We should have done this sooner, but I’ve changed the “Bored” option to “Disgusted.” It is the mood that has been most often requested, but wasn’t quite captured by any of the other options. (This post is basically being made to note that any posts prior to this date had “Bored” as the option.)
Congrats to 8Asians Founder, Ernie Hsiung for being recognized for his work in Miami to facilitate civic engagement through technology. From Miami Herald: Ernie Hsiung is on a mission to build Miami’s tech community by creating networking opportunities for software developers and programmers. Hsiung admits that when he first moved to the area from San Francisco, he experienced culture shock. Miami was a less mature tech community than he had come from, but he felt […] Continue »
On behalf of everyone here at 8Asians.com, I’d like to wish you guys a very Merry Christmas, or whatever the heck you guys celebrate. Oh, and another small footnote: 8Asians.com was humbly launched around Christmas 2006 by its founder Ernie Hsiung, who has been busy publishing his works on Medium as of late. Thanks to Ernie for creating 8Asians and for letting us all be part of the journey. I would also like to publicly […] Continue »
Given the number of complaints which have been lodged recently, I think it’s time to remind everyone of our commenting policy, as well as to (temporarily) blacklist some of the most often complained about/flagged commenters from this site. We love open discussion and are loath to moderate comments, so rather than do that, we’re asking to hear some new voices. We hope that if you’ve got something constructive to say but haven’t done so in […] Continue »
Get to know the writers who make 8Asians possible! Joz started the “Meet the 8Asians” series a while back when she introduced our then resident heartthrob Brian. Now meet some of our new writers on staff, such as Nithin, an old soul traveler at heart. Nithin represents many firsts for 8Asians, and I will leave it up to you to figure out what those are. His writing style conveys a social consciousness and wisdom for […] Continue »
Get to know the writers who make 8Asians possible! Joz started the “Meet the 8Asians” series a while back when she introduced our then resident heartthrob Brian. Now meet some of our new writers on staff, such as Lianne, Asian America’s down-to-earth sweetheart. I’ll be honest. I hunted her down. Didn’t I, Lianne? Okay. So 8A kind of has a crush on Lianne Lin. I mean, don’t you? Stunning, beautiful inside and out, funny, isn’t […] Continue »
On December 24, 2006, 8Asians founder Ernie Hsiung made his first humble post about Yul Kwon on this site. 8Asians has grown and evolved greatly over the past six years and I hope you’ll join me in conveying thanks to Ernie for his vision, our many authors for their contributions, and Moye and Bel for their ongoing support toward the success of this site. Special props to John, Mike, Christine, and Ernie, four of the […] Continue »
If you’re in Las Vegas today for the UNITY Convention, join 8Asian’s very own co-editor, Jocelyn “Joz” Wang, as she speaks on a panel with Phil Yu from Angry Asian Man and The Wrap’s Lisa Fung, moderated by Tao Jones columnist Jeff Yang for an in-depth discussion on Asian Americans taking over the blogging culture. Here’s the information: Panel Title: From Tiger Mom to Jeremy Lin (AAJA) Session 1143 Room: Breaker C Date: Friday, August […] Continue »
I love it when sitcoms break the “fourth wall” and look back at their favorite moments. I also love year in review news stories and articles. I think it’s the looking back and reflecting that I like the most. This article is my chance to look back at my last three years as an 8Asians writer. But instead of looking back at my favorite articles, I’m going to look back at my favorite comments. One […] Continue »
Hey, kids! Have you ever thought to yourself: “Man, 8Asians is a great blog, but sometimes I’m just too lazy to type in a web address in with my fingers?” Those social websites like Facebook and/or Twitter scare the sweet bejesus out of you? Have you ever longed for the good old days of 1996, where “the internet” was getting everything by e-mail? Well, we can’t give you any of those good days back, but […] Continue »
Do you like shopping? Did you see the items you love during the 8Days of Giveaways and think that you would love to write about similar things? Then with 2012, you should consider joining the blog staff of GASP!, 8Asians’ very own shopping blog! No blog writing experience is required, and the time commitment is one post per week. If you’d like to apply, email Susan at susan[at]8asians.com with the following: A brief bio — […] Continue »
Over the past few months, our GASP! family of writers has been growing. We’ve brought together the 8Days of Giveaways, brought you a new item every day, and hopefully introduced you to new shops and designers. Now, we’re looking to grow our family again–we’re looking for bloggers to join the staff. The time commitment is one post per week, and no writing experience is required. Interested? Here’s what we need from you: A brief bio: Who […] Continue »
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