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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Bruno Mars

September 13th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Bruno Mars (né Peter Hernandez)

Hails from: Hawaii

Occupation: Singer, songwriter, producer

Known for: Co-writing and producing the most viral song of 2010, Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You”; co-writing and lending his smooth R&B stylings to B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You,” which was nominated for Best Pop Video at this year’s VMAs, where Mars performed a “Nothin’ on You,” “Airplanes” and “The Only Exception” medley with B.o.B and Paramore’s Hayley Williams, a trio MTV billed as the VMAs’ “dream team” (watch a grainy version of it here); looking kinda dorky cool in a fedora.

Speaking of dreams, Hawaiian native Bruno Mars, who is of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent, has been steadily realizing his of late. After penning the feel-good kiss-off song of the summer and getting nominated for a VMA, the 23 year-old singer, who’s thus far been better known for his writing and producing skillz, will finally take center stage with the release Continue reading AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Bruno Mars

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Freddie Wong

June 28th, 2010 | 8 comments | Posted by Diana


Name: Freddie Wong

Age: 24

Hails from: LA (via Seattle)

Occupation: YouTube star, budding filmmaker, video enthusiast, Guitar Hero pro

Known for: Well, he actually says it best

“Most people know me from my brief stint as a professional Guitar Hero/Rock Band player.

When I am not rocking faces with plastic, I am a filmmaker and musician in Los Angeles.”

Like 7,166,489 other people, we first encountered Wong when he released a sick video of himself rocking Rush’s “YYZ” on Guitar Hero’s expert level, and watched with nodding approval as he rose quick as crème fraîche to the top of the pro GH ranks.

But Wong’s real gifts, as highlighted by NewTeeVee’s Liz Shannon Miller this week, lie in Continue reading AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Freddie Wong

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Mike Shinoda

April 19th, 2010 | 11 comments | Posted by Diana

Name: Mike Shinoda

Age: 33

Hails from: LA-ish

Occupation: Artist, musician, record producer

Known for: Staying busy. Shinoda is beloved by some for his decade of rockstardom with rock-hop (hip-rock?) band Linkin Park and side project Fort Minor. Others hail him for his music producing achievements, which include tracks and albums with the likes of Busta Rhymes and X-Ecutioners, and a slate of remixes from Depeche Mode to Metric.

Still others gasp at Shinoda’s art (he’s an Illustration grad of Pasadena’s Art Center, and created a scholarship there five years ago), which is integral to LP’s visual identity. Continue reading AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Mike Shinoda

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN! Elton John

March 25th, 2010 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana

Happy birthday to honorasian Elton John, who turned 63 today!

Why Hardass Asian ladies love Elton:


* He, like all grownup Asian ladies, loves bedazzled evening outfits.

* File Under: Easy Listening

* 5 Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. (Who cares if you don’t watch the Tonys? It’s an award!)

* A distinct love for tiny dancers.

* Five important words: Was friends with Princess Diana.

* He turned those piano lessons into somethin‘!

* Guaranteed to rally for karaoke.

* He gives songs as gifts. And by jove, H.A.L.s love presents!!!

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BABEWATCH: Peggy Wang

March 2nd, 2010 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Name: Peggy Wang

Hails from: Brooklyn

Occupation: Buzzfeed senior editor, Musician

Why She’s a Babe: Besides rocking badass broom bangs, a darling hipster fashion sense, and one absolutely perfect pucker, she’s basically our dream chick. This lady sports great taste in web filler, bears a deep love for hard liquor, puts her piano talents to good use, Continue reading BABEWATCH: Peggy Wang

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A Taiwanese Blogger Kisses and Tells

October 6th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Yang Ya-Ching is a 27 year-old, Taiwanese music student living in Paris who’s commemorating her time spent in the City of Lights by kissing 100 men and documenting it. All the men are strangers Ya-Ching meets on the street, leading critics of her project–which she plans to turn into a book–to call her a slut and to accuse her of using this as an excuse to mack on random good-looking dudes (I mean, duh).


But I gotta give it up for the girl, because the idea of kissing 100 strangers (she’s knocked out 54 so far) only makes me think of bad breath, chapped lips, the herp, swine flu, whether or not it’s safe to put Purell on your lips, and what that might taste like–and Ya-Ching makes it look so easy.

(Oh, and in addition to being good at kissing strangers, Yang Ya-Ching plays a mean piano. Check out her YouTube channel here.)

[Yang Ya-Ching's blog]
[Yang Ya-Ching's YouTube channel]
[Taipei Times: Taiwanese to kiss 100 men in Paris]

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN!

October 9th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Happy 53rd birthday to Yo-Yo Ma! May you hear beautiful music all year long.

P.S. You seem like you would make a really nice uncle. Wanna be ours?

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