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Ep. 7: Secret Soy Sauce Hole

Ep. 7: Secret Soy Sauce Hole

Kate and Yoko talk with super badass boss lady Alisha Ramos about “secret” languages, being mixed-race, and Asian beauty standards. Plus, a really gross/amazing Would You Rather courtesy of our very own Kate Matsumoto.

Apologies for the audio hiccup! Thanks for bearing with us. We love you!

Show Notes

Follow Alisha Ramos on Twitter, Github, and Snapchat and check out her excellent newsletter on being of mixed-race, Mixed Feelings.

 Ugh. Just look at that smile.

Ugh. Just look at that smile.

We have two stunna Model Minorities this week. John Cho chats with the A.V. Club and Vulture about his role as Hikaru Sulu in the latest Star Trek movie, in which it’s also revealed that his character is gay (presumably as an homage to George Takei, the original Sulu, who is gay).

Related, #starringjohncho is a movement that asks, What if today’s Hollywood blockbusters starred an Asian male in a lead role?

Kate’s Model Minority is part Samoan Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is starring in the upcoming Disney movie Moana. Here’s an adorable insta by The Rock himself with his two adorable dogs (one of whom he had to save from drowning):

 Christmas Cake: a Japanese phrase for a woman who is past her prime (older than 25). :(

Christmas Cake: a Japanese phrase for a woman who is past her prime (older than 25). :(

Here’s an unnerving article about how all of the contestants from this year’s Miss Korea beauty pageant have the same face.

A Chinese man supposedly sued his wife, who unbeknownst to him had had plastic surgery, when their baby came out ... ugly. Here’s a Snopes article about it (turns out to be a hoax).

Ep. 8: Stop Using that Yellow Dish Rag as a Wig

Ep. 8: Stop Using that Yellow Dish Rag as a Wig

Ep. 6: There's a Shortage of Tops in New York City

Ep. 6: There's a Shortage of Tops in New York City