I Finally Read Crazy Rich Asians

It's been some time since I've written about Crazy Rich Asians and how enamored I was with - not Nicholas Young (well, maybe a little bit) - the idea of relating a little too much to the heroine of a novel. Last time I ventured into this territory, I reflected on the pride I felt …

Face Value – the End Game for the Model Minority Myth

In the latest move to shift and break the ties that hold Asian Americans to the myth of being the perfect minority, hiding our struggles with racism and poverty in America, Alan Z and noted rapper and activist Jason Chu have made the big move in their latest collaborative work titled Face Value. 

The Awakening

One year ago, I penned an article aimed towards the world and the mistreatment of Asian Americans in the wake of COVID-19. And one year ago, I was met with the most hate I’ve ever seen in my life. I won't entertain you with the hate comments because, honestly, I can't even bring myself to revisit …

An Open Letter to the Non-Asian Owners of Asian Restaurants,

There are two things that this world can agree on: People deserve credit for what they’ve rightfully accomplished and created. If you have achieved something that is life-changing or moving, your name deserves to be tied to it. The second: We hate false advertisements. It’s no secret that there have been some stirring articles swimming …

LumiScope: ROLLYBOI

As more and more artists from the Korean R&B scene grow past their stages, underground artists create their own storms with new beats and an unfamiliar sound, captivating audiences outside of the spotlight. While these artists work hard, the fans are slowly digging deep enough to find new music, and, sure enough, Rollyboi is one …

To the people who don’t understand the “hype” around BTS and their success in America,

People are obsessed with the idea of an underdog succeeding - that’s just the way it’s always been. Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen - they all started out on Youtube, and now they are household names. They were talent under our noses, and they deserved their spotlight. So, when they finally had the …