Super Junior Enters the English Village

Oldie but goodie you guys! I watch this vid whenever I want a laugh ^^ Enjoy!

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Crossing Lines: This AM/BW Documentary Needs You!

Sweet!! There is an awesome documentary in the works, and you can be part of its production! I’ve literally ripped the synopsis from the youtube page:

“CROSSING LINES: A Real View Into AM/BW” takes a look into REAL relationships in the modern age – where cross-cultural love between Asian Men and Black Women blossoms and ignites both on and off-screen.

Submit your info to AMBW.weebly.com to participate in this documentary:
– Couples & Families
– Seekers/Singles
– Original AM/BW Art
– AM/BW or Interracial Opponents
– DONATIONS!

In the word of Kim Hyun Joong in “Breakdown” intro: “LET’S DO THIS!” Come on you, guys, let’s support this documentary and contribute as much as we can to make it the best it can be and spread the AM/BW love!

Thanks so much to Laurnea for the tip!

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A Letter From An Asian Male Reader

Happy Friday to everyone! I hope your week went well, but even if it didn’t, we are right on the cusp of the weekend 🙂

I wanted to share a special email I received from a young Vietnamese man who has frequented my blog and felt the need to express his appreciation for our appreciation of Asian men. So, enjoy! And if you are so moved, please let him know your own thoughts by leaving a comment.

To my Asian male readers: If there are more of you out there, I want you guys speak up and let us know! As you can see from this blog, we have no problem speaking up about you! 🙂

Hi, I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog, thank you so so so so much for showing love for us. I couldn’t comment on your articles on that idiot researcher. Kanazawa is an idiot. I will tell you, as an Asian man (Vietnamese to be more specific), I honestly think that black women are the most beautiful women in the world! I find black women to be so physically attractive, and it doesn’t matter if she’s light-skinned, caramel, or dark-skinned, I find black women of all shades to be beautiful. I also get along with a lot of black girls. My best friends are black girls, and I just click well with them. So I wanted to let you know that Kanazawa does not speak for all of us at all. I, for one, am proud to express how beautiful I think black women are. Unfortunately, not only is there a backlash against Kanazawa (which is justifiable), but against all Asian men (which is not justifiable). People are assuming that he speaks for all Asian men, so they are bashing us along with him.

It really breaks my heart how Asian men and black women share some of the same struggles in society. I understand your perspective on how people try to bring black women down, and it saddens me when people try to portray black women with negative stereotypes when black women are not like that. I also feel the same way about how the media and society negatively portray Asian men. While Asian women are portrayed positively as beautiful and desirable, Asian men are portrayed negatively as dorks and undesirable. Years ago, Bruce Lee became my hero because he defied how Asian men were portrayed in America, and exuded coolness and strength. Yet, society and movies love to show Asian men in a negative way (many movies, including very recent ones, come to mind). Just when I think guys like Bi or the Jabbawockeez or Quest Crew are showing how cool and desirable Asian men can be, society and the media keeps throwing absurd stereotypes and negative portrayals of Asian men in our face. The reason why I’m expressing this to you is, because it saddens me and breaks my heart how negatively portrayed and perceived Asian men are in this country, but seeing your blog brings such a smile to my face, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for showing love for us. Hope all is well with you. Take care.

A Few Reasons Why An Asian Guy May Not Approach You

No doubt this isn’t the first time any of us have heard this, but this really helps to put it even more into perspective. In the attached video, the poster points out that the reasons can be different as to why an Asian guy won’t approach you. Of course, as black women, we may automatically think that its because they don’t find us attractive (and sometimes that could surely be the case). However, according to this gentleman’s insight, it is probably and most likely cultural.

Black Women and Chinese Men: Where’s the Love?

Check out this great article on Black women and Chinese men posted by an African-American woman in living in China and married to a Chinese man. She discusses many of the issues we’ve already covered on this blog, but as I always say, it doesn’t hurt to go over it again!

When it all comes down to it, people are people. Period. Black women and Asian men simply need more exposure to each other. This in itself will dispel many of the stereotypes they’ve heard about the other. I didn’t even consider Asian men as an option before I started working at a Japanese company 7 years ago. Because of negative media stereotypes, I considered them weak and unable to “handle me”. But after working with them for so long, I am a firsthand witness to their hard work ethic, cultural pride and physical beauty. So yes, I myself am a convert, not only to Asian men, but from ignorance. And I couldn’t be happier 🙂

Bi Wants To Meet the World’s 2 Most Powerful Black Women

Actually, they are the 2 most powerful women—period. Regardless of their race. Oh I so hope he gets to meet Oprah and Michelle Obama one day!!

A few weeks ago when Bi traveled to NYC from South Korea to attend the Time 100 Gala, he was asked by fans who else on the Most Influential list he was most looking forward to meeting. After answering that he’d most like to meet President Obama, he then added that he also wanted to meet Oprah Winfrey. After the gala ended, he commented that contrary to expectations, the First Lady had not attended the highly esteemed event. One couldn’t help but notice the disappointment in his voice and facial expression.

Its not hard to understand why Bi would want to meet such powerful women—who wouldn’t? But for Bi, I believe it goes deeper. Wouldn’t you agree that its about the ‘kinship-in-struggle’ he no doubt feels with these amazing women? Isn’t it a fact that all 3 of these people were born either poor or under-privileged, and faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles because of their racial, gender or social class, but came out on top and victorious?

I believe that Bi is attracted to people who’s ‘rags-to-riches’ stories are similar to his own. He once stated (in so many words) that he doesn’t care for people who were born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Some might take offense to this statement, but I understand where he’s coming from. Isn’t it true that some people never have to work for a thing in their lives, and for that reason, do not know the real value of hard work and determination. These people give up at the first hint of a test, and in affect, are not able to tap into their true and highest potential. But rather, they drift aimlessly in life, receiving hand-outs and perks that they don’t really deserve. Not the case with Oprah, the First Lady, and our Bi.

No doubt, this nation has come leaps and bounds from the days of slavery and civil rights, but it is probably most difficult to be both black and a woman in this world. Although he has yet to say, I do believe that Bi has taken note of this very thing, and I would go so far as to say that he’s probably inspired by our resilience and strength. After all, he can very much relate.