Monthly Archives: October 2014

Brief Review of ‘To Be Takei’ & DVD Released

One weekend evening when I was home, I remembered I wanted to see and wound up watching To Be Takei via Comcast On Demand and thoroughly enjoyed the film. After viewing the documentary, I thought about what a remarkable life … Continue reading

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My Taiwanese American Mom Loves Halloween I recently had a random interesting conversation about American holidays with my mom. She was born in Taiwan, raised there, and didn’t immigrate out to America until she was about 30 years old. She told me that out of … Continue reading

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Asian American Voter Registration Not Matching Population Growth

When I saw the headline, Asian-American Voter Registration Not Matching Population Growth, I wasn’t surprised and of course disappointed. This is one reason why I am motivated to be active in politics – to make-up for my fellow Asian Americans. … Continue reading

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Invicta FC9 Jenny Liou Shriver Fight Breakdown Thank you WMMARoundup for this nice little breakdown of Jenny Liou Shriver’s fight with Jamie Moyle this upcoming Invicta FC9 on Saturday Nov 1. As you can tell from this analysis, this is going to be a beast of … Continue reading

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Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIA) Vote: Turn Out for What

From what I recall, I first heard about Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIA) (“…a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation”) when I had attended the … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Fo Guang Shan Temple (Part 22 of 24)

If you didn’t already know, in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County, California sits the largest buddhist temple in the western hemisphere, the Hsi Lai Temple, aptly named to mean “Coming to the West Temple”. It’s a major community center with … Continue reading

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8$: East West Players Creates the World of ‘Takarazuka!!!’

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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Nina Pham Declared Ebola Free Vietnamese American nurse Nina Pham declared free of ebola. The Texan will be returning home to friends and family to continue to heal and recover.

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Asian American & Pacific Islanders Running for Elected Office at Record High Numbers

Being a blogger for 8Asians, I am on a lot of email lists, including the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies one, and was pleasantly surprised to hear recently that Asian American candidates are running in record numbers this … Continue reading

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Mizuki Inoue to Co-Headline at Invicta FC9

Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM I’m a moron when it comes to footwork and reflexes in punching, blocking, and dodging, which is why I love watching Japanese strawweight Mizuki Inoue fight. She’s been called one of the most … Continue reading

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Available for Free on

You may or may not have heard of Asian American activist Grace Lee Boggs. PBS is making the documentary about Boggs available for free online viewing from Oct. 16th – Nov. 15th, 2014. I saw the documentary earlier this year when … Continue reading

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North Korea Frees American After 4 Months Detention

In June 2014, 56-year old Jeffrey Fowle was detained for being accused of purposefully leaving his Bible in a hotel room. Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller are still detained in North Korea.

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