Wednesday Kina Grannis Nico & Vinz Cover

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Loving IT: GET IN THE CAR! Challenge - ISA Variety! Game Show Season 2 Pt. 2

Friday, August 15, 2014

If you haven't checked this out yet - check it out.

Be A Model For AsianInNY Runway Fashion Show

Friday, August 15, 2014

From the site:

AsianInNY will have 2 model casting calls on Thursday 9/11 from 5-7pm & Friday 9/12 from 5pm~7pm.
Address: 1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 (3rd Floor)

AsianInNY 2014 Fashion Show will be on Sat 9/27/2014 from 11am~2pm featuring designer Malan Breton and Alexander King Chen.

Please send directly to a portfolio online.

-Please include your full stats (height, weight, measurements, clothing sizes, experience), and detailed contact information (including email and contact number).

-If you don’t have an online portfolio, email some modeling samples along with a face AND body shot.

-For female models, please bring a pair of black high heels along with your head shots and any modeling images.

-For male models, please bring your head shots or any modeling samples.

Age must be between 16-36 years old.
Males: min height is 5′11″
Females: min height is 5′8″
Experience not required, but MUST be confident and reliable!
For any questions, please send us an email:

Female and male models needed for runway fashion shows on Saturday 9/27 at Grand Central Terminal. There will be media exposure as well as opportunity to participate in future AsianInNY’s fashion shows with various incredible Asian designers. The chosen models will be invited to private AsianInNY appreciation Party.

From our last show:

Dick Of The Day: Patrick Dollard #FergusonShooting

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Quick Shout Out To My Nipples

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

As I was tweaking my nipples, for no reason other then to make myself laugh and go "hehe" (because you need that break in your day) I really thought to myself how my nipples really don't get enough attention and their fair share of respect and I felt like just giving my nipples a nice shout out.

Sure my nipples don't dispense vitamins, they aren't pierced (because I'm just too afraid someone might accidentally rip one off by mistake and by someone I mean me) so I can't use them for any functional tasks per se (like lifting things from my non-existent nipple rings) nor are they attached to awesome man breasts (but if I had boobs I don't think I'd come out of the house) - but I still love them.

They're a part of the family.

So yay for nipples!

And yay for my Asian American nipples (because technically my nipples are a part of the APIA community)!


There is no other underlying context here except to talk about my nerple friends...

Theatre + Indiegogo: Giau Minh Truong + Ching Chong Chinaman

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Northwest Side director's adaptation of a satirical play just might upend everything you think you know about life inside Asian-American households [...] Presented by the A-Squared Theatre Workshop, the script reading for "Ching Chong Chinaman" takes place 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, 238 W. 23rd St. The satirical play, written by Lauren Yee, follows life inside a Chinese-American household, but the family is not what viewers might expect [...] "First off it's a comedy but I also like the idea that Lauren Yee had a very specific message that's open to interpretation. And the way I interpret the play is this idea that, as Asian-Americans, we're sort of outsiders among the Asian culture outside of the U.S. "And with second or third generations, you're sort of even more separated from that [world] culture, and so we start seeing it through the Western view," he said. Underneath all of the irreverent, hilarious misunderstandings — at one point the family hires a Chinese indentured servant — there's a strong message about cultural identity.

The show is scheduled for open on Sept. 27 @ the Raven Theater in Edgewater and they are currently going through an Indiegogo campaign to help in the production (20 days left).

Read more about the show and Truong.

Blueprints + Dawen Wang + From America To Asia

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I first got to know of Dawen Wang (aka Dawen 王大文) from his project "Declare INDIEpendence: How Sweet the Sound, an Asian American showcase of four Chicago singer songwriters" in 2008 (continuing on in 2009 and 2010) and have been a fan ever since. Looking at where he is now (and getting there in a relatively short amount of time), I can't help but think he's a prototype for Asian American artists who decide to go back to Asia to fuel their talents and in the process become successful.

Starting in Chicago, then to California, Dawen now lives in Taipei and is signed to Universal Music Taiwan. He's touring. Getting great write-ups. Collaborating with other artists. Two of his songs have been on popular dramas with one of them being the theme song.

It's a long way from the Midwest and hitting up small blogs to help get some exposure for events - but hard work: uprooting himself, working on YouTube videos, going to and winning events like Kollaboration, playing gigs, re-inventing and re-imagining his music (translating pop songs into Mandarin) - and a little bit of luck (with his covers highlighted by Carson Daly) along with some great talent - it's all paying off.

Here the videos for "Beautiful" and "Let's Work It Out" that have over 5 million combined views.


Let's Work It Out

If The Teen Choice Awards Say Anything About The Future Of Mainstream Asian Americans Coming Up Next...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Feel free (and I say this to my parole officer because they have nothing better to do anyway) to tell me I'm wrong and let me know different, but after looking at all of the presenters and winners in this year's 2014 Teen Choice Awards, I don't think I saw one Asian American...

Again - feel free to tell me I'm wrong because I really want to be.


