Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pacquiao vs Mayweather EMC Monkey Style

Everyone’s been wanting to see this fight, so here’s a way to experience the fight fictionally, Hajime no Ippo anime style. I know I’m excited to see it! I last blogged about EMC Monkey’s in their Mortal Kombat Legacy video. … Continue reading

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Oriental-Themed Party Strikes Again, Is Still Racist

Brooklyn, center of all things hipster and edgy, is home to a bar. That bar is hosting a party. That party is called “Madam Wu’s Good Luck Banquet of the Senses.” It is not edgy. It it also what one … Continue reading

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Allan Fung Announces Run for Governor of Rhode Island

Cranston City Mayor Allan Fung on November 5th announced his candidacy for Governor of Rhode Island. One of Fung’s unique distinction is that he is Rhode Island’s first ever Asian American mayor (and he happens to also be a Republican) … Continue reading

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How My Brother and I Reinforced Asian Stereotypes

Last spring, I went on a trip to North Cali to research for my book series about Chinese in the American Old West. For fun, my brother and I did a fight video with a filmmaker friend of ours iMakeDumbFilms, … Continue reading

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Dawen Releases Debut Chinese Language Single “Hello” (你好)

It has been a few years since 8Asians first covered singer-songwriter Dawen’s debut single “Wake Up” and his cover of Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings.” I’ve been following Dawen as he moved to Taiwan to work on his first Mandarin language album … Continue reading

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Lucy Liu Signs Up for Twitter with the Help of Jimmy Fallon

These days, one would think that every actor, actress and generally, celebrities would all be on Twitter trying to build up their fan base and build up a following. Apparently not. The other night, I caught actress Lucy Liu on … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Fate Xero

The Holy Grail chooses 7 Mages it deems worthy of fighting for its power, and in this battle to the death, the mages are able to summon Servants, historic heroes like King Arthur, Alexander the Great, and Gilgamesh. The last … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: TRUECar.com | A Better Way

http://youtu.be/YTcOrqYTM4Y I saw this television ad recently for this website/company that I had not heard of before – TRUECar.com, highlighting several women seeking to buy a new car, including an Asian American one. I guess the site is aimed at … Continue reading

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Starbucks Acquires Teavana for $620mil

I love tea. I’m also not much of a coffee drinker. Although I am a periodic Starbucks customer, it’s mainly because it’s usually a convenient spot for me to settle down and get some work done in my on-the-road professional … Continue reading

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Linkin Park’s Music For Relief Raises Money for Philippines

Linkin Park is raising money through their charity organization Music for Relief to send aid to the Philippines in response to the devastation the country has suffered after the most destructive and powerful typhoon in history. It’s inspiring not only … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

The news from Talcoban in the Philippines and all along the coast continues to highlight the devastating effects of super typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda that hit the country last Friday, tearing through homes, infrastructure, and people’s lives. With displacement estimates … Continue reading

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