When people step into the ring with the Filipino Fighting Pride, they get themselves beat. So what do they do? They try to scare him out of the fight by messing with his superstitions. Clever, yeah? If you listened real closely to the wind for the past couple of weeks, you’d have noticed a slight rattling in the air–that rattling was Mayweather’s knees when he found out the fight between himself and Pacquiao was coming true. More »
FYI, F.cuz isn’t a bad word, but a new debuting group. So damn my American mind. The first thing that popped into my head was — that word. Yeah, that. The word that uneducated folks use to substitute every other word in their limited vocabulary, or one that is used when an intelligent person is pissed. It’s actually pronounced as “FOCUS” sure, like we’d know that. More »
Could it be a message to their ex-leader, Jaebum? 2PM has released a new single, this time as 6 members. The song is called “Getting Tired While Waiting.” The title is pretty interesting right? Could it be for Jae Bum? Is 2PM getting tired of all this commotion against them because Jae Bum left? Also, are they losing hope because Jae bum is showing no signs of returning? More »
Who wants a kiss from these girls? Chu~! f(x), rookie group from SM Entertainment, released their new song, Chu. I believe it’s supposed to be a kiss or some sign of affection when you say Chu. The song is definitely different normal Kpop songs, and yet it’s catchy. I especially like how f(x)’s style of music is different from Girls’ Generation. If we had 2 girl groups with the same type of music from the same record label, that would be a bit boring and tiresome. Don’t you think? More »
What a colorful name? DSP Media, is the record label that produced popular group such as SS501, Kara, and Fin.K.L. This new girl group has been training for around four years and a representative from DSP Media said that these girls had great vocals and dancing, and the girls were made to as great as Fin.K.L in appearances. More »
SHINee, one of my favorite guy groups in Kpop right now have just released the music video for their new song, “Ring Ding Dong.” The best part about SHINee is that they sort of sing different songs other than normal Kpop songs considering they are a “contemporary group,” which they are. Their songs from “Noonan nomu Yeppuh” (*Older Girl* you are so pretty), Love Like Oxygen, A.Mi.Go, Juliette and now Ring Ding Dong has a new feel and rhythm. More »
People often ask me what’s the best part about my job. There are quite a few answers I can give, but one that is high on my list is finding and getting to know talented people. Even better, finding talented people with a passion for something. You all know Ningin Anime blogger/NBA Analyst/Game Reviewer, Jerry Chen. What you might not know about him is his deep passion and knowledge of gadgets. Not only do we value people like that highly, but we also reward them with their own website.
Today, I would like to introduce to you ZiggyTek.com, our newest sister site, dedicated to all the gadget lovers, gearheads, technophiles, audiophiles, shutterbugs, early adopters, and other cool but geeky people. Jerry will be joined by new bloggers, Lora Kolodny, Peter Chin, Jack Chen, and Lam Chau. More »
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 »
My name is Tiffanie, but I’m pretty much known as “Tiff” and “Nani” to my friends and family—feel free to call me either. I’m a 22-year-old (and to humor you believers of the Enigma of 23, I’ll be 23 on the 23rd) writer and painter. I was born in Springfield, IL to Taiwanese parents and raised all over the greater Los Angeles area. Growing up here, I had immediate access to local music and art, so I got an early start raiding the buffet of culture and running amuck in this so-ugly-it’s-beautiful sprawl of a city. In general, I love downtown, and I hate anything west of the 405, except for my alma mater. Or maybe the ocean, too… More »
Samuel Jamier is a nonfictional character. For the most part, he inhabits the premises of a male body, conceived in Incheon, South Korea, and brought up in Brittany, France. He traversed and inhabited/investigated various territories, cities, bodies, societal spaces: Paris, London, Tokyo, Seoul, New York - for the time being. He formally (and perhaps accidentally) studied English literature and philosophy, which are still central to his reflection(s). His activities and affectivity are largely invested in/absorbed by the fields/practices of literature, cinema, history and arts in the widest sense of the term. He speaks a few languages, none of them overly well, but hey…
During the day, Sam works for The Korea Society as a senior program officer for the Contemporary Issues and Corporate Affairs programming areas. He has also been running The Korea Society movie blog since December 2006. Sam is currently at work on an essay about Korean cinema and a first work of fiction set in 1920s Shanghai.
