Monthly Archives: January 2009

Asian American Medical Hazard: Mongolian Spots

“What are those?” I asked as I pointed to bruiselike, blueish black patches on The Daughter as she was being examined by her pediatrician. “Just Mongolian spots,” replied the pediatrician. “But we’re not Mongolian!” I said, surprised. Whether you are … Continue reading

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South Korean Dog Clone Becomes First of its Kind to Live in the US

South Korea may be known to many Asian Americans as the land of plastic surgery, but despite a previous cloning scandal in a different lab, it looks like a South Korean lab Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, on behalf of a … Continue reading

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The Onion Enters White Guy/Asian Girl Fray

Check out this great article by The Onion: Asian Teen Has Sweaty Middle Aged Man Fetish. They went there and did it — and really, does anything more need to be said? (At least by me, anyway.) Now, discuss.

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The 8Asians Writers Talk About: “Yellow on the Outside, Shame on the Inside”

“With just my three simple Asian Pride Theorems, I can reveal the truth about Asian culture — whether it’s Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, etc. — and all the reasons why Asians do the things that they do. First, Asians … Continue reading

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How a Larger Jessica Simpson Affects Me

Unless you’re anti-celebrity gossip, you’ve heard or read the uproar about Jessica Simpson’s weight gain. Sure, Ms. Simpson has packed on a few extra pounds and chose to display her curves with the most unflattering pair of high-waisted jeans. But … Continue reading

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Chinese Food Poisoners Executed; What about the US?

If you’ve been watching the news at all lately you already know that the Chinese government has sentenced to death those responsible for the milk contamination that caused the death of Chinese babies and sickened thousands more. And if you’ve … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Jason Wu Is Gay!

Also, the sky is blue. Competitor blog Jezebel (I say competitor because we’re up against them for Best Group Blog in the 2008 Bloggies — please vote for us!) reported yesterday that Jason Wu was upset that the big New … Continue reading

Posted in Fashion, LGBT | 10 Comments

Sharing a Meal at Ponzu: An 8Asians Bloggers Meetup

8asian writers, originally uploaded by simbuyo. On a cool, Thursday evening, Ernie and I drove up from Palo Alto to San Francisco. We met up with some of the other writers (Bo, Efren, Jen, John, and Genghis) for dinner at … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Drink, Meta | 30 Comments

Race to Oust San Jose Councilwoman Madison Nguyen Heats Up

In 2005, Madison Nguyen made history by becoming the first Vietnamese American to be elected to San Jose’s City Council, but there has been a lot of controversy over naming a section of San Jose “Little Saigon” versus names such … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Politics | 21 Comments

[Jan 30] SOUTHERN CA: ComedyZEN

Comedy Theory is pleased to present Comedy Zen- a night featuring an amazing multicultural line up on Saturday, January 30th at the Japanese National American Museum in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

Your headliner is Sugar Sammy, whose HBO concert special “Sugar Sammy Live in Concert” sold out audiences in Canada. We also have Danny Cho from MadTV, who you may remember as Bobby Lee’s sidekick Pongo. Edwin Li, who hails from San Francisco has been invited to the prestigious LAS VEGAS COMEDY FESTIVA… Continue reading

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New Zealanders like Asians!

A good close friend in New Zealand (that’s by Australia to all you geographically challenged folk) pointed me to an article from the New Zealand Herald declaring that New Zealanders like Asians! In rather broad strokes (and the rather odd … Continue reading

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Dr. Horrible’s Commentary: Nobody Asian in the Movies

If you’ve never heard of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog then you’re obviously not a Joss Whedon fan, but I’ll make it brief: TV writers go on strike, that writer guy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer writes a musical starring Doogie … Continue reading

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