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#80 Aiya!

Posted June 24th, 2008 by Peter · 46 Comments

To most cultures, languages offer thousands upon thousands of ways to say just about anything. To the Chinese, whether by cultural design or sheer ease of pronunciation, one one-syllable phrase has encapsulated the essences of fear, empathy, despair, pain, and surprise all at the same time. “Ah-Ya!” (å•Šå‘€), which is literally the combination of two [...]

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#62 Moth Balls

Posted April 21st, 2008 by Peter · 48 Comments

When you walk into any asian fabric store, you will be greeted by the all-too-familiar scent of Moth Balls. Why do asians love the Moth ball so much, though? Get ready. This is post two of a two day posting marathon! “I think mothballs should be on the list. What is up with the obsession [...]

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#59 Pale Skin

Posted April 15th, 2008 by Peter · 201 Comments

“The paler the skin, the higher the class. That is why most Asian women will bust their ass.” -Anonymous For the longest time, women, in general, have attempted to whiten their facial skin. In fact, most cultures considered women with the whitest skin the most beautiful, bringing forth the need for cosmetics. That was the [...]

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#41 Eye Enlargement

Posted March 20th, 2008 by everydayasian · 206 Comments

Fact: Asian women think that their eyes are ugly. They will go to many lengths to change the appearance of their eyes, from high-maintenance temporary alterations to more expensive and permanent options. So much so, that every Asian person has at least one sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, or friend who has tried to change their [...]

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