This TC Bank commercial freaking made me bawl like a baby and reminded me of a moment in time that changed my life forever.
I was about 20 and on a train swishing through Switzerland. I went to stand by the railing to stretch my legs. An old man beside me in sport gear decided to strike up a conversation. I found out that he was 86(!) and biking around the Swiss Alps.
That just rocked my world forever. I realized you don’t have to face aging with a white flag, surrendering your life and health just because you’re old. You can freaking bike the Swiss Alps when you’re 86.
It starts now.
It starts with a healthy diet and regular physical activities (just park near the back of the lot and walk to the grocery store, for chrissakes).
It starts with waking up each day making the decision to LIVE, LIVE, LIVE.
It starts with letting go of regrets and the past and stepping into the now and present.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this TC Bank: Dream Rangers commercial below.
Ever since I first laid eyes on Fei Wong and her delightful pixie cut in the magical Hong Kong film Chungking Express by Wong Kar-Wai, I wanted to chop all my hair off.
Wanted to is one thing. Getting the courage to take action is another.
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Best known for her stoner girlfriend role in Knocked Up and her work in Paper Heart, comedian-actress Charlyne Yi will join the cast of House as a doctor on what may be the show’s final season.
It’ll be interesting to see what she does with what may be her first dramatic role, especially with her comedic background. Yi was recently seen in the comedy TV series Love Bites and is currently shooting This is Forty with Leslie Mann and Jason Segel.
Season 8 of House premieres on FOX this fall.
What do you think Yi will bring to the table?
Walking along Market Street in downtown San Francisco, I noticed that this years summer in the Bay Area was unusually hot. Beads of sweat began to from on my face upon my arrival at Estia Salon, a nature-inspired haven that offers holistic skincare and bodywork, located in the heart of the city. My skin felt oily, congested, and gross and I began to feel terribly sorry for the esthetician that would soon have to witness the ghastly sight of my skin.
Luckily, the minute I met Shelly Michaelis, the owner of Estia Salon, I knew I was in experienced, knowledgable, and caring hands. Shelly is a well traveled surfer who understands the risks people face from exposure of the outdoor elements. Being half-Filipino and half-German, Shelly also is an expert in dealing with Asian skin which is often prone to hyper-pigmentation and oil. At my tender age, I already had sunspots creeping beneath the surface of my skin and had unsuccessfully battled my oily t-zone area for years. Could Shelly be the heaven-sent redeemer for my doomed skin?!
I died watching this video.
Like, literally, on my laptop, with my face 2 inches from the screen, writhing and making weird death sounds.
I’m one of those unfortunate chicks who eat up sappy love stories because I always sit there and pretend that I’m the cutesy little girl who gets to magically fall in love and everything is all rainbows and butterflies and I’m holding hands with flowers and gems are falling from my mouth as I sing songs to forest critters. Everything I touch turns to gold, all babies and puppies love me, and I can do no evil.
So needless to say, when I saw Clara C‘s new music video for The Camel Song as she merrily skips through jolly forests and eating pizza in a cartoon cafe with Ryan Higa, I’m in agony.
I’ve always stumbled upon concerts and food festivals when I make these event listings, so I was happy to see some cool stuff coming up this week that won’t strain your hearing or cause you to gain five pounds. I’ve got everything from a fun-filled charity event to a Broadway performance featuring Asian American talent.
Sports Day for Charity Bowling Tournament
When: Saturday, August 20, Noon
Where: Bel Mateo Bowl, 4330 Olympic Ave., San Mateo, CA, 94403
How: Register for $30 a player
Join the Asian Americans for Community Outreach (AACO) in its 16th annual Sports Day for Charity event. This is always AACO’s biggest and most popular event each year, with more than 350 participants, and proceeds going to Wu Yee Children’s Services and Asian Women’s Shelter in San Francisco.
Having never been one to obsess over my hair much, I came to a revelation recently.
My hair is thin. Asian hair thin.
This was told to me by my longtime hair cutter who, after lopping off half my hair, informed me I did not suit a certain hairstyle because of my limp locks.
So that explains why I’ve always had a hard time creating that sexy bombshell look. That explains why I hardly ever get to have my hair fall completely straight down my back. That explains how the universe was created! (Okay, so maybe not that…)
Thank goodness there is a product out there for thin-haired girls like me to achieve instant va-va-va-voom hair.
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Sigh…seems like fashion designers are not the only people Forever 21 is stealing from.
Singer-songwriter David Choi was surprised to find lyrics from his song, “That Girl,” embossed on a Forever 21 tee-shirt.
“I’m disappointed that Forever 21 [because I felt] like they didn’t have to ask permission to use my lyrics in their commercial product, but I’m also flattered at the same time,” the Youtube star told Audrey Magazine.
Well, those are good lyrics. Check out the music video for “That Girl” below and see if you can spot the stolen words.
Forever 21, when will you stop?! We also wonder, how does hearing about these copyright issues affect your impression of the fast fashion mega-brand? Let us know below!
Who is the White Frog?
I don’t know either, but coming this fall from Wentertainment Productions and Chris Lee Productions is the new indie feature White Frog directed by Quentin Lee (The People I’ve Slept With). Written by mother-daughter team Fabienne Wen and Ellie Wen with playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) as its script advisor, the film focuses on high school freshman Nick Young (The Twilight Saga‘s Booboo Stewart) who struggles with mild Asperger’s syndrome. The troubled and neglected teen idolizes his perfect older brother Chaz (Glee‘s Harry Shum Jr.), but his life takes a sharp turn and a leap after fate plays a hand in his brother’s life.
How cool is this! 9 Hours is a Japanese hotel with a difference. The hotel creators have taken an entirely new approach to the capsule hotel industry, in step with the needs of a modern society streaming with business men and travelers on-the-go. Of course, after a tiring day and long day, these vagabonds need a resting place that is simple and hassle-free. Hence, a hotel with aesthetic qualities as simple and efficient as the service. Watch video below!