Monthly Archives: October 2007

Racist Remarks to the Allegedly Racist Xiaochen Su: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black?

I begin first with a few of the comments (posted here) to the controversial article in question: keggy says: Stupid Chinese self-hater. I propose Yale start capping Chinese-admission rate at 5%, similar to how China caps the birth rate at … Continue reading

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Spring Waltz Caption This Round 4 Winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated and a special thanks to YA Entertainment for providing the boxed sets for this contest. Winners for Round #4 for Spring Waltz Caption This are: Jennifer from Florida Caption: Sand in my pants.Sand in my … Continue reading

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With One Eye on China, Bush Receives Dalai Lama

I can’t say that I often agree with George W. Bush, but I am glad to read in today’s New York Times that “With One Eye, Bush Receives Dalai Lama” yesterday: “President Bush met privately with the Dalai Lama at … Continue reading

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SF: Opening this Friday: Finishing the Game

This Friday (October 19th), Finishing the Game by Justin Lin (director of Better Luck Tomorrow) premieres in the San Francisco Bay Area: San Francisco, CA – THE BRIDGE, LANDMARK Cinemas 3010 Geary St. (at Blake) San Francisco, CA 94118 Berkeley, … Continue reading

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OK, this is where I put my editorial hat on again: Here at 8 Asians, we’re always looking for interesting, fresh voices to complement the diversity of the writers on this collaborative blog. That’s just a fancy way of saying, … Continue reading

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The Great Divide: Class Distinctions, Denial and the Asian American Experience

Reading Min Jin Lee’s “Free Food for Millionaires” had me thinking about class and how it factors into the Asian American experience. I thought of all the Asian Americans I know, correlating their socioeconomic class with how they behave today … Continue reading

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Louderfasterfunnier: 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors comedy show in LA

i’m posting about this primarily because i don’t think i can make it to the show myself, so i’m hoping to live vicariously through some other people who can actually check it out. said show is louder! faster! funnier! and … Continue reading

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Goodness Gracious Me: An Outstanding BBC Sketch Comedy TV Series

Hats off once again to BBC for delivering fantastic programming. I stumbled upon “Goodness Gracious Me” at random and love it! I can’t get enough. Per its Wikipedia entry, the show comprises Saturday-Night-Live-like acts which explore “the conflict and integration … Continue reading

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POP 88 #11 – Thanksgiving Pt.1 – It’s ENHANCED!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Remember, I’m Canadian.) Your requests played on this all-new, all request, Thanksgiving Special. ENHANCED with more juice! Chapters, Pictures and Links are embedded into the show and can be played on your iTunes and any Photo or … Continue reading

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She extracts vanilla from cow dung

In one of the oddest stories I’ve heard all week (and it’s still Tuesday) a Japanese researcher named Mayu Yamamoto was recently awarded the 2007 IG Nobel Prize for her unique find. She is a Japanese researcher who found a … Continue reading

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Who Is the Asian Princess?

She keeps her figure slim and clothed in designer labels. Her well-manicured fingernails tap gingerly on her crossed arms as you try in vain to impress her with your wit. You do everything you can to make her feel pampered … Continue reading

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Bionic Woman: Looks Like Starbuck Has Yellow Fever

So I’ve been watching the first few episodes of Bionic Woman on NBC, and last night’s episode, I see Korean-American Will Yun Lee‘s character, Jae Kim, who gets some “action” with blond Katee Sackhoff‘s character Sarah Corvus. Sackhoff is better … Continue reading

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