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About Moye

I am a Japanese-American girl who was born, raised and is most probably stuck in traffic right this second in Los Angeles. I'm currently one of the co-editors of 8Asians and like to distract myself with good food, reading long books, playing video games, catching up on celebrity news, choosing my new new haircut and then writing all about it on Hello Moye and sometimes here on Twitter if I can get it in under 140 words or less. You can reach me at moye[at]

A Response To This American Life’s Retraction Of Mr. Daisey And The Apple Factory Episode

Remember when This American Life released an episode, “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory” that highlighted the harsh and unfair working conditions of Foxconn, the very place that made our favorite iPhones and iPads? The radio program just retracted the … Continue reading

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Thai Billionaire Creator Of Red Bull Passes Away

Did you know that Red Bull was created by some Thai guy named Chaleo Yoovidhya? Yeah, the go to energy drink for exhausted college students…at least, when I was in college. Via USA Today: “Forbes magazine, which ranked Chaleo the … Continue reading

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Yunjin Kim Cast In ABC Series, Mistresses

Yunjin Kim, best known for her role on LOST, has been cast in ABC’s new series, Mistresses. Via Deadline Hollywood: “The soap, written by KJ Steinberg and based on the British format, is described as a provocative drama about four … Continue reading

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Playboy Features Bruno Mars On April 2012 Cover

Bruno Mars has something new to brag about: he’s the 10th guy to appear on Playboy’s cover! The Hollywood Reporter revealed the April’s “Sex and Music” issue cover and inside, fans can find a fashion spread and an interview with … Continue reading

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Dunkin Donuts Caters To China With Pork Donuts

Dunkin Donuts is adjusting its good ol’ American menu to a more Chinese palate to include pastries like pork donuts. No, not the chocolate bacon donuts that hipsters like to brag about. Shredded pork donuts. Or “pork floss,” to be … Continue reading

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Junie Hoang’s IMDB Lawsuit Raises Online Privacy Questions

Remember the Asian American actress who was anonymously suing IMDB for revealing her actual age? While Junie Hoang claimed the website’s action has been detrimental to her career, her lawsuit could be opening more doorways. From the New York Times: … Continue reading

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We Are All Danny Chen: Private Danny Chen Video & Petition For Court-Martials

Private Danny Chen’s family and friends are continuing the fight for justice with a touching video and online petition. Last October, the 19 year old was found shot to death in Afghanistan and now the involuntary manslaughter charges against four … Continue reading

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Paul Qui Wins Top Chef: Texas

Congratulations to Paul Qui for winning Top Chef: Texas! The Uchiko chef is not the first Asian American chef to take the highest honors of the Bravo reality show (I think that title goes to Hung) but he IS the … Continue reading

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How The Japanese Interment Led To Victory Gardens

Did you know that the government’s Victory Gardens from World War II, where families were urged to grow their own food, was spurred by the interment of Japanese Americans? From The OC Register: “…[T]he San Francisco Museum…says Japanese truck farmers … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Talk About Something Better Than Jeremy Lin Puns

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, we … Continue reading

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