Stuff Asian People Like

Observational Essays on Asian Culture– This blog is devoted to stuff that asian people like

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How It All Started: One day, I was sitting on the computer chatting with my best friend about stuff that people of different races do. This in turn, inspired us to begin this blog about the good and not so good things that Asian People: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese, etc… Like. Written By Asians, About Asians.

How It is Unique: Stuff Asian People Like is entirely different from “stuff people like” or “stuff educated people like” sites because we are a public and comprehensive project trying to unite varying Asian groups over common themes and not just make fun of the privileged who are not representative of Asian majority. Asian culture is very closed off to emotions and expressing feelings or thoughts in words; therefore, this custom has translated to many disconnected and withdrawn Asians across the world.

We see a need for a means of discourse; therefore, our prose is targeted to the general Asian population and not just to the educated. Our articles are from the writer’s experience, background research, and also affirmed by results from our bimonthly reader’s surveys. Each article will connect differently to certain Asian groups: first generations, second generations, East Asians, Southeast Asians, and many more groups have unique experiences that we want to respect and bring to light. We are also different in that we have a clear mission and understand that we are walking a fine line. Each day our goal is to simply point out cultural and social truths over light-hearted humor in order to build up the Asian community and not tear down. As readers, please hold us accountable to this as we are in fact humans. Thanks again for all your support!

Reader’s Guide to Stuff Asian People Like: A reader on our blog commented, “I think the purpose of this blog is to take things that Asians do implicitly, and then make them explicit. When we actually explain them, it just sounds silly.” This sums up our project along with the deeper goals below. Therefore, as our daily readers have recommended to their friends, “One should start Stuff Asian People Like by reading Post #26 to help you understand the overall intentions and serve as a lens for connecting to the rest of the posts.” Jumping into any one post as the topics are random day-to-day will most definitely lead people to preconceived assumptions and misconceptions which is entirely not what we intended to be the purpose of this project.

A Public Project: After realizing how many people we were reaching and the positive response, we have quickly evolved from a small hobby among friends to a project with meaning, purpose, and a network of support from leading universities across the nation. Stuff Asian People Like is now a public, literary project for Asians to contribute, learn, and think about the perks of their culture. The project aims to bring out Asian culture at its purest form where it’s often buried deep below Western culture. We want to connect first, second, and beyond immigrant generations to where they came from while spicing it up with humor and satire. The project also helps Asians explore their culture and helps other cultures better understand Asians.

Join Us: If you’re witty, articulate, and passionate about writing and exploring Asian culture, we are always looking for more writers. Your work will have the wide-spread influence of 20,000-plus readers. Volunteer to write about your own experiences and join the Stuff Asian People Like Community. Contact asianslike[at] for more info. A new article is posted each day. Become part of the largest growing Asian online community. If you connect with our goals, please help with an online donation as we are fundraising to move to a new server that can support the increasing visitors. Note: All ads go towards server and web maintenance fees. Thank you and we wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of friends and daily readers like you.

Help Spread the Word: Remember to follow up on our articles, share comments, and help spread the word to all the Asian people you know! It’s for a worthwhile cause. Lastly, don’t forget to show your support by joining our Facebook group!

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24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 alison // Feb 19, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    go ahead and use the ideas. i wouldn’t mind writing some, if you let me. my personal faves are the asian girls/boys ones and maybe betamax, but mostly b/c we had a totally kickass one back in the day.

  • 2 kvietgrl // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    now that this is a public project you, “sorry but…” and “kid” should contribute and write articles according to your own liking and standards

  • 3 Astonished Redneck // Mar 7, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Wow, good to see the sites branching out! Stumbled across this from stuffwhitepeople and it looks pretty good. As a doctor, I’ve got Asian friends running out my ears (post #3). Can’t wait to run this site by them.

  • 4 Justin // Mar 7, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Awesome, glad you had a chance to stop by. Thanks! =)

  • 5 bronze // Mar 7, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Wow! I just left the “Stuff Educated Black People Like.” And now I found you. Cool.

  • 6 lusty shackerfold // Mar 8, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    asian people also like left margins.

