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When In Asia, Do As The Asians Do

May 10th, 2010 | 9 comments | Posted by Jen

Do not resist.

Do not fight the urge.

Do not think about how you may reflect back on your actions in the future. Stay in the moment.

Do not second-guess yourself.

Do not look at yourself through the eyes of others. You will become self-conscious, and the moment will be lost.

Take a deep breath.

Relax your shoulders.

Think about something happy, like babies, or unicorns.

Understand that, whatever your race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, or age, you will surrender.

You must surrender…

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For the Poseur in You

June 12th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Y’all, we read about this new website Asian Poses over at 8 Asians this week, and it has not stopped cracking our shit up.


Asian Poses is basically an online compendium of all the weird poses our peeps use in photographs, with explanations of origin here and there.

I just hope the site remembers to catalog this Asian Pose at some point, too:


[8 Asians: Strike An Asian Pose]
[Asian Poses]

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Thanks, Jasmine!

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HONORASIAN ALERT: U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

May 27th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

After the Sonia Sotomayor nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court was announced yesterday, a few of you wondered if Sotomayor, who is of Puerto Rican descent, wasn’t a little bit Asian. And who could blame you, really? Her eyes are kinda Asian. Her bio–immigrant parents, high school valedictorian, Princeton summa cum laude, Yale Law, bootstraps–is certainly Asian. She has the word “honorable” in her title (and, for that matter, she has a title). But it wasn’t until our pal Jeff Chang sent us this photo of Sotomayor and her twin nephews Conner and Corey (who were apparently born in Korea), that we knew for sure:


I mean, c’mon. The peace sign is a DEAD. GIVEAWAY.

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