How many of us enjoy eating sushi Or even wonton soup for that matter? These adopted commonplace takeout meals have become as American… well as pie. Now how about this, have you ever thought which zodiac animal or element you were? If you grew up with lunar calendar celebrations sure it is commonplace for you, but what about the rest of us that aren’t born with that tradition in our backgrounds? The diversity of Asian tradition, culture and art doesn’t stop at cuisine, sharing zodiac horoscopes or cinema. Many of us alike, no matter our ethnicity, live a lifestyle influenced by pure Asian trends never knowing that its origins are from the orient.
Now more than ever the US and Europe are affected by many things that stem from Asia such as clothing, accessories, body art, media, language, technology, and other various goods. More »
In case you haven’t heard, we’re partners with the New York Anime Festival! This is our biggest event partnership so far and so we felt something special was needed to promote it. Well, the 7 Days, 7 New Bloggers special worked out so well for us, we decided to do 8 Days of Anime (the number 8 is lucky in many Asian cultures). For 8 days, starting on Thursday September 18th, we will be posting at least two articles a day about something Anime related. We’re hoping that if we hyped up Anime enough online, you’ll be all hyped up for the real world event in NYC. In addition to articles, we’re also doing a roundtable discussion for the first time on Ningin where bloggers and members get a chance to share their opinions on a particular anime topic. Also joining as part of this 8 Days of Anime special are two very good friends of Ningin, Xorsyst.com & Otakuden.com, because we love working with good people and they have very interesting websites.
So here’s a list of planned articles which is more or less solid: More »
We’ve been quietly testing our newest community, GirlyBubble.com for about a week and we’re ready now to show the world! GirlyBubble is for young females with an appreciation of all things related to being a girl. GirlyBubble.com focuses on fashion, beauty, design, entertainment, food, culture, gadgets, gossip, and other girly curiosities.
Three bloggers form the core of GirlyBubble’s unique voice: Ming, Lan and Tiffany. Each brings her own interpretation of “girliness,” offering users a wide variety of subjects to read and discuss. Rather than catering to any unique point of interest such as fashion or celebrity gossip, GirlyBubble highlights “girliness” in its many forms and personal tastes to generate an open forum for the online female community. Participants can contribute their own discussions of what “girliness” means to them.
All sites within the Mixr Media network, such as Ningin and GirlyBubble, are tied together via a common login system which allows users to travel from one Mixr Media site to another and keep the same profiles, friends lists, and other personal information. Give GirlyBubble a look around, give us some feedback on it, and win a chance for a $100 gift certificate to buy anything on Amazon.com!