Bryan Au is my “health nut” guru that I stumbled across one day via online. I told him what drew me to him was that he cared so much about what kinds of foods people put into their bodies, which is something that concerns me greatly. It’s extremely important due to the high obesity rate that Americans have and the many ailments that they have as well. He has shared his message to help increase the health and lifestyle of all people worldwide. But of course the catch is, you have to WANT to achieve the goal of living as a healthy human being on this earth.
I have one of Bryan’s recipe books, that I have used, I have one of his dvd’s, and I have bought some of the merchandise that he offers on his website. One of my favorite foods of his is the “Tibetan Goji Berries”. The name is funky, but I love them. They replace my want to eat skittles, starbust, and other tangy candies that are full of all that unhealthy processesed stuff. It does take a while for you to get used to though. Eating more raw foods also gives you in the long-run a younger appearance. So think of that guys! All that fast food, greasy foods, processed foods puts age on you! I still have some transitioning myself into the “healthier” eating lifestyle. I make do with what I have and it’s not hard. For instance, I make my salads now, make my own dressing sometimes, eat raw fruits and vegetable, mostly local growned. I also drink lots of water, no sodas, etc.. Exercising is a plus of course. It all pays off in the end. So be sure to check out Bryan Au’s site (link below), check out his products, and by all means, be healthy, live well! I now introduce to you, Bryan Au. More »
Greetings! This is Lara and Jessica and together we’re the F.A.M. duo! In this blog, we will share our fangirling experiences from a westerners perspective on the East! Although we’re not pure Asian (together, we actually make 1/4) we still like to listen and watch media from the East. Even though we don’t know the various languages that those cute Asian celebrities sing and act in, we still squeak and squeal because that’s just what fangirls do. Cute guys aside, we also go to anime conventions and are active cosplayers. Our con adventures take us from places such as Boston, Maryland, and more (on the east of the West, of course). Spinach. We just wanted to say that. Now, onto the fun stuff we do. we critique, review, and just flat out comment on topics from games that involve cute legal cock fighting (COUGHPOKEMONCOUGH) to JYP’s fashion sense (darn those plastic pants…). Now, we will introduce ourselves individually! More »
This is an archived blog post. Jason Linetsky is no longer a Ningin blogger.
I’ve been running a bunch of ideas for blog entries though my work-fried brain and came up with Cosplay Month! Following my first entry of the most popular characters of cosplay I’ve decided to continue with cosplay themed entries up until and including the New York Anime Festival!
Tonight’s entry highlights two really talented cosplayers I’ve found on my daily journies through the world of DeviantArt.com.
The New York Korean Film Festival hosted actor/director Yoo Ji-Tae the 4th week of August for several events. First being the opening reception, where the humble Mr. Yoo answered questions about his part in the cinematic celebration, that has become a staple of the New York art & culture scene.
There is a successful aura about everything that Yoo Ji-Tae works on like his role as the villain in top rated film Oldboy. He was a vital ingredient, in the reason the film was awarded the top prize at 2004 Cannes Film Festival. His many other works are well known throughout Korea and by foreign film aficionados. More the 2003 movie, which he also starred in, “Into the Mirror”, has just inspired a western remake called Mirrors.
The historical film “Hwang Jin Yi” was showing at the reception of the NYKFF. The Korean release of “Hwang Jin Yi” took place last year. The film stars himself along side actress Song Hye Kyo, and is based on a North Korean novel. The hype following this movie is do to its cinematic grandeur and has had many recent dramatic adaptations. Besides supporting this films North American release, he promoted his own directorial work with a short film called “Out of my Intention”. Due to the many press vying for time with the talented thespian the limit of five minutes was downgraded to three minutes as we waited for everyone to be seated. We were very lucky that the first two questions received time saving replies of smiles, blushes, and chuckling nods. More »
Yesterday I went to Ktown in NYC. I was so excited I nearly knocked myself out when I saw the Korean supermarket (completely overpriced btw). I didn’t really do much other than explore the stores and visited the PC bang. It resembled the ones in Korea a lot except it was missing the clouds of smoke. I miss Taegu, Korea so much, especially after being NYC. Although all my friends aren’t there anymore, we all still talk about moving back one day and how much we regret leaving. Lol. ^^
Anyways here’s this week’s round up! More »
Ciao a Tutti! MiaCarla here, number five in the new seven of the Ningin newbies! How very exciting to be apart of this fine blogging bunch. As an Italian-American born and raised in Brooklyn NY, I am not your average Asian media enthusiast … but from the first influences of 80’s anime and 90’s Korean Pop, there has always been a drive in me to aid Asian Media acceptance in the western mainstream. Now apart of this global campaign to seek out kindred, as well as diverse fans, to bring them together under one banner. Showing people that, the many facets, of Asian media do not have to be separated by ethnicity’s, language or genre. More »
Hi everyone! My name is Maimounah Masudi and I am a native North Carolinian. Right now I am a senior attending Fayetteville State University and my major is Accounting. I also work as an Accounting Clerk IV at the Bursar’s office at my university. One of my favorite pets is a kitty cat. They are usually small, unless you have a Garfield sized one. I love it when they purr on you and when they pounce on things. I love their cute little eyes and their wirey whiskers. I’m sort of a health fanatic. I love to eat lots of green things. I eat out of cans as less as possible. I love fresh fruit and I think I might die if I go without exercising for a day. I am a Korean drama fanatic. I have even learned the Hangul characters and I can say a few things in Hangul. I also took Mandarin last year and it was so much fun. More »
Music entertainment Giant, SM Entertainment has finally got their musical “Xanadu”, starring two Super Junior members underway!
