Tinabot is a writer, teacher, and ninja. She and her students write and publish their work. Her debut teen kung fu romance novel The Legend of Phoenix Mountain is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Tonight’s Invicta FC 12 card will feature some APIA fighters. First, we’ve got Jenny Liou (3-1) from Idaho who will be squaring off with Lacey Schuckman (10-8). Posted by Jenny Liou on Monday, March 16, 2015 Next, there’s Hawaii’s Raquel Pa’aluhi (4-4) who will be taking on Ediane Gomes (10-3). Hey Invicta fans! Join us this Thursday for the #InvictaFC12 weigh-ins at the Hotel Aladdin at 4PM! Weigh-ins are free and open to the public! […] Continue »
Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats, and Ramen by Abby Denson is a light read for anyone who wants a quick and easy intro to travel in Japan. It’s more readable than your run of the mill travel guides because it’s presented in a more narrative style. The book is basically a graphic novel compilation of the author’s travel experiences in Japan organize by travel tips, sights to see, and […] Continue »
MMA fighter, former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, and mother Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson is featured in one of these new Samsung “Into the Galaxy” series commercials. The theme of this series appears to be people who are trying to shatter the status quo, and Waterson definitely fits the bill. Being a woman and an American of Asian descent, she fights objectification with her fists on a daily basis.
My Naruto poster came that I got on eBay!!! ナルトのポスターが来た！ #Naruto #anime A photo posted by @roxyfighter on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:58am PST Last fall, two Invicta FC fighters, Roxanne Modafferi and Jenny Liou (who will both fight in INVICTA 12 April 24th) walked out to their fights rocking out anime songs, which made me wonder, if I had become an MMA fighter, what awesome songs would I want to walk out to the […] Continue »
A trip to Japan is simply not complete without visiting a giant robot. And a Gundam robot no less. Apparently, it had originally been placed closer to the waterfront, so that you can get this really epic feeling that the robot was real and standing at the ready for battle. Now it’s in front of the massive Diver City Mall, which is slightly less epic, as it looks more like a commercial attraction, but it’s […] Continue »
It seems like just yesterday I was suffering from Attack on Titan PTSD. As the new season has not yet been released, apparently, the anime and manga have been popular enough for them to go all out and make a live action movie of the story. So, needless to say, it looks TERRIFYING. The titans look like Godzilla-sized zombies. The story and experience were traumatizing enough animated (and I heard the manga is worse), so […] Continue »
Last year, I wrote about Taiwan’s convenience stores being awesome. Japan’s are pretty awesome too. I remember one time, a couple decades ago, I found convenient stores in Japan selling Play Stations. Japan has a reputation of being too expensive, and definitely, high end Japanese hotels and restaurants can really be ridiculously pricy, even for high end, but many a time, with family or friends, I have traveled Japan living solely off of convenience store […] Continue »
I think a lot of Asian American kids watch this and are like “Yeah, my parents do a lot of those things”, but my mom watched this, cracked up, and said “I really do do that!” I feel like that’s another level of validation for the video. I have to say, though, their mom in this video is ADORABLE.
Although taking leftovers to-go from a restaurant is not common practice (try not to ask for it as restaurant staff may freak out wondering how to fulfill your request), the Japanese have pretty much perfected the art of the train meal. In Taiwan, the train bentos were all pretty similar and got a little too salty and greasy for me pretty quickly. In Japan, every train station has it’s own special regional lunch box meal. […] Continue »
#gingerbread #cookies #ninjas A photo posted by Carlomus Prime (@carlomusprime) on Mar 1, 2015 at 12:42am PST I’m a big fan of MMA, and 8Asians writer Jeff has even posted an article about successful Asian American participation in the UFC. Of course, there are some Asian Americans who are into MMA. Bruce Lee is touted by many as the *first* mixed martial artist. Cung Le is one of the most recognized American MMA fighters out […] Continue »
One of the reasons my friends and I had chosen Japan as a destination was because of the incredibly convenient public transportation system. Japan Railway The first thing my mom asked me when I told her I was going to Japan with some friends was “Did you get your Japan Railway Pass?” This thing is like the magic ticket to all of Japan. It’s only available to foreign visitors, likely a way to encourage tourism […] Continue »
Good for McGraw-Hill. Seriously, the nerve of the Japanese government to try to extend their censorship to the United States. I remember on one of my family visits to Japan and Taiwan in college, I was reading Iris Chang’s (R.I.P.) “Rape of Nanking”, lugging the big red book with me everywhere on purpose in Japan as a sort of personal protest against what happened and how the government has been ducking the issue. A few […] Continue »
SayWhat: Pacific Islander is just as a generic term that does not include the Philippines. How many people from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan argue that... – Are Filipinos Asian or Pacific Islanders?