Monthly Archives: March 2009

secret identities.

so i work at the asian american resource and cultural center on my campus and this wednesday is our kick-off event for asian american awareness month. we’ve invited the editors of  “secret identities” to come and speak about this new asian american-centered superhero comic anthology:

Asian Americans are comic book artists, writers, and fans, but rarely represented as heroic characters on the page. Thus the creation of Secret Identities, an anthology of original stories centered around Asian American superheroes. Join the editors of this groundbreaking book:  New York Times best-selling author Jeff Yang, comics education specialist Keith Chow, and actor Parry Shen, for a multimedia presentation and interactive workshop as they share their own experiences as Asian Americans in media and film, and preview these unique Asian American heroes.

i got to interview them for our newsletter, AARCConnections, in our april 2009 issue. they were really fun to talk to and we definitely had to cut out a TON of the interview [the transcription was originally ~15 pages!!] cause we were talking for so long!

if you’re in the chicagoland area this wednesday, you should come hear them speak! here are the deets:

"secret identities" book cover.

"secret identities" book cover.

DATE: Wednesday, April 1st
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room BC

A reception will follow and books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, contact Corinne Kodama at ckodama@uic.edu, 312-413-9569, or visit http://aarcc.uic.edu.

they’ve even got a trailer for the anthology:

AND a youtube channel! be sure to check it out! they’ve got weekly preview/videos of certain comics too. be sure to order a copy on amazon.com. i know i’ll definitely be getting a copy when they come speak! CAN’T WAIT!!

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i’m a pc and i’m four and a half.

so i’d seen this commercial a few times on television and thought it was the cutest thing ever:

i mean seriously, is that not the most adorable kid you’ve ever seen?! and she knows how to edit and send pictures via email at just four years old [that is, if you take this commercial at face value]! awesome. i want my potential future kids to be as precious and tech-savy as she is!

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[short] hiatus.

hey y’all, 

i’m leaving for vegas today so unless there’s free internet access at the hotel or something, i won’t be posting for a few days. hopefully i’ll be back with good stories to tell and even better stories to post. 

:]

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ashi dashi.

so i like my socks to have a little ‘spice’ to them, i’ll admit it. i’ve got a bunch of socks from jcrew that have stripes or argyle or martini glasses or whatever on them. it just makes ’em more fun.

sooooo as i was going through my thrillist emails, i came across ashi dashi:

AshiDashi means, “stick out your feet!” in Japanese. In a world where the majority of socks are brown, blue, black and boring, we wanted to give our friends a reason to call some attention to their toes. We think socks are sort of magical—a secret, hidden surprise. Even if you’re in a business suit or wearing your “serious” slacks, a peek of color and a funky design can add a little flavor to your look and put a spring in your step.

Here are some of my favorites from their website:

"kick the habit," photo courtesy of ashidashi.com

"kick the habit," photo courtesy of ashidashi.com

"meat," photo courtesy of ashidashi.com

"meat," photo courtesy of ashidashi.com

"pencil," photo courtesy of ashidashi.com

"pencil," photo courtesy of ashidashi.com

are these not the cutest/most createive socks  you’ve ever seen? they’re kinda pricey at $10+ a pair but you’ll be the coolest kid on the block with these suckers.

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fail stickers. and lol stickers!

now, i’m a huge fan of the word ‘fail’ and the way it’s been reinterpreted in today’s american vernacular. you can use it in so many different ways, “you fail” or “that’s a fail” or just the plain “FAIL” is adequate, really.

so imagine my delight when vicky told me about fail stickers. that’s right, fail stickers. case in point:

photo courtesy of the fail sticker flickr group.

photo courtesy of the fail sticker flickr group.

there’s even a fail sticker flickr group! so you can see where the fail sticker has traveled and the fails it has labeled.

you can get a five sticker pack for $4.99, a twenty-five sticker pack for $14.99, and so on and so forth.

and ohmygod, there’s even a lol sticker!

photo courtesy of the lol sticker flickr group.

photo courtesy of the lol sticker flickr group.

there’s a flickr group for lol stickers too. oh man. this is pretty epic. totally MADE OF WIN.

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sony vaio p.

so i think the whole hub-bub over the new sony vaio p. is that it’s so small that it can fit in your back pocket:

 

photo courtesy of computerworld.com

photo courtesy of computerworld.com

 

photo courtesy of engadget.com

photo courtesy of engadget.com

 which, okay, is rather impressive but this is pretty awesome:

 

photo courtesy of engadget.com

photo courtesy of engadget.com

and omg, this last picture? epic.

 

 

 

 

 

photo courtesy of engadget.com

photo courtesy of engadget.com

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glenys watersnake sandals by jimmy choo.

these shoes are fucking flawless:

photo courtesy of saksfifthavenue.com

photo courtesy of saksfifthavenue.com

these five inch high suckers by jimmy choo will cost you a whopping ~$1,300 but damn are they gorgeous.

i may have an undying devotion to sneakers but i do have an affection for outrageous heels too, such as these.

hayyy jimmy choo, reppin’ the asians.

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