  • 7 jze // Mar 12, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Enjoying the list. Keep it up.
    Looking forward to a post about how much Asian people like to throw the “V” or “peace” sign when taking photos.

  • 8 Torley // Apr 4, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    My wife sent me a link to this site and aside from the sometimes-distracting ads (those could be simplified), I am really enjoying the humor in here. Keep on rolling! (And I don’t mean, “egg rolling”.)

  • 9 Justin // Apr 5, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    haha thanks for dropping a note. =) the pop-up at the beginning is temporary to let everyone know about the new Asian Central community – we hope it’s not mistaken for an ad.

  • 10 hmm // Jul 11, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    this blog convinced me that filipinos are not under the umbrella term “asians”–i just took the quiz and more 75% of this i would not apply to filipinos. the ones that are relevant to filipinos are ones that would be relevant to anyone else (i.e. bargains, basketball and growing stuff in your own yard).

  • 11 kaleeeeee >o // Aug 20, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    i like this bloggy thingy…learnin’ alotz of stuffs from it lol ^0^

  • 12 CD // Oct 16, 2008 at 3:29 am

    Is this website related to the site “Stuff White People Like”?

    What are the names of the people behind this blog?

  • 13 Teresa // Oct 18, 2008 at 2:34 am

    Another thing Asian People Like: making fun of our fob moms. ;)

  • 14 natalie // Oct 30, 2008 at 3:33 pm


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  • 16 Jeremy // Aug 29, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Awesome blog! I love the posts here, especially the one about the rice fields. xD That’s why this blog has been awarded with the “One Lovely Blog Award” at

  • 17 Jamison // Feb 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    With all due respect, the section on ‘How this Got Started’ should say ‘We bit the Idea off of Stuff White People Like’. Its ok, you can be honest.

  • 18 Andy // Feb 10, 2010 at 10:40 am

    @Jamison, and the guy who did that site got the idea from another person, who in fact happens to be a Filipino guy. What’s your point again?

  • 19 UltraAmbiguousID // Feb 25, 2010 at 7:02 am

    I stumbled on this site while searching for “squats.” What an informative, fun and expressive website! Thank you to all for making facts and theories enjoyable.

  • 20 chinesebob // Mar 22, 2010 at 1:05 am

    I’m asian,and I love white people.

    I thought about committing suicide and respawn as a white guy like I always do in BF2,so I can be with white everyday.
    but it might take forever,so I’m getting a greencard.

    everybody loves white people,black ,white,asian ,they all do.

    except for Samuel Jackson who’s wife ran away with a white dude in Lakeview terrace.

  • 21 GloBalCitiZen-1inmanybillion // Sep 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I’m a fourth generation SABC-South African Born Chinese. I’ve been told that the great oldies are form south china, they lived in little villages and were poor farmers. although i know i’m a person of asian heritage, no one can take that away from me, but when asked, i always say i’m south african, because at the end the day, we were raised and brought up in a country that is so diverse it’s quite a culture shock viewing the rest of the world, even from the tv. it seems wrong to take possesion of a country our grandparents haven’t ever been to in there lives. although, we still have a firm respect for the old country.

    well done on your blog, it’s very entertaining and i’ve learnt quite a lot, your straight forward humour adds soemthing special too. however i’m not too sure how accurate some of the things are, but i guess thats not the point.

    keep up the hardwork

  • 22 What? // Oct 17, 2010 at 8:41 am


    It depends which kind you’re talking about. I grew up in the U.S. with both of my parents born in the Philippines. 98% of this blog applies to me. There are the Fil-ams, but I don’t know what they do….
    Filipinos are Asian either way. The Philippines is recognized as an Asian country.

  • 23 Aaahahaha // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

    What a blatant rip-off of! Haha add that to the list: ripping off ideas, quintessential Asian like!

  • 24 Ramona Cook // Aug 20, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Hi, I have a lovely chinese exchange student who is staying with me for the 2nd year. She has just returned from china and the house really smells like moth balls :( it is a comforting smell for her, i know, but not for me and i was wondering if there could be another smell that we could substitute…i just cant stand it….please help me!!!!!

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