Permanence in Tragedy – Growing Up After 9/11

It's been a long ten years. It's been an even longer twenty years. September 11, 2001 I was 7 years old. Sometimes, I tell people I was 6, but for some reason, I can never remember those details. I remember my second grade teacher, Mrs. Murphy, and I remember being picked up that day from …

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. 

Lessons from Age 26

Once you reach 23, you start to realize that childhood dreams are really a concept you either find terribly hilarious or extremely ironic. Child-like reasons like “I want to be a veterinarian because I love animals” turn into “Wait, I’m not actually smart enough of dedicated enough to go through Vet school.”  When I was in …

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 …

Everything You Need to Know About the Idols in Mnet’s KINGDOM 킹덤

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKQEfIOSKW8 KINGDOM 킹덤 KINGDOM 킹덤 Episode 1 of Kingdom may have been released on April 1st, but this was no joke for global fans of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation Kpop. The male version of Queendom and sequel of Road to Kingdom, this new show is already making waves among the smaller fanbases in Kpop, …