My favorite airline, Asiana Airlines, has started screening two inflight animation videos on global etiquette recently. The airline’s objective is to provide its customers a travel 101 on how to behave on the plane and at a tourist site. The inflight animation was created by the same team that created Pucca, a famous Korean animation character. More »
We talk about and show a lot of stories about the weirdness that is Japanese culture sometimes. I think you would have to agree with me that this is one of the weirdest things I’ve ever read. It’s been raining tadpoles in Japan…actual tadpoles. If you’re afraid of seeing a lot of dead tadpoles, I suggest you don’t click through…
We’re going to be expanding the monthly prize pool a bit starting this month. Ningin is already offering to give away music cds to the top three monthly winners, but we also have a pretty sizable collection of DVD and Blu-ray movies and anime. I know a lot of our content is music related, but we do want to promote all aspects of Asian media! More »
BoA’s new Twitter habit has really kept us up to date. Right now she is in New York, where she was seen by 729 Seventh Avenue, sporting her new edgy hair style. And just as edgy, is her fuel of choice, McDonalds hazelnut coffee. Maybe she’ll get an ad with McDonalds too? BoA, If you’re in the OC area, you gotta check out the Vietnamese hazelnut iced coffee, its great. More »
Lady Gaga has been dominating the headlines among Asian blogs and news sites. There’s at least two dozen articles about her over a three day period, though a lot of them are a bit repetitive. Two things come to mind right away, one is Asian sensibilities seem to have a double standard. It’s not ok for Asian artist to dress risqué or to come off as sexy, but when Westerners do it, it’s completely ok. And why is it when Westerns idols go to Asia it’s a big deal but not the other way around. Well I know why, but it shouldn’t be that way I guess.
Today’s the big day — opening nite for the New York Asian Film Festival! Kicking off 2009 will be WRITTEN BY from writer/director Wai Ka-fai, who will be live in and in person all the way from Hong Kong tonight. The rumors are true that Lau Ching-wan has canceled his appearances in New York City due to fear of swine flu. (Yes. Really.) Tonight’s screening is sold out at the IFC Center, so please stop messaging for help buying tickets. I can’t help you. No one can now. But Wai Ka-fai will be attendance at all three screening of WRITTEN BY. Speaking of which, we have our NYAFF ticket winners! More »
The hardest working girl in APOP, BoA, will be headlining with TVXQ in the A-Nation concert. A-Nation is the annual concert for top artists on the AVEX Japanese label. This should be interesting since AVEX has a LOT of good artists on their label.
Hip hop-alternative rock band afterschoolspecial have got a new EP out tittled Not One For Words. Performing live all over Southern California, this San Diego group has been doing what it takes to go big. Lead MC Dan aka Dan connected with us about the past, present and future of afterschoolspecial. More »
Far East Movement are headlining their first major concert in Los Angeles at the famous Roxy Theater on Sunset Blvd July 1st! After touring all over the US, they’re finally hitting the stage in their hometown. To celebrate, FM are holding two contests to thank all the fans that have supported FM. Are you ready to win a date with FM or dance on stage to “Girls On The Dance Floor”? More »
Do you remember the Korean censorship committee going nuts because of “explicit” lyrics? I wonder why Lady Gaga was able to get past customs and the archaic Korean sensibilities. And that dress…I know Lady Gaga is special and all and gets away with crazy outfits, but I’m not a fan of what she’s wearing in the picture here.
Heads up, all you Wonderfuls! Amazon has a preview of the English version of Wonder Girls’ Nobody. Not that you’re all that curious about how it sounds, since most of the chorus is in English. But if you are curious, give it a listen here. The Nobody single is set to release June 27. Thoughts? More »
Lee Minwoo has a new mini album coming. You’re looking at the prismatic cover. The title of the album is…wait for it…Minnovation! The last time an artist came up with such a clever album title using their own name was Lee Hyori – Whorish. You wonder who gets final approval for this stuff?