Who would share entries from their childhood diaries? Writer and certified food enthusiast Clarissa Wei did. And she did it with all the beauty and vulnerability that comes with sharing your most honest thoughts with the world. [continue reading]
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Yup! In addition to this blog, I've made a hard-copy self-published, short-run ZINE that you can hold in your own hand - "How To Be A Good Asian: Redefining success one failure at a time"! The first issue came out in December 2013 with fifty copies and it has already sold out! Don't worry! More issues to come! The first one featured a Jeremy Lin paper doll (that I drew because...well...I wanted to. And i wanted to dress Jeremy Lin up in different outfits so he can break out of his Harvard-educated NBA basketball playing box). [continue reading]
This is the story of how I met Gary Chan. It is also the story of how I got inspired to write these series of blog posts as a way of redefining "How To Be A Good Asian."
Redefining what it means to be "A Good Asian" is a lifelong process for me - I had plenty of reasons in my own life to figure this out for myself and with my good friends in private chats. For example, after I started performing stand-up comedy and talking about quitting my previous career, so many people in my audiences (many Asian American) would come up to me and say they wanted to do that too but were so afraid. I wrote about that in a previous blog: "I want to be a Good Asian, but now I want to do what I love."...[continue reading]