The incident where Maria Kang was briefly kicked off of Facebook, recent news about the “lower” rate of obesity among Asian Americans, and the debate on CNN above combine to bring up a subject that isn’t often discussed: health vs appearance. Is someone who is skinny necessarily fit? Is someone who is not so lean necessarily unfit? While I don’t doubt that Maria Kang is very fit, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) appearances can be [...] Continue »
We have shared a number of moving and evocative commercials from Thailand, and this one also falls into that category. While it has been out for a while, but it remains notable for its effectively delivering its message. This article questions whether those are real adults that kids ask or actors. I don’t know, but even it if they are actors, the ad still elicits a powerful response.
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: Director Steven De Castro and www.discoverfredho.org [...] Continue »
One of the favorite stops for pretty affordable afternoon tea in LA is the Chado Tea room. They have multiple tea rooms, but I personally enjoy the one downtown in the Japanese American National Museum the best because it has an outdoor garden. The afternoon tea for about $18 is a nice, not TOO pricy a way to enjoy a classic tea experience, but getting the sandwiches and soups a la carte is great too. [...] Continue »
The Huntington Library is known for its iconic Japanese tea room, but there’s actually no tea served in that tea room–it’s really just for show. However, there are two other ways in which you can enjoy tea at this lovely living museum. First of all, there’s the Rose Garden Tea Room and Cafe where you can have a Sunday brunch buffet of tea sandwiches, scones, and teas. Their selection of teas here are not that [...] Continue »
The two guys in the video are coffee drinkers and tried the coffees, but since I’m the tea drinker, I was SERIOUSLY addicted at one point to their ice sea salt jasmine green tea and the ice sea salt mountain green tea. This is the only place that has this particular type of unique tea mix. Also unlike the two coffee drinkers, I love the cream and sea salt addition to the ice green teas, [...] Continue »
For the past few months, I’ve been on a 1200 calorie baseline diet, which means I try to keep my daily calorie net intake at 1200, just enough to keep myself alive while maintaining a 500 calorie deficit. On days I don’t work out, I don’t eat more than 1200, but on days I do work out, I can eat more. So I’ve been calorie counting with My Fitness Pal, and what’s cool about the [...] Continue »
Okay, there are like a million boba shops all over the place in LA. Sometimes the most random shops will sell boba milk tea, so you literally can get it anywhere. Most boba specialty shops are really purchase-and-go places. They don’t really encourage you to stay and hang out because they’re often small and have few seats, and the ones they have are not really that comfortable. Some of the most common chains are: Lollicup [...] Continue »
One of my favorite Starbucks convenience alternative stops is Tea Station. It’s a grab-and-go or sit-down place with a decent variety of tea pot loose leaf traditional hot teas, herbal teas, or sweet milk teas along with snacks or full meals. Although I’ve found their tea to be pretty good, my dad, the tea connoisseur, tried a box of their Monkey Pick tea bags and declared, “Tina sucks at buying tea.” I generally do like [...] Continue »
In standard Mandarin Chinese, tea is pronounced “cha” with a dipping tone. However, the common English word “Tea” actually derives from the Taiwanese/Minan/Fujian word for tea. In Taiwanese, I pronounce tea as “deh”, a lot more like “tea” than “cha”, so learning the fact that our English word “tea” is based on my home language pronunciation was a pleasant surprise, giving me a nice unexpected sense of unity between my English-speaking and Taiwanese-speaking selves. That [...] Continue »
I love tea. I’m also not much of a coffee drinker. Although I am a periodic Starbucks customer, it’s mainly because it’s usually a convenient spot for me to settle down and get some work done in my on-the-road professional lifestyle. I’m really not there for the drinks or the food. The first time I walked into a Starbucks, I was all frowns. It was too loud, the weedy decor wasn’t to my liking, and [...] Continue »
Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM Credit: Dave Mandel Any moms out there looking for some serious fitness inspiration? In spring 2011, Michelle “Karate Hottie” Waterson became a mom, giving birth to her adorable baby girl Araya. This past spring on April 5th, 2013, she won the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship Belt despite being the underdog against defending champ Jessica Penne. Anyone can be a “hottie”, but there can only be one world champion. [...] Continue »
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