I thought I would start off with something a little light-hearted and fun before we get into the DEEP ANGST of my ASIAN PSYCHE. Okay, really, I thought I would intersperse my srs bsns posts with happy things. And book recs! Because everybody likes book recs, right? I will have around two book recs a week and one srs bsns post about AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) issues. Good? So that means lots of posts this fine month of May. If you miss any and want to go back, I'm going to tag all of these posts with AAPI Heritage Month for your convenience. Enjoy!
1) Engrish.com — If you have never been to this website, please click on this link right now. I guarantee you won't leave for at least half an hour. It's a collection of the funniest signs, ads, products, etc. from Asian countries that have English on them. Nobody uses English as a second language better than Asians! Somebody bought my family a book of Engrish as a Christmas present last year, and lemme tell you, my dad thought it was The Greatest Thing Ever.
2) Asians Sleeping In The Library — This may actually only be funny to college students, and it is funnier because now every time I'm in any public place and I see an Asian sleeping, I have this crazy ridiculous urge to snap a picture and submit it to this website. Idk, Asians are funny when they sleep, I guess. So, secret between you and me
3) KevJumba — My favorite male Asian ever. I mean, seriously, this kid one ups my brother. He's an Asian comedian on Youtube, proving that we Asians are indeed very funny. I will probably be using his videos in several of my posts throughout the month. Because he's awesome. Everyone needs some KevJumba in their lives. One of my favorites, partly because this was back when he still danced and lip-synched at the beginning of his videos:
4) HappySlip — She's Filipino, and she's super talented! Many of her videos are riffs on cultural humor, and she plays members of her family, all by herself! Yup, she dresses up as members of her family, and she does fantastic accents. Check it out:
Tune in for a book rec on Thursday.
PS!! Krispy and Alz are also participating in posts for AAPI Heritage Month, so please celebrate over at A Nudge In The Right Direction too!