Asian dads are hard to shop for, especially if you come from a first generation family. Some of the classic "American" gifts just don't apply. When was the last time your Asian dad needed power tools to fix up his Mustang? Or a Civil War documentaries DVD set from the History Channel? Even worst, Asian dads are also not used to communicating what they want. It's the … [Read more...] about Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Asian Dads
Trends and Fashion
Model Minority: Into the Lives of VietAm Models
Asian Americans have the label "model minority" for good reason. We work hard, persist, and beat everyone at everything (or try to). Our Tiger parents often came to America with nothing, but in a few years time, they established a home with educated children and a stable lifestyle. Seeing that Asian Americans succeed in so many things - e.g. medicine, law, science, business, … [Read more...] about Model Minority: Into the Lives of VietAm Models
Vietnamese-American Men Place Strict Rules on Men Returning to Homeland
Earlier this month, the Mercury News published an article about Vietnamese American women worrying about their husbands returning to Vietnam to philander. This article explores equally pressing concerns of flamboyant motives between male relatives. Uncovered photo from a Vietnamese American's cell phone HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- The trouble for Richie Hoang … [Read more...] about Vietnamese-American Men Place Strict Rules on Men Returning to Homeland
Taping Eyelids: Fashionable Accessory or Outright Racism?
I adore fashion. I adore Asian in media! So when I see a white model with taped eyelids for a Dolce & Gabana shoot, I'm going to be pissed. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check it out here: Yes, fashion is known for pushing buttons and being ultra creative, but I see no creativity in this photo shoot. Let me guess... they were looking for a model who could … [Read more...] about Taping Eyelids: Fashionable Accessory or Outright Racism?
American Apparel Selling Vietnamese Straw Hats
Yes, really. The Vietnamese straw hat is selling for $15 online at American Apparel under "Conical Asian Hat." For those of you not familiar with American Apparel, they are an clothing company based in LA with a decidedly "hipster" brand. They cater to the 20's to 30's crowd. Forbes wrote about the new item being in American Apparel's store. Apparently the hat has been in … [Read more...] about American Apparel Selling Vietnamese Straw Hats