The tendency to arrive to an event or occasion 30-60 minutes late.
Schedule Dragon Boat practice at 8:00 not 8:30 because most of the people in our team are running on Asian time.
by Stereotypical Asian LOL July 27, 2010
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The phenomenon of adding 30 minutes to the local (Zulu) time of the observer's location.
During event planning, care must be taken to analyze each party's inherent participation in said phenomenon, adjusting the allotted preset time (+30 minutes) to vary according to transportation, clothing, hygiene, and facial appearance preparations. This can affect arrival times to an event by as much as +45 or reduce the Asian Time to only +15, but never eliminate it.
The primary victim of this phenomenon must consider the implications of Asian Time and the effects of his/her decisions.
We've said to meet up at the cafe at 8am, but I'm guessing they will show up at 0830 because they run on Asian Time.
by The Yo July 14, 2008
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to be an hour late from the stated time of arrival
The guys came on asian-time to the movies, so we missed it.
by Steve Lui August 22, 2003
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when someone lags like a drug dealer when you're really fiending. like t-time.
Johnson always takes forever because he's asian and they have their own thing called 'asian time.'
by whoareyooooou May 24, 2011
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A term used to describe late asians. They basically arrive whenever they want. Depending on their mood, they can arrive a minute late, or an hour late.
Person 1: WTF is AST?
Asian 1: Dude, it's Asian Standard Time, we come whenever the fuck we want.

by oorah852 February 04, 2009
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