Adorable Asian Babies Who Dress Better Than You (PART III)

 

If there’s one thing our readers can’t seem to get enough of, it’s Adorable Asian Babies. We’ve showcased the cuties with puppies, in Halloween costumes and even squeal-worthy submissions from our loyal readers.

But a favorite among everyone seems to be the  “Adorable Asian Babies Who Dress Better Than You” series. Apparently, we all can’t get enough of tiny tots who dress better than we ever did back in the day.

Who am I kidding? Some of these kiddos still dress better than us.

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Wait, MSG May Not Be So Bad After All?

 

If you think Miley Cyrus and Chris Brown have bad reputations, think again. They have nothing on the nearly 50-year-old bad reputation of MSG, otherwise known as monosodium glutamate. Interestingly enough, most people haven’t actually figured out why MSG has a bad rep.

Ask the average American about the substance and he or she will tell you that it’s bad for one’s health and should be avoided. But if you ask why, the conversation will probably be cut short. We’ve all heard the rumors of MSG being toxic, poisonous, cancerous, and may lead to fatigue and headaches, but where is the research behind it?

Turns out, this may have all been a myth.

 



There are multiple studies which actually point out that MSG is no more harmful to our health than plain salt. Sure, some people have adverse reactions to MSG and if it is not consumed in moderation, it will lead to discomfort (like most anything else), but as far as consumption is concerned, there’s not too much to worry about.

Reactions, a series which “uncovers the chemistry in everyday life,” recently did some research about MSG. The flavor enhancer was first discovered in 1908 by chemist Kikunae Ikeda. Turns out, the bad rumors began 60 years later when a scientist tried to pinpoint why he was experiencing discomfort after consuming Chinese food, naming his symptoms “Chinese restaurant syndrome.” Because of this, assumptions were made about MSG. Talk about jumping to conclusions.

Find out all the facts in the video below.

MUST SEE: Filipino Girl Group Perform Breathtaking “Let it Go” Cover on Korean Show

 

I know, I know. You’re tired of “Let it Go” covers and I don’t blame you. In fact, when this video popped up on my newsfeed, I let out an exasperated sigh with an eye roll on the side. Again? 

But what stopped me from scrolling on was the incredible amount of attention this video was receiving. Koreaboo, a K-Pop entertainment website, posted the video on their Facebook and within 4 hours, the video gained a incredible 30,000 likes and nearly 20,000 shares.  Clearly, there was something different about this cover.

As it turns out, the video features four Pinays who were on Superstar K, a South Korean television talent show series. Trust me when I say this cover blew me away, and I’ve seen quite a handful of “Let it Go” covers.

Go ahead and check it out for yourself. I promise, it’s worth it.

 

Not tired of the Frozen mania? Check out some of our favorite Youtube Covers of “Let it Go” featuring Asian artists!


Kickass Cosplay Alert: Disney Princesses in Armor

 

Back in the 1980’s, Japan needed a name for the ongoing trend of people dressing up as their favorite cartoon, anime and comic book characters. They came up with the term “cosplay” by combining the English words “costume” and “play.”

Flash forward to present day and cosplay is now seen as a significant aspect of Japanese pop culture which often influences Japanese/Asian street fashion. Take a look at this Japanese graduation filled with cosplay and this duo who gained worldwide attention for their cosplay skills.

But that’s not all. Cosplay has also become a well-known term in America. We’ve seen our share of impressive cosplay from various comic cons and anime expos, but recently we’ve come across a cosplay worth highlighting.

A group of insanely talented women decided to cosplay as the Disney Princesses with one major twist: the girls were in armor and ready for battle. Quite a number of people have commented that the armor (or lack thereof) would be useless in a battle, but everyone has agreed that these girls are talented for making such intricate outfits.

Yes, these women show skin, but they are proud of it and clearly deliver the message: who needs a prince to save you when you can kick ass yourself?

Learn more about them here.

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20 Asian Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Asian (PART II)

 

 

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1) Hailee Steinfeld (Part Filipino)

 

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2) Shay Mitchell (Half Filipino)

 

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3) Janel Parrish (Half Chinese)

 

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4) Naomi Cambell (Chinese Ancestry)

 

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5) Sean Paul (Quarter Chinese)

 

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6) Dwayne Johnson (Half Samoan)

 

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7) KT Tunstall (Quarter Chinese)

 

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8) Booboo Stewart (Part Japanese, Chinese and Korean)

 

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9)Meg & Dia Frampton (Half Korean)

 

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10) Sam Tsui (Half Chinese)

 

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11) Dave Bautista (Half Filipino)

 

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12) Olivia Munn (Half Chinese)

 

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13) Gabrielle Union (Part Filipino)

 

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14) Marie Digby (Half Japanese)

 

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15) Kimiko Glenn (Half Japanese)

 

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16) Cassie Ventura (Half Filipino)

 

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17) Devon Aoki (Half Japanese)

 

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18) Zelda Williams (Quarter Filipino)

 

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19) Elyes Gabel (Part Indian)

 

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20) Karen O (Half Korean)

 


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Arden Cho Looked Stunning At The VMAs

 

The beloved Arden Cho, who was featured in our Spring 2014 issue, turned heads on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 24, 2014.

Cho wore a sparkly Sherri Hill dress, strappy Aldo shoes, a shimmering Farbod Barsum clutch and beautiful Bavna jewels. The bracelet and earrings are from Bavna’s Spring 2015 collection.

