Monthly Archives: March 2012

CC Made Artisanal Caramels

This week’s “inspirasian” story is about professional-turned-entrepreneur Cassandra Chen. Born in Shanghai, Cassandra graduated from UC Davis and worked in finance. She ditched her business attire for chef pants, taking stints to work as line cooks in fine restaurants. At … Continue reading

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8Questions With Make Believe Review

People often think that the Internet has destroyed literature. But Kai Wu doesn’t think that’s necessarily the case. That’s why she started, Make Believe Review, a website dedicated to showcasing short stories from various writers. Full disclosure, Kai is a … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Coffee Filter

Lazy afternoons are perfect for enjoying Vietnamese-style coffee, and part of drinking this beverage is the experience of brewing the coffee yourself: pouring water into the metal filter, watching that dark, velvety liquid drip slowly into the cup, and making … Continue reading

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L.A. Koreatown Faces New Resdistricting Maps

On March 8th, residents of L.A.’s Koreatown community showed up in droves to see through that their voice would become part of Council District 13 for increased self-determination and representation in city government. About 200 Korean Americans wore yellow t-shirts … Continue reading

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Nyan Cat Adventure

Although it doesn’t contribute much to their economy, you can say that one of Japan’s major exports is cats. From Totoro’s Catbus to the YouTube sensation Maru, there’s no shortage of adored neko from Japan. Another such famous cat that … Continue reading

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Assemblywoman Grace Meng Running for New York’s Sixth Congressional District

Assemblywoman Grace Meng was endorsed by the Queens Democratic Party for the Sixth Congressional District earlier this week. An endorsement by the party, however, does not guarantee victory. Meng has drawn two opponents in the Democratic primary, which will be … Continue reading

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“Strangers From A Different Shore” by Ronald Takaki

Why did Asians immigrate to America? How did the model minority myth come about? Why is it that there seem to be more Japanese Americans in Hawaii than other parts of the United States? Whatever your level of APA knowledge, … Continue reading

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Undocumented Immigration And The APIA Community

March 10th was National Coming Out of the Shadows Day, which the Immigrant Youth Justice League describes as the day when “undocumented immigrant youth along with our allies publicly def[y] fear and criminalization without shame by declaring to be ‘undocumented, … Continue reading

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Having An Asian Moment: The Movie “Single Asian Female”

Among all the Asian-centric films I saw at SXSW this year, Single Asian Female was probably the most disturbing…and in a weird, creepy way, it was one of the most heartfelt. Directed by San Francisco-based filmmaker Debbie Lum, the documentary … Continue reading

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Congressman Walter Jones Says the U.S. is Dependent on China’s “Uncle Chang”?

Earlier this week in a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. efforts in Afghanistan, Congressman Walter “Freedom Fries” Jones (Republican – North Carolina) referred to China as “Uncle Chang”: In a question to the Commander of U.S. and NATO … Continue reading

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Kick Ass Ninja Hoodie

If you’ve been following us, you know that we love ninjas. Some might even go so far as to say we adore them. And now, with these Kiss Ass Ninja Hoodies ($35), we can show off our love in cute, … Continue reading

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