Picking up at nearly 3 million views, this video from Los Angeles based chiropractor Ryan Lee has gone viral over the past couple of days on the internet. While we're sure Ryan was very intentional on marketing the services of his clinic, we can't help but wonder if he bothered to show anyone else this video before allowing it to go live on the YouTube. In fact, he appears just tad bit creepy and this video might even turn away customers. But then again, he is receiving a lot of public attention (although we're sure he wasn't expecting this kind). Check out the video below!
DEPT: Pop-arrazi AUTHOR: Kanara Ty ISSUE: Spring 2013 "Marie Lu is at her best in Prodigy, the sequel to her New York Times bestseller Legend, giving us the most exciting follow-up to a debut novel the young adult genre has seen in a long time."
DEPT: Pop-arazzi AUTHOR: Kanara Ty ISSUE: Spring 2013 "The NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the highly popular teen dystopian novel LEGEND and the sequel PRODIGY sits down with us to talk about who she thinks would make a great day and June in the film version, her next book in the series, due out in 2014, and the importance of (hot) asian american male leads in literature."
Hands down, my favorite editorial of the year so far. i-D once again, never disappoints. Click on for the rest of the editorial!
One of the biggest debates concerning Asian culture has been how Asian parent's raise their children. The phrase "strict Asian parent" has become a well-known stereotype and yet many of us can find some truth in this. It is said that Asians pride themselves in their academic achievements and are generally pushed towards a successful career. But what is the price for this success? How often do we hear of Asians who are allowed only a limited social life and pushed towards their books instead. How many times have we heard the story of an Asian forced to pursue a career their parents want...
Last season, Fox had very few successful outcomes. While we had high hopes for their newest multi-camera comedy Dads, the excitement may be short-lived. The comedy stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi playing childhood friends (now in their thirties) whose lives are flipped upside down when their father's decide to move in with them. The cast will also include one of our favorites, Brenda Song. Unfortunately, the pilot preview fell short of our expectations. Aside from a few laughs, the preview began sounding problematic with Brenda Song forced into a schoolgirl outfit and performing a...
It is said that people become brutally honest during times of intoxication. We allow ourselves to feel heartbreak that we try to hold back, we tell people the things we are most afraid to admit, we even make mistakes- lots of them. Watch Wong Fru's most recent short "To Those Nights" as a reminder that the heart and mind wander to interesting places when under the influence of alcohol.
We’re pretty outspoken about our love for Baby Lily, played by twin baby actresses Jaden and Ella Hiller on the hit sitcom, Modern Family.
So while we are going to miss them now that EW has revealed the show has cast the 4-year-old daughter of Korean American comedienne and longtime Audrey favorite, Amy Anderson, we are super excited by this casting news!
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons will now take over for the role of Lily, the adopted Vietnamese daughter of Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet).
Showrunner Steve Levitan lauded the child actress, calling her a “natural.”
“She really enjoys the process,” Levitan said, “And she looks just like Jaden and Ella! When we had her do a scene, she sounded natural — not like a cutesy kid actor.”
Sounds like Aubrey’s going to have an amazing time on Modern Family!
Check out KoreAm Journal’s 2009 feature story on Amy and other single KA ladies.
What do you think about the new Lily?
It’s finally Friday! Start your indulgent weekend with a giveaway!
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If you’re like me, you’ll be happy to hear that this week you can watch some gourmet food trucks specializing in Asian Far battle it out to be the best. But if for some reason food isn’t your thing, you can test your poker face a celebrity poker tournament, check out the premieres of two movies, both filled with drama, violence and conflict.
13th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard: Food Trucks and Tea Festival
When: Saturday, August 13 11:00 am
Where: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012
It’s a family-friendly event today with crafts, music, tea tastings and a special concert. Have your photo taken and make your own frame; make one-of-a-kind coasters for your tea parties; and make origami with the kids. Vocalist Yoko Fujimoto and composer/arranger/pianist Derek Nakamoto will fuse traditional Japanese folk songs with a twist of impressionistic jazz, classical and R&B tunes.
