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.

Deftones’ Chi Cheng Wakes Up From His 3-Year Coma

Via Radio 104.5: “After spending the past 3+ years in a coma due to a tragic car accident, Deftones’ bassist Chi Cheng has finally awaken and is showing promising signs of recovery. From responding to doctors to moving his feet … Continue reading

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Report Reveals APA Gay & Lesbian Organizations Only Receive 0.7% Of Available LGBT Funding

AAPIP’s Queer Justice Fund recently released the report Missed Opportunities: How Organized Philanthropy Can Help Meet the Needs of LGBTQ AAPI Communities. This report calls out the lack of LGBTQ Foundation funding to LGBTQ AAPI communities and highlights the need … Continue reading

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Austrailian Radio Documentary On Deported Cambodian American Immigrant Children

From ABC (Australia) Radio: “Tens of thousands of Cambodians fled the Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s and ended up in refugee camps on the Thai border. Some of those families were resettled in the United States and their children … Continue reading

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Meet Heejun Han, Your (Rumored) American Idol Semi-Finalist! Oh man, remember when we started posting about the token Asian American contestants on American Idol when people regularly watched the show? Yeah, I don’t either. But hey, why break the trend now? This years rumored American Idol 11 … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Talk About: Lil Kim Jong Il

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, people … Continue reading

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Rosemead Police Kills Asian Woman Outside of Mental Health Clinic

Via the LA Times: “A woman fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy after she wielded a hammer and screamed outside a Rosemead mental health clinic was identified Thursday as 40-year-old Jazmyne Ha Eng. … She appeared to be mentally ill … Continue reading

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Guy Cooks McDonalds Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Takes Gross Photos

Healthy Asian cooking, eating your heart out: according to Neatorama, some guy cooked an entire Big Mac Value Meal in a rice cooker: “It’s prepared on a bed of rice in a rice cooker, which magically makes everything healthier. Be … Continue reading

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NPR’s This American Life’s Episode on Life at an iPhone Factory

From NPR’s This American Life: “Mike Daisey was a self-described ‘worshipper in the cult of Mac.’ Then he saw some photos from a new iPhone, taken by workers at the factory where it was made. Mike wondered: Who makes all … Continue reading

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8Asians Daily: Join our Daily Newsletter

Hey, kids! Have you ever thought to yourself: “Man, 8Asians is a great blog, but sometimes I’m just too lazy to type in a web address in with my fingers?” Those social websites like Facebook and/or Twitter scare the sweet … Continue reading

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Timothy Yu: “Has Asian American Studies Failed?”

Via English and Asian American Studies College Professor Timothy Yu: “…it would seem that Asian American studies has a long way to go in reshaping the larger public discourse on Asians in America. We can’t expect every college graduate to … Continue reading

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Happy 5-Year Anniversary: 8 Controversial Blog Entries from 8Asians

Holy crap, has it been five years already? It sure has. Five years ago Christmas weekend, was launched. I KNOW, RIGHT? That means that over the next couple of days, we’re going to focus on some well-deserved navel gazing … Continue reading

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