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College & Career

A Quick Guide to Asian American Student Conferences, Winter/Spring 2014

January 21 • by Elaine Low

Attention, college Mochi readers! Get your travel plans ready, because conference season is just around the corner. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the Asian American student conferences popping…


Crazy Rich Asian Americans: ‘#RichKids of Beverly Hills’ Episode 1, Recapped

January 20 • by Elaine Low

Equipped with a Hello Kitty-clad iPhone and a $3 billion family fortune, 25-year-old Dorothy Wang is “funemployed and fabuluxe,” and Instagramming every moment of it. She’s one half of the…


YouTube Star of the Week: Lauren Riihimaki

• by Jessica Yang

There’s nothing more rewarding than a DIY project, and for YouTuber Lauren Riihimaki, who’s behind LaurDIY, there are no limits for DIY. She was recently featured in Seventeen and while…


Mochi Minis: ‘Is This Racist?’ Edition

January 17 • by Elaine Low

Monday night’s “How I Met Your Mother” kicked up a stir with its (Kill Bill-inspired?) Very Special Slapsgiving episode, which included Lily, Robin, and Ted dolled up in Oriental garb,…


The New Twilight? What Inspired YA Novelist Lydia Kang’s Control

January 13 • by Catherine Zaw

“Somewhat small, but yet deceptively strong. Sort of like an ant,” describes author Lydia Kang about herself in her Goodreads profile. A part-time doctor, Lydia Kang can now also add…

Food & Health
Cotton-Ball Diet

The Latest Weird Diet Fad: Cotton-balls

December 10 • by Stephanie Lee

The Internet is filled with dietary misconceptions and here’s the latest one: The Cotton-Ball Diet. It’s not a new idea, but it’s been getting more press recently among teenagers because…

Makeup Mondays

Makeup Monday: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

December 9 • by Nicole Chiang

With Christmas a little more than two weeks away, now is the time to make sure you’ve found the perfect gifts for all your friends and family. To help you…


Did Katy Perry’s AMA Performance Cross The Line?

December 4 • by Kelly Fong

Many of you have seen Katy Perry’s performance of her latest single,“Unconditional,” at the 2013 American Music Awards. As it happened, Twitter and Facebook exploded with backlash from members of…

Makeup Mondays

Makeup Monday: Bloat Control and a New Take on the Ponytail

December 2 • by Nicole Chiang

I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving filled with delicious food and good company! Although we’re back to work this week, we’ve got cyber Monday deals to look forward to….


Meet YouTube Star of the Week: Christina Liu

November 26 • by Jessica Yang

Popular Instagram user, Christina Liu, better known as ChrisaliesCorners, has expanded onto YouTube. On Instagram, you may be familiar with Liu’s regular posts of “Outfit of the Day” (OOTD) looks,…