Monthly Archives: November 2015

“Into The Badlands” Episode Review: “White Stork Spreads Wings”

Tilda Into The Badlands, Season 1, Episode 3: “White Stork Spreads Wings” Original airdate November 29, 2015. Synopsis After the poppy drug baron Quinn launches a full out attack on the Widow. He succeeds in dethroning the Widow and taking … Continue reading

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TAP-SF Presents: Careers in Taiwan Panel

So I’m a bit behind on this blog post – back in July of this year, a friend of mine asked me to videotape her for a panel she was speaking at for the San Francisco chapter of Taiwanese American … Continue reading

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NPR: Ansari And Yang Explore The First-Generation Experience In ‘Master Of None’ I’m a big fan of NPR and Terry Gross and her Fresh Air program. Back in early November, I caught this 44:13 minute interview with Indian American comic Aziz Ansari and Taiwanese American co-creator and co-writer Alan Yang … Continue reading

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Review: “Allegiance” Brings Japanese American Internment to Broadway

The story of Japanese American internment comes to Broadway in this new emotional musical about the Kimura family, starring Lea Salonga, George Takei, and Telly Leung. The tale unfolds at Heart Mountain in Wyoming, following a family ripped from their … Continue reading

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‘Into The Badlands’ Episode Review: “Fist Like a Bullet”

The Widow Into The Badlands, Season 1, Episode 2: “Fist Like A Bullet” Original airdate November 22, 2015. Synopsis An attempt on the life of The Widow (Emily Beeckman) reveals struggles for power between the Barons. After escaping from Baron … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Thanksgiving Culture Clash”

Dr. Ken, Season 1, Episode 8: “Thanksgiving Culture Clash” Original airdate November 20, 2015. Symptoms: Molly’s tattoo of a Japanese kanji character upsets both parents, but where Allison is upset about the tattoo itself, Ken is bothered that it’s specifically … Continue reading

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Convenience Store Clerk Manveer Komer Saves Kidnapping Victim

While Asian American convenience store workers are parodied in portrayals like Apu in The Simpsons, Manveer Komer displayed tremendous bravery and in rescuing a kidnapped doctor in Philadelphia.  On his late night shift, Komer noticed odd behavior from a woman … Continue reading

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Claremont McKenna College, Asian American Activism, and College Diversity

Claremont McKenna College “My daughter goes to some school called Claremont McKennia…” My parents often chuckle as they reminisce about how embarrassing it was for them to tell people where I went to college, how uncomfortable our Asian family and … Continue reading

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Love and a Bully lead Ben Nguyen to Victory at UFC 193 in Melbourne

While the Holly Holm – Ronda Rousey fight was the focus of most people watching UFC 193 in Melbourne, Asian American Ben “10” Nguyen’s win over Ryan Benoit in the prelims caught my eye.  Announcer Joe Rogan called Nguyen’s performance … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Huangsgiving”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 2, Episode 8: “Huangsgiving” Original airdate November 17, 2015. Microsynopsis: Jessica’s mother announces that Thanksgiving dinner will be at the Huangs’ house this year, over the protestations of Jessica’s sister Connie. Louis and Jessica feel … Continue reading

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8Questions: Interview with ‘Allegiance’ actor Michael K. Lee

As a reader of 8Asians, you’re probably aware of the Broadway musical Allegiance, currently running at the Longacre Theatre in New York City. Featuring the talent of George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, Allegiance opened on November 8th to … Continue reading

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‘Into The Badlands’ Episode Review: “The Fort”

Into The Badlands, Season 1, Episode 1: “The Fort” Original airdate November 15, 2015. Synopsis The most powerful warrior of the Badlands is Sunny, a Clipper fighter for the strongest Baron in the lands, Quinn. Sunny finds that a shipment … Continue reading

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