Monthly Archives: January 2011

Why Do People Hate Asian Male/White Female Relationships?

So I was actually looking up to see whether or not or eHarmony had done any commercials with AMWF since it seemed like it’s the new thang to do as far as couples on television. I thought I saw … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Two Passes to BANANA 2, Asian Pacific Islander Bloggers Conference

UPDATE on 2/4/2011: Congratulations to our winners: Nadia H and Tim Palanca, as well as bonus winners Stephen Dypiangco and Kevyn Fong! See you at BANANA2! 8Asians is proud to be a organizing sponsor of the upcoming BANANA 2 Conference … Continue reading

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Forever 21’s Success Not Without Controversy

“How did the Changs, Korean immigrants who opened their first store in a gritty section of Los Angeles in 1984, become such important players in fast fashion? The family credits its accomplishments to hard work, faith, and frugality, though Forever … Continue reading

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Cuéntame: Fighting Against Hatred & Violence

Unai Montes-Irueste of Cuéntame Outreach shared this video with me and after watching it, I am reminded that while we should have pride and solidarity with our own Asian Pacific American communities, we must constantly be vigilant and extend our … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Talk About: Contradictory Advice from Asian Parents

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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New Road Forces Closure of Forbidden Gardens

One of the largest tributes to Chinese Americans, the Forbidden Gardens museum in Katy, TX is set to close in Februrary 2011, due to the expansion of the Grand Parkway (a connector between I-10 and Highway 290). The new road … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh “Ching Chongs” Hu Jintao

Chinese President Hu Jintao is on a four day visit to Washington DC where the American media was provided an untranslated speech. Unfortunate for the rest of us, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh decided to do his own rendition … Continue reading

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Modern Family & ‘Tiger’ Indian Parents

Last week’s episode of Modern Family had a funny, and somewhat timely and relevant plot line regarding the daughter Alex studying hard and competing to get the best grade against her main rival, an unseen Indian American kid named Sanjay. … Continue reading

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How To Be a Bad Asian: It’s Not All About API Rights in Movies

Life is hard enough as an Asian. Not all of us can get perfect SAT scores, graduate from medical school or trick out a Honda Civic. The pressure to embrace our culture remains but sometimes, we just don’t want to. … Continue reading

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APA Spotlight: Ellen Oh, Executive Director of Kearny Street Workshop

Ellen Oh is the Executive Director of Kearny Street Workshop. Continue reading

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Links: Yul Kwon to become PBS Host, MTV Japanese Reality Show, Like A G6 Parody, Korean Cosmetics, Cal State Studies

Yul Kwon of Survivor Fame to become PBS Host of “America Revealed” MTV to launch Japanese Reality Show “Shibuhara Girls” Harry Potter Parody of Far East Movement’s “Like A G6” Fly like it’s Quidditch Korean Cosmetic Brands to Check out … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Ally Bank and Randall Park

I just caught this commercial featuring funny man actor Randall Park. I think the last time I saw Park was when he was going on a date with a fellow Asian American in a Wells Fargo commercial – which I … Continue reading

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