Monthly Archives: April 2007

Virginia Tech: The Day After / Media Advisory from the AAJA

By now, most everyone is aware of yesterday’s tragic events as well as much of the aftermath, including the identity of the mass murderer as Cho Seung-Hui. While more information will continue to surface, we’ll leave the “breaking news” to … Continue reading

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Virginia Tech gunman allegedly Asian man

If you have been following the news today then you are aware of the horrific and tragic events that have unfolded this morning at Virginia Tech. First, I’d like to send my heartfelt sympathies to the families of all the … Continue reading

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The New Chinese Exclusion Act? Whatever.

Mid last week, a premature leak on President Bush’s immigration reform plan caused a stir within the Asian American community. The plan in a nutshell: Illegal immigrants would have to pay $3,500 for a Z work visa. They would also … Continue reading

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New Writers! (And how 8 + 2 = 8)

So as you’ve probably figured out by now, we’ve added two new writers to the 8 Asians site: Akrypti and Claire. Each of these writers definitely bring new opinions and voices to the proverbial blogging table, and that is a … Continue reading

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Working While Asian/Asian-American

For all you Asian and Asian-Americans – have you ever noticed that there are certain assumptions or stereotypes made about you in a work setting? One of the most common stereotypes I have found is that at a meeting with … Continue reading

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POP 88 – April 13/07 – TS5

Superstitions are abound in Asian cultures, but that didn’t deter me away from bringing you a show filled with good music. New music from Namie Amuro plus your chance to win a box set of English-subtitled Korean Drama SPRING WALTZ … Continue reading

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When White Standards are Still the Measure of Asian Beauty

“Plastic surgery is on the rise in ethnic communities across the United States, and in Asia it is as routine as having one’s wisdom teeth pulled. Are these alterations an attempt to look more ‘white’?” Of course it is. I … Continue reading

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ITASA 2007 West Coast @ Stanford – 4/12 – 4/15

ITASA = Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association 2007 West Coast Conference! “This year’s theme: “Rekindling the Flame” and it is directed toward Taiwanese American students of the West Coast. However, … [we] welcome all who have an interest in attending. … Continue reading

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Hot, With Effort: The Advantage of Being an Outsider

I found this article about the pressures faced by overachieving high school girls through this blog, which explored the piece from a feminist perspective. Guess which direction I’m going to go? I am haunted by the quote from the only … Continue reading

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Justin.tv: Watching Asian Guys Get Laid

So, anyone that is familiar with the Web 2.0 scene is already familiar with Justin.tv, where Asian-American Justin Kan walks around all day with a wireless web video camera strapped to his head, where what he sees is broadcasted to … Continue reading

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West 32nd

John Cho’s coming back! With Grace Park and Jane Kim in the upcoming movie West 32nd. Written by Michael Kang, a Korean American filmmaker based in New York. West 32nd is touted as a dark, urban thriller. Straight from Michael’s … Continue reading

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Los Angeles… land of ethnic film festivals

My friend tipped me off about this upcoming (very short) Asian/Asian American film festival, Subtitle Film Festival, coming up later this week. According to the Subtitle Media website, The 1st Annual Subtitle Film Festival presented by Wells Fargo will showcase … Continue reading

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