Monthly Archives: August 2013

Book Summary: Making Paper Cranes

One of our own has recently published a book. Mihee Kim-Kort published Making Paper Cranes: Toward an Asian American Feminist Theology. Some might call it cliche because it’s a little Joy Luck Club meets Mulan. An Asian mother teaching her Asian daughter to … Continue reading

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Michelle Kwan: From Olympic Figure Skater to Diplomat

I saw a friend of mine on Facebook post this brief video interview on Yahoo! Shine (here to view) from a few weeks ago of Michelle Kwan talking about her life from Olympic Figure Skater to her current role at … Continue reading

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YouTube: Jeremy Lin – Reloaded

Last summer, Houston Rockets NBA player Jeremy Lin posted a YouTube video as to what he was up to during the off season. Last week, Lin posted another video titled “Reloaded” – showing himself working out and training to prepare … Continue reading

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China Internet Trend: Babies Wearing Watermelons As Clothes

I caught an The Cut/NY Mag piece (referencing Kotaku’s) about the latest trend to rock Weibo (that’s China’s “Twitter”): babies dressed up in watermelon clothes. It evidently started in Wenzhou city, when baby’s father reportedly worked all day to fashion … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Sears Demo Center: Full Court

I’m not in the market for a dishwasher, but this Sears’ commercial caught my eye. Having an adjustable dishwasher rack is an interesting concept. Not sure it would cause me to choose a Kenmore washer. To be honest, I can’t … Continue reading

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National Minority Donor Awareness Week (August 1-7)

I had no idea that August 1 through August 7 is National Minority Donor Awareness Week until a friend of mine posted the above video which featured a friend of hers.  We have done many stories at 8asians on the … Continue reading

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Kollaboration SF 4: Post-Event Wrap Up (8/3/2013)

I had heard of Kollaboration SF before (“an annual event and movement produced by young Asian and Pacific Islander (API) professionals and students to promote a strong API presence in entertainment and media.”), but had never attended a show. I … Continue reading

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Chinese American Author Wakes Up Chinese Girl Power

I sat down with Joy Chen, a Los Angeles based author, weeks ago for a story I am working on, which is about Chinese “leftover women,” a Chinese social phenomenon stigmatizing educated, urban and single women over age 27. Chen … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Interview: Ro Khanna for California’s 17th Congressional District

Background A few weekends ago, I had the opportunity to interview Ro Khanna, candidate for Congress for California’s 17th Congressional District. My first recollection of hearing his name and seeing him was I believe when then Democratic National Committee Chairman … Continue reading

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Research and Social Action College Class

By Kent Marume This past school year I had the opportunity to partake in a year-long class on the California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) campus.  The class, entitled “Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Health Field Studies: Research & Social … Continue reading

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