Move aside anamorphic nude anxiety-filled egg yolk, Sanrio's newest character is bound to steal all our hearts in 2017. Why? Because she is all of us at some point in our lives. Aggretsuko is a cute, seemingly shy, single 25-year old red panda who works as an office associate in the big city of Tokyo, … Continue reading Aggretsuko is all of us
“So you like K-pop.” “Uh… no? Why?” “You look like you like K-pop.” “I do?” “Yeah. Your hair. And your makeup. You have the K-pop look.” Yes, it is wrong to assume I like K-pop. Do I actually like K-pop? Sure, why the hell not? I mean, I’m not really a fan but I don’t … Continue reading Yes, It is Wrong to Assume I like K-pop
In Buddhism and Hinduism, there is the concept of the third eye. Not to be mistaken for the Eye of Providence, also known as the Illuminati all-seeing eye, the third eye is the idea of an invisible eye that is able to see beyond reality. Depending on the belief, the third eye represents a state … Continue reading The Third Eye & The Mime Who Spoke
The very first time I wore a snapback, a group of girls sneered and laughed at me. As quickly as I had gotten it, I gave the Obey cap away to my boyfriend at the time. Up to that point in my life, I wasn't sure if I was really adventurous about my wardrobe. In … Continue reading The Art of Not Caring
Every year growing up, I knew what time it was when the halls were decked with red and gold and the sound of firecrackers sizzled against the sidewalk. Chinese New Year comes with cheer, traditions, and a strict rule book. This major holiday calls for celebration and honoring of deities and ancestors. During this festival, … Continue reading Chinese New Year Do’s & Don’ts
This past year, we saw a substantial rise in the support of gender equality. From students defying to have their bodies dehumanized from archaic dress codes, to defying gender roles in the tech industry, to Target's daring move to eliminate gender-based signage in stores, there were countless feminist moments in 2015. In my outfit pictured … Continue reading 2015: Pussy Power & Commodity Feminism
Hello Kitty is an icon-- a symbol, an “artifact” which represents some form of culture. To me she is adorable, peaceful, cute, delicate, and in a way, malleable. As all symbols, definition may vary but an image stays constant. She’s been criticized for her lack of mouth—“she can’t talk. She’s just another symbol for the … Continue reading The Hello Kitty Exhibit & What it means to be Asian
Don't get me wrong, I love a good fragrance. Especially a fruity feminine one that smells playful but a little seductive too. Even those who don't consistently wear perfume or body spray may have a signature scent they are loyal to. I noticed that Yves Saint Laurent has a new perfume called, "Black Opium." The … Continue reading Black Opium: Sensitive Scent?
Has your childhood has been a lie? Remember that feeling you felt when you discovered Santa Claus was nothing but a charade of your mother and Amazon.com? Or the Tooth Fairy was just a farce to make you feel better about losing your pearly whites? The World was struck with shock and confusion just last … Continue reading Hello Kitty a Faux Feline?