No dancing Filipina flight attendants on this one but it’s still pretty cute and catchy, a safety video from Air New Zealand with hobbits, elves, orcs, dwarves and even Gandalf, though unfortunately no ents.
Jimmy Lai’s Next Media is at it again, this time updating their American avatars to look more… ah, realistic? *Big thanks to James Fallows for bringing this to our attention.
Formed in Taichung in 1998, We Save Strawberries is one of the more popular indie bands in Taiwan and one of my personal favorites. Their style can best be described as eclectic, drawing from all kinds of sources such as folk, light rock and electronic pop. Their lead singer Labi Wu (吳嘵萓) has a soft, feminine [...]
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Minus the Bear is an indie band from Seattle, Washington that I’d like to share with everyone. They’re not new and have been recording for over ten years, but they continue to improve with each new CD including their newest, Infinity Overhead. Here is a track from that album, to be released on August 28th. [...]
I’ve recently run across a certain type of performer in Japan, the mime/hip hop dance artist. The first individual I saw who practiced this was Takahiro Ueno, and at first I just thought he was a hip hop dancer with a derivative style but as the act progressed, he brought new elements that made the [...]
… drying your hair tomorrow. It’s a tad disturbing to know that this hair salon’s hygiene system involves hanging its freshly washed towels on some power grid’s dusty fence in a parking lot. As a former journalist for daily newspapers, I’ve learned that all you can hope for is that your story is an accurate reflection [...]
Sometimes an artist comes along that who is so unique, so multi-talented, so artistic that my attention is immediately captured and I’m an instant fan. Shugo Tokumaru is that kind of artist. The guy does everything; singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, mixer and producer. Every instrument you hear (and you’ll hear a lot of them) features [...]
…better than a white dress and a Christian church, apparently. As a former journalist for daily newspapers, I’ve learned that all you can hope for is that your story is an accurate reflection of what happens on a given day. It’s a snapshot, that’s all. By tomorrow, everything may have changed completely. I live in [...]
I’ve been meaning to write about this for a few months since this isn’t a new announcement, but I still feel it deserves to be heard. South Korea decided last summer to invest the equivalent of US $2.4 billion dollars in Samsung Galaxy Tabs for the classroom, switching from textbooks to tablets by the end [...]
It’s in all the headlines. “Protesters Confront Apple Over Foxconn Conditions”, “Apple’s Foxconn Electronics Manufacturer Blamed for Chinese Child Slave Labor”, “Apple, Foxconn and the Human Cost of Electronics Manufacturing in China”, those are just a smattering of media reports that all say basically the same thing, that Apple is responsible for China’s labor laws, [...]
It’s been over ten years since Samingad released her last album. What is probably safe to say is that she is Taiwan’s reigning diva, another in a long line of great aboriginal singers from the island whose voice is so pure that it even caused A-mei to break into tears upon hearing her perform. Of Puyuma [...]
What could be better than steamed buns on a cold day? As a former journalist for daily newspapers, I’ve learned that all you can hope for is that your story is an accurate reflection of what happens on a given day. It’s a snapshot, that’s all. By tomorrow, everything may have changed completely. I live [...]
Jeremy Shuhao Lin has taken the New York City sports world by storm these last few days. The Knicks’ third-string point guard, he has started the last two games and responded with a combined 53 points and 15 assists. Only 23, the 6’3″ (190.5 cm) point guard graduated from Harvard and has kicked around the [...]
Her name is Onon, she’s from Mongolia and she makes use of Auto-Tune on her songs. That’s all I know about her but then again, how often do you get to listen to Mongolian dance music?