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13 Apr 2019

Cute Watch Of The Weekend

Mila Kunis took over for Ellen this week and this is the cutest interview you will ever see. We’re actually going to post a string of videos tonight because at the end of the week, that’s all I have the capacity for! I kid. It has been a busy work week and today, Angel and I spent four hours planning our trip to Taiwan. Soon, we’ll really be on a mini hiatus from Yow Yow! but I can’t wait to bring back all this great Taiwan content back home to you all.

07 Apr 2019

A Collection Part 54

For me, birthdays can act as complete shifts in your life. It was decided that this year, I wouldn’t celebrate the way I normally would and opt for smaller gatherings. The morning after last weekend’s wedding, my friends and I seemed to all decide that we were going to change our perspectives on how we had been “doing life.” In my day-to-day, my weekdays are now packed with activities every night while my weekends are seemingly quite open.

I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t it worse to go out and have a night of drinking during the work week? Yes, it’s completely irresponsible, but I don’t make the rules here! I will say, that it does feel great to wake up in the morning on the weekends without a hangover and with a complete and clear mind to tackle the day. It also means I can make it to my 11AM workout class without any regrets.

This moment right now is not in balance, but I have some high hopes that we’ll be able to get there. Eventually.

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06 Apr 2019

Noah Centineo Steals Our Hearts In “The Perfect Date”

Keep giving Noah romantic comedy films! No one else needs to own this space, but him. How is it that he joins yet another Netflix rom com as another character and we still are not sick of him? Side note though, have any of you ever seen his Instagram Stories? I’m convinced that he’s a complete weirdo, but if we don’t have to see that kind of behavior in his films that I guess we’re okay with that.

In “The Perfect Date,” Noah aspires to go to his dream college, but like most high school students, is broke. Instead, he finds a way to earn some cash on the side by stepping in to be a fake date for other ladies. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. This DOES sound highly inappropriate, but of course because it’s him and because it’s Netflix, no one is really questioning it.

“The Perfect Date” will hit Netflix April 12th. *swoon*

17 Mar 2019

Lilly Singh Becomes A Late Night Host

This week, we are celebrating the stunning Lilly Singh. Why? Because as Carson Daly retires from his late night show, Singh is taking over. She joins both Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyer for the late night lineup. Singh is the first Indian woman to be offered this role and her new show will be called “A Little Late with Lilly Singh.” How much do we love this?!

“I’m so excited because I truly get to create a show from scratch, I get to make it inclusive, I get to create comedy segments and interview people and really create something that I believe in,” she continued. “I’m so honored and humbled.”

Singh may not be a household name yet, but she’s sure to make waves. With her career started on YouTube, Singh is a dynamic Indian Bi-Sexual woman who is going to leave her mark on the late night world. I grew up with Carson Daly from the TRL days and even watched his late night show well into college. He’s iconic for me in some way and while I haven’t stayed up THAT late in a very long time, I’m excited to see a new power woman step up into this position. Singh’s show will arrive this coming fall.

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16 Mar 2019

Barbara Palvin is a Victoria’s Secret Angel

Model Barbara Palvin has snagged a spot as a Victoria’s Secret Angel! She has walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show twice and now joins the coveted club like many before her. Current angels include Taylor Hill, Stella Maxwell, and Jasmine Tookes. The 25-year old model is the first Hungarian model to be a part of the Victoria’s Secret Angels.

While Barbara is beautiful and shares so much of her personality on her Instagram, there’s much more to her story than this and of course, dating Dylan Sprouse. Barbara has been vocal about sticking up for herself after being fat shamed when featured in Sports Illustrated. There were also rumors that this may have been one of the reasons why she didn’t consistently walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Whatever the case, haters can step aside because Barbara earning the Angel title is all that matters. Here’s her Instagram post below of her making her big announcement!

15 Mar 2019

Operation Varsity Blues

In bizarre news stories this week, waking up to Operation Varsity Blues was truly a weird one. 50 people were charged on Tuesday for a college admissions conspiracy. Two of those people happen to be actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. The scheme spanned a number of things including cheating on admission tests, bribery, and pretending like their kids were being recruited for sports’ teams. Olivia Munn’s tweet above summed up all of my feelings.

