Category Archives: 8Series

Asian American Frozen Foods: CP’s Authentic Asia™’s ‘Shrimp Wontons’

I saw CP’s Authentic Asia™’s ‘Shrimp Wontons’ at Costco and thought I would try them out, since I had recently reviewed some surprisingly good frozen pork soup dumplings. I forget how much I paid for this package, but I think … Continue reading

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Asian American Frozen Foods: Synear’s ‘Pork Soup Dumplings’

When I was shopping at Ranch 99 (that’s how I call the Asian supermarket chain), I saw Synear’s ‘Pork Soup Dumpling’  (also known as ‘Xiao Long Bao’ – or XLB’s abbreviated) in the freezer section. It brought me fond thoughts … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Yamaha Piano Red Envelope Commercial

When I saw this television commercial recently by Yamaha, I felt like Yamaha is really targeting and reinforcing the Asian stereotype that we all play the piano or violin. LOL! But seriously, it was only after watching the commercial on … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Subaru Crosstrek’s Android Auto & Emergency Text

I saw this commercial as a pre-roll on a web video and thought it was funny. I’m an Android person and definitely want Android Auto support in my next car. Seriously though, who carries toilet paper with them in the … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Andrew Yang’s ‘Not the First’ – Medicare for All

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has just released his first television ad that he is going to air.  It is about healthcare, highlighting the need for affordable healthcare for all. Andrew and his wife, Evelyn, discuss the fact that they … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Grass” by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim

Grass is a breathtaking graphic novel about Korean comfort women by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim and translated by Janet Hong. I know, I had the same thought you just had, a graphic novel? About comfort women? Why? But Gendry-Kim has told … Continue reading

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8mm Review: ‘Parasite’

Parasite, a Bong Joon Ho film, explores contemporary society and points directly at the inequalities we live in and through. Parasite is not the most appealing title to your average viewer, especially if you are not one to watch thriller-like … Continue reading

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8mm Review: ‘American Factory’

I forgot how I came across this Netflix documentary, ‘American Factory,’ but after my brother saw the film and mentioned it, I knew I had to watch it. The film is about: “In 2014, Fuyao bought part of a closed General Motors … Continue reading

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8mm Review: Ulam: Main Dish

I originally was planning to write about whether or not Filipino food is becoming mainstream American, but when researching the subject, I encountered a movie Ulam:  Main Dish, that seemed to cover that territory.  Having never heard of it before, … Continue reading

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8Books: “A Team of Their Own” by Seth Berkman

A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History is a feel-good sports book–okay, a feel-good hockey book to be more precise. But it’s also a story about a group of young women learning who they are and … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: GEICO’s ‘This Bowler Knows How to Strike a Pose’

I was recently watching TV, and I saw this GEICO television commercial and literally Laughed Out Loud – so I definitely needed to blog about it. Assuming the YouTube upload date matches around the television debut of the ad, I’m … Continue reading

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8mm Review: ‘One Child Nation’ Documentary on China’s ‘One Child Policy’

I first heard of One Child Nation after seeing a Facebook posting by Vox about the documentary: “Documentarian Nanfu Wang grew up in rural China under the country’s “one child” policy, which lasted from 1979 to 2015. Her own parents … Continue reading

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