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Celebrating Culture at the New York Times Travel Show

March 7 • by Audrey Deng

The New York Times Travel Show in New York City fed the wanderlustful appetite of all travelers. At the Javits Center, more than 250 countries coaxed potential travelers to different parts of the world. Stands were lined with free samples like bubble tea from Taiwan and biscuits from Greece. By the time I finished walking…


Korean Adoptee Dan Matthews Shares His Inspiring Story of Reuniting with His Twin Brother

March 5 • by Jessica Yang

Here is a story that will warm your heart: On March 6, ISATv, a YouTube channel dedicated to Asian American entertainment, will premiere musician aka Dan’s inspiring story of reuniting with his biological family and meeting his identical twin brother. Dan Matthews, also known as DanAKADAN, took a trip during the summer of 2013 to…


Insider Look: The Asia Fashion Collection at New York Fashion Week

March 4 • by Alice Zhu

The Asia Fashion Collection gives promising designers from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan the opportunity to make their runway debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo in October and at New York Fashion Week in February. These designers are chosen by the Korea Fashion Association, Taiwan Textile Federation, and Hong Kong Trade Development Council. February’s…


Mochi Exclusive: Who was the Dapper Asian American Presenter on Team Oscar?

• by Elaine Low

If you caught the Oscars Sunday night, maybe you were wondering who the Asian American presenter was—you know, the one introduced by Channing Tatum? Nathan Flanagan-Frankl (pictured, fourth from the left), one-sixth of the team that helped present golden statuettes all evening (most notably, for Best Picture), agreed to answer some questions for us over…


A Glimpse into a Hollywood Gifting Suite

March 2 • by Elaine Low

The Academy Awards are upon us, and Mochi got a chance to set foot in one of the many pre-Oscars celebrity gifting suites about town. What’s a celebrity gifting suite, you ask? Essentially, PR companies organize events in which vendors give away tons of free merch to celebs, generally in the hopes that these high-profile…


Q&A with Tokimonsta and Miss Lawn at the ‘Alpha Girls’ Premiere Party

February 28 • by Esther Cho

Mochi contributor Esther Cho attended the Alpha Girls premiere party on Wednesday at the Greystone Manor Supperclub in West Hollywood, complete with a red carpet, screening of the first episode, and plenty of Asian Am celeb sightings, including Dexter’s C.S. Lee, Far East Movement, Roy Choi of Kogi, Dumbfoundead aka Parker, Ktown Cowboys, and Danny Im (the host of MNET America’s Danny From L.A. and…

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‘Alpha Girls’: The New ‘It Girls’ To Watch Every Wednesday on MNET America

February 25 • by Esther Cho

When was the last time you saw an unscripted TV show about Asian American women? Realistically, probably never. Maybe it’s just me, but Asians and Asian Americans are popping up much more now in mainstream media. Take Big Bang member G-dragon, for example. Not only has he dominated K-pop worldwide, but he’s also been an…

Food & Health
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A Brilliant Teen Sells Girl Scout Cookies Outside a Marijuana Clinic

February 24 • by Tiffany Ayuda

The mouthwatering flavors of Girl Scout cookies aren’t a very hard sell, and the fact that the proceeds go to a great cause only sweeten the deal. I’ve had co-workers send mass emails about selling their daughter’s Girl Scout Cookies and friends who bring boxes of these addictive treats at parties, but outside of a…

College & Career
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3 Tips for Finding the Perfect Roommate and Apartment

February 11 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Living on your own is one of the most exciting things about being an adult, but finding the right roommate and apartment is no easy feat. On top of looking for an apartment in a safe neighborhood, in close proximity to a subway stop, without paying a broker’s fee, the search for a roommate whom…


Coca-Cola’s ‘America the Beautiful’ Unites Us All

February 5 • by Audrey Deng

From the $4 billion spent on Super Bowl commercials, we saw clips that made us laugh (TurboTax’s earnestly phrased analogy of a school dance to a football game), ads that made us cringe (Stephen Colbert’s pistachio head cracking open for Wonderful Pistachios), and commercials that appealed to human instinct (it was impossible not to encourage…