PRAISIN THE ASIAN by Su Shen Ooi

May 24, 2019

Hi, everyone! For my last blog I wanted to end on a conclusive note as I near the end of my junior year and enter into senior year. 

Junior year is often hyped up as the hardest year in high school, so I wanted to give advice on how to survive this daunting year. 

Tips:

1. Start test prep early 

At this point, you have heard this multiple times, but it is so true. Start prepping for the SATs and/or ACTs when you can because one of...

May 2, 2019

Last week, Asia Club held a bubble tea sale in order to raise money for the tragic bombings in Sri Lanka. The sale was a success as we sold out and raised a lot of money to donate to Red Cross efforts in Sri Lanka. Asia Club was originally going to donate the money to an organization which helps Asian-Americans in labor rights, healthcare, immigration, etc. However, after the bombings, we decided to donate to the more recent e...

April 18, 2019

For this blog post, I was originally going to write about a very controversial scandal that has overtaken the news in Asia, but I decided I wanted to put more time and effort into covering such a serious topic. Therefore, instead, as I turned seventeen recently on April 12, I decided to do a more light-hearted and positive post about the 17 things I’ve learned in the 17 years I’ve been alive.

I know that I’m still extremely you...

March 15, 2019

I love Ariana Grande’s new hit “7 Rings” as much as the next person, but I couldn’t help but feel discomfort when watching the music video. After following Ariana Grande’s tattoo fiasco, I felt fully compelled to write a blog about Ariana Grande’s appropriation of the Asian culture.

In the “7 Rings” music video, there are several instances where kanji symbols (Japanese characters) appear. 

While the use of kanji symbols w...

March 2, 2019

Hi, everyone! I’m kinda late to the Scribbling game, but better late than never. My blogs will focus on Asian issues, history and celebrities. I will write about the prevalent Asian-American or Asian issues, important Asian-related history (that we often do not learn about in school) and different Asian or Asian-American influencers/celebrities. 

For my first post, I want to feature Karen Ip, an Asian-Canadian Instagram influen...

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