Monthly Archives: August 2011

GASP! Brings Coupons For Up To 20% Off

Summer is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still go shopping. GASP! – the official shopping blog of 8Asians dedicated to gadgets, gizmos and tchotchkes that highlight the Asian Pacific Islander community – has two special … Continue reading

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Josh Brolin Cast In Spike Lee’s Old Boy Redux

In the grand tradition of “let’s make an Asian movie American,” Spike Lee has decided that he needed to put Park Chan-wook’s masterpiece, Oldboy through the Hollywood Xerox machine. This week, they announced that Josh Brolin will be the lucky … Continue reading

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Pianist Yuja Wang Dons Clubwear at the Hollywood Bowl

By Idy Yuja Wang is a 24-year-old Chinese soloist, who performed this month at the Hollywood Bowl. Her attire got heads turning when she stepped on stage with a sparkly, form-fitting, orange mini-dress and 4-in. gold stilettos. It was so … Continue reading

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Police Seeking Help with Possible Abduction of Hmong Girl

From Asian American Press: “Brooklyn Park Police are looking for a missing teen that could possibly be the victim of an abduction. At approximately 3:00 p.m. Thursday, police were called to the 7700 block of Abbott Ave N on what witnesses … Continue reading

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Panda Backpack

As videos like this show, there is very little funnier or cuter than a panda. So why not carry one with you wherever you go with this Panda Backpack ($24.99) at Hot Topic? Made of canvas, this cute little critter will … Continue reading

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Non-Korean U.S. Teen Wins Korean Speech Contest

I came across this sweet story last week describing how 14-year-old Alyssa Donovan of Maine became the first student of non-Korean heritage to win an award in a Korean speech contest hosted by the U.S. National Association for Korean Schools … Continue reading

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San Francisco’s Building 640 To Honor Japanese American Linguists from World War II

There’s an abandoned warehouse in Presidio National Park but soon, Building 640 will be the site of a new learning center, revealing its secret history as a Military Intelligence Service Language School. In 1941, the military housed and trained 60 … Continue reading

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Microsoft FUSE Lab’s Lili Cheng & My Thoughts on Growing Up

Over the weekend, The Seattle Times did a profile on Lili Cheng, the General Manager of Microsoft Research’s Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs. What really caught my attention was where she grew up (as well as she was a fellow … Continue reading

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Chinese Mother Chains Mentally Ill Son For 23 Years

I don’t know what to make of this story about a Chinese mother who has kept her mentally ill son chained up for 23 years. You really don’t think that anyone would ever do something like this, but basically the … Continue reading

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Nom Nom Nom Shirt

Lions, and cookies, and bears–oh my! This Nom Nom Nom Shirt ($25) has it all. The shirt is printed in gold on brown, and comes in sizes XS to XL. Special Offer: Connie, the owner of The Tiny Fig is … Continue reading

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Splendent Media to Sell Rights to Remakes of 69 Akira Kurosawa Films

By Halls Variety reports that Los Angeles-based Splendent Media will serve as a sales agent to the “worldwide rights (outside Japan) to 69 titles from filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, including 19 screenplays that were never produced.” Not included in the deal … Continue reading

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Billboard Launches K-Pop Hot 100 List

In conjunction with Billboard Korea, has now included in its international section Billboard K-pop Hot 100 based on “digital sales via leading websites as well as downloads from mobile service sites using an industry-standard formula and the most credible … Continue reading

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