Monthly Archives: January 2009

Happy Chinese New Year – Year of the Ox!

Happy New Year! We at would like wish all of our readers a Happy Chinese New Year! [EDITORS NOTE: Also, happy Korean New Year and Vietnamese New Year, which also use the same lunar calendars.] The first time I … Continue reading

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Hot K-pop: After School

A lot of blogs out there seem to be following K-pop jailbait: the Wonder Girls and Big Bang Seungri’s abs have been written about by Perez Hilton, and SNSD — also known as Girls’ Generation — has been covered by … Continue reading

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Slumdog Millionaire Not so Golden to Some Indians

“What movie are you guys seeing?” asked J., a Indian friend of The Daughter. “We’re going to see Slumdog Millionaire,” said The Daughter. “Don’t see that – it makes India look so bad!” said J. It turns out that J. … Continue reading

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8Asians Nominated For a 2009 ‘Weblog Awards’ Bloggie

First, the good news: has been nominated for a 2009 Weblog Awards, more affectionately called The Bloggies! The Bloggies celebrate the best in weblogs through pomp and circumstance, if by “best” you mean “most publicized” and by “pomp and … Continue reading

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Aretha’s Inauguration Hat Propels Korean American to Fashion Limelight

Love it or hate it, Aretha Franklin’s “church hat” during President Obama’s inauguration ceremony has been the talk of the net worldwide, with the hat being placed on random victims, here, there and everywhere, even spawning a Facebook group. But … Continue reading

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Yo-Yo Ma & Company Fake It at the Inauguration

Did you watch the inauguration of Barack Obama this past Tuesday? I sure did, and watched with pride to see America inaugurating Barack Obama as President of the United States as well as such a high profile Asian American such … Continue reading

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Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr.

I want to thank everyone for their words of condolences this week. It’s been comforting to hear from so many. With good reason, I’m a week or so late with this topic. The Oxford University Press chose to honor Martin … Continue reading

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Chinoiserie is Clearly French for “Hella Tacky”

From 8Asians reader brotherparish: There is a debate at this blog over whether a home decor scheme — Chinoiserie — is offensive to Asians. Your opinion would be welcomed. So being gay, it’s technically in my contract that I have … Continue reading

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Mourning Comes Too Early

I’m going to break a few rules here. My mother passed away this week. Normally we’re supposed to write about current events that have an Asian theme and how we as Asian Americans react to that news. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Jason Wu, Designer of Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Ball Gown

I cried yesterday morning when I listened to President Obama’s inaugural address on the radio. Before you think I’m some uber-Obama nut like Ernie’s neighbor, I’ll tell you that I was crying because I was thinking of my Dad, who … Continue reading

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The Vigorous Mind Book Review

My palette’s got quite the eccentric pairing of taste buds. You would think I would do well at a buffet with the wide variety of selection—the salad bar, the burrito bar, the rotisserie, the “unknown,” and my favorite, the non-fat … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to Kollaboration 9 in Los Angeles

Kollaboration — gotta love the fact that it starts with the letter K instead of the letter C — has been a Southern California Asian American institution since 2000, showcasing Asian American talent of different forms as a way to … Continue reading

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