Oh. My. Goodness.
Just when we thought Godfrey Gao couldn’t get any more attractive, he goes and does a photoshoot for GQ Taiwan. He’s already one of our daily SHAGs, but we don’t mind putting up a picture of him again. Admit it, you don’t mind either. And what could possibly make this day better, you ask? Well, there’s also a video:
Need a picture for every day of the week? We felt the exact same way! Click on for more pictures of Godfrey Gao!
Not gonna lie- we had quite the laugh with this Fung Brother’s short. Using the dishwasher as storage? A drawer full of plastic bags? Yup, they definitely nailed some of our own parents’ habits. Tell us what you think! Are these just a bunch of stereotypes or does your mom do this too? Watch the video below!
BigBang is quite loved here at Audrey Magazine – and it’s no surprise T.O.P. is one of our favorite members. It’s actually rare to find the tall rapper in shirtless pics (like his fellow BigBang members) – but wait until you see what we uncovered here…click on!
What comes to your head when you hear the words 3rd Line Butterfly? Most likely, you’ll think something associated with elegance and beauty. You’re correct, but if you are unfamiliar with them, 3rd Line Butterfly is more than just a pretty name—they’re a band that packs a punch and leaves you in its trance.
The South Korean rock quartet—consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Nahm Sang-ah, guitarist Sung Kiwan, bassist Kim Nam-Yoon, and drummer Seo Hyun-jung—has been an indie music mainstay since their debut in 2000. They formed the year before when friends and musical collaborators Nahm and Sung were dismissed from their former bands and Sung called up Nahm to make some new music. Since then, 3rd Line Butterfly has released four full-length studio albums, an English-language album, and one EP and has toured North America as part of the Seoulsonic tour, which included performances at SXSW.
In support of their latest studio album Dreamtalk, which was released in October and won multiple 2013 Korean Music Awards including Album of the Year, 3rd Line Butterfly performed in front of international audiences, including the second night of San Francisco Music Matters Asia where we caught up with them.
AUTHOR Olivia Ouyang
ISSUE FALL 2012
A peek into the brilliance of Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, who has curated exhibits Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations and Poiret: King of Fashion.
AUDREY MAGAZINE: You have curated numerous critically acclaimed fashion exhibits throughout your career. Is there one show that stands out in particular way to you?
For you this Monday: three beautiful models gracing the cover of Elle Vietnam. Click on to see the three work their magic in this fun fashion editorial!
We’re big on social media here at Audrey – and Instagram is no exception. Check out some of our favorite asian celebrities/personalities on Instagram! (You never know if your favorite celebrity is on it!)
Author Han Cho
Issue Fall 2012
A Real Life Modern Family
Contributor Han Cho gets a peek into the everyday life of Modern Family’s youngest member (and her mom).
“Sorry, the house is such a mess!” exclaims Ko- rean American comedian and actress Amy Anderson, gesturing to the toys that litter the room. She scoops up her daughter Aubrey Anderson-Emmons and their chihuahua Bob Barker, only to have them both wriggle out of her arms and scramble upstairs. She laughs, “This is my life. Little person, little dog.”
This was brought to my attention recently by a friend – the Instagram account ‘Asiansareugly’. Yes, readers – the account is basically what you think it is. Two users (and both Caucasian girls) who go by ‘Cass’ and ‘Zoe’ point out various Asian IG users and spew out a bunch of distasteful comments about their features, all accompanied by heinous amounts of profanity and vulgar language. I’m less than inclined to post their commentary (I see no point in spreading the hate) – but I’ll give you some warning if you decide to check it out. The number of followers are growing pretty quickly, as the account is only about two days old.
I’m more intrigued by the idea of these IG accounts (with outrageous usernames and purposes) for the sake of gaining popularity (in this case, it’s attracting a lot of negative feedback) by younger women. Whether these accounts are real or fake – nevertheless, they’re still spreading some sort of hate. Clearly, with the internet age – we’re not living in post-racial society as people would like to believe.
Martial arts is amazing. Its skillful, beautiful, powerful and I’m more than a little proud that it originated in Asia. Are some Asians kick-ass when it comes to Martial Arts? Of course. Some of the greatest martial arts masters are Asian after all. So what’s the problem you ask?
Not all Asians know martial arts.
Being one of the only Asians in my elementary school, I came across this stereotype at an early age. It wasn’t rare for a classmate to start up a conversation with “So you know Kung Fu right?” In one particularly annoying moment, my hands were balled into fists because of the cold and a boy asked if that was a martial arts pose. While one may argue that this is simply children being children, you have to wonder- where do they get this stuff ? How does an eight year old learn to think that all Asians know Kung Fu?
What makes it worse is the idea that martial arts impedes our other abilities. My friend explained that upon trying out for the basketball team, he overheard the teammates saying ”Why is he trying out? This isn’t Taekowndo.” Of course, none of this makes sense. Asians are capable of many physical sports outside of martial arts and yet I see this far too often. Too many times have I come across doubt on someones face when it comes to an Asian performing well in sports.
“An Asian good at sports? No that can’t be! They must mean Kung Fu!”
Yes, that statement was just as silly reading as it was to type. Click on for a list of amazing Asian athletes that help break this Asian myth.