Being a recent postgrad myself and having moved back home since my plans for summer abroad fell through, I feel somewhat stuck.
Here I am, with an expensive degree, at home, hopelessly looking for a job that will see me through at least the summer. I can’t exactly move out because I don’t have any real funds to sustain me for long, but being at home has made me revert back to a weird “upgraded” (updated?) version of the self I was before I ran off to college on the other side of the continent. I’ve come from cooking my own dinners and cleaning my own bathroom to piling up my laundry for my mom to do while rotting my brain with episodes of Dexter, with intermittent breaks to go to the gym or meet up with friends. Then there are the showdowns I face with my mom as we struggle to one up each other as we argue about curfew, my social habits, or the quality of the clothes I’ve scavenged from thrift stores and sales racks.
It’s tough being in “adultolescence” with a Tiger Mom.
Which is the very conflict directors Vicky Shen and Zoe Bui and producer Eleonore Dailly tackle in their 90-minute film, Adultolescence.
As the host of How Do I Look? on The Style Network, Jeannie Mai knows a thing or two about looking good and, perhaps more importantly, how not to look bad. Here, her do’s for that upcoming class reunion, and her top five summer reads.
Check out the official trailer for director Wayne Wang‘s (The Joy Luck Club) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan featuring Li Bing Bing (The Forbidden Kingdom), Gianna Jun (My Sassy Girl), and Hugh Jackman.
Olivia Speranza co-hosts the new show MYX-Rated, a new segment of MYX Channel, with Joey Guila. The show features a variety of topics from pop culture to consumer electronics. The show is meant to be well-rounded, but in a way that is relevant to Asian Americans. It was literally tailored for Olivia who has always been into art, music and writing, but never settled for anything in particular — the host of Japanese and Italian descent liked it all and this show gives her the creative freedom to cover everything. Her producer is 100 percent open to whatever she brings to the table, she says.
It’s incredible to look back on the past couple of years and see how much the cupcake has really infiltrated our lives.
The cupcakes shop Sprinkles is everywhere. Cupcake birthday cakes. Cupcake wedding cakes. Cupcakes on a lonely Friday night. Cupcakes after a full day of shopping. Cupcakes on a rainy day.
But take this for a spin: imagine getting a scrumptious box of cupcakes delivered to your door by a princess.
“I don’t strive for more in a way that makes me feel bad. I strive for more in a way that keeps me excited and having fun.” — Randall Park
ISSUE: Spring 2011
STORY: Janice Jann
In recent years, Randall Park’s mug has been all over the place. On TV, he’s either awkward-ing it up in KY lubricant commercials, or on House as a patient undergoing a lobotomy. He’s raking in laughs as the lovelorn Carlton in the indie film The People I’ve Slept With and as the silent Henderson in Dinner with Schmucks. He’s gone viral online in quirky short films, often ones he’s written and produced. The 36- year-old Korean American talent is used to wearing a lot of hats. Continue Reading »
When one hears “Japanese cocktails,” one probably imagines a super-sweet, super-weak sake drink. Who knew Japan is considered one of the “big five” whisky producing countries, along with Ireland, Scotland, Canada and the U.S. And with whisky cocktails all the rage right now, it’s a good time to expand your bar menu repertoire beyond fruity, frou frou drinks.
ISSUE: Spring 2011
STORY: Anna M. Park
This summer take your style cues from ladies like Olivia Munn and Jamie Chung, and wear the cutest frocks featuring the big trends seen on the runways. Think polka dots, florals, stripes, tribal, orange — go bold or go home! We’ve compiled a list of shops where you can find your perfect summer dresses, but get them while they’re hot.
I’m a super lazy hair person. I mean, I can spend hours on skin care and makeup, but hair? I wanna just wash and go. It helps that my hair is generally healthy and frizz-free, and that a ponytail or high bun is my look du jour.
But I will say, my perspective has changed a bit after I got a blow-out at Nelson Chan’s salon a couple months back. My hair looked like it belonged in a Pantene commercial and I’m seriously reconsidering the whole wash and go look.
In this day and age, we sometimes take for granted the very rights that our predecessors have fought for, rights that allow us to live our lives as we do now. It has been a little more than 40 years since the United States Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in the Loving vs. Virginia case in 1967. Until then, in some states, marriage (or sex) between any white and non-white person was considered a crime.
Can you imagine, marriage or sex as a crime?
So what does love mean to you? ken + dana design, featuring the jewelry design work of Ken Leung, Dana Chin and Radika Chin, want to know.