-year-old Yutaka Kobayashi’s experience as a Japanese American before and leading up to WWII. There’s an Audience Choice Award that will be determined by votes. If you’d like Smithsonian Magazine to recognize an Asian American story, you can vote daily for People Aren’t All Bad is at the bottom under the “American [...] Continue »
Confirming the news that the Rockets traded Jeremy Lin to the Lakers on Friday, Jeremy posted a photo of himself in a Lakers hat and doing the LA hand sign. Via JLin7 on Instagram: Thank you to Houston fans, media, Rockets staff, coaches and teammates for the last 2 years! Sad it never went, or ended, the way I had envisioned it to, but God always has a perfect plan and I’ll forever cherish that [...] Continue »
It’s the news that’s lighting up the internet… Jeremy Lin was traded by the Houston Rockets to the Los Angeles Lakers. JLin himself hasn’t made a public comment yet, but keep I keep reloading his Twitter feed (@JLin7) to see if he does. Since this is an evolving, breaking story, I’ll just put up some links. CBS Sports: Rockets trade Jeremy Lin, 1st-round pick to Lakers ESPN: Lakers trade for Jeremy Lin Yahoo: Sources: Rockets [...] Continue »
On May 10, 2014, over 500 people captured more than 2,000 moments through a collection of photos and films for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. The result, after curation, is today’s opening of A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America 2014. Statement of Appreciation from Guest Curator Eddie Wong When the idea of doing “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” percolated in my head, I knew deep down that [...] Continue »
Director Hieu Tran put together this video just in time for Father’s Day. Although the family here is portrayed by actors, the sentiment reflected is real nonetheless for plenty of kids with gay parents. Happy Dad’s Day! From the Director’s Statement: There is a saying I learned in my college parenting class: Biology makes babies, but it doesn’t make parents. Thanks, Dads was a spontaneous idea that was inspired by my father and some gay [...] Continue »
V3 Digital Media Conference is coming up right around the corner. The event kicks off on Friday June 20th with an Opening Awards Reception. Then, the all day conference takes place on Saturday June 21st. Both events are being held at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo (LA). Here is the website for more info: http://v3con.com/. Registration includes admission to Friday’s Opening Awards Reception and Saturday’s all day conference, including breakfast and lunch on [...] Continue »
Douglas Kim previously released his “I’m Asian American” music video and now he (and a bunch of friends) are back with “Forever Hyung”, a parody of the Jay-Z song “Young Forever”. It’s a satire of recent media that has been released by Koreans about Koreatown, LA, serving as a sort of music video mockumentary. It features cameos of Joe Jo and Bart Kwan of JK Films, Yuri Tag, James Kyson Lee, Jun Kim, Peter Jae, [...] Continue »
The CDC is conducting a national search for their Tips from Former Smokers Ad Campaign. This is a paid position. The campaign pays $2,500 + Travel for those who are selected. They’re looking for ex-smokers of all ethnicities, particularly Asians, who suffer from any illnesses as a result of their smoking. Or even those who just quit. Tips encourages people to quit smoking by showing the toll that smoking-related illnesses take on smokers and their [...] Continue »
UPDATE 5/20/2014: Congrats to our Grand Prize winner: Herman C! Congrats also to the runner ups: Dave S, M’ris, and Don M! Opening May 16, 2014, the world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure “Godzilla.” From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises [...] Continue »
The 2014 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival runs from May 01 – May 11 at the Director’s Guild of America (DGA), CGV Cinemas located in Koreatown, the Tateuchi Democracy Forum at NCPD in Little Tokyo, and the historic Art Theatre of Long Beach. This week the festival continues as 8Asians is the proud Community Co-Presenter of various screenings this year, including Firestorm: How far is an upstanding cop willing to go to make sure [...] Continue »
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