Monthly Archives: June 2013

8Questions with 8Asians Writer Mihee Kim-Kort

A published writer, prolific blogger, feminist activist, and a faith scholar, Mihee is one of the 8Asians veteran writers. Get to know Mihee in 8Questions: Describe who you are. I’m a 2nd generation Korean American. I was born in the … Continue reading

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12 Year old New York Filipina Cites Cyberbulling in her Suicide Note

12 Year old Filipina American Gabrielle Molina committed suicide last month,  citing cyberbullying in her suicide note.  She joins Audrie Potts and other teens and adolescents around the world for whom cyberbullying was a factor in their deaths.    One doesn’t … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Bamboo Blade

Bamboo Blade is basically a sports anime. Sports anime are ones that focus on a sport or activity through which a main protagonist, with a cohort of friends providing plenty of back stories to explore, works on improving in that … Continue reading

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The Guillotines: Film Review

Opening June 14th at the Four Star Theatre in San Francisco and already available on iTunes & VOD, The Guillotines tells the story of a brotherhood of secret assassins who find themselves in the middle of a rebellion conflicted between … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Psycho-Pass Psycho-Pass is an anime that is very reminiscent of the movie Minority Report. The story revolves around a new Inspector Akane who has to learn to work with Enforcers in a society where people are sorted by their Crime … Continue reading

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Giveaway: ‘Man of Steel’ Prize Package

UPDATE: Congrats to grand prize winners: nuggets, Judy S., and mikeianliu! Congrats to runner up winners: Nanayaa O, Jonathan K, Pete X, Keith C, Kimberly P. If you can’t wait to see the highly-anticipated Man of Steel, then pay attention! … Continue reading

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Report: Asian-American Subgroups Among Nation’s Poorest

A new report out from the University of California, Los Angeles is reporting that some sub groups of Asian Americans are among the nation’s poorest populations, based on income sources, home foreclosures and housing burden. While at first glance this … Continue reading

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Rurouni Kenshin Reboot

I admit, there was a time when I was tempted to walk into a kendo dojo and ask if they taught Hiten Mitsurugi-ryu (Flying Heavenly Govern Sword-Style). Sounds impressive right? Except that it’s a fictional sword art. That’s right. Fake. … Continue reading

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Product Review: Blackberry Z10

As most of you know, the bloggers here at 8Asians have day jobs, and blogging is really a side activity for most of us. My day job is working as a marketing executive at a high technology company in the … Continue reading

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Hip to be Asian American?

It’s Hip to be Asian in the US by Elizabeth Lee of Voice of America, argues that there is a new coolness in being Asian. I have noticed it too. Asian America isn’t as much on the fringes (of popular … Continue reading

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Meet the 8Asians: Shako

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, Shako, a Los Angeles based … Continue reading

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Film Review: ‘Masquerade’ (2012)

Masquerade (2012). Lee Byung-hun, Ryoo Seung-ryong, Han Hyo-joo, Jang Gwang, Shim Eun-kyung. Directed by Choo Chang-min. Korean with English subtitles. The Korean historical drama Masquerade has plot elements similar to that of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper and … Continue reading

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