Monthly Archives: July 2012

Narratives of the Vietnamese War & Diaspora

Compelling stories and powerful images allow us to remember or learn our histories. Here are three different narratives of the Vietnamese diaspora experience, expressed through three different mediums: a memoir essay, chlorophyl prints, and a novel.

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Having an Asian Moment: ‘White Frog’

Please watch this trailer of Quentin Lee’s White Frog…and for the love of God will you please just try to hold back your tears? The movie looks great. It has a top notch cast including Glee homeboy (Harry Shum Jr.), … Continue reading

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Bay Area Ticket Giveaway: Asian Rock Fest 2012

Asian Rock Fest is an annual music festival showcasing the best of Asian American bands and artists. Started in 2004, ARF has brought together dozens of amazing bands from all across America, and hosted festivals from NYC to SF. This … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin Wins Best Breakthrough Athlete at ESPN’s 2012 ESPY Awards On Wednesday night during ESPN’s annual ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards show, Jeremy Lin won ESPN’s 2012 ESPY award for Breakthrough Athlete. Considering the awards are based on fan votes, it’s no surprise that Lin won, competing … Continue reading

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Listen to All of The Chinese Spoken in Firefly

Whedonites and Firefly lovers rejoice! The beloved cult TV hit by Joss Whedon celebrates its 10th anniversary and will be doing a special panel at this year’s Comic-Con (which starts today) and I won’t be there (but Moye will)! I … Continue reading

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Studio Ghibli Howl’s Moving Castle Vs. Diana Wynne Jone’s Novel I’m a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki’s films. Usually, it’s really important for me to like a character of a story in order to like the story itself, and I don’t always like characters in Miyazaki’s films, but there’s … Continue reading

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LA Ticket Giveaway: Tickets to 2012 Kollaboration Los Angeles

8Asians is proud to be a media partner for Kollaboration Los Angeles. This edition of Kollaboration features a special treat– for the first time ever, David Choi and his father Ray Choi, will be doing a special performance!! Did you … Continue reading

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Patang: The Kite Movie Review

Soaring and warring kites play out as metaphors for the multiple stories weaved in PATANG: The Kite. A successful Delhi businessman brings his daughter on a surprise trip to his hometown of Ahmedabad, home to India’s largest kite festival. There … Continue reading

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The College Admissions Game, Part 9: Aftermath

After playing the college admissions game, did we win?  Was the investment in an admissions consultant worth it?  Did the predictions by the admissions officer come true?  Did get Number One son and The Daughter get into their dream school?  … Continue reading

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8Asians Goes Behind The Scenes On CHINK

Jason Tobin of Better Luck Tomorrow stars in CHINK as serial killer Eddy Tsai. Photograph courtesy of Quentin Lee. The yellow light of the underground parking lot drowns the whole scene in a stifling plasma, like you’re looking through the … Continue reading

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Top 5 Unsung Heroes In Japanese American History

As a recent father, I want to teach my son that heroes can come in all shapes and sizes.  That being heroic can mean being brave on the field of battle but it can also mean doing the right thing, … Continue reading

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