Monthly Archives: February 2015

Mizuki Inoue Co-Headlining Invicta FC 11 Tonight

FINALLY, Invicta FC11 is in Los Angeles! And to add frosting to that cake, co-headlining the event will be Japan’s Mizuki Inoue in a bout against Mexico’s rising star, Alexa Grasso. Although everyone’s totally excited to see Cris Cyborg back … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Staples Price Match Guarantee “Tom Foolery” with Aaron Takahashi I guess Aaron Takahashi is becoming the next Randall Park for commercials. The last commercial I saw him in was for Kmart. Here, Takahashi portrays a customer at Staples asking how does he know he’ll get the best prices … Continue reading

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Hannah Hong: Elite Yelp Restaurant Reviewer

Many Asian Americans are foodies, but Hannah Hong’s more than 1300 Yelp restaurant reviews (including review updates) since 2012 has put into higher level of foodie, the Yelp Elite Squad.   While there are individual Yelp reviewers who have generated more … Continue reading

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PBS News Hour: Will ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ turn the tide for Asian Americans on TV?

As far as daily evening news programs go, PBS’s News Hour tends to be a bit more serious and have a lot less fluff stories. So I was happy to see this News Hour segment this past weekend on ‘Fresh … Continue reading

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Watch ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ online (Episode 6: “Fajita Man,” previously titled “Shaq Fu”)

Here we are, Fresh Off the Boat is already up to Episode 6, and yes, you can catch up online in a number of ways. (Watch Episodes 1 and 2, Episodes 3 and 4, Episode 5, and if you haven’t … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Fajita Man” (no spoilers)

Non-spoiler review of Fresh Off the Boat, Season 1, Episode 6: “Fajita Man” Original airdate February 24, 2015. *Watch Online* Microsynopsis: Desperate to get his hands on the new Shaq-Fu video game, Eddie learns that working for a parent can … Continue reading

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8Books Q&A: Romeo and Juliet vs. Zombies, with Koji Steven Sakai

Our very own Koji Steven Sakai has just released his very first novel (massive applause!) throwing a fantastical twist on that famous Shakespearean play. In Romeo and Juliet vs. Zombies, “Romeo and Juliet must fight to overcome hoards of zombies … Continue reading

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Warriors and Rockets NBA teams have Chinese New Year uniforms

The Golden State Warriors debuted uniforms celebrating Chinese New Year in their February 20th game against the San Antonio Spurs.  The Chinese Characters are said to say “warriors.”   They will also wear  the uniforms in their games on February … Continue reading

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NPR: Whatever Floats Your Goat: The 2015 Lunar New Year Animal Is Up For Debate

Happy Lunar New Year! I had heard this NPR piece recently, and thought it was very educational – because I have heard many Happy Chinese / Lunar New Year celebration and exclaiming Happy Year of the Goat, Sheep or Ram. … Continue reading

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8$: Loco’l – Revolutionary Fast Food from Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson

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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Representatives Takano, Honda, Matsui introduce House Resolution to recognize “Day of Remembrance”

Representatives Mark Takano (D-CA), Mike Honda (D-CA), and Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced a House resolution to recognize the “Day of Remembrance” on February 19. Signed on February 19, 1942 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9066 authorized the Secretary … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Best Buy’s “Upgrade Your Tech With Windows” Just like ‘Fresh Off The Boat,’ it’s always nice to see an Asian American family being viewed on television. In this particular case, a young couple with a recent newborn looking to purchase a new Windows-based 2-in-1 laptop. We … Continue reading

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