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Entries from April 2008

#69 Badminton

Posted April 29th, 2008 by Peter · 15 Comments

That Guy // Feb 25, 2008 at 10:36 am Also don’t forget the Badminton and Tennis (later post) as universal Asian sports. Even if you’ve never been on a Tennis court you probably have a tennis or badminton racket in your closet if you’re Asian. Badminton has had a place in Asian lore for over [...]

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#68 Chili

Posted April 28th, 2008 by Shaun · 17 Comments

Since the dawn of time, Asians have long yearned to pleasure their fickle tongues. When they stumbled upon a small, pointy, red (often green, and occasionally even yellow) vegetable, all their wishes were immediately fulfilled. Other than rice, chili is the other staple of any true Asian’s healthy diet. It can be argued that chili [...]

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#67 Goldfish

Posted April 27th, 2008 by Peter · 8 Comments

High in the mountains of China, around the year 1000 A.D, there were a handful of Buddhist Sung Dynasty monks that kept small garden ponds. These ponds promoted ‘Feng Shui,” or harmony and balance. However, there was one huge problem: stagnant ponds with no fish meant a breeding ground for blood sucking mosquitoes! If there [...]

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#66 Taking Pictures

Posted April 25th, 2008 by everydayasian · 33 Comments

How many Asians do you see in American media? On TV, magazines, and newspapers, images of asian people are rare (unless they are advertising cell phones or other electronics). For that reason, Asians have figured out how to be noticed: Do it themselves. This is why Asians absolutely love taking photos, especially of themselves. When [...]

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