Monthly Archives: November 2008

Youtube Asian Style goes to the movies

On occasion, I check out what my kids look at on youtube.   Looking at The Daughter’s subscriptions, it struck me that the majority of them were to Asian American themed channels.  I looked at one, NDTitanLady, and I noticed from … Continue reading

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A Portrait of Chinese Americans

The Asian American Studies Department at the University of Maryland has published a report called A Portrait of Chinese Americans. This pdf contains information about residential patterns, employment, and demographic and social profiles. To make the data friendlier to the … Continue reading

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YouTube Friday: Moulann Covers Katy Perry’s Hot N Cold

Just for the sole reason she does covers so well, here is the latest clip from Toronto-based singer/ songwriter Moulann doing Katy Perry’s Hot N Cold. Even though she has quite the strong internet following, she puts up clips of … Continue reading

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18 Mighty Mountain Warriors Release a Viral YouTube Video 3 Years Late

Behold, the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors. Based in Los Angeles, these guys are an Asian American comedy troupe that has been around since I was in high school; we’ve blogged about them before since they’re kind of big on the … Continue reading

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Not getting the Magibon love

What’s the deal is with this Magibon girl? Apparently she’s some Internet phenomenon and the Japanese adore her, and outside of her cute appearance, the Youtube videos are thirty to forty seconds of… uhm… well, let’s just say that I … Continue reading

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POP 88 #24 – Reel Asian Film Festival

Brr, is it cold enough for you? (If you’re on the northeastern seaboard, that is.) Hopefully to warm you — or at least your ears — up, here is some new music from Anna Tsuchiya, Chemistry and Park Jung Ah. … Continue reading

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EA Brings on Maggie Q in Need For Speed: UnderCover

Electronic Arts is trying their luck at tempting the Asian markets with some of the hottest Asian stars out right now, and they’re placing their bets on Maggie Q. Don’t get me wrong; Maggie Q is absolutely gorgeous and is … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Writers Talk About: Guys Looking for Nihonese Ladies on the Internet

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we … Continue reading

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China the Hot Spot for Studying Abroad

When I was growing up as a kid in Western Massachusetts, going to Chinese school on the weekends was no fun — I was missing Saturday morning cartoons or my Sunday mornings. Besides, why should I study Chinese when I … Continue reading

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Robert Kiyosaki: Rich Dad? Poor Dad? Wha?

It was only ten in the morning when I first saw Robert Kiyosaki infomercials on how to become wealthy on one of the financial news stations; apparently, he’s coming to town to give some sort of motivational finance advice. It … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican Bistec, Filipino Bistek

A few months ago, my cousin suggested we grab lunch at this joint in San Rafael called Sol Food. I had never had Puerto Rican food prior and was more than willing to give it a shot. As we were … Continue reading

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The Joy Luck Club Continues in Los Angeles

The East West Players have extended their stage version of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club for two weeks. Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang, says that though the play is about a Chinese family, “the mother-daughter relationship is universal, striking … Continue reading

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