Mochi Minis: EGOTs, Book Apps, and American-Themed Parties

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This English teacher says she “wasn’t beautiful enough to live in South Korea” and being a size 8 made her feel “like a whale” there. [BuzzFeed] Speaking of living abroad, did you know that college kids in other countries throw American-themed parties? One of these soirees is called an AMERICAN PARTY (of course), and the main props are red Solo cups (sure, makes sense). Those of you studying abroad, please investigate and report back. [BuzzFeed]

Meet Instagram’s first female engineer: Brina Lee! She talks coding, powerful peers, and her favorite filter (which will surprise you) in this interview with Elle magazine. [Elle]

In other tech news, former NYT reporter Jennifer 8. Lee, Plympton CTO Jacqueline Chang, and novelist Yael Goldstein Love are bringing back serialized fiction, Dickens-style, with the new app Rooster. [NBC News]

Filipino American Robert Lopez, and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, nabbed the Tracy Jordan-coveted EGOT (for all you non “30 Rock” fans, that’s an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) with last Sunday’s win for the song “Let It Go” from “Frozen.” [AAM]

Lastly, did you catch the Asian American presenter at the Oscars? We got the scoop on this member of Team Oscar. [Mochi]