From the Daily Caller: Two chinese girls were killed Thursday after eating poisoned yogurt that had been planted by the owner of a rival kindergarten. The owner confessed to adding rat poison to the yogurt before leaving it on the side of the road along with school notebooks, reports the BBC. It doesn’t really need to said or pointed out that this is horrible. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. When reputation or [...] Continue »
Oh, Internets … In a folly of events I will just label as “poor taste”, the One Dream, One Face of the Miss Daegu, beauty pageant should thank the questionable photoshopping and styling skills of the shows creators for having the rest of the world believed all contestants shared the same face. In fact, sans styling and make-up, the girls look quite distinctive from one another. More photos via Kotaku So, what have we learned [...] Continue »
Photo: via Reddit When I first saw the candidates of Miss Korea 2013, I had no idea they were beauty pageant contestants and just remarked how even I, as an Asian female had trouble telling them apart. The beauty pageant held in Daegu City marketed with the slogan, “One Dream, One Face” had netizens worried judging would be too difficult due to their striking similarities. Clearly many of them had work done and since it [...] Continue »
You aren’t authentically Chinese/Taiwanese unless your mother has at some point called you stupid, or as I’ve heard it in Mandarin, bèn (笨). Don’t misinterpret: my parents love me to pieces and today, 30-some odd years later, our relationship couldn’t be stronger. However, I most certainly grew up hearing that word to the point where I recall apologizing humbly to people, “Oh, I’m really not that smart.” If I couldn’t solve a differential equation in under 10 seconds, my mother [...] Continue »
The last time I think I blogged about smartphone app was a “review” of Design Your Dream Asian Girl for the iPhone. Even though it has been out for a while, in the past few days, I’ve seen links about the latest ridiculous app, Make Me Asian for Android, as described in Google Play posted on Facebook in my news feed: Have you ever wondered to present himself as a person of another nationality? You [...] Continue »
If Gangnam Style isn’t everywhere already, this video shows that it has invaded Christmas. This display, created by John Storms, was an entry in the Old Navy Griswold Lightacular Challenge. Sorry Gangnam Style fans, voting has already closed for this contest. A Happy “Gangnam Style” Holiday to all this season!
I dug this up from my unfinished drafts and thought that in this season of family and eating (because we all know family = eating), I’m grateful that I’ve never had to brave a Vietnamese buffet for the holidays.
Over the weekend, PSY’s ubiquitous invisible horse riding dance video galloped into the record books when it beat out Justin Beiber for the top spot as the most-watched YouTube video ever, with more than 800 million views. Since there has been no shortage of posts about Gangnam Style here on 8Asians since it hit our radars back in the summer, it makes me wonder when people are going to stop watching that video over and [...] Continue »
Last week in the Bangkok Post, an article revealed a painful scenario which has 30-40 patients each month checking into hospitals in Bangkok: penis injections, with the intent of improving their anatomy. What’s interesting though, is that they are injecting themselves with olive oil to make their penises bigger.
A Hong Kong couple is suing an “Education Consultant” for the $2 million that they paid to get their sons into Harvard. The suit alleges that Mark Zimny of IvyAdmit Consulting Associates asked Gerald and Lily Chow to entrust money to him to donate on their behalf to improve their sons’ chances at admission. Zimny’s attorney denies the charges. From their web page, it seems that IvyAdmit specializes in consulting for international clients. While the [...] Continue »
A man in Ahmedabad, India recently named his new clothing store “Hitler” (complete with swastika), not realizing that rule #3 in Things To Never Ever Do In The 21st Century is to associate one’s business with Nazis and/or the Holocaust. The kicker is that after locals raised their ire over the offensive name, owner Rajesh Shah said “‘I will change it (the name) if people want to compensate me for the money we have spent [...] Continue »
Voltaire Hortizuela: If yall wanna get technical filipinos are Pacific Islanders because we aint on the continent of Asia and FYI Japan and Indonesia aren't Asian either... – Are Filipinos Asian or Pacific Islanders?