Monthly Archives: February 2014

Remembering 228: My First Lesson at the Taiwanese American Foundation (TAF) Summer Camp

This piece was written for the youth participants and alumni of the Taiwanese American Foundation (TAF), the oldest summer conference serving people of Taiwanese heritage. It was originally published at the TAF website and has been republished here with permission. … Continue reading

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Prodigy MMA Fighter: Mizuki Inoue As I’ve been devouring all the Invicta FC fight videos I can find, one particular fighter from Japan has really caught my eye. Mizuki Inoue is fresh out of high school, and yet she’s touted as one of the … Continue reading

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The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) Presents: #APIVoices YouTube Video Contest

8Asians is an official media partner of this project. The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) is proud to present our national #APIVoices YouTube Video Contest! This is YOUR chance to share a topic that you feel is relevant to the … Continue reading

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Boxing Manga “Buyuden” Discontinued

While I weep quietly in my little corner of the world, I’m thinking only one in a hundred people who saw the title of this post have any idea what Buyuden even is. It is, in my opinion, one of … Continue reading

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California’s SCA5 looks to Bring Back Race Preferences in Public Education

When my brother in-law told me how his fellow Asian realtors were upset about a proposed law to limit Asian enrollment in California colleges, I was initially skeptical.  A law to put a cap on Asian students? But after looking … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Language (Part 1 of 24)

Recently I was able to serve as somewhat of a tour guide to some American friends who were interested in visiting a country in Asia, specifically Taiwan. Out of quite a lot of options, Taiwan came out as the top … Continue reading

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In Search of Asian American Female MMA Fighters: Jenny Liou

I was just scrolling down the blog Women’s MMA Today a few weeks ago and saw Jenny Liou’s name in her first pro-fight. Curious, I decided to search her up on YouTube and found this amateur fight of her from … Continue reading

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The Jeremy Lin Volvo XC60 Workout As you may know, Houston Rockets basketball player Jeremy Lin endorses Volvo as one of his many sponsorships. I’ve been getting around to catching up on blog posts and Lin back in January released a viral web video to … Continue reading

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Should Yuna Kim Have Won Gold in Sochi?

In a shocking turn not even the live news announcers fully expected, Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova took home the gold medal in ladies figure skating (her country’s first), upsetting defending gold-medalist South Korea’s Yuna Kim at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Italy’s … Continue reading

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#MiraiEarnedIt: Why the Snub Will Still Matter, Even After the Olympics Are Over

By Eugene Hung “Not being chosen to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Sochi and at the 2014 World Championships in Japan has been extremely disappointing to me, and it has been very difficult for me to … Continue reading

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Tiger Muay Thai Training GSP: Georges St-Pierre

Lately I’ve been adding a little Muay Thai as part of my work out routine, having a blast with it, and a friend shared this muay thai Youtube with me about trainers from Thailand who came to train UFC Welterweight … Continue reading

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Asian American High Schools in Top 25 List for SAT/ACT Scores

When Number One Son took an SAT prep course in Fremont last summer, I looked at the kids coming out of the class and saw nothing but Asian kids.  Curious, I asked him some questions: “Do any white kids go … Continue reading

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