Author Archives: Ernie

About Ernie

I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.

Battle Royale, Distant Cousin of The Hunger Games, Released on DVD

Before Dino-Ray lamented on the casting of an Asian in The Hunger Games – a movie about a dystopian society that forces a group of teenagers to kill each other to the death for entertainment and sport – there was … Continue reading

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Dharun Ravi Convicted For Invasion Of Privacy Against Tyler Clementi

Dharun Ravi, the roommate of a gay Rutgers student who committed suicide after spying on him and tweeting his escapades, has been found guilty of invasion of privacy, witness tampering, and evidence tampering. Ravi now faces five to ten years … Continue reading

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South Asian Blog Sepia Mutiny To Shut Down April 1st

Sepia Mutiny – one of the first blogs to exist in the blogosphere and one of the largest weblogs dealing with South Asian issues – shuts down on April 1st after eight years. As Sepia Mutiny was a blog created … Continue reading

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Tila Tequila Hospitalized for Brain Aneurysm, Drug Overdose‎

Via Fox News: “Reality TV star Tila Tequila was recovering Monday following a week in a hospital after suffering a brain aneurism, Radar Online reported. The 30-year-old also overdosed on drugs in the wake of the potentially fatal aneurism.” While … Continue reading

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Heejun Han And The Top 8 Most Influential American Idols who are Asian American While American Idol isn’t doing too well in the ratings this season – they recently had their lost-rated episode ever – Heejun Han, the token Asian American American Idol contest of the season has caught the attention of critics … Continue reading

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Census Reveals More Bachelor Degrees, Asian Americans Remain “Best Educated Racial Group”

From the New York Times: “As of last March, 30.4 percent of people over age 25 in the United States held at least a bachelor’s degree, and 10.9 percent held a graduate degree, up from 26.2 percent and 8.7 percent … Continue reading

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Pew Study: Intermarriage Increasing in Popularity

A recent PewResearch study shows that interracial marriage is increasing: “About 15% of all new marriages in the United States in 2010 were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from one another, more than double the share in … Continue reading

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Songwriter for Girl’s Generation Posts Racist Rant on Twitter, Reportedly Admitted to Hospital

Jenny Hyun, best known as a songwriter for K-Pop group Girl’s Generation, essentially committed career suicide after posting an extremely racist rant against African Americans on Twitter in response to boxer’s Floyd Mayweather remark about Jeremy Lin on Twitter. A … Continue reading

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ESPN Calls Jeremy Lin a “Chink” in Article Headline, Quickly Retracted

Around two years ago, 8Asians had a TalkAbout post where we discussed whether the phrase “chink in the armor” was offensive to say or not. While it was decided that it depended on the context, it’s safe to say this … Continue reading

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How to Be A Bad Asian: I Moved Away From Other Asians

Life is hard enough as an Asian. Not all of us can get perfect SAT scores, graduate from medical school or trick out a Honda Civic. The pressure to embrace our culture remains but sometimes, we just don’t want to. … Continue reading

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David Choe, Facebook Muralist Worth $200 Million: “Money is Meaningless”

Via ABC News: “David Choe, the 35-year-old muralist who made an estimated $200 million in the Facebook IPO, is bothered by the hype surrounding his newfound money. […] ‘It’s gonna sound horrible for me to say money is meaningless,’ he … Continue reading

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