Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tea Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles: Tea Station (Part 2 of 6)

One of my favorite Starbucks convenience alternative stops is Tea Station. It’s a grab-and-go or sit-down place with a decent variety of tea pot loose leaf traditional hot teas, herbal teas, or sweet milk teas along with snacks or full … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Denny’s “Speaking My Language” Our former blogger Eddy Hong reached out to me to let me know his latest television commercial gig. In this commercial Eddy plays a fan of the movie The Hobbit, dressed up as Gandalf, along with his other … Continue reading

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Massacred For Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon

MASSACRED FOR GOLD Trailer from Morris Hill Pictures on Vimeo. In 1887, a group of Chinese miners were killed not only for their gold but out of pure hate–not only were they shot and robbed of their gold, but they … Continue reading

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Rent-A-Boyfriend: China Edition

Just in time for the holiday season, when kind-meaning aunties and uncles sometimes ask why you’re single, why you don’t have a date, and why you’re not giving your parents grandchildren yet, you might remember that renting a boyfriend is … Continue reading

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Kristina Wong on “Alicia Menendez Tonight:” Why Everyone Wants to Date Asian Women

Just in time for the holidays, the return of a favorite 8Asians topic: dating Asian women. Are You Interested, one of the largest Facebook-based dating apps, “analyzed over 2.4 million interactions among its current user base in the United States … Continue reading

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When You and Your Parents Don’t Speak the Same Language–Literally

Recently on the Washington Post, Daniel Chen was interviewed about his life and the linguistic barriers that made him and his parents veritable strangers in their own home. He’s currently studying Mandarin Chinese at college to try to bridge this … Continue reading

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Ju Hong, UC Berkeley Graduate, Heckles Obama on Deportation I had blogged earlier that during Obama’s visit to San Francisco where he gave a speech on immigration reform, he was heckled by an audience member. That person has now been identified as Ju Hong, 24, who is a … Continue reading

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Obama Speaks on Immigration Reform in San Francisco’s Chinatown

As part of his pre-Thanksgiving West Coast trip, President Obama dropped by Chinatown in San Francisco at the Betty Ong Recreation Center (named after 9/11 flight attendant Betty Ann Ong). Obama gave some shoutouts to some prominent Californian Asian American … Continue reading

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Charlie Rose: Aziz Ansari

Comedian Aziz Ansari recently made his first appearance on The Charlie Rose Show, in part to promote his upcoming Netflix comedy special, “Buried Alive.”  According to Ansari, his special’s main themes are on babies, marriage and love. Ansari is a … Continue reading

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8$: ‘Talk To Her,’ Short Film by Leon Le

8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. … Continue reading

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Tea Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles: Tea Time At Home (Part 1 of 6)

In standard Mandarin Chinese, tea is pronounced “cha” with a dipping tone. However, the common English word “Tea” actually derives from the Taiwanese/Minan/Fujian word for tea. In Taiwanese, I pronounce tea as “deh”, a lot more like “tea” than “cha”, … Continue reading

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Xiao Wang Sings Opera on ‘Holland’s Got Talent,’ Endures Disrespectful Chinese Jokes From Judges Says an anonymous 8Asians tipster: Video of Chinese Contestant on Holland’s Got Talent. The guy sings opera very well, but is continually disrespected by one of the judges. By my count, there were actually two judges making various inappropriate … Continue reading

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