There was once a time when people would walk into a restaurant and start eating without taking a picture of their food first. There was a time when taking selfies didn’t exist because you couldn’t see how a picture looked like until you printed out the film. There was a time when taking a picture of your shoes seemed like a silly idea- why waste film?
Of course, those days are gone. Disposable cameras have been replaced with camera phones and DSLRs. In the digital age, just about everyone seems to be documenting their days and posting it up on instagram, facebook, or some sort of social media.
You may shake your head and laugh at people taking pictures of their food, but let’s be honest. You know you’ve done this stuff too:
At the age of 25, Clara C has become quite the youtube sensation. After only four years since her big break, this Audrey favorite has already set a great example for young Asian American women hoping to pursue their dreams. The young artist has decided to focus her attention on the thing she loves most- music. And what if (knock on wood) music doesn’t work out for her? She has a Psychology degree in her pocket to turn to. Beauty, talent, and brains? See for yourself. Check out Clara C’s new music video below:
Whats one of the more scarier parts of starting up a new relationship? Meeting the parents. There’s even a belief that Asian parents are a bit more scary because of such high expectations. While this may or may not be the case, meeting the parents tends to be a scary event for Asians and non-Asians alike. While you may have a tale or two to tell about your own experience, you probably never expected this to happen.
Watch the Wong Fu version of meeting the parents and comment below to tell us some of your own stories!
Not gonna lie- we had quite the laugh with this Fung Brother’s short. Using the dishwasher as storage? A drawer full of plastic bags? Yup, they definitely nailed some of our own parents’ habits. Tell us what you think! Are these just a bunch of stereotypes or does your mom do this too? Watch the video below!
Ever since her success with Pitch Perfect, the adorable Anna Kendrick has been slowly winning the hearts of audiences everywhere. Looks like she’s on a mission to win even more hearts in this Funny or Die short. Kendrick joins the popular Korean girl group F(x) for a taste of Kpop. We’ll let you see the rest!
The stories that hit too close to home. The romance that leaves us sighing. The heartbreak that brings us back to years before. We should be used to it by now, but it looks like Wong Fu has done it again. If you have ten minutes to spare, let this new short Somewhere Like This pull at your heartstrings.
As a child, did you have to wonder why your name for your grandpa was different from what your cousins called your grandpa? Then when you thought about it even further, you realized that you used a different term for your cousins on your mother’s side and your cousins on your father’s side. Come to think of it, there were even separate terms for your mother’s sister and your father’s sister.
If you’ve experienced this (and then some), its probably safe to say that you’re referring to the complicated Chinese family tree. Watch as Off The Great Wall tries to explain the details of the family tree. Trust us, this video will certainly make you appreciate the simplicity of terms like “grandma”, “uncle”, and “sister-in-law”.
Michael Alvarado and Carissa Rae prove that they’re not only a cute couple, but also extremely talented! The duo writes, composes, and sings their own songs. Don’t believe they’re that good? Come check them out for yourself in their most recent video “Falling Asleep”.
Need a new artist to follow? We’ve got just the girl! Check out Ka Lia Kang‘s music video for her single “Empty Soul”. Kang beautifully sings about the pains of heartbreak and false love. She may be young, but this girls got a big voice. We can’t wait to see whats in store for her.
Author: Kanara Ty
Title: Where My (AA) Girls At?
Don’t like what HBO’s Girls is saying about this generation? Then tell your own story.
Before HBO’s Girls was set to premiere this past spring, the comedy about 20something struggling post-grads in New York City sparked a debate about race and representation in Hollywood. My initial thoughts after I finished the first episode of Girls? Sure, it was hard for me to relate to anything that was going on on the show (I’m not white, I don’t come from a privileged, wealthy background, nor do I live in New York City), but I was immensely surprised at how
entertaining I found the show to be — namely the awkwardness/quirkiness of the female lead characters. Lena Dunham, who impressively writes, directs and stars in the show, has already been hailed as the next Tina Fey.
Dunham has yet to be dubbed the “voice of her generation” (as her character in Girls states) — and rightfully so. Having such a title bears the social responsibility of, well, speaking for a diverse generation of people who come from different backgrounds and experiences. Fact of the matter is, Dunham is talented — her writing is witty, intelligent
and full of charisma. Girls speaks of her own personal experiences; as that saying goes, write what you know. And she does a damn good job of it. Instead of pointing fingers at Dunham, we should be asking the programming departments of major television networks about the diversity in their programming — I mean, they are responsible for
what gets on the air.
Shortly after Girls aired, the extended trailer for FOX’s The Mindy Project premiered and, of course, was met with much applause. It’s been a while since an Asian American woman has taken the reigns of a comedy on a major televisionnetwork and, well, it looks like Mindy Kaling has hit it on the head. However, Kaling still sits alone, as we have yet to really see excellent programming starring Asian American talent that’s also relatable. (Sorry Maggie Q — I wish I could relate to your kick-ass assassin character, but it’s just not happening.) One could argue that Asian American programming now has a place on YouTube. You have your WongFu boys, KevJumbas and Ryan Higas. In a significant move, there’s now the YouTube Original Channels, which features programming in entertainment, beauty, sports and technology. This includes Michelle Phan’s FAWN (For All Women Network) and the Asian American pop culture blog’s YOMYOMF (You Offend Me, You Offend My Family). Speaking of the YOMYOMF Channel, I should make note of BFFs. BFFs is a comedy webseries that features Asian American actresses in the leading roles. While the series was met with lukewarm reactions, I have to say it’s a start, which is better than nothing at all.
If there’s anything I can truly criticize, it’s that there’s not enough self-expression among this generation. When the reality show K-Town (on YouTube’s Loud Channel) surfaced, it was met with so much negativity from Asian Americans whwere afraid of how they were going to be represented. But in all honesty, have our purported “positive” stereotypes (read: the model minority) played in our favor in American society? Going along with this idea of social responsibility, the key thing to note is that there are multiple voices of this generation, but many of them go unspoken. Dunham, Kaling or YouTube celebrities should not be the only ones speaking for us. Whether their work makes us happy, angry, sad or stir any sort of emotion, rather than sit back and mouth off on our soap boxes about what we think others are doing, think about what we can do right. We’re all quick to hate on each other; instead, let’s let theseconversations inspire one another.