Monthly Archives: May 2011

First APA Coach Erik Spoelstra To Lead Miami Heat To NBA Finals

Hesitant congratulations are in order to Erik Spoelstra for not only coaching the Miami Heat basketball team to the NBA finals, but being the first Asian American and Filipino American head coach of an NBA franchise. He is also the … Continue reading

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Rock Jocks’ KevJumba on Acting & YouTube

You’ve seen KevJumba on YouTube and The Amazing Race, but soon you can watch him on the big screen in Rock Jocks, his first feature film! 8Asians was invited to the set of the indie comedy, which follows the adventures … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: McDonald’s Frozen Strawberry Lemonade I caught this latest McDonald’s TV commercial advertising their frozen strawberry lemonade over on Angry Asian Man last week. The two featured performers are of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew fame – Victor Kim of Quest Crew and Yuri Tag of … Continue reading

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Commenter Spotlight: N’jaila Rhee

Commenter Spotlight is a weekly interview with the people who comment on – whether what they have to say is insightful, touching, humorous or controversial, they’ve earned the respect of other readers. 8Asians readers, meet commenter N’jaila Rhee, … Continue reading

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Mason Lee Talks The Hangover Part II, Being Ang’s Son, & Nuts 4 Nuts

As the son of an Academy Award-winning director, Mason Lee could easily use his name as leverage to get into some highbrow movies suitable for snotty cinephiles and artistic thespian-types. The Hangover Part II doesn’t necessarily scream “highbrow,” but it’s … Continue reading

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Spanish vs. Chinese: Which is the Next Language to Learn?

“Dad, what language should I take?” asked Number One Son, as he filled out online enrollment forms for high school.   “Spanish or Mandarin?” Indeed, that is a question that others have asked.  Nicholas Kristof asked the question in an Op-ed … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Talk About: Yung Wing

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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APA Spotlight: Ben Park, Executive Director, Asia America MultiTechnology Association

APA Spotlight is a weekly interview of Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) community leaders. It is a spotlight on individuals who have dedicated their careers to issues surrounding the APIA community with the goal of bringing much deserved recognition to … Continue reading

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How Culture Affects Our Perception In The Face Of Death

Like anything else, it turns out the way we respond to our mortality is influenced by our culture. A new study in Psychological Science reveals the differences between European Americans and Asian Americans in the way they react to their … Continue reading

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Chinese 3D Porn Film to be Released in US Theaters For those three guys — trust me, I’m pretty sure they’re guys — who were ready to book a flight to Hong Kong after reading our discussion about Sex & Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy, the Chinese 3D soft-porn movie … Continue reading

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Why Do Asians Suck at Offering Pregnant Women a Subway Seat?

By Anonymous What do you get when you combine one HEAVILY preggers Asian American woman and the NYC subway system during rush hour? An ideal opportunity for an informal social experiment, of course. During the last three months of my … Continue reading

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Jamie Chung Talks “The Hangover Part II,” Dating & Food Blogging

You may recognize Jamie Chung from The Real World: San Diego, but since then she has been taking the same route of fellow Real World alumna, Jacinda Barrett (she was in the London season) and becoming a legit non B-movie … Continue reading

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