Monthly Archives: January 2009

POP 88 #27 – Kollaboration 9 Ticket Giveaway

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year! POP 88’s first episode of 2009 brings you new music from Tenjochiki, Stanley Huang and Teriyaki Boyz. Hear me review some of the films I saw over the holidays and fangirl over Korea’s newest girl … Continue reading

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Pinkberry vs. Red Mango’s Ultimate FroYo Bay Area Smackdown

When I first blogged about Pinkberry my fellow 8Asian bloggers were shocked that I had never tried the frozen yogurt phenomenon; at the time, they only had stores in Southern California and in New York City. But with a new … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Writers Talk About: Inventors and their Creepy Robot Girlfriends

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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Luck Runs Out For Gambling Chinese Officials

Gambling is illegal in China, but not in Macao, where apparently many Chinese officials have been taking jaunts to gamble embezzled government money. These gambling trips have apparently cost Chinese officials an average of $2.7 million dollars each in a … Continue reading

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McDonald’s “Asian Weeks” Ad Baffles 8Asians

… at least two of them anyway. Moye shared this with me and neither of us can figure this out. Does the ad fold down? Huh? What?! You can count ME confused but somehow, oddly, I am craving a fried … Continue reading

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Nuns Sue Filipina Over Smoked Fish

The Philippine News recently reported that an order of nuns in Manhattan called the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart have filed a lawsuit against a Filipina tenant in one of their apartments for cooking Filipino smoked fish, otherwise known … Continue reading

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On Asian-American Academic Pressure: Mission San Jose Students Talk Back

John recently blogged last week about a recent SJ Mercury article talking about Asian Americans and the high-stress environment of Mission San Jose High School, in Fremont CA. While the link — and the corresponding CNN article asking the world … Continue reading

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Creating Your Own Surrogate Family

Jun Chen isn’t the first Chinese girl to have been left by her family. Her father abandoned her in NYC when he returned to China after losing his job in the United States. She was only 17 at the time. … Continue reading

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Mountain View, CA Elects First Asian American Woman Mayor

Mountain View, California is the headquarters of Internet giant Google. It’s also where I live. This past week, I witnessed history as Mountain View had a “Historic moment at City Hall” by the Mountain View city council unanimously electing Margaret … Continue reading

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China’s Control on Internet Commentary

The Chinese government is now paying people to write commentary on the Internet to negate any bad “opinions”. This is the next logical step in order to try and control negative news, due to the nature of the Internet and … Continue reading

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San Francisco Supervisors Elect David Chiu as President of the Board of Supervisors

As I had blogged last December, David Chiu was elected in November to San Francisco City Supervisor, District 3. This past week, Tim noted that David Chiu took office and was elected after six rounds of voting by his peers … Continue reading

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Are You Ready? America’s Next Dance Crew, Season 3

Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew (or as I like to call it, Debunking the Asian Nerd Myth Show) is back for a third season. The show premieres this Thursday, January 15th, and introduces 9 competing dance crews, all vying … Continue reading

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