Monthly Archives: December 2013

Learning to Love Asian Men by Leaving the US

“So, before moving to Korea, why did I not realize the potential in Asian men?  Because for the first 21 years of my life, the United States had deceived me.” With so much focus on how men fetishize Asian women, … Continue reading

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The California Report: Two Democrats Face Off in Silicon Valley – Ro Khanna vs. Mike Honda

This past August, I interviewed Ro Khanna, who is running for the 17th Congressional District in California. Recently, KQED / NPR did a nice overview on the dynamics of the Congressional race, profiling incumbent – Congressman Mike Honda and fellow … Continue reading

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Tessanne Chin Wins ‘The Voice’ Season 5; Where Are The Racist Tweets? I’m no devotee of The Voice, but ever since I caught Tessanne Chin‘s performance in the blind auditions, this is the post I have been hoping to write. According to Billboard: Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin sang landmark songs associated … Continue reading

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#NotYourAsianSidekick: Making Space for Asian American Feminism

Nobody will GIVE us a space. We need to MAKE a space to use our voices, build community, and be heard. #NotYourAsianSidekick — Suey Park (@suey_park) December 15, 2013 Despite being a tech-capable, twenty-something, I have resisted jumping on the … Continue reading

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Miriam Nakamoto Back in Training Already!

#CantStopWontStop @InvictaFights @LionFight @AMR_Group @MiriamKnee — Miriam Nakamoto (@MiriamNakamoto) December 14, 2013 I had no idea what an ACL was until I learned that muay thai and MMA fighter Miriam Nakamoto had torn hers in the InvictaFC Inaugural Bantamweight … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin’s Return to the Oracle Arena Against the Golden State Warriors (2013 – 2014 Season)

On Friday, December 13th, 2013, Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets returned to the Oracle Arena to play against the Golden State Warriors. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, it was my first time attending a game since the … Continue reading

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8$: Under the American Sun – Camp Roxas Film Project

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: 85C (Part 4 of 6)

The two guys in the video are coffee drinkers and tried the coffees, but since I’m the tea drinker, I was SERIOUSLY addicted at one point to their ice sea salt jasmine green tea and the ice sea salt mountain … Continue reading

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LINSANITY Available for DVD Pre-Order for January 7, 2014

If you haven’t caught the documentary film LINSANITY about NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin, you can pre-order the DVD now on, with the DVD being released on January 7th, 2014. Otherwise, the documentary is also available via digital download … Continue reading

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Miriam Nakamoto’s InvictaFC7 Inaugural Bantam Weight Championship Fight

This past Saturday December 7th, 2013, professional MMA fighter Miriam Nakamoto took on Lauren Murphy for the InvictaFC7 inaugural bantam weight championship belt. In this five round championship bout, Nakamoto not only looked like she bulked up on strength more … Continue reading

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So, You Speak Really Good English

This week, Buzzfeed ran an article on a photography project from the photographer Kiyun, where she asked students from the Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus to “write down an instance of racial microagression they have faced.” If you haven’t heard … Continue reading

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Manny Pacquiao at Seventeen

Manny Pacquiao might be currently be the world’s most famous Filipino, but before he could train with well known trainers like Freddie Roach (shown here to the left), he was an unknown skinny 17 year old who had run away … Continue reading

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