At night, other things happen…
And that’s about it. More »
Jinra Ilustrisimo is your average 20-something based in Southern California. Although just average, she likes to experience life beyond the average in her forever on-going pursuit for new sights, sounds and tastes. Ilustrisimo is a walking contradiction in her love for both high and low brow culture. It’s common to spot her at an art gallery or local cafe participating in something seemingly pretentious, but don’t be surprised at the ease in which she’ll speak about the latest Britney album, Gossip Girl episode or Twilight book she’s reading.
Her past professional lives include time as a PR specialist for a boutique PR agency and event coordinator for the 2007 Newport Beach Film Festival’s Asian Spotlight event. Currently, she’s on a break to explore other professional life directions.
As some of you already know (many of you actually don’t), we’re in the processing of a complete make-over for Ningin. Perhaps it’s more fitting to say Ningin will experience a major upgrade in both design and features. Every single area of Ningin will look different. Every single application (social news, blog, forums, profiles) will have new features. Plus, we’re adding one new application! The tentative date for all of this is in about 2-3 weeks. Some site downtime will happen (it’s also an infrastructure upgrade). Most likely this will happen in phases, so the whole upgrade might last as long as a month.
While this upgrade will have many different focuses, the main one is something I’ve stressed about a lot on Ningin, Community. There will be a lot more things you can do to interact with the users on Ningin. There will be a lot more interactions with other Asian media websites. Probably most importantly, there will a lot more interactions in the offline world as well with event happenings and charity organizations. The latter isn’t going to happen right away, but it is a major goal of ours.
Looking back, it’s hard to believe that Ningin has only been on this path since March of this year. The amount of growth in users and content has definitely been great! Who knows where we’ll be if we continue at this pace.
It’s finally the weekend although that doesn’t stop the workload. Development has been working on something big (hint hint wink wink) so please check back for updates.
Also, there’s a new blogger if you didn’t know. His name is Jerry Chen and he’s an anime, jpop, basketball and game expert. Finally another gamer to join us! I felt a bit nerdy being the only one so far.
I somewhat enjoyed this weeks more than others in the past because most of the songs were pretty good (3 out of 5). Always a good sign right? As always enjoy this batch. I really do like finding these music videos every week for you guys so I hope you do too. More »
You know that hikko guy that has watched every episode of Lucky Star at least 10 times? Yea, that’s me. That all-too-spirited guy in 1st year Japanese that knows words like kakushigo but still can’t order cold soba from the joshikousei waitress? That’s me too. That 7′6″ dude on the Rockets who routinely puts up 20 and 10? Naw, that’s Yao, but hanging out with T-Mac on Jimmy Kimmel sounds pretty fun.
What’s up Ningin, I’m Jerry Chen, the new blogger from San Francisco. I’m big on anime and games and basketball and jpop, most to an obsessive degree. I think last night I had a dream where I was just chillin at the neighborhood shouten, then some girl cradling a bag of taiyaki ran into me then dragged me into some restau… wait… never mind. I tell ya, too much anime and you start wishing those anime eye contacts would come standard with every girl~ More »
Hello everybody! I’m Erik, a new blogger here! Introductions have never been my thing, so I’ll make this short. I live in New England, in Connecticut. I’ve been into Asian media for quite a few years and I’ve come across only a few people who were familiar with Asian entertainment until just recently. I feel like it’s getting a bit more recognition in other parts of the world, and hopefully by being a part of this site I can take part in it, no matter how big or small! I started out with Japanese music, where I liked the typical popular artists such as Ayumi Hamasaki, Utada Hikaru, Namie Amuro, and Olivia Lufkin, etc, but that was it. I began to venture into other types of Asian media such as dramas and other forms of entertainment, my obsession as of late being K-pop, with groups and singers like The Wonder Girls, Brown Eyed Girls, Lee Hyori, SHINee, and others. More »
TVXQ has officially released their fourth album, Mirotic, only a few days ago but even before then it has hit number 1 on the charts. I’m glad they’re back in Korea again so they can put these fake talentless boy bands to shame.
The new album is title Mirotic which is the combination of a coined Korean word “miro” and the English word “tic”. The word “miro” means “lost or maze” which has lead people to believe the definition is the feeling of being wrapped in love with no way out.
Listening to the entire album, I was more of a fan of the slow songs (especially Jae Joong’s solo) over the upbeat ones although “Wrong Number” and “Crazy Love” were one of my favorites. I really enjoyed the entire album with its techno pop feel; definitely a hit for a comeback album. More »