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 »
I dug this up from my unfinished drafts and thought that in this season of family and eating (because we all know family = eating), I’m grateful that I’ve never had to brave a Vietnamese buffet for the holidays.
Over the weekend, PSY’s ubiquitous invisible horse riding dance video galloped into the record books when it beat out Justin Beiber for the top spot as the most-watched YouTube video ever, with more than 800 million views. Since there has been no shortage of posts about Gangnam Style here on 8Asians since it hit our radars back in the summer, it makes me wonder when people are going to stop watching that video over and [...] Continue »
Queen B is – and forever will be – my inspiration. She’s fierce, independent, beautiful, confident… everything that I want to be. Ton Do-Nguyen shares my idol and aspiration, but is infinitely more closer to her. He’s a 16-year-old high schooler from Pennsylvania who nails every single move in Beyoncé’s video, “Countdown” — all in his marvelously blue Snuggie. I’m so enchanted by the way he embraces her whole persona and makes it his own. Beyoncé apparently loved [...] Continue »
With all the Jeremy Lin news back in full force, it was only a matter of time before someone filmed a parody set to Gotye’s summer hit, “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Can we put this meme (and the Linsanity) to rest now?
Hasan Minhaj stars as the Indian Spider-Man in this YouTube Video, proving that there’s a reason why you don’t see that many Asian American caped superheroes out there. We’re either too practical about leaving our day jobs to save the world. And family always comes first! Can you imagine trying to explain to your parents why you couldn’t study/work harder because some complete stranger was in danger?
I can’t count how many times I’ve heard the question. I happen to be with Asian American friends, whether in church or at a restaurant. An acquaintance, or even a perfect stranger will ask: Are you related? Once I was sitting with friends visiting one of the churches I was serving as a pastor. They all happened to be Chinese American – one guy, two girls. Afterwards, my colleague and at least a handful of [...] Continue »
What do normal college freshmen do? Probably try to drink and sleep around as much as possible. What does Berkeley freshman Derek Low do? Build what is probably the most awesomest dorm room ever. Check out BRAD (Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Room) where features like lights, music and curtains are automated to work through motion sensors, voice commands and even an iPad app. There’s even an Emergency Party Mode in case studying for finals becomes too [...] Continue »
I saw this video blogged about last week on TechCrunch: Microsoftie Karen X. Cheng is leaving Microsoft for a San Francisco startup called Exec and gives an entertaining farewell to the group she used to work for, Microsoft Office’s Excel, to the tune of Don McLean’s “American Pie.” Not bad if I say so myself. Best of luck to Cheng in her new role at Exec.
So I’ve never eaten kkultarae (Korean court cake) before but this video of very charismatic street vendor showing German tourists how he makes it (by pulling a lump of honey into 16,000 honey strings) is adorable enough to make me want to fly over to South Korea so I can stuff my face with the dessert. That is, until I realized this was a whole schtick for…well…tourists. Dammit, cute Korean boys! Stop messing with my [...] Continue »
http://youtu.be/YywgjvhyHjs Indonesia’s first documented smoking baby, Ardi Rizal, may have quit smoking but there’s a new eight-year-old taking his place. ITN covered the story of Adi Ilham, who smokes 25 cigarettes a day in a country and has dropped out of school because there’s no smoking allowed there. He also drinks coffee! The short report covers the necessity for the government to establish regulations and age limits on buying tobacco but I can’t stop gazing [...] Continue »