Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Imaginary Zebra and reposted with permission.
Albeit a quick one, this project wouldn’t have been completed without the shelter-in-place order since March. I’ve stayed home long enough to begin cleaning out the garage, a to-do item that I’ve put off since 2018. Sh*t was getting serious.
Social media users expressed disgust and shared puns after a man in Singapore reportedly proposed to his girlfriend by putting a ring on a cow udder.
For many Asian Americans who have spent a significant amount of time away from their homeland, a nation’s flag can evoke a sense of pride, nationalism, and oftentimes, a deep longing to return to their country of origin.
This is not usually the case, however, for many overseas Vietnamese (Việt kiều), especially those whose family fled Vietnam in the late 1970s and 1980s as “Boat People.” For them, their current flag instead brings back images of dread, fear, and disdain as it reminds them of the communist regime their families opposed and escaped from.
Protecting and supporting LGBTQ youth is an issue that still needs more attention and visibility within the Asian American community. While the younger generations are increasingly accepting of the LGBTQ community, things are not always the same for our older family members.
For gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer youth, finally being able to come out to their loved ones and being able to openly express themselves and their sexuality is the first step to becoming our most honest selves.
It seems like every Asian child has at least one memorable ass whooping story they like to share on repeat. While white parents like to ground their children or take away their phones, immigrant parents like to exercise a bit more creativity — after all, there’s nothing better than the element of surprise, right?
We asked our readers to reveal to us some of the most bizarre ways they were punished by their parents as children, and well, we received an overwhelming number of responses — almost a concerning amount actually.
It’s almost impossible to find Asian couple representation in the media besides in rare films like “Crazy Rich Asians”, so we asked our fans to share with us their most wholesome stories of how Asian couples met and you definitely did not disappoint.
Here are 15 couples and their ridiculously adorable stories of how they met.
A Facebook post that seemingly burned a cast member in the credits for being just a “Korean girl” and not one of the “Hot Korean Girls” gained thousands of reactions on the group Subtle Asian Traits.
But for the the deep-thinking intellectuals of SAT, the post begs a number of questions. Who is Yuna Song? Why is Yuna Song not a hot girl? What movie is this from? Because I think I will decide for myself if Yuna Song is a hot girl or not. Significant resources were spent to get to the bottom of this — this is what we found.
Maybe you’ve started seeing a seemingly sweet ABB (Asian baby boy) and have started to notice a few red flags here and there, or maybe you’ve been ignoring these red flags from the very beginning (tsk tsk)– either way, ABBs and Asian fu*kboys display very distinct behaviors that you should always look out for before getting too serious.
Of course, maybe just one or two of these characteristics can be overlooked. However, if you don’t want your heart shattered to pieces, it’s probably best you stay away from boys who show several of these signs.
It’s a tale as old as time — girl meets boy, girl ignores all the red flags, girl ends up being played by the classic Asian fuckboy — and honestly, it happens to the best of us.
To these boys, ghosting, benching and cheating just come so naturally, it’s a talent, really. And as much as you might want to believe that you are the cure for your partner’s fuckboy antics, honey, there is no cure.
In January of this year, Twitter was shaken up with some extremely hot tea in the form of a cheating scandal when Instagram photographer Geoff Hamanishi, simply referred to as the 93044, was exposed as an unfaithful boyfriend.
Now, it appears the whole arc is behind him and the girlfriend he had previously cheated on, Kassandra, is back with him according to several eyewitness reports on Twitter.
It can be hard for previous generations to keep up with the ever-growing advancement of modern technology, which is why some schools are now offering smartphone lessons to teach the elderly how to use modern technologies to help them communicate with their loved ones living far away.
Cassandra Lin, a member of the massive private Facebook group Subtle Asian Traits, recently shared a picture of her grandpa and grandma taking up lessons on how to use smartphones at a senior college in Shilin district, Taipei, Taiwan.
While China has seen its significant share of farmer-turned-live-streamers, the rise in popularity of Dong Desheng (董德升) is particularly noteworthy because it challenges the ideas of racial identity in the country.
Desheng, a farmer from Heilongjiang province in Dongbei, China, amassed a significant following as a livestreamer on the video platform Kuaishou (快手, also known as Kwai).