Monthly Archives: August 2007


For those who know me, know that I’m a fan of Korean variety shows. There is a certain amount of charm in its unpolished, sometimes tacky silliness that keeps me watching. I was won over, and believe me when I … Continue reading

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Why Asian Girls Go For White Guys: A Response

Last week, Mike posted an entry titled “Why Asian Girls Go For White Guys,” which is one of those topics that, no matter how many times it is addressed, is never resolved. I’m a rather typical Asian girl, so this … Continue reading

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NPR: Nagasaki Aftermath Haunts U.S. Veteran

I heard last night on NPR this piece, “Nagasaki Aftermath Haunts U.S. Veteran.” Yesterday was the 62nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. I’ve been both to Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their respective atomic bombing museums, and they are … Continue reading

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LA Weekly: The Rise of Fil-Am Hip-Hop

LA Weekly features the Filipino-American Hip-Hop movement, and provides an accompanying list of places where you can experience it first-hand. An excerpt: Icy Ice breaks down the rise of Fil-Am hip-hop like this: As hip-hop migrated west in the ’80s, … Continue reading

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What’s a little ignorance between friends?

My friend sent me a link to racewire for a post on this topic. Adrienne Maree Brown asks: Do any of y’all maintain relationships where one person, who has more privilege and is white, regularly says things that are remarkably … Continue reading

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Why Asian Girls Go For White Guys

So, the age-old question: Why do Asian girls go for white guys? A friend (who happens to be Caucasian guy and married to an Asian American girl) asked if there really are more interracial couples than intra-racial couples out there. … Continue reading

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Model Minority: Good or Bad?

Model Minority: (as defined on Wikipedia) Model minority refers to a minority ethnic, racial, or religious group whose members achieve a higher degree of success than the population average. This success is typically measured in income, education, and related factors … Continue reading

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Mister Wong Launches International Logo Contest

Before you aim the international flame thrower, this post is not going there. We are all going to settle down and make love, not war. Or in this case, we are going to make art, not war. Okay? Okay. Mister … Continue reading

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Thoughts from North of the Border: Mosaic vs. Melting Pot

As the lone Canadian of the group here at 8Asians, I sit back and read with great fascination the many issues that go on in Asian America. Many of us in the Asian Arts Community up north have worked with, … Continue reading

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The Chinese in America: A Narrative History

I recently finished reading “The Chinese in America: A Narrative History” by Iris Chang which is an excellent and expansive overview of the history of Chinese immigration and Chinese-Americans, with even a chapter devoted to Taiwanese immigration. What is amazing … Continue reading

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Santa Clara County adding Asians at nation’s fastest pace

In today’s front page of The San Jose Mercury News reports: “Santa Clara County adding Asians at nation’s fastest pace – Births, Economy, Immigration Fuel Continuing Rise” “Santa Clara County’s Asian population has jumped by 20 percent, or about 91,000 … Continue reading

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Beijing begins Olympic countdown

One year from today will be the very lucky August 8th, 2008 (8/8/08) and the beginning of the much anticipated 2008 Beijing Olympics, seen as China’s coming out party for the 21st century, quoting here from a Reuters report: “More … Continue reading

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