Check out some cultural traditions important to some members of the Pacific Ties staff, and how we manage to keep in touch with our roots at UCLA.
Disney’s “Turning Red” is one of the first mainstream movies that follows characters of Asian descent and goes through the cultural beliefs of the main character, a Chinese Canadian girl who must deal with her family’s connection with giant red pandas. “Turning Red” has broken barriers in talking about topics such as puberty and intergenerational…Details
On her second day in the weeping maiden’s house, she finds the courage to look into the room of ghosts. The rest of the house has not lived up to her editor’s expectations. It is prosaic, unremarkable considering the rumors; on their last call, she rattled out a list of details about the make, the…Details
When we first moved to California, Woodview Apartments didn’t have in-unit washers or dryers. At the toddling age of four or five, I helped my mother haul our basket down the creaky steps, across the street and into the separate building for laundry. While waiting for the load to finish, I curled up in bed…Details
South Asians are on the big screen – and they are talking about hard topics and providing entertainment for all. Yet, only a portion of the big blockbuster pictures released include South Asian leads. According to a study of movies from 2007-2019 from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, only 44 out of the 1,300 major films…Details
While Sawtelle, or “JapanTown,” is already a hot spot for Asian food amongst UCLA students and other Westside locals, Tofu Ya is an overlooked gem that deserves recognition. When walking down the strip of restaurants, it is easy to glaze over the small restaurant set in a simple building next to other small establishments. The…Details