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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

June 20th, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Saturday, June 23 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Vincent Chin. Asian Americans for Progress have organized Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now, a nationwide townhall on hate crimes and bullying. Hosted by Angry Asian Man’s Phil Yu, viewers can attend the townhall via Google Hangout. [APAP]

Dharun Ravi, who was sentenced to 30 days in jail for using a web cam to spy on his late roommate, Tyler Clementi, was released early from jail [NYT]

Like student Oumou Troure, the subject of her article “The Thing Is, I’m Undocumented”, journalist Grace Talusan was once undocumented, too. [Boston Magazine]

Trophy wife? Gold digger? Pie deflecting Tiger Mom? The New York Times profiles Wendi Deng Murdoch. [NYT]

Asian George Burns? Adorable! Asian Dolly Parton? Kinda creepy. [Laughing Squid]

A five judge panel convened by the World Boxing Organization unanimously ruled in boxer Manny Pacquiao‘s favor after reviewing video of his recent bout with Timothy Bradley. Their scoring can’t overturn the results of the match however. [NYDN]

Attention all you non-Asian ladies who are looking for an Asian dude to get smoochy with: this guide was written for you. [The Love Life of an Asian Guy]

Yoko Ono collaborated with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon on “Early In The Morning”, a 14-minute track to benefit Ashinaga Rainbow House and their work with tsuami victims. If this appeals to you, then you’ll be glad to know that a six-track album called “YOKOKIMTHURSTON” will be released in September. [A.V. Club]

Is the “chop suey” font used by Fresh Direct to advertise ready to cook Chinese meals racist, or just kind of tired and old fashioned? [Tao Jones/WSJ]

Just call it “Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony’s Excellent Chinese Movie Adventure”. Or, it seems the NBA is working with the Shanghai Film Group to release Amazing, a Chinese basketball movie that will star NBA players Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, and former NBA star Scottie Pippen. [Grantland]

Congratulations, Conrad Hotels, you are the most recent offender when it comes to the crime of using people of color as props in your advertising. [The Society Pages - thanks, Steve!]

The House of Representatives passed a resolution issuing a formal apology for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred Chinese people from immigrating to the United States. [Angry Asian Man]

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

February 22nd, 2011 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine


People, can we please stop using the phrase “Asian Invasion” to describe the new Renaissance of Asian fashion designers? KTHXBAI. [CNN]

A belated happy birthday to our favorite North Korean dick-tator, Kim Jong-Il, who just celebrated his 69th in typical lavish fashion. One party foul, though: no food rations. [NYM]

Manny Pacquiao was just in Washington D.C., where he met President Obama for a photo-op. Afterwards, we hear he knocked Vice President Biden out big-time in a thumbwrestling match. [NYT]

Check yo’ rage… and yo’ bank balance! Brokeass Chicago college students Sung Wong Chung and Alexander Choi violently attack a cab driver after their credit card bounces. [Chicago Breaking News - thanks, Diana L.!]

Ahh, the soothing sensation of a good earwax scrape. Tokyo ear-cleaning parlors take off. [CNN]

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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Boxer Floyd “It’s All Love” Mayweather

September 10th, 2010 | 7 comments | Posted by Jen

After Floyd Mayweather said publicly via Ustream last week that rival boxer Manny Pacquiao was a “little yellow chump” and a “faggot,” that Pacquiao could “make me a shrimp tempura roll” and “make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice,” and that once Mayweather finally fought him and beat him, he was going to “cook him with some cats and dogs”–paging Morrissey!– Mayweather quickly issued an apology, claiming he “was just having fun,” “It’s all love,” and he doesn’t have a “racist bone” in his body.

It’s all love: Mayweather in a sombrero and the colors of Mexico, before his 2007 Cinco de Mayo fight against Oscar de la Hoya

If we take Mayweather at his word, then we can only conclude:

  1. Mayweather thinks “little yellow chump” and “faggot” are terms of endearment
  2. Mayweather truly believes Manny Pacquiao moonlights as a Japanese chef
  3. Mayweather thinks eating cats and dogs, not to mention little yellow chumps, is normal
  4. Mayweather is very, very hungry
  5. Mayweather has a highly unique take on love
  6. Mayweather has not had an X-ray recently to monitor the presence of racist bones in his body
  7. Mayweather is a little bitch who’d rather trash Pacquiao behind a computer screen–[Perhaps you're more suited to blogging, Floyd? We're always looking for interns to make us sushi rolls, FYI.--Ed.]–than fight him in the ring

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Is It Intern Jasmine’s Birthday Yet?

May 24th, 2010 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana

Intern Jasmine‘s birthday is in March, but Jen and I happen to think it’s never too early to start compiling gift ideas for her next celebrasian!

Cuz here’s the deal: MINDstyle has made an actual Manny Pacquiao toy collectible. A frickin’ MANNY PACQUIAO toy. Are they FOR SERIOUS??? Jasmine is gonna freak the eff out! FREAK OUT! It’s so awesome!!!





Those details!!! The belt, the brow, that frown of intimidasian… little Pacman is BADASS.

And not to be a dick, but now that I’ve thought about it… Jasmine, shmasmine! I think we ALL need one of these! When’s our birthday, again?

[via Bambu]
[MINDstyle: Manny Pacquiao - Art Toy Collectible Figure]

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Jose Canseco vs. Hong Man Choi: At 76 Seconds, It Lasted Longer Than We Expected

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


Jose Canseco fought 330-lb., 7’2″, Korean kickboxer Hong Man Choi in his first Mixed Martial Arts fight, yesterday in Tokyo. Frankly, we thought it went pretty well! See for yourself:

Seriously–damn, dude. If we were Canseco, we’d have spent that minute-plus running around the ring like a scared little girl, too.

[Yahoo!: Canseco Lasts 76 Seconds With Korean Giant Before Tapping Out]
[Sporting News: Canseco's MMA Match Ends as You'd Expect]

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Thanks, Micah!

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Badass Asian Parenting

March 3rd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

I didn’t blink an eye when I saw that Kazumi Izaki (pictured left) just passed the Japanese board’s license test to become the country’s oldest female boxer at the age of 44.

The Hardass Asian Mother of two told The Star Online:

“After you turn 40, you get far-sighted and you wither physically,” she told reporters after her test bout Thursday. “But I should be able to compensate for it with the other high-level qualities that I have.

Those high-level qualities were not explicitly mentioned in the Star article, but I’ve taken the liberty of compiling a temporary list to help you get the picture:

  • Izaki is very good at “killing with eye lasers.”
  • Izaki can make someone cry purely by saying, “I should never have had you.”
  • Izaki’s not-secret weapon: cutting an opponent off at the knees.
  • Izaki’s super-secret weapon: disappointed eyes.
  • Can Izaki pack a punch? Her husband says, “Her smack feels like a UFC Champ’s punch to the balls.”

Needless to say, I feel quite confident that this lady’s gonna be taking home a belt or two at age 45, 50, 55, and beyond.

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