It has been quite a busy year for New York-based jewelry designer Tiffany Chou. The Korean American adoptee has had her sea-inspired collection of necklaces and cuffs featured in Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan and Audrey. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of her jewelry line, Chou is giving away a one-of-kind set of 14 karat gold plated bangles.
“Fashion has always been married to technology,” Jinhee Kim said.
To continue celebrating its union, Korean American Harvard grads Kim and Sarah Paiji developed a new iphone application, Snapette, aimed for the “Snap-Happy Fashionista.”
Kim and Paiji designed the app to create a companion-style application that is location-based and mobile. Snapette is the first app that lets you share and browse the hottest shoes and bags near your current location right from your phone. Searches can be done by brand, store, or description. Snapette allows users to simply snap photos of bags and shoes from their favorite stores and share them amongst other like-minded Fashionistas– like window shopping right from your phone!
If you want to browse styles and trends overseas, Snapette also allows users to browse what other viewers are posting from around the world. With each application, users are given their own “virtual closet” displaying what they’ve snapped, Like and Want, and the ability to share their closets over Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Audrey Mag had a chat with Kim and Paiji about Snapette, being female entrepreneurs, breaking out of the stable Asian American stereotype and fashion.
The only two Asian-Americans, specifically Filipino American males, to make it to the Top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) Season 8 beat out the other eight chosen male dancers who made it to the live shows and landed themselves in the finale. Marko Germar, a 22-year-old jazz dancer originally from Guam, and Tadd Gadduang, 25, a break dancer from Salt Lake City, have continued to impress the judges and the rest of America week after week.
When LA closed down one of its major freeways in mid-July, many Los Angelenos were–in this order– freaked out, surprised, relieved and ecstatic about how nice it was to face the city traffic-less.
It’s eerie, peaceful and beautiful all at once.
Filipina Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, widely known as Charice, just debuted her newest video, “One Day.” It was written as a part of the ACUVUE® 1•DAY Contest, where teens were asked to submit a photo and with a one-sentence caption stating what they hoped to accomplish “one day.”
Darien Chen, Rona Capono and Kevin Yu were the lucky trio who, as a part of their win, were flown to L.A. to star in the video, focusing on the typical struggles of high schoolers. Chen is in the beginning of the video and is seen drawing a self-portrait (he wants to be an artist!). Then you can spot Yu making some twists and turns as a dancer. And Capono, who wants to be a pediatrician, makes her cameo as a shy high schooler who goes through the awkward moment of not knowing where to sit during lunch (we’ve all been there, I’m sure).
“I’ve really grown to love the art of dance, and in entering the contest I hoped that it would help take me a step forward in pursuing my dream,” Yu said. “Working with Charice was amazing, she’s so inspirational! This overall experience so far has just been tremendous; I’m just loving every second of it.”
I remember seeing Charice make an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show only a few years ago and I was blown away by her voice . . . and amazing story of how she got to where she is now. If you don’t already know, she was born in the Philippines and raised by a single mother after they ran away from her abusive father. To make ends meet, Charice performed wherever she could, starting at the age of seven. Despite the struggles, she always kept in mind her dream of making it big in the music industry. It’s nice to see that Charice is inspiring so many people and giving opportunities to teens just like her. Way to give back, Charice!
It’s the end of July, and you know what that means…
I haven’t been able to go out as much in recent weeks because of job interviews here and there that I’ve had to prepare for (yay for me). Interviews give me anxiety, so usually a part of me dies on my drive back home. Fortunately for me, I’ve been able to dispel some of last week’s stress by having heart attacks watching this week’s epic episodes of people messing around with sharks.
Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto stars in Rise of the Planet of the Apes alongside James Franco, which opened today in theaters.
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