Asians in Media

This video.

A friend of mine in the UK who’s incredibly passionate about film shared it on Facebook a couple of days ago and I’m so glad she did. Everything in this video speaks volumes of the culture we live in cough cough Hollywood.

It’s no doubt that Hollywood shapes the culture we live in, it’s a global thing, everything that stems from there can be viewed in almost everypart of the world (maybe China can be an exception). The message it sends with this whole culture replacement thing is just plain degrading to one of the largest demographic and market to its industry in the world – Asians.

Since a young age growing watching all the mainstream pop culture shows, I always knew there was a lack of Asian representation on TV. Brenda Song was like my idol growing up and pretty much the only Asian in the whole of Disney at the time. In fact right now, I don’t know if there even is one? When Wendy Wu came out  I freaking flipped out.

Because we were so scarce on TV, I always had a thought at the back of my mind on wanting to join the media world, represent my culture with pride (just that my personality doesn’t match… I’m too shy). I did give it a go in school by joining drama but failed because I’m such a major introvert and having an audience scares me.

Some of the best acting in my highschool were done by Asians, but they didn’t carve the Hollywood career for themselves, they became doctors and lawyers.

There’s still a stigmatism and tradition in many Asian families that is hard to break. However, there are some out there whom are willing to let their children break out of that Asian mould of choosing just a steady stable career. That’s been steadily growing (my bestfriend’s cousin is doing well).

We’re out there now, there’s more of us. Pick us and give us roles. Give us a space to share.

Shout out to my bestfriend’s cousin who is a lead on the Nickolodean Show Make It Pop. You rock it Erika (girl in long hair) and do us proud!

Here’s a shamelss promo of that show. (All 3 Asian leads!) Disney… It’s time to step up your game.

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Internet Funny Finds

“Time flies when you’re having fun”

Well, I’d would like to add a student edition of the saying

Time flies when you are stressed and procrastinating at the same time”

So I’ve officially completed 2 midsemester tests this week (did my second one today) and the 5th week of uni madness is over. Friday’s going to be good tomorrow (Good Friday) and bring on the long weekend and mid-semester break! Which will be filled with kids church planning and uni work catch ups. Nonetheless, bring on the Easter holidays!!

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If you don’t know me, I’m a professional procrastinator. Especially when I’m flooded with Mid-Sem tests to cram or assignments due. Everything else but those things seem to be extra interesting and all your friend’s conversations get extra juicy too. It’s just a mentality set but omgosh it gets me every time!

So this week, I’ve got some hilarious finds well I think it’s funny.. So here are some of them
(some were beyond the week but extremely post-worthy)

iMessage group chat with my parents during my lecture. The first few was my mum and the last one was by my dad
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As seen on my University’s stalker Facebook page which I stalk all the time because it’s meant to be stalked… don’t judge. I sincerely believe it’s the secret to why we’re the top university in Australia, these people make us amazing stress-relievers okay…

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Conversations with my friends that were too gold to be just scrolled past #worthkeeping

Pasta 1

Pasta 2

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sai = poop in hokkien

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Also, discovered this image on Facebook yesterday and I found it incredibly relatable

because
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reasons why the mental hospital reference is accurate because we are. Sending big fat love hearts to my friends because you guys keep me sane in this crazy world, they keep me from being admitted to the psych ward. Oh I shouldn’t forget God and the fam too ❤

Also some shameless promotion of one of my bestfriend’s cousin’s new show Make It Pop. It just premiered in the US but yet to screened over here down under. If you would like to relive the days of your childhood or you’re not over the old tween shows like iCarly, Shake it Up, Hannah Montana, etc… this is the show to watch. Here’s an interview of her with Pacific Rim, kudos to her for identifying herself as Malaysian Chinese! It’s really rare of our kind to appear in the showbiz world and I couldn’t be more proud to have someone like her representing us! Big love hearts to Erika Tham!

Also, welcoming another one of my bestfriends into the blogging world!

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She’s a foodie. You like food, she likes food, you guys gonna be good good.

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