Oh, Internets … In a folly of events I will just label as “poor taste”, the One Dream, One Face of the Miss Daegu, beauty pageant should thank the questionable photoshopping and styling skills of the shows creators for having the rest of the world believed all contestants shared the same face. In fact, sans styling and make-up, the girls look quite distinctive from one another. More photos via Kotaku So, what have we learned [...] Continue »
Photo: via Reddit When I first saw the candidates of Miss Korea 2013, I had no idea they were beauty pageant contestants and just remarked how even I, as an Asian female had trouble telling them apart. The beauty pageant held in Daegu City marketed with the slogan, “One Dream, One Face” had netizens worried judging would be too difficult due to their striking similarities. Clearly many of them had work done and since it [...] Continue »
A Hong Kong couple is suing an “Education Consultant” for the $2 million that they paid to get their sons into Harvard. The suit alleges that Mark Zimny of IvyAdmit Consulting Associates asked Gerald and Lily Chow to entrust money to him to donate on their behalf to improve their sons’ chances at admission. Zimny’s attorney denies the charges. From their web page, it seems that IvyAdmit specializes in consulting for international clients. While the [...] Continue »
Singapore has had some “unique” music videos over the years, but this new one spotted on YouTube in light of Singapore’s national day on 9 August seeks to address some serious social issues: extremely low birth rates.
Take a walk behind the building of Metrowalk, located in Manila’s Pasig area, and you’ll see this sign, which, at a distance, might give you the wrong idea of what they’re all about. Unless of course, you really are into pussies and bitches.
The city of Suwon, Korea has a museum dedicated to the one place where even the Kaiser must sit down: the toilet. Yes, you read that correctly: there is a museum and public park dedicated to toilets in Korea. At least you won’t have to endure long queues between rides since there will be some sort of toilet everywhere, featuring latrines from different cultures and time periods in history. Oh, Mr. Toilet. What would we [...] Continue »
I know a lot of restaurant owners pride themselves on distinguishing their menu selection from other establishments, but this photo I saw of one Chinese chain in a Jakarta shopping mall seems to take this a step further. In this picture of a Klansmen secretly enjoying some Chinese food, the owners want to show that their food is so good that even the racists love it. Having eaten dinner there once, it’s not bad, but [...] Continue »
There’s this gal from mainland China (hereinafter “Asian Girl”) who speaks English about as fluently as I speak Tillamook. She’s always been uber chinky, and don’t even open that mouth of yours into a big O like you have no idea what that means. Anyway. I have a feeling she thinks she’s cooler when she posts photos of herself with white people on all her social networking accounts. It’s not even like she’s BFFs with these people. [...] Continue »
So maybe you already have your collection of Hello Kitty dolls, note paper, mugs, plates and sandwich maker, but have you been on a Hello Kitty jet? Perhaps some of you got a chance to ride on one of these crazy cute, only minorly over-the-top the first time EVA Air, a Taiwan based airline company, teamed up with Sanrio to create one of these Hello Kitty planes back in 2005, with a second following in 2006. Both [...] Continue »
For starters, I didn’t even know there was a Korean version of Saturday Night Live — so it came as a surprise to me when folks have been bringing to my attention that SNL Korea did a parody of “Dreamgirls”…entirely in blackface. You can see the blackface disaster starting at the 45 second mark.
China’s been up to something and everyone wants to know what it’s about: “New photos have appeared in Google Maps showing unidentified titanic structures in the middle of the Chinese desert…It’s located in Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, north of the Shule River, which crosses the Tibetan Plateau to the west into the Kumtag Desert…The tracks are perfectly executed, and they seem to be designed to be seen from orbit.” So, any theories of what this could [...] Continue »
Fine, fine. Because no less than seven people messaged me about this YouTube video, here it is, a YouTube video of the happiest Senior Citizens in all of Mainland China covering Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” accompanied by miniskirted musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments. I’m pretty sure the song is a parody and not a literal translation, only because my shitty fourth grade Chinese comprehension can understand the phrase “I’m very busy” in the song, and [...] Continue »