Monthly Archives: November 2010

Napa Dim Sum Food Truck’s Special Dish: “Ten Dolla Make You Hollah”

From 8Asians Reader Lita: “I live in Napa and am all about supporting small, local businesses. But this new eatery in town called Dim Sum Charlie’s is just clueless when it comes to properly representing Asians. As an Asian-American women … Continue reading

Posted in (simple), Discrimination, Food & Drink | 5 Comments

Asian Americans More Optimistic About The American Dream

In a recent study done by MetLife on the American Dream, more Asian Americans were the most optimistic in their responses than any other ethnic group. Almost half (47%) of Asian Americans believe that their personal situation will improve in … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Current Events, Health | 3 Comments

Charice Returning to Glee!

Uh-oh. Looks like those Charice haters will have a lot more to gripe about because Sunshine Corazon is set to return to Glee. The show on Fox is currently in its second season, but the last time we saw Charice, … Continue reading

Posted in (simple), Comedy, Entertainment, Music, TV | 3 Comments

Happy Doodle Land Online Sale!

Flora Chang, the artist behind Happy Doodle Land, is joining the cyber shopping frenzy with her own online sale at her Etsy store! From now until December 5th, you can find her original artwork, buttons, stamps and plushies for 10% … Continue reading

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I AM KOREAN AMERICAN’s Founder Peter Kang Interview

There is something beautiful when people take the initiative to create a passion project out of an idea so simple. This is the case with the collage website, I AM KOREAN AMERICAN, which was co-founded by Peter Kang and Sei-Wook Kim. … Continue reading

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APCF Seeks Nominations for 2011 Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Awards

The Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) in partnership with Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy – Los Angeles Chapter (AA/PIP-LA) is seeking nominations for individuals and organizations that have exemplified outstanding support for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community through … Continue reading

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Bunny Crushing Fetish Videos Anger Chinese

There’s a fetish for everything, and that includes crushing or squeezing adorable furry animals. Also, hot girls will do anything to make a quick buck. The online community in China is outraged over a series of viral videos by crush … Continue reading

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Far East Movement’s 2Gether Behind the Scenes Video

What is a G6? Are you still asking yourself that? No one really knows the meaning behind Far East Movement’s hit single but there’s no time to ponder that question, because they’ve got a new song up from their album, … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Music | 6 Comments

Hindu American Foundation Launches Campaign to “Take Back Yoga”

Christian yoga practitioners, your worst nightmares are coming true: a group of Indian-Americans called the Hindu American Foundation “has ignited a surprisingly fierce debate in the gentle world of yoga by mounting a campaign to acquaint Westerners with the faith … Continue reading

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L.A. Ticket Giveaway: Comedy Zen, Jokes of Fury (Friday, December 3)

UPDATE: Congrats to mwei for winning the giveaway! If you’re in Los Angeles, check out Comedy Zen, a showcase of the funniest and finest multicultural comedians working today! We’ve blogged about a lot of these guys before, so if you … Continue reading

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MMA’s Mark Munoz: “It’s Weird to Punch Your Friend in the Face”

Mark the “Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz said after his UFC 123 win over friend and training partner Aaron Simpson that it was weird hitting a friend in the face.  We have talked about Asian Americans in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Win a ‘Harry Potter 7, Part 1’ Messenger Bag

12/3/2010 UPDATE: Congrats to our 3 winners– ninabyte, bryondai, and SimonSlant! Now that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 has been in theatres for a couple of weeks, we’re happy to release a follow up contest to our … Continue reading

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