Column on model minority women


Park Seo-Yeon Hello

Lately, meok-bang has been all the craze in South Korea. It’s where online personalities would host live broadcasts of themselves eating a meal. It usually involves an unwieldy amount of food that causes the viewer to be amazed in awe. I decided to attempt to experience this fetish personally and spent a good week watching… Read more


Eunice in a coat

In 2000, Eunice Lee opened up her own men’s fashion boutique under her brand, Unis, in NYC. She brought with her experience designing for big name brands, like DKNY. A second brick-and-mortar shop eventually opened in La Brea. “I think I am a chick designing for menswear.” Eunice describes how having her own men’s fashion… Read more

Osteria Mozza

Elizabeth Hong is the executive chef at the Osteria Mozza restaurant in Los Angeles. And her culinary skills must be in the genes. Her mother, Jenee Kim, also loves to cook and owns the Korean barbecue restaurant, Park’s BBQ, in K-Town. Elizabeth wasn’t the best student and disliked the traditional education system. That led to… Read more

Wengie Beauty


While Michelle Phan was among the first and one of the biggest beauty vloggers, there are other YouTube personalities that focus on beauty and have slowly caught on. Wendy Huang, AKA Wengie, is a vlogger from Australia. I find her foreign accent quite attractive and it wouldn’t be surprising if it’s helping to gain viewership… Read more

Outside of Kpop

Ahn Trio

Kpop is such a dominant phenomenon that when the works of a less culturally influential genre gains international recognition, the responsible musicians become most curious. The three Ahn sisters were born in Seoul and moved to New York City in 1981. Lucia, the pianist, and Maria, the cellist, are identical twins. Their third sister Angella,… Read more

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