Monthly Archives: August 2012

Second Soldier Tried In Danny Chen Case Takes Plea Deal

Spc. Ryan J. Offutt , the second soldier tried in the hazing suicide case of Danny Chen, plead guilty to the “lesser” charge of hazing and two counts of maltreatment as part of a plea deal.  He will receive a … Continue reading

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Language Deficiency & The Asian American Identity

By Misa Shikuma “He who does not know his mother’s tongue does not know where he is going.” – Dr. Jose Rizal My first introduction to this quote was in preparation for a fourth grade play. At the time I … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Ken Jeong & Coke Zero

http://youtu.be/5Vl9jI3hVZc I can’t say that I am a big fan of tv and movie star Ken Jeong, but I found this latest Coke Zero ad highlighting Jeong’s antics quite funny and entertaining. At the beginning of the ad, you see … Continue reading

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The Philippines, Its “Worst Flooding in Three Years” And More Lies

[Author’s note: The following gonzo piece below is not meant to offend; it is meant to inform readers of things that do offend the sensibilities of concerned human beings. This account is as experienced first-hand from being in Manila for … Continue reading

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Red Dawn Trailer Has Arrived

The new trailer for the Red Dawn remake is here–and just in time for the weekend! Boy, am I excited. I thought I was going to have to spend the next couple of days feeling like a normal, boring American … Continue reading

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Having an Asian Moment: Karen Maruyama In The Campaign

Here is my brief review of The Campaign: If you like to watch Zach Galifianakis act like Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell act like Will Ferrell AND you are dying to see them do it in a political race, then … Continue reading

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Clarissa Chun Wins Olympic Bronze In 105.5lbs Women’s Freestyle Wrestling

When I read about Asian Americans Competing in the 2012 Olympics, I looked through the Northwest Asian Weekly yearbook-like pictures. The one Olympian that jumped out at me was Clarissa Chun, a diminutive Asian girl that had the word “Wrestling” … Continue reading

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Innocent Muslims Are Getting Killed in Burma, But Few Will Talk About It

I leave it to one of our colleagues here to write about the recent Wisconsin Sikh Temple incident as I focus on something I find myself disgusted over, an unforgiving disgust directed mainly at myself for not speaking up about … Continue reading

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67 years Since Hiroshima And Nagasaki bombings

It’s been 67 years since the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6th and 9th 1945 respectively. I’m usually with my family in Japan during this time, watching the ceremony at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on the … Continue reading

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Asian American Children More Likely To Need Glasses

A new study of school-aged children (5 to 16), that covered the period of 1989 to 2009, showed that Asian American children developed myopia (near-sightedness) more often than children of any other race. 27.3 percent of Asians, 21.4 percent of … Continue reading

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LA Ticket Giveaway: V3 Digital Media Conference

UPDATE 8/18/2012: Congrats to the winners: Gabrielle N, Michael G, m.wei, Venus A and Henry O! If you missed the giveaway but would still like to register, we have a special discount code for our 8Asians readers! You can use: … Continue reading

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LINSANITY Hits Taiwan With Jeremy Lin’s Press Conference in Taipei

Over the weekend, Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin arrived in his parents’ homeland of Taiwan and LINSANITY ensued. Lin held a very well attended press conference to answer many amusing questions, including if he has a girlfriend or not (he does … Continue reading

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