I’m not much of a SNSD music fan outside of the “Gee” song. But one thing I really like about is that they dress up well for group shots. They’re like real life Barbie dolls!
Our own Kevin Desmond got featured on Bollywood Buzzine! Shy guy that he is, Kevin’s tried to keep it on the down low, but I’m putting it out there for everyone to read! In fact, he’s the top story on the main page! Kevin talks about his long road to producing and directing. He even gives some sneak peaks at the latest film that he’s now producing. Here’s the link to the full story: More »
Photographer Tina Chou reports on the third and final day of mighty AnimeNEXT 2009! From Tina Chou: Hello again! Today was the last day of AnimeNEXT and this convention has definitely been an interesting experience. I’m a con n00b no more! The peak of the convention was clearly yesterday so things were mostly were winding down today. I was still able to get a full day in tho! More »
The day after an amazing performance, Tina Chou got a chance to sit in on the FAKE? Q&A session at AnimeNEXT. From Tina Chou: FAKE? was onstage and they are Ken Lloyd’s usual bandmates. He met them through friends of friends. Each member is in other bands making scheduling difficult — but they all made it to AnimeNEXT. More »
New York City photographer Tina Chou survived Day 2 of her first anime convention — AnimeNEXT! By now she’s got her Anime Con going on… From Tina: Hello again! Great to see everyone’s comments, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside! I realized I tend to ramble between the hours of 12 and 4AM so I’ll launch right into Day 2 now. More »
Next week’s prize is a one week special – Final Fantasy Advent Children posters. So the top three finishers for this coming week will have the option of choosing those posters or a BoA poster. We’re also starting to stockpile more posters of different artists and movies. So future weekly prizes will give the winner options as opposed to just BoA posters. More »
Atlus has spoiled gamers with artbooks, plushies, and soundtrack cds with their lineup of video game releases. Now they will do the same for the rerelease of the Shin Megami Tensei Persona game on PSP (originally released on the PS1 in 1996). The soundtrack of the game is redone by Shoji Meguro, famous for the soundtracks of Persona 3 and 4. More »
According to the internet, quite literally the entire internet, the most popular male kpop star is Xiah Junsu of DBSK. It’s actually not even close. DBSK is just way more popular than any other boy group in general. I would kinda agree with that without looking at any stats.
It’s Summer, so it’s time to whip out those swimsuits! Big-thinking designers at the Watercube had a chance to “revolutionize” new swimsuit designs into a mix of Chinese influence with a new sexy twist. China is known to frown upon revealing clothing but this year there’s a whole new reality. More »
From Tina Chou: If you’ve never been to a FAKE? concert before, it’s very difficult to describe in words. This may have been one of the best concerts I have ever been to, in terms of attending and taking pictures. It was AMAZING. More »
We sent our New York City photographer Tina Chou into the New Jersey suburbs for her first anime convention — the mighty AnimeNEXT! She’s doing double duty blogging and shooting this weekend. This is the 8th AnimeNEXT for the NY-NJ-CT tri-state area. Every year it gets bigger and better, and it seems Tina was a little overwhelmed her first day out there… More »
Mirrors Edge, this game that my little brothers love to play, is getting a sequel. That’s a pretty big deal to me because the leading character is an Asian girl. The fact that the game, starring an Asian girl, did well enough for a sequel has to be a first I think! That’s progress for Asian girls everywhere!
In New York City, it’s that time of the year again. When birds are singing, Central Park is abuzz, drunk people wander around the Lower East Side all nite long, and it’s time for Asian films! Subway Cinema is once again throwing the New York Asian Film Festival with a monster schedule this year. (Check it here.) To sweeten up the summer even more, Subway Cinema and Ningin are combining forces to give out TWELVE free tickets to (almost) any screening of the NYAFF. How do you win? Easy. Follow these instructions and no one gets hurt: More »
Ok guys, I am sweating my ass off in Kuala Lumpur right now. It is sure hot and muggy around this time of the year (actually most of the year since the country is located close to the equator). But weather aside, there are many things to like about this capital city of Malaysia. In addition to my family and friends, here are the ten things I like about Kuala Lumpur: More »
If you were paying any attention to BoA’s Nylon TV interview this year, you’ll know that Alexander Wang is her favorite designer. (Mine too.) If you’re a fashionista, you’ll know that Alexander Wang pieces aren’t for the weak of wallet — despite collections boasting the cheapest of the high-end price tags. Luckily, Gap has answered prayers with an upcoming Alexander Wang for Gap khaki collection. Here’s just a teaser of what’s to come on June 16: More »
Saved By The Bell’s Zack Morris was a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this week with the intention of letting us all know that he’s been doing well since he last graduated from Bayside High over a decade ago… aside from divorcing Kelly Kapowski. Not that I’m sad or anything — he’s still in Zack Attack and can still ‘time out.’ And he’s starring in the upcoming TNT series, “Raising the Bar.” Mark-Paul Gosselaar, the half-Indonesian actor who played Zack Morris in the popular teen sitcom Saved by the Bell, for many an adolescent in the late 80s/early 90s (me) was a regular teen heart throb. More »
With the fine leadership of Gahee, a hardworking team including a fresh face, Uee, AfterSchool finally receives their first rookie of the month award from Cyworld. The award was given for the month of April, and they performed at the Cyworld stage on June 10, 2009. So far it has been heavy competition between the girl bands, especially 2ne1 and AfterSchool. More »
Masi Oka, of Heroes fame, is planning to produce a family-friendly movie based on mmorpgs (massively multiplayer online role-playing game). The story revolves around a group of teens that only know each other through the computer until something threatens the safety of the world and they have to meet up in the real world to save it. More »
Most local and federal agencies around the world are in cutback mode because of the depressed local economy. That is not the case with the South Korean local police who apparently splurge a bit on Porshes and Ferraris for their squad cars. I guess you’re not gonna be able to out run the SK police in these…