Monthly Archives: March 2015

8Books Review: Hokusai Origami Paper and Booklet

Maybe this is a stretch for being a “book,” but to learn origami (at least when I was growing up before YouTube and internet tutorials), you used a book or at least a printed booklet of instructions, so we’ll just … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Conbini (Convenience Stores)

Last year, I wrote about Taiwan’s convenience stores being awesome. Japan’s are pretty awesome too. I remember one time, a couple decades ago, I found convenient stores in Japan selling Play Stations. Japan has a reputation of being too expensive, … Continue reading

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‘The Who’s TOMMY’ opens May 13, 2015 at East West Players featuring Deedee Magno Hall, Joseph Morales, Cliffton Hall, and Parvesh Cheena

East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, continues its 50th Anniversary Season, Golden, with “The Who’s TOMMY,” Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend, … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Jason Wu for Cadillac in “The Daring: No Regrets” Last November, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, I noticed something different about Cadillac. They seemed to be on the eve of a re-invention. These new ads, with the tagline “Only those who dare drive the world forward” seems … Continue reading

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Fung Brothers: Things Asian Parents Do

I think a lot of Asian American kids watch this and are like “Yeah, my parents do a lot of those things”, but my mom watched this, cracked up, and said “I really do do that!” I feel like that’s … Continue reading

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Watch online: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ (Episode 9: “License To Sell”)

After last week’s re-run of the Pilot, Fresh Off the Boat continues with Episode 9. (Catch up online: Episodes 1 and 2, Episodes 3 and 4, Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7, Episode 8, and if you didn’t download the … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “License to Sell”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 1, Episode 9: “License to Sell” Original airdate March 24, 2015. Microsynopsis: Jessica, still trying to make it as a realtor, discovers that she needs a license to sell houses. The licensing exam proves more … Continue reading

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8Books: Learning Chinese Characters

In my on-going quest to get my daughter fluent in Chinese, I came across the opportunity to review a book called “Learning Chinese Characters” published by Tuttle Publishing. In case you’re not familiar, I have a nine year old daughter, … Continue reading

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Watch online: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ (Episode 8: “Phillip Goldstein”)

Sorry, this is a little delayed, but here is the info for lucky Episode 8 of Season 1 of Fresh Off the Boat. (Catch up online: Episodes 1 and 2, Episodes 3 and 4, Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7, … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Ekiben

Although taking leftovers to-go from a restaurant is not common practice (try not to ask for it as restaurant staff may freak out wondering how to fulfill your request), the Japanese have pretty much perfected the art of the train … Continue reading

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8$: George Takei: Allegiance on Broadway and the Japanese American National Museum Legacy Project

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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Asians Behaving Badly: Science Teacher David Park Arrested For Sexual Relationship With Student

Reported on KTLA 5, Science Chemistry and Biology Teacher David Park of Los Altos High School in heavily Asian American neighborhood Hacienda Heights has been arrested for having a relationship with a 15 year old student. His bail is $1 … Continue reading

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