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In all of my three decades of life, I have never once been skinny.
Now–before you get all up in my grill with the, “Ohmygawd Diana, you’re NOT fat” words of soothing or the “You bitch, don’t talk to me about not being skinny” words of annoyance, please know that I’m not fishing for compliments, nor complaining about my size, nor stating I’ve never been a healthy, normal weight. I’m just saying, I’ve never been skinny.
But Asian girls are supposed to be skinny, right?
That’s like, the Asian girl thing: “Oh gosh, I just eat and eat and eat but I can’t gain any weight.” And “Urggg–they ran out of size zeros.” And “I was the skinniest person on my softball team in high school and I always hated it.” And “I can’t believe it, Yennie and I both hit three-digit weights over the holidays and we almost died!” Slight frames and narrow shoulders and bony hips and knobby knees and protruding ribs and flat asses and tiny breasts and slender thighs and stick arms. It’s our answer to the world’s Amazon legs and blonde waves and sexy curves. We’re skinny, betches.
Well, some of us.
Then there are the rest of us. We are sized 4, 6, 8, 14, 20. Medium and XXL. We do not eat whatever we want. Our clothes don’t “hang” on us. We cannot fathom wearing thigh-high boots. We have learned to like Diet Coke. We see photos of ourselves at weddings and realize that our arms are the same size as our cousins’ legs. We do not get lifted whimsically in the air by men. We have never liked our knees. We walk into an Asian supermall and watch them shake their heads–Your size we do not carry. We have Continue reading AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Lisa Lee And Lynn Chen’s “Thick Dumpling Skin”
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I realized as I was watching Lost‘s “previously on” at the start of last night’s episode that I’ve been suffering from TV-PTSD–that’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder brought on by something awful you’ve seen on TV that you actually and pathetically believe is real–the awful thing, of course, being Jin and Sun’s deaths in that sinking sub two weeks back.
Is anyone else still pissed that among Jin’s last words to Sun were “I won’t leave you” and then the final shot of them is their cold dead hands drifting away from–i.e. leaving–one another?
Did anyone else want Hurley or Jack to die instead, because they both fuckin’ bug?
Is anyone else worried about what’s going to happen to Ji Yeon, Jin and Sun’s baby daughter?
Like, is she going to an orphanage?
Or will Sun’s mean Hardass Asian Dad raise her?
Or, worse yet, will Katherine Heigl adopt her and raise her to become a Hollywood princess d-bag???
The show since has been as dead to me as Jin and Sun’s cold, parting hands, and in my Continue reading About Lost Night
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Awww, hell no.
McFarlane Toys has just released four more Lost action figures, for the characters Sawyer, Mr. Eko, and those hot Koreans, Sun and Jin Kwon.
(all of this dialogue takes place in Korean)
Jin: Sun! Sun! Run! The Others are coming!
Sun: Take a chill pill, Jin. I’m working on my base tan.
Jin: (winded) Base…wha? Sun, seriously. The Others are coming and they’re going to kill us. (beat) Uh, do you mind untying me?
Sun: Yes, but only because I really need you to rub some SPF on my back. Don’t want to burn my first day laying out!
Sun unties Jin’s hands from stick.
Jin: Sun, are you fucking deaf? I said the Others are coming. Like right now.
Sun: Jin. Dude. Ever notice how the Others are ALWAYS coming? I’m over it.
Jin: Yeah, I kinda know what you mean.
Sun: Be a dear and rub this lotion on my back. And don’t forget my neck and shoulders.
Jin rubs sunblock on Sun’s back.
Jin: Will you really teach me English this season so I don’t have to continue my life as a mute?
Sun: Yes, dear. Now don’t forget–neck and shoulders.
Click here if you always wanted Asian dolls as a kid.
Occupation: Actress and author
Known for: Playing Sun Kwon on ABC’s Lost, starring in Margaret Cho’s not-yet-seen short “Two Sisters,” hotness without ho-ness (even when posing for Arena and Stuff mags), and most recently, a memoir called “The World Is Your Drama,” about Kim’s struggles as a Korean thespiasian in Hollywood.
Click here if you read Korean and want to order the book. And then report back to us with all the good bits!
Not that I’ve ever given too much credit to the editors of Maxim, who named Lindsay Lohan as their “hottest woman of the year” this year… but upon scanning the 2007 Hot 100 list, I noticed a distinct lack of sizzling Asian ladies. Nicole Scherzinger came in at number 28. And Lost‘s Yunjin Kim came in at… NUMBER 98.
Um… look at the searing hot photo of Yunjin above. Is it really possible that this beautiful thing was superceded by freaky blonde chatterbird KELLY RIPA, aka NUMBER 44????????????
Confusion aside, I deserve a severe beating for even looking at the list. “Hot 100?” Err… “Maxim?” Who reads this caca?