What is the point of having that degree from a prestigious Ivy League school if you have no intention of doing anything with it? It seemed like Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia knew she wanted to be a Vlogger long before she became a freshman at USC. Why not just let her pursue that happily without college. She’d certainly have more time to focus on that. The added bonus is that this career requires no degree.

None of this is my biggest gripe though. I’m most upset that wealthy parents are taking advantage of this and instead of instilling better values for their children are showing them an example of cheating. Essentially, they are taking a spot at a university that could go to someone who is more deserving and who would value this experience. I never thought I would be so immersed in a scandal like this. Not even lying to you, I thought this headline was a joke when I saw it. I’m curious to see how this all pans out. It’s also a very interesting contrast to what’s happening with the Jussie Smollett case.

Readers, would love to hear you weigh in on this!

10 Mar 2019

Blog Roundup

  • Nearly a Decade Later, The Hills Comes Back to Reality [Interview Magazine]
  • Chocolate Fights Coughs Better Than Codeine, Says Science [Coast Living]
  • Second Life Podcast: This Is How Revolve Chooses Its Influences [WhoWhatWear]
  • Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Conspiracy [Ohnotheydidnt] made me laugh
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Will Close 40 Stores This Year [Fashionista]
06 Mar 2019

Someone Great

It’s true, Netflix can keep pumping out movies for 20 somethings and I’ll still continue to watch them. In “Something Great” Gina Rodriguez is a music journalist who just landed her dream job in San Francisco. Her boyfriend of nine years, however, isn’t ready to make the move from their home in New York. As a result, the two break up. To cure her heart break and get her ready for her big move, Gina sets out for the best night out on the town.

Something Great debuts on Netflix on April 19th.

17 Feb 2019

Blog Roundup

  • I Spent A Day At The ‘World’s Best Airport’ And It Was Pretty Good [Vice]
  • Second Life Podcast: Sierra Tishgart [WhoWhatWear]
  • You Can Skip These Oscar-nominated Movies [Lifehacker]
  • I’m An Asian Woman Engaged To A White Man And, Honestly, I’m Struggling With That [Huffington Post] I liked this viewpoint, but honestly, left more to be desired.
  • 2018 Was A Breakthrough Year for Asians in Hollywood, but Not at the Oscars [The Ringer]
  • The Best Romantic Comedies Of All Time [Vogue]
  • Danielle Nachmani’s beautiful wedding captured by [Vogue]
  • How to Make Your Small Wins Work For You [TED]
  • Dreaming About An Ex? An Expert Explores 20 Reasons Why [The Cut]
  • The Stories Behind 12 Showstopping Rom-Com Dresses [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Behind The Most Iconic Kisses In Romantic Comedies [Entertainment Weekly]
  • An “All That” Revival Is Coming Back to Nickelodeon [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • 4 Lessons After Eleven Years in Silicon Valley [Medium]
  • How I Get It Done: Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell [The Cut]
  • 100 Best Dishes in San Francisco for 2019 [7×7]
  • Coca Cola Is Coming Out With A New Orange-Vanilla Flavor [Hypebeast]
  • Reactions To A Gentrified House In The Bay Area [Ohnotheydidnt]
17 Feb 2019

In The News… Companies Doing the Wrong Thing

We’re not even through the month yet and I continue to be frustrated with the type of news I see from companies and organizations that should know better. It’s the same old story. And I know I’m not the only one that feels this way. But when these pieces come out, it causes me to wonder a couple of things. Decisions aren’t made on the whim. Like many orgs, these decisions go up a chain of people for approval. This happens at startups and non-startups. The companies in question are massive organizations. Secondly, my next question is wondering who is in the room. How many people make these decisions and who do they represent? Because it’s clearly not their customers.

I could dive deeper into each piece, but it’s not worth the time – right now. For now, I want to put this out there and make it known and it’s likely we’ll have to circle back on this again. Here are the pieces in question:

  • Vogue Brazil Fashion Director Resigns Over Slavery Birthday Party Photos [Ohnotheydidnt]
  • Delta and Coca Cola Under Fire For Plane Crush Napkins [Ohnotheydidnt]
  • Gucci Apologizes and Pulls $890 Sweater Decried As ‘Haute Couture Blackface’ [Ohnotheydidnt]

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