A music compilation that brings together music, art, and food — discover Hong Kong through the best of the city’s indie music, art, and dim sum!
"Giligulu is a Cantonese sound that your tummy makes when you’re really hungry. So we kind of took this as an analogy for a starvation for culture, for cool music, cool art, and Hong Kong heritage itself."
Plus each indie song is paired with original artwork and a recipe for dim sum! This is such a cool project
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Right this minute, there is someone going through chemotherapy shopping at your grocery store, buying popsicles and ice cream to help their sore mouth, and worrying what the cashier is going to think.
There is someone on hemodialysis buying white bread instead of whole wheat, trying to keep their phosphorus levels reasonable between appointments and hoping for the best.
There is a person attending intensive outpatient treatment for their eating disorder who has been challenged by their therapist to buy a Frappuccino.
There are dietitians picking up a dozen different candy bars to eat with their clients, who feel ashamed and guilty about enjoying them.
There is someone who just doesn’t have it in them to cook right now, and this frozen pizza and canned soup will keep them going.
There are people recovering from chronic dieting and semi-starvation who are buying chocolate and chips at their deprived body’s insistence.
All around us are people listening to what their bodies need and attempting to make the best possible choice within a context of overwhelming food pressure. All of their choices are valid, and every single one of these foods is “real.”
There is a real phenomenon at work: the normalizing of people of color. But far from making the country post-racial, it seems to have grown hyper-racial. Two conversations are happening simultaneously: both whether, and how, race matters. The success of a person of color means either the proclamation that race doesn’t matter in American life, or the argument that one is ignoring the myriad ways it still does.
“Asians narratively in shows are insignificant,” says John Cho, the romantic lead in the fall series Selfie. “So to be in this position … is a bit of a landmark.”
Once Cho was cast, writers decided not to dwell on the inter-racial relationship, making it a non-issue in the storyline. His immigrant background (he was born in Seoul, South Korea) also helped him to further appreciate the spirit of Henry Higgins, a character who has spent his life studying the mannerisms and speech of others.
“As an immigrant, I learned by watching other people,” says Cho. “When you’re not born in this country, you kind of study how people talk and how they act and you try and break things down.”
The tech boom in Seattle is bringing in droves of successful, straight single guys — all of them insufferable
This is exactly how I feel living in Silicon Valley!! Granted, this article lumps all tech/nerdy guys together and makes broad generalizations, but I think it touches on valid, relevant problems.
Over 200 photos taken on a single day, from all over the world. Curated by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.
“The day was May 10, 2014, the 145th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railway. The Transcontinental Railway was an unprecedented national project that relied heavily on Chinese labor, but whose Asian history was excluded from its visual documentation in the iconic picture of the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontory, Utah taken on May 10, 1869. This crowdsourced experiment is motivated by this exclusion.”
Check it out! They included one of the pictures I submitted :)