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Monthly Archives: June 2011
My wife and I are expecting a child at the end of the year. We’ve started to discuss things like what type of crib we want to buy, whether we should circumcise or not, and what kind of college they … Continue reading
PINK DOT is an annual event in Singapore that allows the LGBT community to come together in open air and be proud of who they are. Think of a miniature gay pride event in pink but without all the craziness … Continue reading
I live close to San Jose’s Japantown, and I have been getting takeout from there for many years. During that time, I have seen the Soko hardware store (pictured left) closed down and converted to a number of shops. One … Continue reading
Think twice before posting that bad review on Yelp–at least, if you’re in Taiwan (and if they have a version of Yelp there). Liu, a Taiwanese food blogger, found her dish at a restaurant so unsatisfactory that she wrote what … Continue reading
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
Every July 4th weekend, Nathan’s Famous conducts its annual hot dog eating contest, which it has been running almost continuously since 1916! In an effort to promote its brand in China, Nathan’s Famous expanded the hot dog competition to its … Continue reading
The LA Times profiles the life of California Controller John Chiang after recent headlines for his decision to dock lawmakers’ pay–and dealing with his own Taiwanese Tiger Mom: “In 2006, he ran for controller. He was widely viewed as the … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld of ‘Tiger Mom’ fame graduated as valedictorian and gave the commencement speech to her class. Apparently anyone in the top 20% is a valedictorian candidate and is voted by the senior class. Sophia does make … Continue reading
A while back, Jeff blogged about Jose Antonio Vargas, a remarkable person and prolific writer/journalist who immigrated from the Philippines. He worked hard but tried to stay under the radar when it came to pursuing his dreams, particularly his education … Continue reading
Commenter Spotlight is a weekly interview with the people who comment on 8Asians.com – whether what they have to say is insightful, touching, humorous or controversial, they’ve earned the respect of other 8Asians.com readers. 8Asians readers, meet commenter m.wei: Tell … Continue reading