Author Archives: Kevin

About Kevin

Kevin is a Taiwanese-American college student in Claremont, CA who immigrated from Taipei to the suburbs of LA when he was six. He enjoys intelligent hip-hop, poetry, watching football (both kinds), playing basketball, sudokus, and delicious fruit.

“Engrish/Chinglish”: Language Lost in Translation

Growing up, I would visit Hong Kong and/or Taiwan every year to visit family and see my birthplace. At first, during these visits, I would try to read signs or menus using whatever Chinese characters I could muster.  However, as … Continue reading

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Openly Gay Asian Americans Discharged from the Military

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy A few weeks ago, I made a post about Lieutenant Dan Choi, an openly gay West Point grad that had served in Iraq. Lt. Choi is the figurehead … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Discrimination, LGBT, Politics, WTF | 9 Comments

Two Performances: Epik High x FM Nationwide Tour and Kollaboration NY

Growing up I’ve always look for Asian American musicians and performers, simply because they were Asian American.  So I would look at people like David Tao, Jin, or others andwhen that wasn’t enough, I would try to find little local … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Local, New York, Promotions, San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California | 6 Comments

Tuft’s “Bias Incident”: Alcohol + Bias = Trouble

As a college freshman, I learned two basic rules about the college life about half a week or so into my first semester. 1) Academics measures as a minor part of the college experience and 2) Alcohol is near inescapable … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Education, Observations, WTF | 35 Comments

Epik High’s (Bad?) Attempt at Humor

This past weekend, Korean Hip-Hop group Epik High independently released their new book/album Map the Soul via their website.  Similar to Radiohead’s release of In Rainbows which was released on their website and allowed each fan to pay as little … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Entertainment, Music, Observations, WTF | 13 Comments

Asian American is Spokesman for West Point Group Fighting “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

Being a liberal in California meant that last November 4th was, unlike most of the rest of the United States, a bittersweet day that represented not only hope, on the part of Barack Obama (or, as I like to call … Continue reading

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