Prior to her arrival, Cho teased us with a selfie and continued with adorable tweets throughout the night.

 

 

 

Arden was also very generous with her compliments of the performers and praised Ariana Grande multiple times. When Sam Smith performed his chart-topping song “Stay With Me,” Cho made us all giggle with her tweet. 

 

 

Currently, Cho plays Kira in MTV’s cult hit series Teen Wolf.

“Being an Asian actress, roles that are on the table often aren’t our first picks,” she says. “But when Teen Wolf came along, I really couldn’t have written a better part that I’d want to play. Sometimes it takes all these disappointments to make you appreciate something when it finally works out.”

 

Bear Hug Cookies, Yet Another Asian Racist Joke, Why Ferguson Matters to AA’s and Other MUST READS OF THE WEEK

1) Japanese cook creates bear hug cookies that are too cute to eat. (READ HERE)

 

2) Liar liar, pants on fire. Cheating in Asia at an all-time high. (READ HERE)

 

3) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologizes for racist jokes. Sigh. (READ HERE)

 

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4) Introducing Japan’s new coke bottles made entirely of ice. (READ HERE)

 

5) Chi Po-lin talks about directing Taiwan’s highest-grossing documentary film ever made. (READ HERE)

 

6) Who knew making Korean candy could sound this cool? (READ HERE)

 

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7) Americans taste test Filipino snacks and are pleasantly surprised. (WATCH HERE)

 

8) Malala Yousafzai’s Mother is inspired by daughter and learns to read and write. (READ HERE)

 

9) Yes, Ferguson matters to the Asian American community. (READ HERE)

 

aa journalists fer10) Are AA journalists ignoring Ferguson? (READ HERE)

 

Video of the Day: Tiny Toddler & Her Gentle Giant

 

If you’re looking for something to make you smile and warm your heart, then you’ve come to right place. We’ve just found the newest member to our list of Adorable Asian Babies, and she’s brought a friend!

The gentle giant’s name is Simba and he’s a 2-year-old Tibetan Mastiff. Because of the breed’s large size, Tibetan Mastiff’s have historically been used as guard dogs. This does not appear to be the case with Simba however, who seems to resemble a pillow or a soft playground more than anything else.

The tiny human playing with (or shall we say on top of) Simba is Weiwei. Undaunted by Simba’s large size, Weiwei seems perfectly comfortable lounging on top of and cuddling with the gentle giant.

After the initial adorable gibberish, Weiwei begins singing popular Taiwanese song 爱笑的眼睛, which roughly translates to “loving and smiling eyes.”

Despite the little one sitting on him and talking away, Simba doesn’t seem to mind the company of his best friend. Check out the video below which has already begun to go viral and has reminded many viewers of the characters in My Neighbor Totoro.

 

 

 

 

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2006 vs. 2014: Which is Your Favorite Vanessa Hudgens Look?

 

When you think of Vanessa Hudgens, the bright-eyed Gabriella Montez from Disney’s High School Musical probably comes to mind. After all, this is when Hudgens skyrocketed into her success. But the first High School Musical came out in the early 2000’s and Hudgens has long since left her Disney days behind her.

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Once the High School Musical franchise was officially over, Hudgens threw away her cutsie, innocent look (along with many articles of clothing) for her role in Spring Breakers. In the film, Hudgens plays Candy, a “dangerous” party girl who spends the bulk of the movie engaging in reckless behavior. Let’s just say, it’s not very Disney-appropriate.

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Despite the drastic difference between her character in HSM to her character in Spring Breakers, her (arguably) biggest change came with her role in Gimme Shelter. Hudgens plays Agnes “Apple” Bailey,  who is abused by her mother and abandoned by her Wall Street father. Pregnant and alone, Apple ultimately finds compassion in a stranger, who takes her in at a suburban shelter for homeless teenagers.

Hudgens was praised for her commitment to looking the part and was found nearly unrecognizable. She reportedly lived for weeks in pregnancy shelters, interacting with the young, homeless mothers who also appear in the movie, to prepare for her role.

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And now we reach present day. Recently, Hudgens was on the cover of Flaunt magazine showing off a very mature side of herself.  With short hair, enticing red lips, distressed jeans and a white crop top, Hudgens simply defines sophisticated sexy.

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Clearly, we must commend Hudgens on her incredible versatility and effortless ability to transition from look to look. So tell us. Which look is your favorite? 

Heroic 9-Year-Old Girl Helps Father Escape From Burning House

 

I’ll be the first to admit that if I were to wake up to my house on fire, panic would probably be the very first emotion to take over. That was not the case however, for 9-year-old Galaxy Kong of Hayward, Calif., who woke up last Thursday morning to a house filled with smoke.

Immediately, all the fire safety skills she picked up from school kicked into action. She ran to her father, who was still deep asleep despite the raging fire. After waking him, she scoped the scene and noticed there was too much smoke blocking the way out.

She then instructed her father to open the window while she closed the door and placed towels under the door to prevent the smoke from entering the room. Firefighters say that this small but important trick that she learned during fire safety training at school is what helped save their lives.

 

 

With towels blocking the smoke, Galaxy had enough time to guide her father out the window before the smoke overpowered them. A nearby construction crew helped assist them out of the second story window and both left the scene uninjured.

The fire, which allegedly began in the kitchen, was extinguished within about 20 minutes after it was reported at about 7 a.m.

Although Galaxy looks small and cute as she’s wrapped in a blanket following the events of the fire, I think it’s safe to say we have a hero in our midst.