By Isaac Ho When a horrible tragedy captures our nation’s attention (as happened with the Newtown shootings) we, as a society and as individuals, search for answers vowing to never allow such a tragedy to happen again. No industry wants the finger of blame pointed at them but that should not dissuade us from asking one of the more obvious questions: Is violence in popular entertainment a contributing factor to violence in society? Isaac explores [...] Continue »
This is probably the most embarrassing post I’ve ever had to write (not counting the one about my butt). Welcome to the very first 8Asians vlog. You see, while we’re all about writing, sometimes we wish we had a little more “video” fun–just like our friends Jen and Diana from Disgrasian. Also, it was raining outside so Ernie and I couldn’t go anywhere. This is what happened. If this video wasn’t awful enough, you’re in [...] Continue »
A couple weeks ago, the White House Initiative of Asians and Pacific Islanders released the “What’s Your Story?” video challenge, aiming to explore the personal stories of Asians and Pacific Islanders. Wouldn’t you know it – 8Asians is a website full of Asian American bloggers! Here is 8Asians’ submission to the “What’s Your Story” challenge. Now you can finally match the faces to the black and white thumbnails and gradually realize that, yes, there are [...] Continue »
If you are at all involved in the Taiwanese American community, especially the 2nd generation (those of us born in the United States), then you probably know who Ho Chie Tsai is. I like to describe him as the “embodiment of the Taiwanese American spirit.” By day (and by night), Tsai is an urgent care pediatrician and hospitalist working around the San Francisco Bay area.
[EDITORS NOTE: As we here at 8Asians are always down to try new things, we're experimenting with a regular video column. Today, our very own "velvety voiced" contributor Brian answers on video the question other bloggers on this site have been asked before: Where are you from?]
Paulus Magus: Liberals like to look for reasons to be offended. It's hot they find purpose in life. – Why Are Asians Yellow?
Paulus Magus: Asians produce a type of melanin called phaeomelanin. Phaemelanin is yellow. Just as white people are not ivory, but peachy-to-bronze, so Asians are not crayola... – Why Are Asians Yellow?
Azus: From a Chinese perspective, the term 'yellow' was actually self-imposed when Westerners, primarily European, were carving out spheres of influence across the country. The Chinese... – Why Are Asians Yellow?