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Category Archives: Family
Nancy Jooyoun Kim’s first novel The Last Story of Mina Lee is a thoughtful, heart-wrenching dive into the story of a mother and daughter. When Margot Lee’s mother–the eponymous Mina Lee–stops answering her phone, Margot wonders what could have happened. … Continue reading
Like a lot of millennials, the Daughter moved back in with us after college. One surprising result of her move was that she began to pick up Tagalog. Although she grew up in an Asian neighborhood and some her aunts … Continue reading
I was hosting a group of customers from Latin America, and one of them got separate from our group. I asked what he looked like, and the response was that he was a dark-skinned guy. I was surprised by the … Continue reading
Simu Liu, of Canadian TV series Kim’s Convenience, is poised to become massively visible as the star of the upcoming Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the the Ten Rings. But the road to getting to that point was … Continue reading
Ali Wong’s Dear Girls will make you laugh, cry, and will also make you hungry. But overall you will be happier, and it seems like maybe in 2020, we’re going to want some more happy. I had every honest and … Continue reading
In the last few years, Apple has been sponsoring Chinese New Year themed shorts that are shot entirely from an iPhone. Ad Age points out that 2020’s movie features director Theodore Melfi (“Hidden Figures,” “St. Vincent“) and Chinese actress Zhou … Continue reading
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
Abominable is a new animated film coming out on September 27, 2019 from Dreamworks Animation and Pearl Studio, set in China. Dreamworks labels this the first animated film to feature a modern Chinese family. The movie is voiced by an Asian … Continue reading
There’s a column series on 8Asians, called “How to Be a Bad Asian”. I myself wrote one in the series, called “How to Be a Bad Asian: Turning Out Gay”. But, if there’s one way you can be a worse … Continue reading
Natalie Tan’s Book of Love and Fortune is a delightful summer read. It’s got good food, a Chinatown community, and more than enough heart to guide you through. I confess to reading it in a single day, and loving every … Continue reading
Since the beginning of time (or at least me being on the Internet since in the Fall of 1989), I’ve seen the topic of Asian American women having a preference for white men being a subject of consternation. And certainly … Continue reading
Randy Kosaki is the NOAA’s Deputy Superintendent of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a notable specialist in Marine Biology, and an adoptee. Three Hearts Home is a short film featuring the story of Kosaki finding and his biological mother and … Continue reading