Monthly Archives: March 2014

Traveling Taiwan: Night Markets (Part 5 of 24)

When I went on the Taiwanese Love Boat, I lived right in Jian Tan, which is the home of the world famous Shilin Night Market of Taipei, Taiwan. I’m sure there’s night market culture in a lot of different places, … Continue reading

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Women MMA Fighters in Asia Women’s MMA has been on the rise with Invicta FC’s successful production and the UFC adding a whole new weight division, strawweight 115-lbs, and having the first all-female cast for their reality show The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). I always … Continue reading

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8Asians Vist Asian America: Japanese American National Museum

Visit Asian America. Asian America is not just an identity or an idea, it’s a place as well. It is America, and certain parts of America distinctly embody the Asian American homeland. Join us as we highlight different Asian American … Continue reading

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

So I’ve been watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since last September 2013, and though it started up pretty slow, can be in some ways really corny, and nobody on the plane seems to know how to throw a decent punch, … Continue reading

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A Look at Asian American Income Disparities and Variation: “Reading Between the Data”

When this report from Nielsen came out a few months ago about how Asian Americans are a wealthy sophisticated group with above average household income that marketers should target, it seemed to me that the people who compiled that report … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Convenience Stores (Part 4 of 24)

The picture above was one I took in the Taipei MRT subway station. If you look closely at the map image of Taiwan there, it is completely covered in logos of convenient stores. This is an incredibly accurate depiction of … Continue reading

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8$: Wong Fu Productions’ First Feature Film

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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Vince Chhabria to be First Indian American Federal Judge in California

According to an article on March 6, 2014 in The Times of India: WASHINGTON: Indian-American attorney Vince Chhabria, who has represented San Francisco in defence of its health insurance law, adoption rights of same-sex couples and other major cases, has … Continue reading

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12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o Thoughts on Beauty

As you may or may not know, Lupita Nyong’o recently won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Patsey in ’12 Years a Slave.’ While millions have watched Nyong’o’s acceptance speech at the Oscars, but many will … Continue reading

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First Asian Pacific American Worker Congress To Be Held in Los Angeles

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, the first Asian Pacific American Worker Congress in Los Angeles will be held at the Service Employees International Union #721 at 1545 Wilshire Blvd. from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 100 Asian American … Continue reading

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California’s Asian American State Senators Call for Hold on SCA5

As debate over SCA5 runs hotly both pro and con, California Asian American State Senators Ted Lieu, Carol Liu, and Leland Yee have asked that SCA 5 be put on hold.  Here is their joint statement: “As lifelong advocates for … Continue reading

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