8Asians Chats With…Blush [Exclusive Skype Interview]

Blush, formed in 2010 via an Asia-wide talent search, comprises of 5 girls from 5 different Asian countries. Already with a list of solid Billboard Dance Chart toppers such as “Undivided” and “Dance On.”

Their latest track “Miss Out” is a catchy tune that has yet exited my subconscious only to be replaced by PSY’s “Gangnam Style.”

Blush members Alisha, Angeli, Victoria, JiHae and Nacho failed to catch a cab on their promotional tour in NYC and were running late for the interview. The ladies not wanting for me to wait any longer instead ended up stealing Wi-Fi from…well watch the video.

Find out more about Blush at BlushBand.com.

8Asians’ The A-Word: Eps #7 – Gil Asakawa and China’s Breast-Touching Festival

For the month of October, we tackle ghosts of the past, namely the issues and topics that keep popping up over the last five years or so since 8Asians launched. In this episode we trap Gil Asakawa into the podcast and then chat about China’s Breast-Touching Festival. (Photo after the jump.)

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8Asians’ The A-Word: Eps #6 – The Origins

For the month of October, we tackle ghosts of the past, namely the issues and topics that keep popping up over the last 5 years or so since 8Asians launched. In this episode we look back at the origins of how we got here as a community. Take a listen!

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8Asians’ The A-Word: Episode #5 – A Sign from Beyond

  • “a word” [noun] – a short talk or conversation
  • “A-Word” [noun] – a unit of the English language, starting with the letter ‘A’

8Asians’ The A-Word — the official podcast of 8Asians.com — aims to be a fun conversation piece talking expertly about things we don’t know about, and having very serious debates about trivial things. (Man, I need to get rid of that photo.)

According to the Lunar calendar, we’ve just come out of the Ghost Month – the month where all the deceased souls take a vacation from their eternal dead hangout and chill amongst the living. If this is the case, what would the deceased want to say to the living?

One of our contributors Koji Steven Sakai shares his personal story in this Slice of PIE. (Personal Interesting Essays)

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8Asians’ The A-Word: Episode #4 – Influenced by the Media

  • “a word” [noun] – a short talk or conversation
  • “A-Word” [noun] – a unit of the English language, starting with the letter ‘A’

8Asians’ The A-Word — the official podcast of 8Asians.com — aims to be a fun conversation piece talking expertly about things we don’t know about, and having very serious debates about trivial things. (Man, I need to get rid of that photo.)

It is almost needless to say that we are a culture influenced by the media. No matter where we absorb it through TV or the Internet, it’s there, it becomes part of our language, our jokes, our memories. So what happens when decisions are made because of it?

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8Asians’ The A-Word: Episode #3 – Sexism, Masculinity, Blondes and Keychains

  • “a word” [noun] – a short talk or conversation
  • “A-Word” [noun] – a unit of the English language, starting with the letter ‘A’

8Asians’ The A-Word — the official podcast of 8Asians.com — aims to be a fun conversation piece talking expertly about things we don’t know about, and having very serious debates about trivial things. Guests for this episode — recorded April 21, 2011 — are the editors for 8Asians: Ernie Hsiung, Moye Ishimoto and Joz Wang (@ErnieAtLYD, @moye and @Jozjozjoz, respectively) and are joined by another 8Asians contributor Tim Chiu. In this scandalous episode we talk about sexism, petitions, sexist petitions, masculinity, Asian blondes and dead animal keychains.

Also, if you figure out who the heckler is — or where the hecklers in our podcast are from — you’ll win something from us!

Apologizes in advance for the audio – Moye needs to close her window, Ernie needs to not be in a room in a theatre where there is a party going on and everyone needs to buy a headset mic — I mean — We’re still working out kinks, so any comments, feedback and suggestions are welcomed. You can also contact us and send any messages to us there.

8Asians’ The A-Word: Episode #2 — Looting, Alexandra Wallace & the White-Washing of Akira

  • “a word” [noun] – a short talk or conversation
  • “A-Word” [noun] – a unit of the English language, starting with the letter ‘A’

8Asians’ The A-Word — the official podcast of 8Asians.com — aims to be a fun conversation piece talking expertly about things we don’t know about, and having very serious debates about trivial things. Guests for this episode — recorded March 27, 2011 — are the editors for 8Asians: Ernie Hsiung, Moye Ishimoto and Joz Wang (@ErnieAtLYD, @moye and @Jozjozjoz, respectively) where we talk about subjects such as looting during the Japanese earthquake, Alexandra Wallace and the rumored casting wish list for the Akira remake. (EDITORS NOTE: We also talk about Lakers fans, German tourists and My Sassy Girl, but that’s neither here or there.)

Also, if you figure out who the heckler is — or where the hecklers in our podcast are from — you’ll win something from us!

We’re still working out kinks, so any comments, feedback and suggestions are welcomed. You can also contact us and send any messages to us there.

8Asians’ The A-Word: Episode #1 – The BANANA 2 Conference

  • “a word” [noun] – a short talk or conversation
  • “A-Word” [noun] – a unit of the English language, starting with the letter ‘A’

8Asians’ The A-Word — the first official podcast of 8Asians.com — aims to be a fun conversation piece talking expertly about things we don’t know about, and having very serious debates about trivial things. Guests for this episode include Joz Wang (@jozjozjoz from 8Asians.com) and Dr. Ray Hsu (@TheWayofRay from TheWayofRay.com.)

For our very first episode, we’ll talk about the love fest at the BANANA 2 Conference, the use of food to describe Asian Americans and we play VERBAL VOMIT with attendees at the BANANA 2. Continue reading “8Asians’ The A-Word: Episode #1 – The BANANA 2 Conference”