Category Archives: Dating

NYC Theater Review: “Kentucky” by Leah Nanako Winkler

Showing in New York until May 22, Kentucky by Leah Nanako Winkler is a tumultuous and energetic ride through the lives of a Kentucky family on the eve of a wedding. It’s a play about home–home and family, for better and … Continue reading

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Indiegogo: Before Tinder, there was the Taiwan Love Boat

There’s a new Indigogo fundraising for a documentary about the “Love Boat” – titled “Before Tinder, there was the Taiwan Love Boat”– asking for contributions of $20 to $5,000, with various levels of rewards for your level of contribution. And … Continue reading

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NPR: Ansari And Yang Explore The First-Generation Experience In ‘Master Of None’

  https://youtu.be/6bFvb3WKISk I’m a big fan of NPR and Terry Gross and her Fresh Air program. Back in early November, I caught this 44:13 minute interview with Indian American comic Aziz Ansari and Taiwanese American co-creator and co-writer Alan Yang … Continue reading

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ABC’s Nightline: Coffee Meets Bagel, the Dating App that Turned Down ‘Shark Tank’ Offer

ABC US News | World News Back in January, I had blogged about the co-founders of the mobile dating app company Coffee Meets Bagel, Korean American sisters Arum, Dawoon, and Soo Kang. They appeared on the popular reality TV show Shark … Continue reading

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Girlfriend Finder Fee: US$10,000

We have talked about dating difficulties before, but Ren You’s approach has gotten a lot of publicity lately, as he is offering US$10,000 dollars to anyone who can find him a girlfriend.  To get the $10,000, people have to wait … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Re Jane” by Patricia Park

I stumbled across Patricia Park’s debut novel Re Jane while looking through reading lists saying what should have been on this year’s (not surprisingly) all-white cast of New York Times recommended summer books. And I have to say, that it is a … Continue reading

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New York Times “Modern Love” video: Breaching the Seawall

I’ve been digging the short “Modern Love” videos from the New York Times Style section. This, called “Breaching the Seawall,” really resonated with me. When Laurel Fantauzzo met a young woman and her bicycle in Manila, her relationship to the … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Kelly Hu for Viagra

So I should have blogged about this Viagra commercial when it first came out this past April, but there wasn’t a higher quality version or official versions of the commercial on their website. Now I see this ad running more … Continue reading

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What not to do on Valentines Day; Advice from the Fung Bros.

From David Fung of the Fung Bros (from last year): A video to help all the SINGLE ASIAN PEOPLE in America handle a lonely Valentines Day. This is a break from the normal Asian American identity content we make but … Continue reading

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Newspaper sets up 2 Asian Americans on a date, massive boredom ensues

by Leeland Lee Get ready to cringe. The New York Post recently set up two random Brooklynites on a blind date in their “This Week’s Couple” segment. Asian Americans Chris, 30, and Vickie, 27, met up for dinner at Café … Continue reading

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‘Catcher in the Rye’ and Exotic Asian Women

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 … Continue reading

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How to NOT Objectify Asian Women

Recently, Kristina Wong was featured in New York Times in a video series called “Off Color”, and I visited her artist website and also discovered her satire dating site about the objectification of Asian women, BigBadChineseMama.com, where she and volunteers … Continue reading

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