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Top 10 Companies for Asian Americans

All employees want to feel comfortable in their own skin wherever they are working, but many Asian Americans can sometimes feel very much out of place at work. Many will face some form of discrimination in the workplace during their careers, and Asian American employees will also face a unique set of challenges at work [...]

Travel to Asia: Top 10 Asian Countries to Visit

As economic recession begins to spiral worldwide, tourism in Asia is taking a hit in tsunami-like figures, according to the latest news reported by Reuters. However, recession isn’t delaying travelers, who have been planning a trip of a lifetime. “In terms of airfare, it is as affordable to travel to some international destinations as it [...]

Movie Review: Slumdog Millionaire

8 Academy Awards including: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Music Score
4 Golden Globes including: Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Score
Directed by Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire is
A) the story of a scam-artist who tangles with the mob and the police,
B) the journey of lifelong friends,
C) a really long episode of Who Wants to [...]

Cut & Paste Plastics: A Look into the Culture of Plastic Surgery and Asian Americans

Plastic surgery for many Asian Americans, especially blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery), has been a hot topic that has been going on for a long time. It may seem, to an outsider of the community, a radical action, but for Asian Americans it is an integrated part of their lives and a normative part of youth [...]

Activities for the Valentine’s Weekend

It’s that time of year again love birds. February already? Made plans yet for Valentine’s weekend? Make the holiday weekend special! This month Asian Avenue magazine brings you “must-do” activities to celebrate the Valentine’s holiday with your sweetheart.
Share the Sweets, Wine then Dine, Don’t Forget the Flowers!, Dinner for Two… or More, Save Room for [...]

To Touch One’s Heart: Dining on Dim Sum

To some, the scene is entirely foreign: shiny silver carts swerving between tables, chattering waitresses selling steaming containers of shrimp, scrumptious congee, steamed pork buns, hot mustard greens, delicious pots of chrysanthemum tea and a wealth more delicacies. In some restaurants, the scene might include raucous conversation, spirited (and sometimes creative) ways of getting the [...]

Family values run deep in Asian American communities

With the holiday season looming, Asian American Pacific Islander communities are like others across the United States: Their family values come front and center, and they celebrate the ties that bind them together. Whether there are two generations in the US or four, whether their families came recently to America or decades ago, AAPI families [...]

Hip Hop Sidebar: Break Dance Moves 101

1) One-handed Freeze, 2) Headspin, 3) Hollowback, 4) Side Freeze, 5) One-handed Pike, 6) Tip Toe

Thanksgiving Asian Recipes

Citrus Roasted Duck
3-4 servings
1 whole duck (4-5 lbs)
1 cup orange juice
¼ cup grapefruit juice
½ cup pineapple juice
1 cup honey
½ cup sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup melted butter
1 orange, halved
1 green apple, halved
1 yellow onion, halved

Mixing It Up: Multi-racial Asian Americans Share Views

It’s a fact of life within the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities: the next generations of Asian Americans will be increasingly hapa, or mixed-race.
Within the Japanese, Chinese and Korean communities, the ones who have been in the U.S. longest, it’s common to see plenty of young people who are part Caucasian, African American, and [...]