Aggretsuko is all of us

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

Yes, It is Wrong to Assume I like K-pop

“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

The Hello Kitty Exhibit & What it means to be Asian

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