Monthly Archives: May 2013

Chef Ming Tsai & White House Executive Chef Cook Healthy for American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

As you know, the month of May is American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and thus it’s no surprise that the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Initiative and the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Meet the 8Asians: Nithin

Get to know the writers who make 8Asians possible! Joz started the “Meet the 8Asians” series a while back when she introduced our then resident heartthrob Brian. Now meet some of our new writers on staff, such as Nithin, an … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Ace Hardware Neighbors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5-q3TMKfjE This commercial from Ace Hardware shows “Greg” (Actor Ryun Yu) getting a bit of hardware advice from his “neighbor” at Ace. I wonder if they can give advice like Tim does on Asian American DIY such as installing powerful … Continue reading

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Lucy Liu, Hollywood Asian Stereotypes, and “Elementary” (my dear Watson)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUJeWvpat-M Lucy Liu recently discussed racism in Hollywood, the problem with not being American enough and not being Asian enough–the classic paradoxical existence every Asian American lives in. She’s tired of being the emotionless Asian girl or the Asian girl … Continue reading

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An Asian Girl’s Definition of Herself

By “Cleanchino” Cho Although I am not a proud lurker on Facebook, I still continue to browse the ever-so revealing News Feed on a regular basis. It’s part of my ritual during my daily commute home from work. Facebook is … Continue reading

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8Asians Vlog from Lianne: Reverse Culture Shock

Lianne returned to the US after living in Taiwan, and experienced Reverse Culture Shock. This is how she dealt with it.

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Giveaway: ‘Hangover 3’ Prize Package

If you can’t wait to see the highly-anticipated The Hangover, Part III, then pay attention! Korean American actor Ken Jeong returns in the third and final film in director Todd Phillips’ record-shattering comedy trilogy. Jeong reunites with stars Bradley Cooper, … Continue reading

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LAAPFF 2013: Mix-cultural Asians Find Their Roots

EDITORS NOTE from Joz: 8Asians is proud to be a community co-presenter of various films at the 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, presented by Visual Communications. One common theme that has been echoing in some of the documentaries … Continue reading

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Meet the 8Asians: Lianne

Get to know the writers who make 8Asians possible! Joz started the “Meet the 8Asians” series a while back when she introduced our then resident heartthrob Brian. Now meet some of our new writers on staff, such as Lianne, Asian … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Zero and Tai Chi Hero Movie Review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laRpF4fywK4 Tai Chi Zero and Tai Chi Hero are basically two halves of the same film. Zero came out in the U.S. last fall, and Hero just came out a couple weeks ago. These movies had kung fu, steam punk, … Continue reading

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Behind the Smoke and Mirrors of Chinese Superstition

Superstition and fortune telling has a long history in Chinese culture. I’ve written about some of my family’s own experiences with a fortune teller in The Chopstick Story with regard to how an aunt and and an uncle of mine … Continue reading

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Election 2012: Asian Americans Voter Turnout Declined from 2008 and Lowest Amongst All Races

Recently, the U.S. Census Bureau released their report on the  Current Population Survey November Voting and Registration Supplement, that studies demographic voter turnout in the most recent presidential election cycle. The big news from this report was that for the … Continue reading

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