Category Archives: Health and Beauty

Asian American Commercial Watch: Vicks’ Amanda – Moms Don’t Take Sick Days

http://youtu.be/IOMKi49XMzs This Vicks television commercial is a two-parter advertising both NyQuil and DayQuil, the first part portraying the dilemma for dad’s and the other for mom’s. When I saw the the adult white male asking for a sick day, one imagines … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong & Disrupting Cancer

I regularly watch 60 Minutes every Sunday evening, and was pleasantly surprised to watch this segment on Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a native of South Africa, and a naturalized U.S. citizen. I think 8Asians has blogged about him, and I remember … Continue reading

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Earwax: We Are Not Created Equal

It might be just me, but I assumed that everyone had the same earwax. But while researching my last article (Do Asians Smell?) I found out that (most) Asians have completely different earwax than those of other races. I even … Continue reading

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No Surprise: Asian Americans More Likely to Care For Elders

A new AARP study tells us what all of us Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) already know. AAPIs are more likely than any other racial group to care for their elders. “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” is … Continue reading

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Do Asians Smell?

Dear 8Asians readers, After a long long long hiatus, I’m back! And asking the hard hitting questions I’ve come to be known for. Please send me questions that you want answered! Today’s topic is—drum roll please—“Do Asians Smell?” (This should … Continue reading

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Vietnamese American Nina Pham is 2nd U.S. Ebola Patient

The second Ebola patient is a 26-year old Texan and Vietnamese American named Nina Pham. She’s a nurse who treated the first ebola patient, and she is featured on CNN.

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YouTube: Anna Akana’s ‘How to put on your face’

I saw this video posted earlier this month on Facebook by someone by budding self-described actress, director, writer Anna Akana and recently saw that The Huffington Post had picked it up. Although I’m a guy, I liked the message that … Continue reading

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Am I Anorexic? Asian Girl Body Issues

A few months ago, a student from Yale University, Frances Chan, blogged in the Huffington Post about her horrific experience with Yale–she was 5’ 2” and about 90 lbs, and they designated her an “eating disorder” case and began to … Continue reading

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Made In the USA: American Surrogates for Chinese

When I was in college, I stumbled across the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, by Bill Watterson. In particular I was quite taken with the strip where Calvin and his toy tiger Hobbes discuss where babies come from. By the … Continue reading

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The Karate Hottie and The Submissive Asian Girl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxcqDYtG6nU I hate to share videos that objectify women mainly because it makes me want to throw up. Just watching that video I found above has left me with no appetite for the rest of my breakfast. Nevertheless, I thought … Continue reading

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12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o Thoughts on Beauty

As you may or may not know, Lupita Nyong’o recently won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Patsey in ’12 Years a Slave.’ While millions have watched Nyong’o’s acceptance speech at the Oscars, but many will … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Michelle Phan & Diet Dr. Pepper – ‘Always One of a Kind’

http://youtu.be/pzeYduCpHt0 I was catching up on watching The Daily Show, when I saw this Dr. Pepper commercial and noticed that the woman was beauty tip and YouTube sensation Michelle Phan. I first noticed that she was a cute Asian woman … Continue reading

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