RIP, Brittany Murphy, the Ramen Girl

Brittany Murphy is dead at age 32 of cardiac arrest, and in tribute, I have promised myself that I would use the phrase “That’s way harsh, Ty” more in my personal vernacular. What does this have anything to do with me as an Asian American? Not much, honestly. That said, one of Murphy’s final movie roles was in the 2008 film Ramen Girl, where a spoiled American girl abandoned in Tokyo finds herself cooking for a Ramen chef. My friend Lia summarizes the movie the best via twitter: “get past the terrible (terrible!) start of [the movie] and there are some surprisingly lovely moments.”

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About Ernie

I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.
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