If any of you are old enough, you might remember Xanadu from the 80’s, the original musical starring Olivia Newton John.
Xanadu is a story about Kira, the muse of music who comes to the human world and falls in love with sexy artist-wannabe Sonny (WELL, if Sonny is a Suju, whooo wouldn’t? :D), and muses him up all skanky like (well, not really, but I gots to keeps this dramatik), while giving him inspiration. Kira creates a roller-skating rink where music, dance and sports can all be enjoyed. More »
If you thought Nyotaimori (’body sushi’ or the practice of serving sushi on naked women) was weird, wait till you see this feast for the gastronoics! Oh, there’s a male version of Nyotaimori as well called Nantaimori before anyone starts talking about objectification of women. Although, I must admit morality still doesn’t come into play much here either. (Well… I *suppose* if it’s a ridiculously good looking Korean male model with a Rain-esque body, then watcha gonna do right?)
So, as far as I can make out, this practice called “Cannibalism Banquet” is taking body sushi to a whole ‘nother level. Basically, a life size replica of a human body is made and stuffed piñata style with food covered in red sauce, for authentic blood lickingness. Ewk, I hope that doesn’t mean tastingness too… Then it’s wheeled out to you on a hospital operation table. More »
This past weekend I blogged about FHM Magazine and incited a few lively comments among the Ningin readers about how Asian women tend to be more sexualized than Asian men. Well, apparently some sexy Pinoys want to prove them wrong. Cosmopolitan magazine in the Philippines will feature 69 shirtless hunks in this month’s issue of “Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash 2008“. Gracing the cover of the centerfold is Darak Ramsay, who’s half-Pinoy/half-British. The list of all the names of the 69 models can be found here. God, my nose is bleeding at the mention of this already! By the way, why are there 69 models and not 67 or 60? Any sexual innuendo here? More »
Meet Juls Lee:
I’ve been racking my brains for something terribly witty and clever to say to start my blog off with. However, in this event of nothing incredibly genius coming to mind, I am forced to go with my first and original thought:
Dear my friend, Hello ^^ My name is Jul. How are you? I hope you are well, and we can be happy buddies I like to blog. Do you like to read? Please read my blog! Hooray and Thank you.
…which is in essence, all I wanted to say really. Phew! Now with that awkward bit out of the way, a wee bitty bit aboot the moi. More »
Somebody give me a lighter. Journey, the ultimate stadium-rock band, has just taken the stage. Oh, the guitar solos…the nostalgia. But these days, there’s a different face mixed in with the aging Frisco white guys. It’s the boyishly cute mug of Arnel Pineda, recently emigrated from the Philippines, who’s now the lead singer of the band. His story’s something of a rock-and-roll fairy tale. More »
This is an archived blog post. Jason Linetsky is no longer a Ningin blogger.
As the New York Anime Festival is approaching, I feel like it’s time to dust off the old black cloaks, repaint the 6 foot tall broad swords, and once again bribe your brothers or sisters to cosplay the opposite gender so you can go as an Anime couple. With that said, what better way to kick off this blog than to dive into that fun, yet sometimes very disturbing, world of cosplay! More »
Randy Jackson really knows how to milk ABDC for all it’s worth. Apparently ABDC didn’t just end with the 2nd season but now they’ve brought the first and second season crew together to battle for a performance spot at the Video Music Awards in addition to $25,000 donated to their favorite charity. Surprisingly enough, this episode was actually worth watching in contrast to the 2nd season finale. More »