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Beenzino Turns Up All Night in NYC

December 10 • by Xiaofei Jalette

On the heels of the AOMG concert, Korean rapper Beenzino held his “Up All Night” album release party in New York City at Stage48 this past weekend, adding to the Hallyu wave as more Korean artists tour the U.S. to meet their international fans. Prior to doors opening at 10 p.m., we caught a glimpse…

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Menkoi: A Natural Hair Care Line for the Lazy Girl

December 2 • by Tiffany Ayuda

If there’s one beauty thing I’ve never mastered, it’s hair. After years of learning how to perfect the cat eye, contouring the heck out of my cheekbones, and dissecting all there is to know about snail cream, there’s still a deep hole in my understanding for hair. Admittedly, it’s the last thing I think about…

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Republic Collective: A First Look at the Preview Party

December 1 • by Marietta Leung

Last week, we were invited to a preview party for Republic Collective, a clothing and jewelry boutique pop-up store located in New York’s SoHo. Launched by Jennifer Magee and Angela Wang, Republic Collective features a curated group of independent and up-and-coming designer brands ranging from men’s and women’s fashion, jewelry, accessories, scents, and even food….

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Jay Park and AOMG Make Their Mark in New York City

November 17 • by Tiffany Hu

AOMG (short for Above Ordinary Music Group) recently embarked on their U.S. tour, and this weekend, the crew performed at Stage48 in New York City. Founded by Jay Park after his departure from Korean boy band 2PM in 2009, the crew comprises artists SIMON Dominic, Gray, Loco, and DJ Pumkin. As I arrived to the…

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Taiwan Music Night Returns to New York City

November 11 • by Xiaofei Jalette

Taiwanese music lovers on this side of the globe were in for a treat at New York’s CMJ Music Marathon, held at the Highline Ballroom. GCA Entertainment organized the free concert, and Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture and Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development were co-hosts. Fans were mere inches away from the stage, and…

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Hello Kitty Con Brings Fans Together–We Know You’re One of Them

November 3 • by Esther Cho

Whether you’re a fan of Hello Kitty, grew up collecting Sanrio stationary, or just love anything cute, Hello Kitty Con is a real treat for all ages. Thursday marked the opening day of the first-ever Hello Kitty Convention—a sold-out event. Mochi was invited to join the Hello Kitty madness last night at Hello Kitty Con’s…

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SPONSORED: Asian American Baristas Compete in an AT&T Latte Smackdown

• by Tiffany Ayuda

If the crisp fall weather doesn’t make you yearn for a warm latte, then maybe some Instagram-worthy cafe art will. To celebrate the skill and creativity of Asian American baristas, AT&T is hosting an online latte art smackdown, where five coffee artists were selected from New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to…

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5 Reasons to Watch Big Hero 6

October 30 • by Esther Cho

Big Hero 6 is guaranteed to be at the top of the box office charts come November 7. We had the opportunity to catch the screening to watch the magic of Disney and Marvel unfold at Disney Studios in Burbank, CA. Big Hero 6 is the perfect mashup of two of the largest entertainment companies…

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Hello Kitty Takes Los Angeles

October 15 • by Esther Cho

No doubt the most popular cat around the world (no, not Grumpy Cat), the one and only Hello Kitty is being featured in a first-of-its-kind museum exhibition in honor of her 40th anniversary. The exhibit will be open to the public through April 26, 2015, at the Japanese American National Museum in the Little Tokyo…

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When Should You Quit Your Job? Anita Wing Lee Offers Clues

October 8 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Marie Forleo, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and spiritual thinker, once said, “Start before you’re ready.” But how and where do you begin? Whether you’re a high school student contemplating your college career or a professional who feels uninspired with your work, Anita Wing Lee, founder of AnitaWingLee.com, formerly “The Passion Playbook,” says the trick to finding…