That ankle bracelet is for shit.

Young Asian American College Men Just Shouldn't Try And Hook Up In Alabama At Some Sororities

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

If these sororities aren't letting any Young Black Women in, you think they're going to let a young Asian American man take them on a date?

I'm going with no.

Stay away from Alabama?

I'm going with yes?

Tuong Vy = Miss Vietnam Continents

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sure. You may not care or think whatever you may think about beauty pageants, but I don't really care - and btw - the winner Tuong Vy doesn't either.

You're A First: Col. Viet Luong

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's not like I'm not happy to hear about this, but at the same time I can't help but think to myself why did it take so long and why the hell did it take so long.

And then I remember everything about the Vietnam War, the 70's, being an immigrant, and not being able to President.

Little steps I guess.

Little steps.

In front of a crowd of hundreds, Col. Viet Luong made history last week, becoming the first general born in Vietnam in the history of the U.S. military, during a ceremony last week at Fort Hood.

Brig. Gen. Luong came to the United States as a 10-year-old child in 1975 during Operation Frequent Wind after the fall of Saigon. Along with his parents and seven siblings, he briefly lived in a resettlement camp in Arkansas before ultimately settling in Los Angeles. He attended the University of Southern California, graduating in 1987, before joining the Army.

“As a Vietnamese American, and as an immigrant, I am a symbol of democracy, of freedom, of justice, of our constitution.” Luong told NBC affiliate KXAN. “I live everyday trying to live up to the honor and prestige of one of the owners of that.”

Kero One + Kendrick Lamar Remix

Monday, August 11, 2014

Oh Yeah.

CAAMFest 2015 Call For Entries

Monday, August 11, 2014

A little late with this one, but there's still actually a TON of time - so get on our and get you submission in (because it's CAAM!)

CAAMFest is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian and Asian American films, presenting approximately 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Since 1982, the annual festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.

Competition categories include the Comcast Narrative Competition, the Documentary Competition, the Emerging Filmmaker Award, the Audience Award for Best Narrative, the Audience Award for Best Documentary and the Loni Ding Award in Social Issue Documentary Award. See past award winners.

CAAMFest aspires to incite dialogue and community engagement, motivated by “the innovative ways Asian Americans are contributing to and shaping American Identity and Culture,” says Stephen Gong, Executive Director of CAAM. In doing so, CAAMFest also showcases music, food, and interactive workshops. The 2014 festival drew an attendance of over 26,000, including more than 250 filmmakers and industry guests from around the world.

Check out some of the highlights from CAAMFest 2014

Early Deadline: 25 Aug 2014 $30
Normal Deadline: 15 Sept 2014 $35
Late Deadline: 29 Sept 2014 $40
Extended Deadline: 6 Oct 2014 $45

Go to the CAAM site for all the information (in full).

HBO Goes Brownface In Something Called Jonah From Tonga (Which I'll Never Watch)

Monday, August 11, 2014

And I think that's all you need to know about this.

Animals Out of Paper + Rajiv Joseph + C.S. Lee + Tess Lina

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sounds like it should be a great show. Check it out if you can.

East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, opens its 50th Anniversary Season, Golden, with “Animals Out of Paper,” by Pulitzer-nominated Rajiv Joseph and directed by Jennifer Chang. The production features CS Lee (“Dexter”), Tess Lina (“Revenge,””NCIS”) and introducing Kapil Talwalkar.

When a world-renowned origami artist opens her studio to a teenage prodigy and his school teacher, she discovers that life and love can’t be arranged neatly in this drama about finding the perfect design. A quirky and melancholy play, by the author of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, that has been hailed as “pitch-perfect” by the NY Times.

“We are proud to have a Pulitzer Prize finalist and multi-award winning playwright open our Golden Season at EWP,” says Tim Dang, Producing Artistic Director. “As EWP leads the charge for diversity for all theaters to open up their storytelling to include the stories of the world, Rajiv and our production of Animals Out Of Paper is perfect to the core – biracial playwright, Pan-Asian cast, diverse creative and design team. The future of theatre is here.”

The design team includes: set design by Naomi Kasahara, lighting design by Tom Ontiveros, costume design by Halei Parker, sound design and original composition by Melanie Chen, and props by Ayako Inoue. Stage manager is Michelle Gutierrez-Martina.

All performances will be staged at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center of the Arts at 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Previews are Thursday, September 4th through Saturday September 6th at 8pm and Sunday September 7th at 2pm. All preview seats are $23.

Opening Night for “Animals Out of Paper” is Wednesday, September 10th at 8pm and includes a 7pm pre-performance cocktail reception, and a post-show reception with the cast and creative team. Opening Night is sponsored by Edison International. Call theater for availability. “Pay-What-You-Can” Performance is on Thursday, September 11th. A special talkback with the cast and creative team is on Sunday, September 21 immediately following the performance. The production runs until October 5th.

Regular performances run Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 213.625.7000. Regular tickets range from $28-$38. Student and Senior discounts available. Dates, prices and details are subject to change.