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Celebrating the ‘Faces of Mochi’

November 9 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Though it’s been three years since Mochi magazine officially launched, the recent “Faces of Mochi” was our first social networking event, held for the release of our twelfth issue — aptly named the Pioneer issue. In many ways, Mochi is a pioneer in the magazine industry; little did our founders Stephanie Wu and Maggie Hsu…


New Talent at Vancouver Asian Film Festival

November 4 • by Jennifer Yamada

Coming up with a storyline for a movie is never easy, but sometimes the idea is right in front of you. Director Quentin Lee found inspiration from the 2005 murder of 19-year-old Simon Sek Man Ng, whose final blog post helped police solve his case.  Lee was so moved by the incident that he adapted Simon’s story into…

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New Surgery Could Change Brown Eyes to Blue

November 3 • by Malia Griggs

I read this article today about a Laguna Beach doctor who is close to finalizing a laser surgery that could permanently change brown eye color to blue. The laser is tuned to remove pigment from the surface of the iris, which reveals blue underneath. I’m already a little freaked out by a lot of eye-related…


Check Out the Busan West Asian Film Festival

November 2 • by Tiffany Ayuda

If you’re a fan of Asian cinema and live in Southern California, you might want to check out the Busan West Asian Film Festival at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts on November 11-13. In partnership with South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Dodge College will be hosting a festival showcasing…


Street Style: ‘Faces of Mochi’

October 27 • by Mochi Magazine

This past Saturday was our first-ever live networking event at Folli Follie in SoHo, NYC, and while it was so lovely meeting everyone who came (and be able to jewelry shop at the same time), a major part of the fun for us that night was checking you guys out! Here’s a snapshot of some…


Camille Mana Lands Lead Role in Jesse Eisenberg’s Debut Off-Broadway Play

October 24 • by Tiffany Ayuda

There have been countless stories, movies, and TV shows in Hollywood based on the triangle relationship of two guys and a girl, but nothing out there quite captures the dynamics of two Caucasian guys and an Asian American girl. In Jesse Eisenberg’s (you may remember him as Mark Zuckerberg in the Oscar-winning film “The Social…


Lisa Ling, Margaret Cho, and Jan Yanahiro Speak Out in ‘Miss Representation’

• by Kayda Norman

Some of Hollywood’s most well-known stars, including actors Lisa Ling and Margaret Cho (as well as journalist Jan Yanehiro), have teamed up to speak out about the media’s negative portrayal of women in the new documentary, “Miss Representation.”


Lee Min Ho and Toyota's Love Drama

October 23 • by Stephanie S Lee

Many of you may recognize South Korean actor Lee Min Ho, the face of the hot 2009 Korean television drama, “Boys Over Flowers,” or more recently from the action drama “City Hunter.” We found out that his oh-so-beautiful face will once more be seen in a new drama—as a part of a Toyota ad campaign….


Beauty Tip of the Week: Nail Polish Strips

October 19 • by Tiffany Ayuda

There might not be a better nail invention ever created than Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects – Real Nail Polish Strips. The product has been creating a big buzz on the beauty blogs and there’s a good reason why. These nail strips are not only faster to apply and dry quicker than regular nail polish, but…


Connect With Community at This Year's Young Professionals Expo

• by Tiffany Ayuda

The Museum of Chinese in America and the Young Professionals of MOCA invite you to join their second annual Young Professionals Expo on Thursday, November 3 at 7-11 pm. The expo was started to help celebrate and embrace Asian American culture, creativity and couture. This year’s event will focus on connections and community. It’s a…