My Top 5 Additional Cameo Picks for Taylor Swift’s new video “Bad Blood”

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uhhhhh…the only other video I played on repeat was Taylor Swift’s Blank Space. I will be adding Bad Blood to it.

I absolutely love the story, all the cameos, and the ladies kicking ass. I just wish that Taylor had an Asian friend or two. Here are my Top 5 picks:

 

1. Jamie Chung

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Jamie Chung played Miho in…SIN CITY — which looks to be one of the inspirations for the music video. She also played Mu Lan on Once Upon a Time. She’s proven that she can do some killing. Also, I first saw her on MTV’s The Real World: San Diego and am tickled that she’s created a career for herself — she was my fave cast on that show because she didn’t cause any drama. 

 

2. Ming-Na

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Two words for Ming-Na other than her first name. Agent May. Enough said.

 

3. Maggie Q

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I only ever watched an episode of the Nikita TV series, but Maggie Q looked pretty bad ass in that. Plus, she’s been well trained in the Hong Kong action movie industry.

 

4. Constance Wu

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I watched Parallels on Netflix the other day and it was freakin’ awesome and because I’m obsessed with parallel universes. I hope to gawd that they continue filming because you can’t just leave me hanging like that. Constance Wu gave some badassery Orphan Black style (please note that I still need to watch Orphan Black, but what I do know of the show are the clones-but-not-clones).

 

5. Grace Park

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Grace Park played Boomer on Battlestar Galactica. I was obsessively watching it for the first several episodes until it got too drama-filled for me with who’s a cylon/who’s not.

They all would’ve made great additions to the video.

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K-Pop Will Unite Us All: Meet Latin America’s Fans

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I seriously had no idea that K-Pop was that prevalent and widespread. But seeing the video footage of a packed stadium for a Super Junior concert filled with Latin Americans singing along to Korean lyrics was quite amazing.

If you want to get a sense of what Mexican teenagers are up to these days, here’s an unexpected place to start: A Korean bakery in downtown Mexico City.

Every Sunday, dozens of teens — mostly female — convene here to eat Korean snacks and geek out about their favorite boy bands. They’re known as los k-popers – a growing subculture of Mexican kids who are crazy for Korean pop music.

“K-Pop really changed my life,” says Samantha Alejandra, 18. “I’m addicted to it.”

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What is so addicting/appealing about the magic that is K-Pop?
For me, it’s the manufactured pop beats, dance moves, cute faces, and the fact that I have no idea what they’re singing about.
[via NPR]
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The Cut Interview with Nora Lum, aka Awkwafina


The Asian stereotype is real. The whole guilt trip, like we came on a dinghy from Hong Kong to give you a better life, we work at a friggin’ sock store, and we want you to become a doctor so you can take care of us for the rest of your life.Read More

You may not like Awkwafina‘s music or whatever else, but I’m excited to see someone like her break a mold and be fearless about defining her own future on her own terms.

She rocks.

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New Fave Band: The Floating Heads

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It was cold. I was hunkered down for a night of figure sketching when I got the call:

“Let’s check out some bands over at the Radio!” Mr. Lee said.
“Uhhh…but I’m all settled and warm right now…” I whined.
“Come on — it’ll be fun!” Mr. Lee continued.
“Ughhh…ok, ok. Fine, fine. Let’s do this,” I relented.

It was freaking ass cold outside, but I’m so glad that I decided not to succumb to lame-ness by staying in. I did get several good sketches in so all was not lost on that front.

Three bands played that night and The Floating Heads were my fave by far.

The lead singer/guitarist Jessica Sun Lee was cute, funny, and I loved her voice. Definitely reminded me a bit of Sneaker Pimps and Ladyhawke.

Note: Not counting Jessica, Mr. Lee and I were the only other Asians in the house….as usual 😛

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