Photographer Mark Bramley spent two days in Tokyo and documented its well-lit city beauty in a video titled, Lost In Tokyo. Bramley manages to capture its unique metropolitan and urban culture through a visual timelapse of busy downtown streets, daily subway commutes and colorful skyscrapers. Although the clip hurrily leads the eye to different scenic moments, its visual story flows rather poetically; creating a sense of peace. If this video does not make you want to purchase a ticket to Tokyo, I don’t know what does!
Watch the beauty unfold below….
Mothers are our everyday superheroes by nature with all the multitasking and constant outpouring of patience for the most ridiculous things in life. A balanced life is already difficult for most single people, but how much more would it be if highly curious, unpredictable, and hyper kids were involved? One could conclude that perhaps moms around the world are born with some type of superpower in order to deal with the challenges of everyday life.
Perhaps this is where the idea for a web series called Supermoms came from. Presented by The Clorox Company and TV producer Jonathan Prince, Supermoms is a live-action and animated web-series that focuses on the binary lives of four women assuming two roles; ordinary suburban mothers and super heroes fighting against their evil enemy Dr. Deconstructo. Supermoms stars Filipino-Dominican American actress Lourdes Benedicto alongside actresses Joey Lauren Adams, Julie Warner, and Brennan Hesser.
The web series is set to air on Jan. 17, 2012 and you can catch it on facebook.com/supermoms.
Check out the latest TV premieres, The Wonder Girls special, and the best season premieres!
Jan. 11, Wednesday, 8:30pm/7:30c, NBC
Are You There, Chelsea?
Inspired by Chelsea Handler’s 2008 best-selling book, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, the show stars Laura Prepon as Chelsea Newman and stand-up comedian Ali Wong as Olivia, Chelsea’s best friend since childhood, who has a healthy love life and dreams beyond a New Jersey sports bar. The series follows Chelsea’s narration and observations of her circle of working-class twenty-something friends.
Korean American singer-songwriter, Clara Chung, also known as Clara C, is not only making her mark amongst the Asian American talent in the States. Following her first international tour, it is apparent that Chung is spreading her talent overseas—as seen in her recent spotlight in Seventeen Magazine, Malaysia.
Raised in Los Angeles, California, and a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Chung began her musical journey on Youtube and made a name for herself after winning Los Angeles’ Kollaboration 10, KAC Media Juice Night, and ISA 2009.
Chung’s soul-soothing talents stretch beyond her guitar strings. Though she is pursuing music full-time, Chung also works part-time teaching autistic children.
Clara’s first international tour took her to Asia and Australia where she visited Singapore, Malaysia, Manila, Korea, Tokyo, Sydney and Melbourne promoting her debut album The Art in My Heart.
To view the article, visit: http://www.17.com.my/2012/01/youtube%E2%80%99s-sweetest-clara-c/
This may be one of the most affective advertisements known to date. Watch it if you need a good sob.
Thai Life Insurance makes a dramatic and overwhelmingly heart-wrenching advertisement titled,There Is No Perfect Father which makes an effort to teach us about the quality of life. It tells a story about a father’s unconditional love for his daughter despite his imperfections. Furthermore, the clip highlights the struggle of communication between parents and their children. Although many young adults may feel subjected to unusual and seemingly unfortunate circumstances at home, in reality nothing is that unusual in any familial household. We all struggle to find a common thread with our parents in many cases and will continue to do so. But in order to maintain a healthy relationship with each other we must try to understand one thing; parents may be imperfect but their love will remain unconditional and eternal.
That is a perfect way to love, if you ask me.
I heard somewhere that up to 70% of people receive gifts they don’t really want for Christmas. I know a gift is a gift but for those that are pretty practical, it causes the extra headache of re-gifting (which has to be very strategic, mind you) or returning or exchanging.
So the Asians may be onto something when we give money in red envelopes to celebrate our holidays.
This year, the lucky rabbit makes way for the prosperous dragon as more than 14.7 million Asian-Americans prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year on January 23rd. To mark the “Year of Good Fortune,” American Express is offering a limited-edition Year of the Dragon Gift Card that features the traditional depiction of a dragon. This is another step by American Express in celebrating and embracing diversity. The limited-edition Year of the Dragon Gift Card from American Express follows the success of last year’s Year of the Rabbit Lunar New Year, Diwali and ¡Felicidades! Gift Cards.
Take a look… isn’t it festive?
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Before I went to see A Noise Within‘s (ANW) production of Eugene O’Neill‘s Desire Under the Elms, I bought a copy of the play and read it. Though I initially found it difficult to read because of the ambiguous country dialect the characters speak, I found the play to be fascinating. It had all the key ingredients of a good, tragic read: pride, envy, greed, a juicy incestuous love triangle.. I was curious to see how the actors would tackle the difficulty in the unusual vernacular and how the larger-than-life, nearly archetypal Greek characters would be portrayed.
If you’re looking for some laughs this week, then head on over to Koreatown this Thursday night to the 1st ever Koreatown Comedy Festival! Along with hosts PK and Dumbfoundead, it features an all-star line-up that’s sure to liven up the night. And best of all, all proceeds go to LINK (Liberty in N. Korea) & KOLLABORATION (Empowerment Through Entertainment). So help a good cause and help yourself to a wild night!
Tickets: Presale – $11, At the Door – $15
To purchase tickets, click here
See you there!
The Pretty Little Liars actress, Shay Mitchell graces the cover of the renowned Seventeen Magazine for the January 2012 Prom Issue. Mitchell, previously featured in our Fall ’10 Issue, models fabulous designs by Jovani whose prom line commonly consists of animal print, loud vivacious colors and bejeweled trims.
Mitchell does a great job in displaying the dresses as fun, youthful and suitable for dance-floor activity; an indirect antithesis to earlier years’ trend of puffy prom dress disasters. ABC Family’s sexy Filipino and Scottish/Irish actress cites her prom photo mantra as “always have fun,” because a smiling face always looks good on camera. With these dresses, young teens everywhere will want to do nothing else but that. At least, that is what Mitchell makes us believe with her very charming and flirtatious photo spread.
Project Runway, make room for 24 Hour Catwalk. Lifetime’s hot new reality show for fashionistas everywhere has designers scrambling to put together an entire collection in, you guessed it, 24 hours. The show is hosted by the lovely Alexa Chung, who is famous in Britain but is known as a television personality, model and writer all around the world.
Born to a three-quarters Chinese father and English mother, Alexa started as a teenage model but then went on to become a presenter on Popworld and other UK pop-culture shows. Before 24 Hour Catwalk, she hosted MTV’s Gonzo and It’s On With Alexa Chung. In 2011 alone, she appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, British Vogue, Vogue North Korea and Teen Vogue, proving how much of a global style icon she has become. Her distinct fashion is sure to make an impact US audiences, who can see her tonight on Lifetime at 10pm.