Monthly Archives: September 2013

Asian American Commercial Watch: StubHub’s Ticket Oak Couples Counseling I saw this commercial about StubHub a few weeks ago. I was kind of surprised, since I don’t think I’ve ever seen StubHub advertise on TV. Of course, there is the familiar and most common mixed race couple pairing … Continue reading

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8Asians Commenting Policy Reminder and Update

Given the number of complaints which have been lodged recently, I think it’s time to remind everyone of our commenting policy, as well as to (temporarily) blacklist some of the most often complained about/flagged commenters from this site. We love … Continue reading

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Elaborate Proposal Plan Gets Reversed

Vicky Wang, 31, refused two marriage proposals from her boyfriend Jonathan Law, but when she felt ready, decided to do the asking (reading lots of Joy Chen? /kidding).  She set up an elaborate scheme at his high school in Vancouver,  … Continue reading

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Indians Who Love Steak and The Rise of Meat Consumption in Asia

“I actually didn’t eat beef growing up,” he said, with a sly smile, “because of my parents.” The thought – that perhaps he believed the silly religion of his Indian parents – was brushed away like dust off his shoulder, … Continue reading

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First Public Gay Wedding in South Korea

From the Korea Herald: Even though South Korea does not legally recognize hay marriages, “Film director and producer Kimjo Gwang-soo, 48, and 29-year-old Kim Seung-hwan, the head of gay film distributor Rainbow Factory, got married on a temporary stage built … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin Opens Up to 20,000 Taiwanese on Turmoil Under ‘Linsanity’ Hype NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin made his annual summer pilgrimage to Taiwan to visit family, have fun, teach at an annual youth basketball camp, and to speak at a religious youth conference: “Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin shared his … Continue reading

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Racist Tweets Arise Immediately as First Indian American Miss America is Crowned

The story on this site should have been that four five Asian American/Pacific Islander contestants graced the stage in Atlantic City and that three of them placed in the Top 5: Nina Davuluri of New York was crowned Miss America, … Continue reading

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National Film Society Debuts Cookie Monster’s ‘Karate Kid’ Parody: ‘The Biscotti Kid’

I have been a huge fan of National Film Society since they began, but it wasn’t until this moment when I became seriously jealous of these guys. They got to hang out with Cookie Monster as he debuted Hollywood movie … Continue reading

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Julie Chen Says Having Surgery to Look “Less Asian” Helped Her Career I personally applaud Julie Chen for her courage to speak out about her eye plastic surgery. The co-host of The Talk revealed her secret about her difficult decision of getting a plastic surgery on her eyes just to pursue … Continue reading

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Product Review: Samsung Galaxy S4

EDITORS NOTE: This review was written in June 2013 but got (temporarily) eaten by the blog monsters. Let’s just put it this way: I’m fully entrenched in the world of Apple. I use an iPhone, an iPad, and a MacBook … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Best Buy “Game Designer” – Tim Kong Game Art & Design Major I saw this commercial the other day by Best Buy. The last Best Buy TV commercial I recall with an Asian American being highlighted was their Super Bowl ad with Amy Poehler, and before that, Best Buy’s Geek Squad … Continue reading

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Reflections from Vagabond Life, Or: Why Everyone Should Travel and Read More

Recently, I climbed Mount Elbrus in Russia. Having nothing but my friend and a few books, it was a good time to really take a step back and reflect on society–ton look at a distance and not be affected by … Continue reading

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