Monthly Archives: January 2015

Shark Tank: Coffee Meets Bagel’s Kang Sisters – Turn Down $30M from Mark Cuban After hearing that one of my closest friends and his wife are big fans of ABC’s Shark Tank, I’ve begun to watch repeats of the show on CNBC, and new episodes. If you’re not familiar with Shark Tank, it’s … Continue reading

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8$: Save Starry Kitchen Restaurant… #SaveOurBalls

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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Asian American Commercial Watch: Starbucks – Finding Understanding

This Starbucks “Meet Me” video was filmed at the Kahala Mall in Honolulu, Hawaii and features Filipina American Sherylynn’s Starbucks story. The description: “Without knowing anyone, Sherylynn went to a deaf meet up at Starbucks, where she found a new … Continue reading

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8 Random Facts: Flower Drum Song

I’m working on a screenplay and one of the films my co-writer asked me to watch was Flower Drum Song. As my writing partner noted, it is “perhaps the only mainstream musical with all Asian American characters.” The sad thing is … Continue reading

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Film Review: ‘The Search for General Tso’

The Search for General Tso (2014) Written and directed by Ian Cheney There is a very small Chinese hole-in-the-wall in my neighborhood where, if you’re there at the right time, you can often see a small group of middle-aged Chinese … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Vicks’ Amanda – Moms Don’t Take Sick Days This Vicks television commercial is a two-parter advertising both NyQuil and DayQuil, the first part portraying the dilemma for dad’s and the other for mom’s. When I saw the the adult white male asking for a sick day, one imagines … Continue reading

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