10 Oct 2015
– Big Boi and Phantogram collaborated on a new album together and we can’t wait for it to be released. [Time]
– Ciders are making it onto the drinking scene [Valet Mag]
– 14 drinks you’re not allowed to order after you turn 30 [Cool Material] AMF should’ve made this list.
– The most Instagrammed location in every state [Cool Material]
– Former Facebook employee is building a very high-tech hotel in Palm Springs [CNN]
08 Jun 2015
– Commentary for the best interview ever from Kendall and Kylie Jenner [Defamer]
– What you should know before doing your first cycling class (what I wish I had known!) [Refinery29]
– Lauren Conrad removes fat-shaming words from her website and replaces them with words we should be using instead [TIME]
– Everything You Think You Know About Love Is Wrong by Aziz Ansari [TIME]
– Sony Music CEO confirms Apple launching their streaming service today [The Fader]
03 Mar 2015
I have to admit that when I first heard about Fresh Off the Boat becoming a television series on ABC, I wanted to boycott the show. I had seen the commercials for it and the acting sometimes made me cringe, but it wasn’t until Kevin told me that he was entirely caught up on the series that I thought it deserved a shot. How quickly I changed my tune…
I was afraid that by others watching the show that Asian Americans would be faced with those confirmations about our stereotypes or that everyone would immediately assume that my childhood was exactly like Eddie’s which was going to be portrayed negatively. In fact, my childhood and my brother’s was a lot like Eddie’s and it wasn’t portrayed negatively. I am now a fan of the show and I think it does something great for Asian Americans. It gives us something to relate to because I can guarantee you growing up, I never felt like anyone could really relate to me in this sense.
24 May 2013
In case you missed it yesterday, Time released a photograph of 17-year old President Barack Obama at his high school prom!
19 Dec 2012
Photo Cred | Pete Souza
This apparently seems to be the photo of the day, but since I was away from Yow Yow! all day I am just now getting around to posting it. It’s appropriate because today President Obama was named Time’s Person of the Year 2012 and no one is more deserving enough for this title. It has been a difficult and challenging four years, but as a woman, a young adult, and a former college student, I am confident in saying that there is no one else that could have done this job better than him. He was the only candidate in my opinion that I believed had my best interests at heart. With that being said, this job and the person doing the job does not come without flaws.
Samantha and I once had a conversation about President Obama and the role of a President in general in which she had asked me if anyone has ever taken a before and after picture of a President at the start and end of his term.
“I bet you’d be able to see how much a President has aged in those four years due to all of the stress they’ve had and the responsibility they’ve taken on.”
And she’s right. There’s no before and after picture, but you can see it. You can even, at times, feel that President Obama has aged in the way he speaks. In addition to the interview and cover, TIME also featured 125 photographs of the President during his first term that Flavorwire has called both “adorable and heartbreaking.” You can view all of them here.
19 Dec 2012
President Obama y’all!
This is the second time that President Barack Obama has been named Time’s Person of the year.
In a blog post, Time managing editor Richard Stengel explains that Obama was chosen because he is a cultural figure as well as a political one: “There has been much talk of the coalition of the ascendant — young people, minorities, Hispanics, college-educated women — and in winning re-election, Obama showed that these fast-growing groups are not only the future but also the present,” he writes. “If his win in 2008 was extraordinary, then 2012 is confirmation that demographic change is here to stay.”
04 Dec 2012
And so it begins…
Readers, it is time to start counting down to the end of 2012 and the start of 2013. The only way to do that though is to recap the whole year with the best of everything that has happened. Over here at Yow Yow, we do the same thing, but Yow Yow! is a one-woman-show and therefore I am unable to spend a lot of time on these lists. Lucky for me, there’s other people that have the time. So I’d like to introduce the Top 10 of Everything 2012 list by TIME.
Time waster of the week…
26 Nov 2012
It’s a big deal. Every year it always is and to be honest, I’ve never really disagreed with the selection chosen by TIME. They certainly know what they’re doing over there. However, this year it is awfully considerate of them to let us all have a say. This year, TIME will let us have a “People’s Choice” winner and the candidates range from pop culture icons in 2012 to artists to newsmakers and many others. So get voting! You have until Dec. 14 to voice your opinion and students – I know you’ve got those finals coming up so how is this for the perfect time waster?
I always have your back.
14 Dec 2011
Last year, it was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, this year it is…
Read more “TIME 2011 Person of the Year”