Asian Americans

The Yellow Invasion

By now you probably have heard of "The Super Bowl commercial you probably did not see".  Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra's campaign advertisement aired during Super Bowl features a beautiful Chinese woman (or, as he called her later when he was made to explain himself, "a Chinese girl"), complete with a straw hat, bicycle, rice paddy, and [...]

Sucker Punched

Warning: This post is a RANT with a heavily identity politics bend. So if you have no time nor patience to listen to People of Color whining "Oh no not that wah-wah we want to be represented crap again!", please just ignore me when I come back down from my high horse. I AM BACK! [...]

Tiger Moms. That's all I hear/read about these past few days. Ugh. Yeah I hear you. But are you surprised that I need to talk about it? In case you have not heard, the "Tiger Mom Controversy" refers to a WSJ article written by a Yale Law School professor, Amy Chua, "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior?" [...]

Lost in Translation

The comment by Justin from Here where I Have Landed on my earlier post Things I Missed echoed my experience and feeling: ... when I tell people that I wasn’t born here, and that I came here to go to college, they’re consistently surprised, “What? But your English is so good!” like it’s completely unnatural [...]

WTF Wednesday: Eye? Aye!

It is Thursday (and actually soon will be Friday...) Yes, I am cheating again by backdating my post. But it IS Wednesday somewhere in the world, right? Oh. Who cares. It is a WTF post by me when I've got my WTF glasses on. (Yeah, this line is for you my Wicked Kitchen Lady...) So [...]

Unknown Mami over at well, Unknown Mami, struck gold with this great idea of creating yet another Internet Meme: I comment therefore I am. The idea is: we express ourselves, in addition to through our own blogs, also by leaving traces of ourselves with our comments all over the interweb.  Unknown Mami decided that all [...]

Warning: This post should be filed under "Psychotic Ranting and Anonymous Foaming", a category available from NaBloPoMo, (Thank you to whoever was wise enough to create this category...) in which I whine about stereotypes that caught me by surprise.  Please feel free to ignore me when I am behaving like a rabid dog.  Come back when [...]

For Chinese people or people in the know, American Born Chinese are known as ABC, and different from Chinese immigrants (be their parents or their distant cousins), they have to cope with a different set of tribulations, and many of these are psychological. This book, or rather, graphic novel, follows the tradition of Frank Chin's angry [...]