Monthly Archives: April 2014

8Questions Jenny Liou: First Asian American Female Fighter in UFC/TUF?

It was crazy awesome news last fall when the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) reality show The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) announced that their 20th season would be the first with all female fighters, and that the winner of the TUF 20 … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: AT&T’s Network Guys I noticed this commercial because it has many of my favorite (or perhaps least favorite) Asian American stereotypes: Nerdy Asian technical guy White guy in charge Asian guy awkward with white women The Asian guy is surprised when his … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Wistaria Tea House (Part 10 of 24)

When I studied Mandarin Chinese at the National Taiwan Normal University’s Mandarin Training Center in the summer of 1996, I lived right next to Da’an Forest Park for the whole three months I was there. All that time, I never … Continue reading

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A Parody from Disney’s Frozen: Do You Want To Be My Boyfriend

When Disney’s Frozen came out last fall, I was kind of aware of the animated movie and had heard, but wasn’t really aware of how popular it has become, and has in fact, become the highest grossing animated film in … Continue reading

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8Asians Visits Asian America: Hsi Lai Temple

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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Asian Canadian Sim Bhullar enters the NBA draft

7 foot 5 inch Asian Canadian Sim Bhullar (pictured here on the left next to his brother Tanveer) has decided to put himself into the NBA draft after finishing his sophomore year at New Mexico State.  Bhullar averaged averaged 10.4 … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: The Year of the You – TurboTax I’m a TurboTax user and fan since using the annual service online since 2000. I’ve already finished my taxes (early this year!), but it’s no susprirse that Intuit is advertising TurboTax given we are at the height of the … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Snow King & Ice Monster (Part 9 of 24)

The above picture is a scoop of curry ice cream from Snow King in Taipei, Taiwan. The first bite I took was surprisingly creamy with a bit of the curry spice kick at the end. I thought I would be … Continue reading

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NPR: My Big Break – Ken Jeong: Doctor By Day, Comedian By Night

Image courtesy of NPR – Chris Pizzello/AP. Apparently, National Public Radio has started a new series of interviews titled My Big Break, and doctor / comedian Ken Jeong gives his account how he moved from being a doctor to a comedian … Continue reading

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In Search of Asian American Female MMA Fighters: Jinh Yu Frey

It’s not always easy to find Asian American Female MMA Fighters because they’re often in disguise. For example, when I found Michelle Waterson, it was only because I painstakingly read through each female MMA fighter’s bio that I could find, … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of Chinese School

If you’re a Chinese American child of Chinese American immigrants, then it’s quite likely you spent part of your childhood attending Chinese school. It’s a coming of age ritual of growing up ½ or 1st generation Chinese American. And of … Continue reading

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New York Times’ Profile on Silicon Valley Judge Lucy Koh

If you’re in the smartphone industry, you know that Samsung and Apple have been suing each other over patent infringement for the past few years, and the case happens to be overseen by Silicon Valley based judge and coincidentally, Korean … Continue reading

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