While most of us are aware there’s a new healthcare law coming, there’s probably few among the non-native speakers of English that really understand how it affects them. That’s why it’s so important the presentation titled “The Health Care Law and You” has been translated into 10 different Asian languages. This resource has been translated by the Office of Public Engagement at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services into the following languages: Chinese, Tagalog, [...] 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 »
My wife and I have been discussing whether we should give our 1-year-old son a bowl haircut. Okay, discuss is not really what happened. I asked her if we should give him a bowl haircut, and she said, “No.” I tried to explain to her that a bowl haircut is a rite of passage for Asian Americans. I had one (see the above picture). All of my Asian American friends had one. So shouldn’t my [...] Continue »
Now, I do have to admit. I voted for Julia Gilliard at the last election. For those who don’t know, Julia Gilliard is the head of a minority government compromised of the Labour and Green parties. Traditionally, they’ve stood out as being more accepting of migrants and the lower class, as well as since this video came out, a staunch defender of female liberties and identity. However, Julia Gillard’s partner, Tim Mathieson, made a rather [...] Continue »
This study conducted by neuroscientist Brian Gold finds that people who have been bilingual since childhood have faster brains and suggests that this kind of bilingualism can slow the mental decline in aging. Both seniors and younger people’s bilingual brains were also found to be more efficient at performing certain mental activities involving switching between tasks. I found this finding particularly ironic because some Asian Americans speak only English because it was thought that speaking [...] Continue »
Regardless of the outcome of the 2013 Miss California USA pageant, when Kylan Arianna Wenzel takes the stage representing Century City, she will make history as the first transgender woman to compete in the U.S. pageant since a rule change in 2012 allowed transgender competitors. In order to compete in this year’s pageant, Kylan moved up her gender reassignment surgery my six months, quit her job, and has been preparing for the pageant. According to [...] Continue »
These Bee House teapots are known for their simple aesthetic and durability. With a stainless steel hinged lid and removable mesh infuser, they take the hassle out of brewing tea. The teapots come in a wide variety of colors that even a Pantone color chart would envy: bold primaries, sultry matte shades, and specialty glazes like antique and crackle. The 15 ounce round teapot (starting at $24.95) is perfect for tea for two.
Last week’s publication of a new report in the American Journal of Medicine outlining some of the health benefits to having blonde hair, created a rush in some pockets of Asian communities to get their hair dyed blonde. The report outlines a study where individuals with blonde and darker hair were studied over a course of 20 years. Those with blonde hair were more likely to live longer, have a better outlook on life, and [...] Continue »
Whether you are a student with finals coming up or a person that experiences stress very often, Chinese Baoding Balls ($6-10) will often help relieve that stress. Similar to a stress ball, these baoding balls are also very relaxing when you move the two balls circularly in your hand. In the present, we don’t see these balls being used by our parents as often anymore, but it’s great to know that the market still offers [...] Continue »
George Clooney once said in a movie: “Bingo, Asians. They pack light, travel efficiently, and they have a thing for slip on shoes. Gotta love ‘em.” (Up in the Air, 2009.) Though this may be a sweeping generalization (We, ourselves, do not own any slip-on shoes), we all know that sinking feeling in our gut when we’ve chosen the wrong airport security line. You thought you chose the shortest line, but everyone ahead of you [...] Continue »
For all you organic lovers out there, this product will suit that organic need. EOS created the slogan the “lipbalm that makes you smile” which is definitely catchy and true in many ways. The adorable structure of the EOS lip balm ($3.29) is sure to make you fall in love with applying moisture to your lips! With interesting names like “Summer Fruit” it would definitely be nice to give all 6 different flavors a try!
Forget that juvenile washrag, clean your face with a Konnyaku Facial Sponge: it’s 100% natural, can neutralize facial acid, increase blood circulation and remove dirt and oil. Did we mention it’s made out of a potato? The fibrous sponge made of Konnyaku (also spelled Konjak), is a great material to lather and gently exfoliate your face for a daily deep cleaning. It’s recommended for people who have sensitive skin, teens or adults with acne or [...] Continue »
A_Lee: Facebook is interesting because it's a more impulsive, less filtered medium, and lets you see what's right below the surface. Are these women crazy? No,... – An Asian Girl's Definition of Herself