We’ve blogged about the dominating Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, and recently, he defeated Chris Algieri in a unanimous decision infront of a sold-out crowd in Macau. But here in the U.S., you can see Pacquiao in one of Foot Locker’s latest television commercials. I’m not a boxing fan at all and have never watched a boxing match or attended one live, so I had to Google exactly what Pacquiao was excited about in the commercial: “For five long years, boxing fans […] Continue »
So I was re-reading “Catcher in the Rye” twenty years after I first read it as a high school teen, and aside from feeling annoyed about viewing the world through the eyes of a rich white boy, I was extra annoyed by this little discussion between Holden and his smarty pants friend Luce in chapter 19. They’re discussing Luce’s new girlfriend: “She happens to be from Shanghai.” “No kidding! She Chinese for Chrissake?” “Obviously.” “Why? […] Continue »
I think it is safe to say that we’ve all had moments in our life where we’ve been really hungry and our stomachs have been growling. I think Jack Link, the beef jerky company, creates a unique spin on that hunger in this commercial. Actress Joy Regullano plays a fellow test taking student in a large college lecture hall. I first became aware of Regullano in her YouTube videos spoofing ‘Yellow Fever’ recently labelled ‘White […] Continue »
I am a Fidelity Investments customer (as well as other financial services) and saw this television commercial the other day. To be honest, I am not sure advertising the fact that Fidelity does 1-second trade executions is that much of a differentiator to really convince others to switch to Fidelity or to execute more trades. Most individual investors are not day traders, and tend to hold securities longer than your average high speed frequency trader… […] Continue »
I was flipping through a magazine, and came across this Chase credit card ad, supposedly highlighting “Chris Park,” a “Dog Daycare Owner.” Well, clearly, this is an image of actor, comedian, writer and director Randall Park, and I don’t think he owns a dog daycare as far as I know. It’s instances like this that I am always skeptical of ads supposedly portraying real life people, because oftentimes more than not, they are not for […] Continue »
Similar to X-men or Heroes, in the world of the Japanese anime Hamatora, there are some individuals called Minimum Holders that are born with special abilities. The skills range from electricity manipulation to healing to extreme analytical skills. They train at the Facultas Academy to control and use their skills, and they can hire themselves and their abilities out to people. The story is full of mystery surrounding political struggles between groups as Minimum Holders […] Continue »
Not a joke, folks. Attack on Titan and the @Marvel universe are crossing over! In 2 weeks. In Japan. Want a teaser? pic.twitter.com/9AF5fqWLfX — C.B. Cebulski (@CBCebulski) November 3, 2014 The Japanese anime “Attack on Titan” that has been widely popular Stateside will officially be in a Marvel crossover. The image of Spiderman swinging 3-D maneuvering style past skyscrapers and giant titan monsters has been lighting up the social media streams.
I live about 35 miles south of San Francisco and don’t often make it across the bay to Oakland, so I haven’t been following the Oakland mayoral race, so I was surprised to see this headline about Jimmy Kimmel mocking mayoral candidate Peter Liu: “Oakland’s most ridiculous mayoral candidate, Peter Liu, was jabbed by comic Jimmy Kimmel Monday night for his wild take on the digital divide in Oakland. Answering a question about equal access […] Continue »
While watching the World Series, I saw the latest Bank of America commercial with Sal Kahn promoting Kahn Academy and their efforts with BetterMoneyHabits.com. It has been a little over a year since I first blogged about this effort, so it’s good to see that Bank of America is continuing to promote their effort in improving financial literacy.
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: Some nerds (a rapper, a few […] Continue »
One weekend evening when I was home, I remembered I wanted to see and wound up watching To Be Takei via Comcast On Demand and thoroughly enjoyed the film. After viewing the documentary, I thought about what a remarkable life Takei has had, experiencing life as a child growing up in a World War II Japanese internment camp, to becoming a breakthrough and iconic Japanese American and Asian American actor (and in the closet) in […] Continue »
Weird Al Yankovic: People who believe in stereotypes have always intrigued me. Their inability to think past their limited experience has always been amusing. I remember a coworker... – "Catcher in the Rye" and Exotic Asian Women