Monthly Archives: March 2011

Toronto Reel Asian Internationl Film Festival’s Call for Submissions

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival’s 2011 Call for Submissions is now open! Enter your project before April 1st for no fee with a final deadline of June 1st with a $20 entry fee. This is your chance to … Continue reading

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Do Asian Women Have The Smallest Vaginas?

We in America are obsessed with the biggest. The Biggest Loser. The biggest thermometer. The biggest hamburger. Even on 8Asians, things aren’t that different. The most popular article I’ve ever written was about Asian men and penis size. Specifically, I … Continue reading

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The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsmen: Targeting the Chinese American Market

Hollywood interpretations of Asian themed movies and books often racebend the originals (e.g. 21, Last Airbender, and Akira), catering to what they assume are the tastes of a mostly white audience. China Lion, the distributor of the Chinese movie, The … Continue reading

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DUDE WTF ASIA: Android on Crack

Wow. This guy in the Android suit is going absolutely ballistic while dancing away at Taiwan’s Sony Xperia Arc cellphone stand. I have to say that the closest we have to this in the US is the guy that dances … Continue reading

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Bank of the West Joins Japan Disaster Relief Effort

Like many corporations, Bank of the West is joining the effort to help Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami by donating $200,000 to assist the survivors of aftermath. More importantly, the bank is also waiving fees for … Continue reading

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Top Internet Dating Tips for Asian Men

There are thousands of internet sites dedicated to “help” Asian men find dates. From the sheer number of sites, you would think we were all shut-ins, losers and helpless awkward shy weirdos who couldn’t put a coherent sentence together that … Continue reading

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Filipino Blogger Uproar Over Hoax Study That Claims Filipinos are Gullible

So in the past few days, there’s been an uproar within the Filipino blogosphere about a study that claims Filipinos are gullible. In this study purported to be done by Harvard, they have ranked first in gullibility. And of course, … Continue reading

Posted in DUDE WTF ASIA, Observations, WTF | 11 Comments

Miyazaki Club T-shirts from Martin Hsu

Calling all diehard fans of Hayao Miyazaki, the man behind iconic films like Totoro, Spirited Away and Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (just to name a few). Artist and friend Martin Hsu has debuted a new t-shirt design for … Continue reading

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Sucker Punch Review: Full of Sexy Eye Candy & Sexy Explosions

Imagine Inception, Matrix, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Now dilute it with flashy 300-esque CG effects and add the scantily clad charm of Burlesque, the kitsch of Showgirls and a handful of women prison movies. Bake it at … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Talk About: Hideaki Akaiwa, Badass of the Week

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. Sometimes we talk … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Observations, TalkAbout | 3 Comments Mugs

Hey kids, you should buy some mugs ($13.95) because… well, because they are mugs. And they have the logo on them. Man, how about that website, right? Like, one post is an identity debate about whether Asians hate … Continue reading

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