Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wanderlei Silva Stops Cung Le At UFC 139, Le Takes Major Damage

The match between Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le at UFC 139 ended with a TKO in the second round.  Cung Le knocked down Silva with a kick in the first round, but Silva came on strong in the second to … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Tee

Here at GASP!, we often post shirts that are cute, funny, or just plain cool. This Kung Fu Tee ($15) Tee by Asian Crew Clothing, however, sends a message: as Asian Americans, we are not our stereotypes. Asian Crew is … Continue reading

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Jin Akanishi Takes “Test Drive” Into US Market & Thoughts On US debuts

Having enjoyed a #1 spot on the iTunes Dance chart, former KAT-TUN member, Jin Akanishi’s single ‘Test Drive” feat. Jason Derulo is quite the impressive US debut. I say US, because if you’re elsewhere in the world, you’re S.O.L. in … Continue reading

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Energy Secretary Steven Chu Testifies Before Congress on Solyndra Federal Loan

This past Thursday, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu testified in front of Congress at the House Oversight Committee hearing regarding Solyndra, the high profile San Francisco Bay Area invest in solar energy company which took a Department of Energy (DOE) … Continue reading

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Anya Ayoung-Chee Is Second Asian Woman To Win Project Runway

What girl doesn’t want beauty and a good sense of fashion? Anya Ayoung-Chee apparently has both. She is the winner of Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2008 and the newest winner of Project Runway. This makes her the second winner … Continue reading

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The Cornell Daily Sun Op-Ed: No Asians Need Apply

While surfing the web the other night, I came across a recent opinion/editorial piece by a senior columnist named Judah Bellin in my alma mater’s school newspaper, The Cornell Daily Sun, discussing Asian American admissions quotas and perceptions: We can’t really … Continue reading

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Chinese-English Baby Blocks

A is for apple. B is for ball. C is for…you get the idea. Growing up, learning English letters with blocks was simple. But what happens if you’re raising a baby in a bilingual household? Luckily, these Chinese English blocks … Continue reading

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The Muppets Take Over Bollywood?

Walt Disney Studios UK created a trailer voiced by South Asian American actor Sunil Malhotra, where Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of The Muppet gang seem to be singing and dancing to a big Bollywood musical number. … Continue reading

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: David Chang

“Celebrity” chef David Chang, owner of Momofuku, makes piña coladas and a new ramen dish from his Lucky Peach magazine.

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The 8Asians Talk About: “Returning” to Asia When You’re American

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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Jin Akanishi’s “Test Drive” Music Video Featuring Jason Derulo [PARTNER POST]

By Keesa “Test Drive” by Jin Akanishi featuring Jason Derulo is currently #1 on the iTunes Dance Album Chart. If you like the song, I’m sure you’ll agree that the video makes it so much hotter. It has everything you … Continue reading

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Threadless “When Pandas Attack” T-Shirt

Pandas are among the cutest animals in the world (next to, of course, kittens, koalas, and shiba inu puppies). They sneeze and scare their mothers, eat bamboo, and…oh my gosh, is that a panda on the offensive? Discover a new … Continue reading

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