Is there always a line drawn between lust and love, or does it always come too late when love birds have that a-ha moment in a relationship?
I’m not going to beat around the bush, so let me introduce to you music technology expert, inventor and producer Mike Gao. The 26-year-old debuted his solo album Sun Shadows last month. His iPhone application Vocal Beater, which allows musicians to record beatboxing and instantly send themselves MIDI files, has been a success story in the market. The Southern Californian is redefining music, naturally breaking Asian stereotypes, and ultimately doing what he loves. Did I mention that he also loves K-pop group Girls Generation? Anyways, here is what the Chinese American has to say about his life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I remember when my two Norcal pledge sisters from culturally-based sorority Sigma Phi Omega called the florist to place flower orders to be delivered to their mothers for May 10, 2009. The concept was rather foreign to me because I live at home. I could easily create or hand my mother a gift in person. However, I rarely take the initiative. Now that I’m almost 21, I’m thinking of actually buying my mom a present, even though she’s rarely amused. (The so-very many times my dad would try to surprise her, it ended up being a failed mission.) It’s the well-meaning thought that counts, so always remember the real meaning behind the holiday business. Until then, here are some gift ideas (and remember, even though moms truly appreciate household appliances, let’s stay away from the vacuum cleaners, mops, and pots and pans).
What’d you miss out on this week? A little debriefing …
All By Her Second-Glee-Solo Self
Those who tuned in to last week’s episode of Glee were surprised to see the return of Charice Pempengco’s character Sunshine Corazon. In ”A Night Of Neglect,” the foreign exchange student sang a solid rendition of her favorite singer Celine Dion’s “All by Myself.” It’s a night of neglect for those who missed out. The Filipina’s latest single, “Before It Explodes,” just released on iTunes.
Nowadays, it’s no longer the homeless that stay in humble abodes made of recycled materials. In fact, buildings made out of recycled material are very hippie chic, like the first bottle school in San Pablo, Philippines completed this spring.
Not all of Indian cinema is associated with Bollywood. And the Indo-American Arts Council’s 11th annual New York Indian Film Festival, going on from May 4 to 8, is the place to get a real feel for the independent and social aspects of Indian film in New York. It may not be all singing and dancing, but there will definitely be some at the festival’s red carpet events and after parties.
Who are the Cole Mohrs (hip and happenin’), Baptiste Giabiconis (pretty boy muses), and even Fabios (I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butterface) of the Asian male modeling industry? I know this perturbing question taps into the taboos of Western media, but trust me, there are quite a few, albeit rarely seen, who fall under each category. Here is a guide to some of the hottest Asian faces in the male modeling industry. You can thank me later.
If a true artist cannot fully express himself, can he still be called an artist? I’m not trying to be a quasi-philosopher here, but in terms of the recent detention of Ai Weiwei, the answer is yes!
Word on the block is that the multi-talented Jenny is now sporting conical hats, paper parasols, chopsticks and other very, very stereotypically “Oriental” knick-knacks in a new campaign for TOUS.
The American Idol judge recently replaced Australian singer Kylie Minogue as the new face of the 90-year-old Spanish jewelry line.
In my senior year of high school, I remember how my buddy hosted a viewing party for the finale of—actually I don’t recall which America’s Next Top Model season it was because there are so many! What I do remember is the diversity of the contestants from Indian American Anchal Joseph to Korean American Gina Choe. With the ANTM series still ongoing with Cycle 16, Emmy Award-winning producer Michael Carandang is still holding strong with the AA community.