Archive for the ‘Asian Culture’ Category

From Girlybubble: Holy smokes, the Dagashi Bar in Ebisu is every child’s dream come true where you can eat all the candy and snacks you want upon entering (and paying). More »

I feel sad and yet relieved that Autumn’s Concerto is ending (only one more episode left!). But as that old saying goes, “all good things must come to an end.” That’s why I’m dedicating today’s Music Video of the Day segment to the superb soundtrack of a superb drama. More »

Technically this isn’t news since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released a few years ago but I couldn’t resist posting this cute promo for the movie that was recently put online. More »

After getting their recognition as one of the best new boy groups of 2009, the BEAST boys have been announced to be making a comeback soon. Following their cutesy image for “Bad Girl” and a more mature image for “Mystery” promotions, the company is telling fans to expect a complete transformation of BEAST this time too. More »

The bad luck doesn’t seem to stop for the C.N BLUE members. It has been reported that leader Jung Yong Hwa just got into a car accident. More »

Kpop may have its cool sides and all but there are some sad trends that have been popping up now and then. For 2010, apparently netizens find it fun to find videos of managers hitting or assaulting fans ever since C.N BLUE’s manager was found guilty and then SHINee’s…and now they have found DBSK’s manager also guilty of this violent act. More »

Many U-KISS fans may know that the group alone could speak at least 3 different languages: Korea, English, and Chinese. Alexander apparently is one of the more fluent members who could speak AND rap in Cantonese! More »

Ever since 2NE1 debuted, we all know that its leader, CL, is like another Big Bang’s G-Dragon - talented yet rebellious in terms of fashion. After hearing netizens’ accusations of her outfits being too ‘revealing’, CL decided to speak out about this issue for herself. More »

Incredibly skilled in the Chinese art of Wushu, Jet Li has wowed audiences from all over the globes with the incredible moves that he pulls off in the films he stars in. Well, it looks like Mr. Li is finally walking out of the spotlight and is looking to donate his time (and money) into helping other people. More »

Ashok Shivnani has lived most of life not knowing the peculiar condition he has inside his body. Known as situs inversus, this condition involves having your major organs in the opposite position they’re suppose to be in. More »

Malaysian model Amber Chia did a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) advertisement in which she posed nearly nude. More »

During the Olympics you may think figure-skating is all glamorous with all the tights and fake-fur they wear. Think again! You’ll about to witness how the skaters really look like(not really..) using a special device called a camera! More »

Men’s Figure Skating competition happened last Tuesday night and what a competition it was! The men competed hard and strong. After the short program, Pleshenko of Russia was leading the way with 90.85 points. Not far behind was USA’s Evan Lysacekand and Japan’s Daisuke Takahashicame. Lysacek was just .55 points behind Plushenko with Takahashi another .05 back going into Thursday night’s free skate. Patrick Chan, representing Canada was still in the loop. More »

Today’s song of the day is Rene Liu’s “Separating Vacation” (分开旅行) released in 2003. More »

Guess what? The Wonder Girls are going to release a Korean album along with their US album! How awesome is that? I wonder if they’ll be able to get back on top after all these girl groups debuted last year. More »

Ears, noses, lips, tongues, belly buttons, and nipples are not the only parts of the body that U-KISS‘ member Eli wants to have his piercing on. But then…where else?! More »

Ice cream has got to be one of my favorite desserts. My heart skipped a beat as I saw this ice cream monstrosity. Dubbed the World Tower, this huge tummy busting dessert stands 1 meter (~3.2 feet) tall and weighs in at 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds). More »

An unfortunate accident occurred during Pankaj Kishore Karotia’s wedding that started out with a celebration and ended with death. His uncle wanted to shoot one last celebratory shot when his gun suddenly fired while he was loading it. Unfortunately, Karotia was in the line of fire and was shot in the head. More »

Before the rise of idol groups, solo singers like Bi Rain and Se7en were HUGE in the Kpop world. But as soon as Se7en left for his failed attempt at conquering the American market and Rain left to act, the two artists’ fame died down as singers. However, with the news of their comebacks in 2010 - will these two giant solos be facing off each other again on stage? More »

Big Bang has not appeared on the small screen in quite awhile as a group but now they’re back and more fruity colorful than ever! More »

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