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Asian-American aim for the perfect balance. Came to America, say hurray for the parents. Born in the states, but my Grandmother raised me though. Before I learned to talk, I learned the hand-water ratio.

Welcome to II stix. We have been around... em... probably longer than you. :~(

Lot has changed over the years yet everything stays the same. Asians have more exposure in the media yet the same stereotype exist. Here's to the 2018 and hope of better future.

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    everyday phrases take on a new spin when we're done translating what they mean
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    we ask stupid questions, we get stupid answers

Date Tuesday, February 20, 2018

‘Strong’ Black Woman? ‘Smart’ Asian Man? The Downside To Positive Stereotypes

By: II stix

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During my senior year of high school, I started dreading calculus. Every time my teacher slapped our tests face-down on our desks, I would peel up the corner of the page just enough to see the score, circled in red. The numbers were dropping quickly: 79, 64, 56.

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Date Sunday, February 18, 2018

How K-pop became a global phenomenon

By: II stix

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No country takes its fluffy pop music more seriously than South Korea.

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Date Sunday, January 21, 2018

Nintendo is making a bunch of weird DIY cardboard toys for the Switch and they’re awesome

By: II stix

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Build your own fishing rod, piano, or… robot suit

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Date Sunday, August 13, 2017

Seoul Isn’t Worried (Even If You Are)

By: II stix

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The South Korean megacity has lived in the crosshairs of North Korean artillery for decades. What’s new is that the rest of the world is feeling the heat.

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Date Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Asians With “Very Familiar Profiles:: How Princeton’s Admissions Officers Talk About Race

By: II stix

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Federal investigators highlighted comments “associated with Asian stereotypes” as part of a probe into allegations of racial bias at the Ivy League school.

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Date Monday, March 13, 2017

The Daring Rescue Of Abducted Vietnamese Children

By: II stix

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When hundreds of young women were sent off to brothels, factories and eager husbands across the border, a local children’s foundation hatched a heroic rescue plan.

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Date Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Million People Live in These Underground Nuclear Bunkers

By: II stix

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Beneath the streets of Beijing, people live in an underground universe constructed during the Cold War era.

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Date Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Korean Basketball League did the mannequin challenge … IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ALL-STAR GAME ! !

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Date Sunday, January 08, 2017

Stony-Faced Passenger Squeezes Onto Tokyo Subway During Rush Hour

By: II stix

Safe for Work? Yes

Crowds descending on the Tokyo subway during rush hour is so common, this passenger doesn’t even react as the subway pushers on duty shove him into the train. Italian photographer Marco Patella captured this video of the chaotic scene, which may make you feel better about your own commute.

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Date Sunday, January 08, 2017

The Technology Race to Build - or Stop - North Korea’s Nuclear Missiles

By: II stix

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As Pyongyang warns of an upcoming ICBM test, and Trump threatens to stop it, the Pentagon has few good options.

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