Japanese fast food chain Lotteria has rolled out its latest offering: French fries with chocolate dipping sauce.
Why fries with chocolate? Hell, why not?
This is the same chain that has recently unleashed such things as the burger with everything.
A new Nielsen report released today confirms what most of us already knew—Asian Americans spend a lot of money buying
According to the study, Asian Americans outspend the average American household by a whooping 19 percent. And if you’re talking about the internet, Asian Americans are #1 when it comes to online shopping—77 percent of us have made an online purchase in the past year as opposed to 66 percent of the general population. The percentage of Asian Americans who have spent $2500 or more a year online is at 12 percent—double the average. And considering the rate the Asian American population is growing, this is clearly only the beginning.
So what does this mean for an “Asian American” online entity like YOMYOMF?
One of my favorite places to visit is the Grand Canyon. I’ve been there about four times and each experience was a very real reminder of the beauty and majesty that exists in the world. On any day, the Grand Canyon is a sight to behold, but this past weekend, a rare meteorological occurrence called an inversion, which made the canyon look like this:
Basically, a dense fog filled the canyon and made things look “prettier.” So on this Hump Day, here are a few images of this “once-in-a-lifetime” event to remind us of the wonders that are out there.
Dear Irwindale residents:
So last week, a judge ordered the partial shutdown of Sriracha manufacturer Huy Fong Foods’ plant located within your city borders. For those who may not know, your community is a quaint suburb located east of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley.
The order came down as a result of some of you complaining about the odors the plant is allegedly emitting. You have claimed that it is a “spicy, painful” smell that has led to respiratory problems, nosebleeds and other problems. This despite the fact that inspectors with the South Coast Air Quality Management District have investigated and found the plant does not meet the threshold to be considered a public nuisance or that the plant’s previous location in the neighboring (and more densely populated) city of Rosemead never presented similar complaints according to Rosemead City Councilman Steven Ly.
Now, I grew up in the San Gabriel Valley so I’m very familiar with your fair city. For example, on many occasions as a youth, I would bike to your Santa Fe Recreational Dam to enjoy the sort of innocent fun that a young lad would experience at a dam built for recreation. So when I offer the following bit of advice, understand that it’s coming from someone who knows and understands your city.
We’ve often blogged about yellow fever—that condition where non-Asian (usually) guys are into all things exotic and Asian. Well, New York artist Donna Choi created a series of tongue-in-cheek posters educating folks on how to diagnose the condition.
Not much to say about these except that they’re pretty cool and maybe we can all learn a thing or too (click on images to enlarge):
Another Thanksgiving has passed and many Americans will have consumed their fair share of the traditional turkey. And while most of those fowl-eating Americans may think that turkey was the meat of choice at the very first Thanksgiving, the more educated know it was actually venison (at least if Icabod Crane on FOX’s Sleepy Hollow is to be believed). But if we dig deeper into history, we know there was another meat enjoyed by the Pilgrims: Native Americans.
Yes, our Pilgrim forefathers were cannibals who murdered and ate the indigenous population.
But it wasn’t completely their fault. The Pilgrims came to the New World apparently unprepared to make it on their own—they over-hunted and their farming skills were subpar at best. So what else could they do but turn to eating the people who were already here. According to original colonist George Percy:
“So great was our famine, that a Savage we slew and buried, the poorer sorte took him up againe and eat him; and so did divers one another boyled and stewed with roots and herbs… [the cause of starvation was] want of providence, industrie and government, and not the barennnesse and defect of the Countrie, as is generally supposed.”
Thanksgiving is almost here and it’s a time for many things: family, good food, football, shopping (now that Black Friday is starting on Thursday), but the one thing it’s apparently not about is porn and masturbation.
According to Pornhub, people watch far less porn on major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Apparently, people don’t like to jerk off while basking in the warm glow of family, friends and turkey dinners.
But holidays aren’t the only time people give up porn, there’s also the days when big news stories break. For example, on the day Osama Bin Laden was killed, porn traffic was down. Guess partaking in some self-love isn’t how most people wanted to celebrate such a milestone.
While porn viewing may drop on Thanksgiving, it actually increases on the day after Thanksgiving.
So Katy Perry went full geisha during her performance of “Unconditionally” which opened tonight’s American Music Awards.
As far as I can tell, there’s nothing “Japanese-y” about the song (well, unless loving someone unconditionally=me luv you long time), but that’s no reason not to stage an elaborate number complete with a bonsai garden set, geisha-inspired moves, Japanese fans, cherry blossoms and even geisha Katy Perry spontaneously combusting in a fireball at the climax because, damnit, that’s what geishas do! Only thing missing is a pack of Harajuku girls following Perry around (or any real Japanese people as far as I can tell).
Take a careful look at this photo and see if you notice anything off about it:
That’s Chinese artist Liu Bolin who has perfected the art of “being unseen.”
Liu uses his chameleon-like artistry (plus a lot of paint) to blend in to landscapes all around the world. Check out the pics of his work below, which are pretty damn cool:
I don’t know how to feel about the following news. According to a new report released by the OECD, it turns out that Koreans may not actually consume as much alcohol as their reputation suggests.
I guess I should be proud that my fellow countrymen and women aren’t quite the legendary big boozers, but then again, well…it’s still a little sad to realize the reality doesn’t match the legend. Sigh…
Supposedly, the average South Korean drinks 8.9 liters of alcohol each year, which is equal to about 2.4 bottles of soju a week. Among the nations in the study, South Korea only ranked a lowly 22nd place in terms of their alcohol consumption. Luxembourg came out on top followed by France, Austria, Estonia and Germany.
Damn, not a single Asian country in the top five! And what up with the absence of Ireland even?! Fuck that! This report has to be racist! That’s the only explanation. Yes…only…racist…it has to be…racist…only explanation…sigh…