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#130 Ramen Noodles

Posted January 11th, 2010 by Peter · 23 Comments

“It’s fast, cheap, yummy, and everywhere,” says Masako Fukui of Kei’s Kitchen (speaking about Japan’s greatest innovation of the 20th century– no joke). Believe it or not, even though these wavy egg noodles in broth are now ubiquitous with Japan; it had origins in China long before that (over four thousand years to be exact). [...]

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#115 Faking Obliviousness

Posted April 25th, 2009 by Peter · 17 Comments

Lauren says: May I suggest a post about, “Pretending Not To Understand White People Speaking Asian Languages” And, you know, I wonder if it’s only the Chinese who indulge in this pastime, or if other Asians are on board? Thanks for the submission, Lauren. Here are a couple of reasons why Asians pretend to be [...]

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#114 World of Warcraft

Posted April 10th, 2009 by Shaun · 16 Comments

If I learnt only one thing from the responses to the Jay Chou piece written a while back – it is not to write a satirical piece on a topic in which you have no knowledge whatsoever. So that’s why we’re doing it again! I have a confession to make: I have never played World [...]

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#109 Being Skinny

Posted February 10th, 2009 by kvietgrl · 80 Comments

As a treat for our loyal readers, we have given two perspectives (male and female) to this less-discussed but very important topic: Being Skinny.  Enjoy! Asian Guy Perspective When I hit the 50 kg mark in 3rd grade, my mom responded appropriately, just as any concerned parent would: “It hurts me to look at you! [...]

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