Monthly Archives: January 2014

President Obama’s 2014 Lunar New Year Message

When I was a kid, it wasn’t even in the realm of imagination for the President to acknowledge Lunar New Year to the U.S. citizens who celebrate it. How things have changed! Today, the White House released a video message … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Michelle Phan & Diet Dr. Pepper – ‘Always One of a Kind’ I was catching up on watching The Daily Show, when I saw this Dr. Pepper commercial and noticed that the woman was beauty tip and YouTube sensation Michelle Phan. I first noticed that she was a cute Asian woman … Continue reading

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The Fung Bros TURNT UP for the Year of the Horse

Tomorrow (January 31, 2014) is Lunar New Year. So to prepare for the coming of the year of the Horse, is this video from the Fung Bros. From an anonymous 8Asians tipster: “A hilarious but educational video about Chinese New … Continue reading

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Health, Appearances, and Asian Americans

   The incident where Maria Kang was briefly kicked off of Facebook,  recent news about the “lower” rate of obesity among Asian Americans, and the debate on CNN above combine to bring up a subject that isn’t often discussed: … Continue reading

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Chloe Kim: Second in US Snowboard Qualifier Rankings but Can’t Go to Sochi Olympics Chloe Kim took second in the women’s half pipe snowboard qualifier rankings, but can’t represent the US in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics.  The problem?  At 13, she is too young.  Qualifiers need to be 15 by the … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Vs. The Elderly: The Battle Over Seats

In Flushing, Queens, McDonald’s employees have been battling the presence of a revolving group of elderly Koreans who sometimes sit at the fast food chain’s tables from dawn to dusk. In the past few months, police have been called in … Continue reading

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8$: Art for a Free Taiwan, Resistance Art 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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Giveaway: GODIVA Limited Edition 2014 “Year of the Horse” Lunar New Year Gift Box

UPDATE 1/28/2014: Congratulations to the winner, Andy Au! Thanks to all the entrants and have a happy lunar new year! Lunar New Year is about to gallop into our lives: the Year of the Horse is almost upon us, with … Continue reading

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Dear HIMYM: One Fan’s Reaction to Your Racism

Dear How I Met Your Mother, I have been a fan of your show since I was introduced in the second season. In fact, friends and I marathoned the entire first season on a day off with our ribs hurting … Continue reading

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Police Seek Help Regarding Beating Outside OC Nightclub; 23-Year-Old Asian American Woman Now Dead

An Asian American woman (who has not yet been identified by the press, by request of family) was brutally beaten and later died (as reported by OC Weekly) after a fight outside of The Crosby, a Santa Ana (Orange County, … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Old Spice’s Bowl I saw this commercial post by a friend on Facebook, who had noticed that the Asian American man starring in this commercial had a cute, white, female girlfriend. The only other commercial I recall that has such an Asian … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Scottrade’s ‘RonTrade: I Trade Like Me’ I caught this television commercial for discount stock broker Scottrade, with “Ron” discussing why he uses Scottrade. Essentially, Scott trade is trying to promote itself as a place where their costumers can get individualized service for the way they … Continue reading

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