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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

College & Career

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, formerly “The Passion Playbook,” says the trick to finding…

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Singapore Designers Present S/S 2015 at New York Market Week

October 2 • by Xiaofei Jalette

Eight Singaporean fashion designers showcased their Spring/Summer 2015 collections at the Coterie/TMRW tradeshow recently. Held at the Jade Hotel in Greenwich Village, fashion buyers, media, and guests in the industry enjoyed an intimate cocktail reception featuring a model presentation of the key looks. Organized by Textile and Fashion Federation Singapore (TaFf) and International Enterprises Singapore (IES),…


Beatboxer Sung Lee Wins Kollaboration New York 9

September 18 • by Tiffany Yu

The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts filled with talent and entertainment on Saturday, August 30 at Kollaboration New York’s ninth annual talent showcase. Comedians Becky Yamamoto and Adira Amram kept the audience engaged throughout the evening as co-hosts of the event. Six finalists from the tri-state area competed to become the next Kollaboration…

Food & Health

Mochi How-To: Make Fresh Blueberry Jam

August 27 • by Sarah Spitz

I have gone apple picking every year since I was a child, but for the past couple of years, “pick your own” fruit has not been solely an autumn activity. The summer is also a great time to reap the benefits of fresh, local, and organic fruit. For pick-your-own farms near you, check here. It…


Yawen Liang Wins Chinese American Model Competition 2014

• by Tiffany Yu

In what could be called the Chinese American version of America’s Next Top Model, the winner of the first CA Model Competition was crowned this past Saturday, August 23, at Terminal 5 in New York City. Ten contestants competed for the title CA Model, a competition designed to uncover and develop models of Chinese heritage….