Have you seen these fire hazards known as “The Amazing Happy Birthday Candle?” Easily found on the Internet and evidently legal and available in the United States (via Amazon and other websites), these candles have been popular in mainland China and other parts of Asia before making their way here. Over the weekend, Taiwanese pop star Amber Ann (安心亞) posted a video of herself lighting the candle (and I presume screaming for her life): Post […] Continue »
I used to play with garden snails all the time as a kid, collecting them, feeding them, and racing them. They are the cutest little things. But letting them crawl across my face as an anti-aging salon treatment? Um, thanks but no thanks. I recently finished reading a health book called The Body Fat Solution by Tom Venuto, and his recommendation for the fountain of youth is exercise, specifically weightlifting. Maybe these ladies need to […] Continue »
I caught an The Cut/NY Mag piece (referencing Kotaku’s) about the latest trend to rock Weibo (that’s China’s “Twitter”): babies dressed up in watermelon clothes. It evidently started in Wenzhou city, when baby’s father reportedly worked all day to fashion a functional pair of shorts from a watermelon so his son could cool down in the hot weather. Aside from how this has got to be the coolest (literally!) fashion trend of the year, there’s […] Continue »
At a business brunch with a dozen Chinese investors, the topic of Tibet came up. It started when one of them said that the Tibetans are lazy, stupid, spend all their time on prayer, refuse to work, and only take the hard-earned money of the Chinese. China has to send billions of dollars of aid to Tibet every year and do the Tibetans even appreciate it? Oh no. They don’t. Because they’re stupid and lazy […] Continue »
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 »