Tina Tsai, Ph.D. is a writer, teacher, and founder of The Literacy Guild LLC. 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.
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 »
Japanese was one of those languages that I’ve always sort of known but never fully mastered. One of my grandmothers was a Japanese language teacher in Taiwan and grew up in the era of Japanese colonialism. Both she and my grandfather told me they spoke Japanese more fluently than any other language, which makes sense since they grew up formally schooled in the language. I’ve also watched my share of Japanese anime for over two […] Continue »
Your co-main event for tomorrow night @alexa_grasso vs. Mizuki Inoue | #InvictaFC11 A photo posted by Invicta Fighting Championship (@invictafc) on Feb 26, 2015 at 6:34pm PST Mexico’s Alexa Grasso defeated Japan’s Mizuki Inoue in last Friday’s Invicta FC11 event at the Shrine Auditorium in promotion’s first show in Los Angeles. What an incredible performance from @alexa_grasso last night at #InvictaFC11! A photo posted by Invicta Fighting Championship (@invictafc) on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:41pm […] Continue »
FINALLY, Invicta FC11 is in Los Angeles! And to add frosting to that cake, co-headlining the event will be Japan’s Mizuki Inoue in a bout against Mexico’s rising star, Alexa Grasso. Although everyone’s totally excited to see Cris Cyborg back in action and there are a ton of other great match ups, the projected fight of the night is Inoue’s. Inoue has been recognized as a striking prodigy but is formidably skilled in all other […] Continue »
After watching all the Great Teacher Onizuka episodes plus the movies and specials, a friend of mine informed me that there was a girl version of GTO called Gokusen. I was happy to have another series to watch, as I wanted to continue immerse myself in more conversation and contextualized Japanese while I work through the audio Japanese language course. Plus, it’s another “teacher” based drama, so I felt I would enjoy it, too. Gokusen’s […] Continue »
Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM Invicta FC 10 was supposed to feature heavy-hitter Cristiane Cyborg as headliner, but sadly an injury canceled those plans. On the bright side, Michelle Waterson will be defending her belt against Herica Tiburcio from Brazil. Last night, both girls made their weights at the official weigh-ins. Waterson’s last title defense is now available on UFC’s youtube as a free fight: This highly anticipated event will also feature Jinh […] Continue »
I’ve had a personal goal this year to solidify my Japanese language skills. Having been exposed to it as a kid in Taiwan around my grandparents and studied it on my own on and off while immersing myself in Japanese anime fandom, I decided it was time to really give it some serious focus. It’s one of those languages that I feel comfortable around and am pretty familiar with, but I don’t really have any […] Continue »
The recent talk at Harvard about being Asian American on college campus made me reflect. During my senior year at Claremont McKenna College, I was the head chair of the Chinese Student Association (CSA), which was a 5-college organization that spanned the Claremont Colleges. The primary reason I joined the group was because I was at the time sort of a Chinese language and culture fanatic. I had gone on the Taiwanese Love Boat, my […] Continue »
NolanV: From what I've experienced, Asians mainly like basketball, with soccer being a distant second. I feel like I'm the only Asian person who loves football... – What Sports Are Asian Americans Into?