This week, Forbes Magazine published their list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2013, their annual list of the impactful women from seven categories: billionaires, business, lifestyle (including entertainment and fashion), media, nonprofits and NGOs, politics and technology. The list was determined using three metrics: money, media presence and impact (please go here for a more in-depth explanation of their methodology). This year, 21 Asian women (2 are Asian American) are featured on the list, with mainly businesswomen and politicians ranking on the list, marking a very strong...
Complicated love triangles, near-death experiences, and endless tears? If this sounds familiar, your relationship may just be liken to some of our favorite Asian Dramas. Check the signs below: 1. You receive piggyback rides. This is often when you're too drunk to walk, but not too drunk to divulge some of your deepest secrets.
ABC's popular dance competition, Dancing With The Stars just concluded its 16th season. Aside from crowning American Idol's Kellie Pickler and dance partner Derek Hough as the winners, the finale featured performances by Psy, Jessica Sanchez, and Pitbull. Psy showed off some dancing skills of his own with his performance of his hit single "Gentleman". Of course the Korean performer brought along his impressive backup dancers decked out in gold pants and all. Slowing down the pace, Jessica Sanchez performed her rendition of the Pitbull and Christina Aguillera hit "Feel This Moment"....
Diary from Cannes 2013: Day 3 (May 18, 2013) After getting a quick glimpse of the beautiful beach weather that Cannes is known for on Friday, Saturday was full of storms and winds. But that didn't stop crowds from lining up outside the theaters with their umbrellas to wait for today's lineup of films. Perhaps the rain actually increased the popularity of the screenings, as festivalgoers preferred ducking in to theaters for shelter, as opposed to ducking into overpriced restaurants. The day started promisingly with the premiere of Bends, a debut film from Hong Kong's Flora Lau. The...
Researchers from the Floating Sheep Project have used Twitter to locate racist and homophobic tweets in the United States and have plotted them on an interactive map. Students at Humboldt State University looked at 150,000 tweets containing slurs from June 2012 to April 2013. The students carefully observed each tweet to determine if the word was being used in a positive or negative light and created the Geography of Hate. The goal of the project was to examine social media and determine how much it has become a platform for hate speech. Social media is often tied very closely to the offline...
Much to the excitement of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon fans, director Ang Lee announced his plans to produce a sequel to the internationally-acclaimed film. Released in 2000, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was extremely well-received in the Western world gaining critical acclaim, a handful of awards, and a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Lee has thus far revealed that the film will star Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh. He has expressed that they are working on the script adamantly and will not stop working on it until it's improved and in excellent shape. He has also revealed that they plan to produce...
Its been 10 years since DBSK debuted in 2003 and their achievements have been astounding. The group has gained a heavy fanbase in Korea, Japan, and the US. Within these 10 years, we've seen the boys progress into charming men and U-know Yunho definitely seems to embrace it. Yunho recently posed for a Highcut photoshoot and claims that if he never joined DBSK, he's probably be married by this age. Check out the photo's below:
Want something retro with a modern spin to add some pizzazz to your outfits?
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I picked my favorite–Naengmyeon–because it’s cold and refreshing and good for those who can’t handle too much spice. Sharing with you Seriously Asian’s Naengmyeon recipe.
Seriously Asian‘s Naengmyeon (Korean Cold Noodles)
1 package Korean cold noodles
Suggested additions to the broth
Gochujang (red chili paste)
1 pear, preferably Asian, sliced thinly
1 cucumber, thinly slice
4 hard boiled eggs, sliced into 1/3-inch slices
Pickles of any sort—carrot, daikon, burdock, etc.
Marinated raw skate
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Follow the instructions on your packet of Korean cold noodles for the length of cooking.
While the water is boiling, assemble your choice of toppings.
Place the packets of broth flavoring into the bowls, along with icy cold water. Reserve a few ice cubes for when you serve the noodles.
When the noodles are done cooking, immediately drain and rinse them in running cold water. Divide them among the four bowls and use a pair of scissors to cut clumps of noodles into more manageable lengths.
What’s your favorite cold summer meal? Share with us in comments and we may just post about it!
Audrey’s Fashion Night Out 2011 tickets on sale now!
Audrey Magazine presents the 4th annual fashion show and party at Exchange LA! Join us for a “night out” of music, live performances, fashion and entertainment including:
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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