In this prank video from Malaysia, professional racer and drifter Leona Chin has some fun with driving instructors while disguised as student driver. Not only can this Asian woman drive but she can also terrorize. Incidentally, the idea came from the driving school.
This is the video I can’t stop playing! Canadian Andrew Huang did a cover of “99 Luftballons” or “99 Red Balloons” by Nena that’s sweeping social media by storm, especially by those of us old enough to remember the 80s. The video has been viewed about 1.5 million times after only 3 days. (I swear, I only account for like 100 of those views.) From his FAQs about this video: 1. How many balloons did […] Continue »
I guess if you’re going to rob a place, you should check first to make sure no clerks inside happen to be a athlete fighter. Unfortunately for these robbers who tried to rob an employee at this gas station, one of the clerks did happen to be an MMA fighter, and Mayura Dissanayake, an immigrant to America from Sri Lanka, pretty much beat the crap out of them. Talk about street cred. Sure, confirming that […] Continue »
One of my favorite things in the world is little kids doing kung fu. Aside from the complete attack of adorable, I think it has to do with the wistful regret of not having done martial arts myself as a kid because of family funds at the time and also gender issues (little girls don’t do kung fu). Whenever I want a little pick-me-up video, watching videos of little kids doing martial arts really makes […] Continue »
A video that had already gone viral in Korea is now going viral internationally, thanks to DramaFever. DramaFever subtitled the video and posted it on to their YouTube channel, generating at least 1000 views from me in the last week, as I haven’t been able to stop watching and re-watching it every time I see it getting shared. Without checking how many views it has received since I first saw it, how do I know […] Continue »
Cute kid alert! Proud sister Nicole Byon posted this video of her adorable sibling, 15-month-old Kayden, discovering rain. The video is getting shared like crazy, or at least judging by the number of times this has appeared on my Facebook feed. (Tip: I enjoyed the video more with the sounds turned off.)
We have shared a number of moving and evocative commercials from Thailand, and this one also falls into that category. While it has been out for a while, but it remains notable for its effectively delivering its message. This article questions whether those are real adults that kids ask or actors. I don’t know, but even it if they are actors, the ad still elicits a powerful response.
During a press conference (about her recent stint on “The Bachelorette India”), a female journalist from India accused Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat of giving India a bad name abroad because of her previous statements on the topic on the state of women in India to worldwide press in other interviews. The journalist says that Mallika had given an interview at Cannes saying that “India is regressive and depressing.” Not one to let her statements be […] Continue »
This video featuring Southern California-based dancer Sean Lew has been passed around a lot in a the last few days, so I consider it a community service to share it with you so you will have seen him before he’s on the Ellen show. (That hasn’t been booked or announced yet, but hey, get on it, OK Ellen?) Says Sean: I have been dancing since I was four and I am still loving it! I […] Continue »
Girl goes to journalism school. Girl gets job with Taiwanese animation company and makes funny pseudo-newsy videos. After 9 months, Girl says Boss only cares about how many views her video gets. Girl makes a dance video in her workplace to announce to Boss (and the world) that she’s quitting. Video is submitted to Gawker where it goes viral. Boss’s Boss goes on Gawker to answer questions. Boss and Taiwanese animators make response dance video […] Continue »
Here’s another Thai TV commercial from that’s going viral. I have seen it shared by people as diverse as my niece in the Philippines to friends all over the US. This Gawker article gushes about how it is much more moving than standard Hollywood fare. While I’d say that’s true, I did see the end coming. Maybe I have seen too many of these. The Gawker article points out that the commercial’s sponsor True Move Mobile doesn’t […] Continue »
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