Category Archives: Dating

Asian American Commercial Watch: Kelly Hu for Viagra

So I should have blogged about this Viagra commercial when it first came out this past April, but there wasn’t a higher quality version or official versions of the commercial on their website. Now I see this ad running more … Continue reading

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What not to do on Valentines Day; Advice from the Fung Bros.

From David Fung of the Fung Bros (from last year): A video to help all the SINGLE ASIAN PEOPLE in America handle a lonely Valentines Day. This is a break from the normal Asian American identity content we make but … Continue reading

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Newspaper sets up 2 Asian Americans on a date, massive boredom ensues

by Leeland Lee Get ready to cringe. The New York Post recently set up two random Brooklynites on a blind date in their “This Week’s Couple” segment. Asian Americans Chris, 30, and Vickie, 27, met up for dinner at Café … Continue reading

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‘Catcher in the Rye’ and Exotic Asian Women

So I was re-reading “Catcher in the Rye” twenty years after I first read it as a high school teen, and aside from feeling annoyed about viewing the world through the eyes of a rich white boy, I was extra … Continue reading

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How to NOT Objectify Asian Women

Recently, Kristina Wong was featured in New York Times in a video series called “Off Color”, and I visited her artist website and also discovered her satire dating site about the objectification of Asian women,, where she and volunteers … Continue reading

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Asian Men Making a Comeback in the Dating Scene, Thanks to Linsanity?

by Leeland Lee The headline from the Huffington Post was grim: “Black People and Asian Men Have a Much Harder Time Dating on OKCupid.” Reading this, I braced myself to be castigated, to be verbally castrated. The article linked to … Continue reading

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Video: Asian Woman Has White Fetish

Actor and writer Joy Regullano takes the “Asian fetish” dialogue that usually is directed at Asian/Asian American females and turns directs it at a white man for “White Fetish.” It’s nice to see someone do a funny take on “yellow … Continue reading

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8$: “I Will Marry Jeremy Lin” Project by Kristina Wong

8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: “Twins” for Taco Bell’s Spicy Chicken Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco An Asian guy rarely gets the girl in a TV commercial, but two of them each getting a girl?  And in the same commercial?  And the girls are white too?  Not your typical TV commercial, but although I should … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Asian Family – BMW 3 Series Diesel TV Commercial A friend of mine posted this on my Facebook Timeline the other day, as he knows I blog for 8Asians. I haven’t seen this BMW commercial air on television, but my friend says he’s seen it locally in the … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: AT&T’s Network Guys I noticed this commercial because it has many of my favorite (or perhaps least favorite) Asian American stereotypes: Nerdy Asian technical guy White guy in charge Asian guy awkward with white women The Asian guy is surprised when his … Continue reading

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On Chocolate Roses or Why Asian Dramas Are The Worst

By Sean Miura In high school I had a crush on this girl. She was funny and bubbly and outgoing. I was serious and self deprecating and reclusive. Perfect match. 15 year old Sean had no idea how the whole … Continue reading

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