Monthly Archives: September 2011

Prachya Pinkaew’s Chocolate Movie Review

Chocolate is an intense martial arts film directed by Prachya Pinkaew (Ong Bak with Tony Jaa) about a young autistic girl Zen whose father is a Japanese Yakuza and mother was part of a Thai gang. With her mother sick, … Continue reading

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“Take Me Out” Tee

Cheeky shirts for women can be hard to come by. This Take Me Out shirt ($15.50) by KawaiiNot, however, fits the bill. Shirts are printed on 100% cotton, and come in ladies’ sizes S to XL. Shipping is only $3 … Continue reading

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The Red Dawn Remake To Be Released in 2012

After nearly two years of stalling, the Red Dawn remake has finally found a distributor willing to take on this film, after MGM emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 and deciding not to release it.  FilmDistrict, an independent studio, is finalizing … Continue reading

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L.A. Giveaway: Tickets to ISA Festival Los Angeles

UPDATE 9/30/2011: Congrats to our winner: Steph C! Don’t forget that general tickets are still available for purchase online (or in person through today only)! International Secret Agents (ISA) is getting bigger and bigger every year. Founded by Wong Fu … Continue reading

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“Very Hungry Sushi” Tee

As kids, reading picture books was a nightly ritual. Of particular favorite was Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Now, we can relive those memories in a new way with the Very Hungry Sushi Tee ($24.66) from Red Bubble. The … Continue reading

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Top 8 Rejected Names for Chipotle’s Asian Restaurant ShopHouse

Here at 8Asians, we’re fascinated with the idea of ShopHouse, the Asian-inspired spin-off of the one-step above Fast Food restaurant chain Chipotle. While none of us live in Washington DC, where the first (and as of now, only) store is … Continue reading

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Instant Noodle Museum Opens In Japan

Nissin, the company who invented instant ramen, is celebrating their 40 years of success by opening a museum dedicated to noodles in Japan: “Up to 10,000sq m covers the museum grounds with visitors given the chance to create their own … Continue reading

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8Questions with Eugene Liu: Where Are The Asian Conservatives?

Lately I’ve been surrounded by liberals. My friends, most family members, co-workers, and colleagues at the non-profits and institutions I serve lean decidedly left. So imagine my elation when I stumbled across Eugene Liu, founder of Liu is a … Continue reading

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“Hez the Pirate” Leather Keychain

Though “Talk Like a Pirate Day” was last week, it’s never a bad time to talk about pirates. With this Hez the Pirate keychain ($22.90), you’ll always have the opportunity to launch into your side of the Pirates vs. Ninjas … Continue reading

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Is Tofu Terrific or Terrible?

I like tofu, and I often choose it in place of meat or featured in dishes like mapo tofu.  I have always thought of it as healthy meat substitute.  I then came across this article titled “Health food or Dietary … Continue reading

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Giveaway: 4-pack of Tickets to Formula Drift – Round 7, “Title Fight” in Irwindale, CA (L.A.)

UPDATE 9/30/11: Congrats to our winners Kuka & Chuck d! Here it is… it all comes down to the “TITLE FIGHT” for the Formula DRIFT Championship. The Toyota Speedway at Irwindale is known as the “House of Drift.” The legendary … Continue reading

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