Within the last several months, new images and videos have been released on the net. These images showcase Korean War from 1950 to 1953. Amongst images of combat, people, rubbles, and even celebrities like Bob Hope and Marilyn Monroe, seeing these pictures seem to make the war more real than surreal.
Just like Santa, Super Mario is real! Or at least on Kinchan no Kasoh Taisho.
Kasou Tiashou is a show on NTV, which features various performances of skits that are rated by judges. They’re commonly known for the Matrix Ping Pong and Japanese Dinner Fight.
The Mario performance was featured last week and received a high score. And who can blame them? It’s definitely awesome, especially the random Obama appearance. More »
The first San Diego Asian Film Festival was in August 2000 at the University of San Diego. It was founded by Lee Ann Kim as an event of the San Diego chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. That first festival attracted nearly 3,500 film fans with nearly 60 films including THE DEBUT, by Gene Cajayon, and the closing night feature, GIRLFIGHT by Karyn Kusama (which also won the Sundance Audience Award). More »
MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew returns this Thursday with another promising season and a new lineup of talented dance crews. Diversity is key in this season’s roster of crew competitors, with dance styles ranging from bboy to salsa to jazz funk. Much can’t be said about the diversity of these dance crews’ home bases as the majority of the crews are either from the West Coast or the East Coast, except for one crew from the South (Dynamic Edition) and another from Puerto Rico (G.O.P. Dance). The West Coast vs. East Coast issue refuses to end here. More »
South Korea is planning on constructing bike-only roads to make bike riding more popular. Great idea, I think. It will be better for people’s health, in more than one way, and it will be environmentally friendly. It will also improve (hopefully) traffic, especially in Seoul.
I just hope these bike-only roads also exclude motorcycles and mopeds! I’m already imagining chaos in my head as bicyclists and motorcyclists crash and bang into each other. As long as they keep that in mind, I wouldn’t mind riding a bike to work as long as I live close by. However . . . I need a bike that has more than two wheels since my sense of balance is horrible. Last thing I need to do is land on my arse in the middle of Seoul looking like an idiot.
With Children of Invention, Tze Chun gives a whole new meaning to “Sundance Kid.” His first feature, premiering at Sundance Film Festival this week, is a unique Asian-American story that draws on his own life. But it’s carried by Michael Chen and Crystal Chiu, its two child stars. Whether you’re kicking it in Utah or not, check out my convo with writer/director Tze Chun. More »
Neither website contains much content, but rather impressive art to gaze and drool about. Also, the FFVSXIII is completely in Japanese, but again, it doesn’t have anything anyways.
Sadly, there is no news of a release date on either website (or anywhere else I looked, for that matter). However, Dissidia has become 2008’s most popular game, despite being released in December.
The Taiwanese government recently announced that it is finally ending the restrictions it had placed on mainland Chinese singers from coming to Taiwan to record music and to hold solo concerts. Since Taiwan is the place to be if you want to make it big in the Mandarin music world, this move could easily mean the birth of new superstars. It’s doubtful that we’re going to see someone suddenly topple Jay Chou (周杰倫; Zhou Jielun), Jolin Tsai (蔡依林; Cai Yilin), or even “Queen of Cute” Rainie Yang (楊丞琳; Yang Chenglin), but let’s take a look at some of the most promising talents from mainland China. More »
I love traveling on Singapore Airlines (SQ). To me it’s one of the best airlines in the world. The airline’s famous flight attendants, also known as the SQ girls, provide such attentive and friendly inflight service that you don’t want to deplane even after you’ve been on a 13-hour flight with them. These skinny bitches are usually polite and friendly until you criticize their Louis Vuitton (LV) handbags, or tell them you have a bomb with you. The latter happened to a Taiwanese woman in her 50s who boarded a Singapore Airline flight from Taipei to Singapore a few days ago. More »
Regarding the entry’s title, I never expected to see that sort of mathematical equation. Anyway, by 2010, a new television drama will be floating around in South Korea. Called Dream High, it will be co-produced by Park Jin Young (JYP) and Bae Yong Joon (Yon-sama!).
Even this interests me a bit. It would be something different. Though, whether it will be a success or a flop, we shall see in a year or so.
Windows Messenger babies that is. According to DannyChoo, the two companies have teamed up to make a Windows Messenger version that plays Nico Nico videos. There was a video leak last month (December) featuring the ever so popular (and my wife) Miku Hatsune. The release date for the messenger has yet to be announced but I’m more concerned about whether or not it’ll be available to the US audience.
I have a weakness for cute cosplayers like this one. Unfortunately, I don’t read Japanese (/cough but Jerry does) so I do not know the model’s name. However she is cosplaying as Fate/stay night’s Saber. While Saber usually wears a blue outfit, this particular Saber was a figma that was included with the game when released.
Anyways she’s quite cute and pulls off Saber quite well. The photo was taken by nuetaipoo of Flickr.
Despite being gone for nearly nine months, the girls have made a successful comeback with “Gee”. They recently performed the hit single on MBC’s Music Core in addition to “Way to Go” from their mini album. The girls have been so successful as of late that not only have netizens been praising them but they’ve topped the Melon charts (Korea’s biggest music portal).
I can honestly say they’ve made a fan out of me.
No, not Minerva McGonagall from Harry Potter, but rather a man named Park Dae Sung, who has been arrested on charges of spreading lies over the Internet by blogging. Lies about the South Korean government. Lies where he somehow “predicted” economic situations and whatnot. It sounds more like he wrote many articles that criticized the government and their policies, but I guess the South Korean government doesn’t like to be trashed, so they decided to arrest this blogger to tell the rest of the country to STFU? More »
Celebrate Chinese New Year a little late with Jolin Tsai (蔡依林; Cài Yīlín) and Energy at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. There will be two performances on Sunday, February 8th; one at 2am and one at 2pm. (Yes, people really do go to the 2am show! Trust me.)
Jolin is a Golden Melody Award-winning Taiwanese singer, actress and dancer. She was discovered through a singing competition when she was eighteen-years-old and released her debut album “Jolin 1019″ in 1999. Jolin is known as the “Dancing Diva” after her album of the same name and her performance at the 2006 MTV Asia Awards. More »