Ever since I read Communion by Whitley Strieber, I’ve been fixated on the alien abductee experience. One of the things I’ve noticed is that a lot of the screen memories of abductees seem to involve Asians. The definition, according to Merriam-Webster, of screen memory is: “a recollection of early childhood that may be falsely recalled or magnified in importance and that masks another memory of deep emotional significance.” When used in context of an alien […] Continue »
I am just going to link to ThankYouDonald and let the posts speak for themselves. The account description is: Thank You, Donald. Bearing witness to the #WhiteLash. Contribute photos/screenshots by tagging them with #SubmitToHate. I wish this account didn’t need to exist. I wish this account didn’t need to exist, either. (Note: I am not the person who started that account)
In this prank video from Malaysia, professional racer and drifter Leona Chin has some fun with driving instructors while disguised as student driver. Not only can this Asian woman drive but she can also terrorize. Incidentally, the idea came from the driving school.
EDITORS NOTE FROM JOZ: For background, over the weekend, Lela Lee of Angry Little Asian Girl posted this: Why the “Angry Asian Man” is pissing me off. Today, Phil Yu of Angry Asian Man responded: I AM BEING THREATENED WITH AN ANGRY ASIAN LAWSUIT. Min Jung left the following comment on the original post, to which Lela did publicly respond (and which will be appended to the bottom of this post). Hi Lela, Min Jung […] Continue »
by Leeland Lee Get ready to cringe. The New York Post recently set up two random Brooklynites on a blind date in their “This Week’s Couple” segment. Asian Americans Chris, 30, and Vickie, 27, met up for dinner at Café Serai in the Rubin Museum of Art, then provided post-game commentary for the New York tabloid. Needless to say, the date was not a match made in heaven. These things rarely are. But this encounter […] Continue »
Have you seen these fire hazards known as “The Amazing Happy Birthday Candle?” Easily found on the Internet and evidently legal and available in the United States (via Amazon and other websites), these candles have been popular in mainland China and other parts of Asia before making their way here. Over the weekend, Taiwanese pop star Amber Ann (安心亞) posted a video of herself lighting the candle (and I presume screaming for her life): Post […] Continue »
This is the video I can’t stop playing! Canadian Andrew Huang did a cover of “99 Luftballons” or “99 Red Balloons” by Nena that’s sweeping social media by storm, especially by those of us old enough to remember the 80s. The video has been viewed about 1.5 million times after only 3 days. (I swear, I only account for like 100 of those views.) From his FAQs about this video: 1. How many balloons did […] Continue »
Via MyFoxLA: SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was arrested after police say he broke into a woman’s home, took off all his clothes, and climbed into her bed while she was in it sleeping. According to police reports, the incident happened [in July 2014] in Santa Ana, California. The victim told investigators that she screamed when she awoke to find the man, identified as 29-year-old Jonathan Phan, in her bed. Phan fled through a […] Continue »
I guess if you’re going to rob a place, you should check first to make sure no clerks inside happen to be a athlete fighter. Unfortunately for these robbers who tried to rob an employee at this gas station, one of the clerks did happen to be an MMA fighter, and Mayura Dissanayake, an immigrant to America from Sri Lanka, pretty much beat the crap out of them. Talk about street cred. Sure, confirming that […] Continue »
One of my favorite things in the world is little kids doing kung fu. Aside from the complete attack of adorable, I think it has to do with the wistful regret of not having done martial arts myself as a kid because of family funds at the time and also gender issues (little girls don’t do kung fu). Whenever I want a little pick-me-up video, watching videos of little kids doing martial arts really makes […] Continue »
A video that had already gone viral in Korea is now going viral internationally, thanks to DramaFever. DramaFever subtitled the video and posted it on to their YouTube channel, generating at least 1000 views from me in the last week, as I haven’t been able to stop watching and re-watching it every time I see it getting shared. Without checking how many views it has received since I first saw it, how do I know […] Continue »
Cute kid alert! Proud sister Nicole Byon posted this video of her adorable sibling, 15-month-old Kayden, discovering rain. The video is getting shared like crazy, or at least judging by the number of times this has appeared on my Facebook feed. (Tip: I enjoyed the video more with the sounds turned off.)
TheRealTruth: In the end, the real deeper issue has always been Filipino-American identity crisis. We can disguise this as a "Asian vs Pacific islander" debate, but... – Are Filipinos Asian or Pacific Islanders?
TheRealTruth: "Extra darK" hahahaha as if there are no dark Asians in Asia? Seems like you've never been to Malaysia, Indonesia,Cambodia, or even Thailand. Notice how... – Are Filipinos Asian or Pacific Islanders?
TheRealTruth: So being extra dark makes someone not Asian? Ever been to Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia? lol even the Philippines has extra light skin people. What's... – Are Filipinos Asian or Pacific Islanders?
Hamban: Wow, this thread is a blast from the past. “Hamban” is neither my first nor last name. It is a transliteration of a Taiwanese/Hokkien/Minnan word... – Immigrant Linguistic Generation Gap