Monthly Archives: October 2014

Asian Americans on TV this Season

Loading Just an #ordinary #family pursuing the #American #Dream… #FreshOffTheBoat is coming soon to ABC! View on Instagram NPR released a list of shows this fall that feature Asian Americans. Check them out: 1. ABC’s “Selfie” – John Cho 2. … Continue reading

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Hari Kondabolu Asks to Celebrate Joe DiMaggio Day Instead of Columbus Day This came out two years ago for Columbus Day, but it’s still as good today… From Totally Biased: Over 500 years later and Christopher Columbus is still the bane of Indians everywhere (and we mean everywhere). Never one to … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Alishan Tea Farm Hike (Part 20E of 24)

Taiwan overall is a tea lover’s paradise. If you didn’t already know, I’m quite the tea lover. So being able to go on a hike up and around tea farms was a special treat. Enjoying the beauty of tea farms … Continue reading

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North Virginia Courts the Asian American Vote NPR reports yet another state courting the Asian American vote. As the fastest growing minority in the state, Asian Americans are now 5% of the state and make up significant voting blocks in certain communities. The two ads here … Continue reading

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Should Jinh Yu Frey Have Won Against Jodie Esquibel at Invicta FC 8?

Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM I was thrilled when the Invicta FC 8 date was announced, but I was especially excited to be able to support some the Asian American women that were on the card, among them … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin’s Focus made him turn down millions in Linsanity Endorsements

While he jokes about possible endorsements in the above video, Jeremy Lin revealed in a recent interview that he turned down millions in endorsements during Linsanity.  The reason?  He wanted to focus on basketball.  You might think “no big deal,” … Continue reading

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Ro Khanna Debates Congressman Mike Honda for California’s 17th Congressional Seat

Part 1/3 I had the privilege to attend the only debate (at least in the press pool at NBC Bay Area) this fall between candidate Ro Khanna and Congressman Mike Honda, who is running for re-election for California’s 17th Congressional … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy revolution is characterized by this powerful hashtag. I’m not a big fan of hashtags, but this one is different. And this post is long overdue. Some catch-up if you’ve been ignoring the news, and some musings after … Continue reading

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Film Review: ‘A Picture of You’

A Picture of You (2014) Jo Mei, Andrew Pang, Teyonah Parris, Lucas Dixon, Jodi Long. Directed by J.P. Chan. Written by J.P. Chan and Jo Mei. Kyle and Jen have just lost their mother, and now they are in her … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Alishan Old Train Station (Part 20D of 24)

When Taiwan was handed over to Japan by China, the Japanese found lots of desirable wood on Alishan mountain and promptly began to build railroads to support the logging industry they established here. Luckily, the logging fell out of economic … Continue reading

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8$: Boston Asian American Film Festival

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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America’s Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson Defeated Japan’s Yasuko Tamada

Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM The last fight Michelle Waterson had was at Invicta FC 5 in April of 2013, when she won the Atomweight Championship belt from Jessica Penne. Nearly a year and a half later, she … Continue reading

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