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.
For a segment that thrives on being offensive and pushing the boundaries of whats socially acceptable, I guess you can say Anthony Jeselnik definitely does his job. On his recent skit “Which Kind of Asian is This”, Jeselnik literally shows pictures of Asians and asks contestants to guess their ethnicity. Now if it was just that, we may have been able to say he’s simply shedding light on the fact that not all Asians are the same and people should recognize that. That’s what he was trying to do, right? Nope- of course not. He included dog references, chinky eyes references, and bad driving references (because that’s original and we’ve never heard of those!)
As expected, there was quite the debate on the comments section. There was an uncomfortable number of people who thought it was just a joke and everyone should lighten up about it. “Offensive is in the title.. what did you all expect?” Yet again, we’re told to be okay about our culture being made fun of.
Are we simply not getting the joke? Are we taking things too personal? Are we the only ones to think that even if you ignore the offensiveness, the skit just isn’t funny? Watch the clip and tell us what you think.
Christine Ha captured hearts everywhere when she became the first blind contestant on MasterChef. The unlikely contestant awed the judges and became MasterChef’s third season winner in 2012. Jubliee Project recently released a short titled “The Master Chef” which shows Ha’s inspirational story of overcoming her blindness. Take a few minutes to watch this and remind yourself that with enough effort, dreams can really come true. (Yes, this is an aww moment)
Haven’t had enough Steven Yeun in your life? We haven’t either. Lucky for all us, the Korean-American actor was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night! They discussed everything from his choice of wearing no socks to his father’s disapproval of acting (thank goodness Yeun didn’t listen!) We’ll let you see for yourself.
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So you finally got your crush to ask you out on a date! You’ve been looking forward to this for weeks and now the date is only hours away. What to do now? Well sit down and take a few minutes to read our Do’s and Don’ts when getting ready for a date!
A pair of 22-year olds took home the gold this past weekend at the ISU World Figure SKating Championships: Yuna Kim of South Korea and Patrick Chan of Canada. Kim, who took a year off from figure skating, made her return to the rink this past season and dominated in the Womens’ group, placing first in the final night of the championships (she scored 218.31 points, more than 20 points ahead from the silver medalist, Italy’s Carolina Kostner (197.89), who was the defending world champion). Chan defended his title and is now the first male skater in 13 years who have won the gold three years in a row. The Canadian also set a world record in his short program last Wednesday, with a score of 98.37.
Other Asians who also medaled in the competition were 19-year old Denis Ten of Kazakhstan (who is of Korean descent) and 22-year old Asada Mao of Japan, who both took Silver and Bronze respectively. For ten, it was the first time for a Kazakstan competitor to stand on a World podium. Ten nearly stole the show in his crowd-pleasing free skate performance set to music from “The Artist”. Check out clips from their performances below the cut!
Check out actress Katie Chang in the new teaser trailer of “The Bling Ring”. Based on actual events, the film follows a group of teenagers who rob the home of celebrities. “The Bling Ring” also stars British actress Emma Watson.
With his most recent Oscar win (Best Director for Life of Pi), Ang Lee has been quite the talk of the town. Lee’s list of awards are now an impressive number from Academy Awards to Golden Globes to Critics Choice Awards. Although Lee’s career is steadily shooting forward, this was not always the case for the Taiwanese-born film director.
After winning his first Oscar in 2006, Ang released an essay called “A Never-Ending Dream” where he expressed some personal tales of life before his fame. We’ll let you read it for yourself. Click “Continue Reading” for an English translation of the essay (translation credits to Irene Shih).
Happy Friday! We are allowed to cheat and GIVE YOU TWO DAILY SHAG POSTS (click here for the other one). We’re giving you double-dose of Smoking Hot Asian Guy (SHAG) this week with Daniel Henney. Let us the count the ways how much we love this video – click on!
Need another reason to be thankful for Friday? How about our SHAG (Smoking Hot Asian Guy) for today: German-Vietnamese Gymnast, Marcel Nguyen. And because we love our readers, we’ll even throw in this video of Marcel competing earlier this month. (Check out our other one for today too!)