I’m a fourth-generation Japanese American hapa, born in Philadelphia, raised in Hawaii, and now a college student back on the mainland. I'm the editor for GASP!, but I enjoy writing pieces for 8Asians when I can. I like geeking out, reading, and doing origami.
Another month is here, so it’s time for Goodies of the Month! (GOTM!). Now that it’s March, many will be watching the NCAA closely during March Madness. We’re not the biggest sports fans (March Madness is hockey, right?), so here’s our take on the month. 1. “My Linja” Tee: This past month demonstrated a country-wide affliction of Linsanity. Show your support for them with this special edition “My Linja” tee ($32). A women’s tank is [...] Continue »
Have your walls been looking a little bare recently? Well, add a little panda bear cuteness there with these Panda Wall Graphics ($38) from Wee Gallery. Made of polypropylene, these graphics are much safer than ones made of PVC. So treat yourself, or your child, to pandawesomeness. Special Offer: Enter the code PANDA25 at checkout for 25% off this item!
Whether you’re single or in a happy relationship, it’s Valentine’s Day. Instead of going for a typical heart necklace, try this Hana Mizuki Pendant ($150) is a unique gift for yourself or someone else. Made of rhodium over sterling silver, this necklace is sure to please.
Admit it: the typical white iPod cable is boring, and it’s so easy to misplace. (Looking into our drawers for long enough would likely uncover at least five of them). The Mohzy Loop USB to Micro-USB Cable, however, turns something useful into a thing of fashion. Don’t want to lose it? Clip the ends together and wear it as a bracelet. Want to store a cool photo? Each end also serves as a magnet. Snap [...] Continue »
Admit it: you still wish you could pull out a coloring book, and make everyone have green tongues and purple hair again. With the fourteenth volume of the Color Ink Book ($10), you have a grown-up chance to do it all again. Each page features black and white art by different artists (this volume features work by The Chung!!) for you to hue-ify at your whim. And coloring outside the lines? Still allowed.
Another month is here, so it’s time for Goodies of the Month! (GOTM!). For many, Valentine’s Day is a day of dread: a holiday that encompasses chocolate, roses, and expensive gifts, therefore draining wallets. Have no fear, GASP! is here to the rescue with some Valentine’s Day swag under $40. 1. “Love You” Canvas Tote: Whether you’re buying this for a Words With Friends addict or a tried-and-true Scrabble fan, this canvas tote ($34.95) will [...] Continue »
Now that it’s 2012, we still haven’t gotten used to writing the new year (and it will stay that way until at least March). If you haven’t quite gotten the hang of it being the Year of the Dragon either, or you just want to have a cute pillow in your home, celebrate both last year and this one with the “The Bunni With The Pet Dragon” pillow ($15). Measuring 9″x6″, this twill pillow will [...] Continue »
Have you done your own original research in any field relating to Asian American Studies? Would you like the chance to win $300 for it? Are you able to travel to Philadelphia? If so, then consider submitting your work to Faces of Asian America: The First Undergraduate Research Forum on Asian American Studies. The Forum will be on March 17, 2012, on-campus at the University of Pennsylvania. The keynote speaker will be Elaine Kim.
Once Christmas was over, stores presented us with a visual overload–a pink and red reminder that Valentine’s Day is coming up. Instead of the played out flowers and chocolate, we suggest this Asymmetric Fusion Necklace ($76) by our friends over at Blend Creations. Each pendant features two different finishes of stainless steel coming together in a seamless fusion. Each necklace also has a Swarovski crystal or faux-pearl accent of your choice. You can even engrave [...] Continue »
In this era of overwhelmingly awesome technology, it’s no surprise that some people want to have a little bit of technology everywhere they go. Enter these Photoshop Fridge Magnets ($25 for a set of 11). On your fridge, they add a little bit of humor and design to your favorite photos. Need to rotate an image, or fix the color? There are magnets for that. Need to choose a brush? That’s there too. These magnets [...] Continue »
Now that the holidays are over, we can be sure that our parents will put away the embarrassing stories for another year (we were only three and it wasn’t that bad…) But that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the stories of someone else’s childhood. In When I was a kid ($9.99 for eBook, $20 for softcover) by Cheeming Boey, we learn from short stories that, among other things, he had a purple chicken as a [...] Continue »
Here at GASP!, we often get the chance to try out great products by designers and shops. Recently, we were given the opportunity to try out several pairs of sunglasses from Fit by Kyzido. The company creates Asian fit sunglasses which take into account both Asian features and different types of face shape, such as oval and square. Frames are available for both men and women, and the average price is $45 per pair. Behind [...] Continue »