Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Din Tai Fung Finally Opens in the San Francisco Bay Area – Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, CA

Ever since I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and tried a Din Tai Fung (DTF), I’ve wanted one in the Bay Area. Din Tai Fung opened today – Tuesday, May 10th at 11:00 AM PST – and I was there … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Asians in Colorado” by William Wei

Asians in Colorado by William Wei unearths a local and regional history of Chinese and Japanese in the Centennial State. Wei positions the unique aspects of the state’s history within the broader national story. It is the stories of little … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Mom vs. Matchmaker’ (series premiere)

Amanda Harvie is a cute, 23-year-old bartender looking for love.  Her mom (and best friend) Larissa thinks she knows best what kind guy Amanda will gravitate toward, but professional matchmaker and dating expert Carmelia Ray thinks she has the expertise to find … Continue reading

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Five Asian American Documentaries Premiere on PBS May 2016, Presented by CAAM

May is officially Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In celebration of the month, PBS will be premiering five Asian American documentaries during the month of May, presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). The documentaries are: … Continue reading

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Ukulele Wipe Out by Honoka & Azita

Of a number of musical instruments/styles in the United States one can say that are truly Asian American – instruments and/or genres whose structure and playing style are heavily influenced by Americans of Asian descent – probably the most well-known … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Rent Day”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 2, Episode 21: “Rent Day” Original airdate May 3, 2016. Microsynopsis: The spec house jointly owned by Jessica, Honey, and Grandma is finally ready for sale, but Jessica gets the idea that renting it will … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi

My schedule rarely allows me to read entire books, but after I read about Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air, a New York Times bestseller, I decided that I would actually buy and read it. While Kalanithi didn’t focus his book … Continue reading

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ICYMI: NYTimes: Open Season on Jeremy Lin? In Video, Fan Highlights Hard Fouls

If you read 8Asians.com, you’ve probably already come across a Jeremy Lin fan video highlighting the injustices against opponents flagrantly fouling him titled, Jeremy Lin: Too Flagrant Not to Call and his opponents not getting called a foul. I’ve watched … Continue reading

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