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‘Crash Landing on You’ couple Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin announce birth of first child

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  • Actors Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin, co-stars of the hit K-drama “Crash Landing on You,” announced the birth of their first child, a boy, on Sunday.
  • The news was confirmed by Son’s agency MSteam Entertainment, which shared that both the mother and child are healthy in an official statement.
  • Hyun Bin missed the birth of his son due to his current filming schedule for “Harbin” (하얼빈) in Mongolia.
  • After starring together in the 2018 action thriller film “Negotiation,” the couple reunited in the 2019-2020 romance drama “Crash Landing on You.”
  • After two years of dating, the couple officially tied the knot in a private ceremony.
  • Their pregnancy was confirmed months later, with Son’s post announcing that a “new life has arrived.”

Actors Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin, co-stars of the hit K-drama “Crash Landing on You,” announced the birth of their first child, a boy, on Sunday. 

The news was confirmed by Son’s agency MSteam Entertainment, which shared that both the mother and child are healthy in an official statement

The hottest male and female K-pop stars, according to Japanese teens

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  • To determine the hottest K-pop idols in Japan, a community brought together 20,804 teens to vote on the matter.
  • The hottest male K-pop stars from first to last were: BTS’ Jin, Enhypen’s Niki, Stray Kids’ Lee Know, BTS’ V, BTS’ Jungkook, Astro's Cha Eun-woo and Shinee’s Taemin.
  • In response to the K-pop male rankings, Korean netizens were in complete agreement, expressing that handsome men can be appreciated anywhere.
  • The most beautiful K-pop women were: TWICE’s Tzuyu, TWICE’s Sana, TWICE’s Mina, TWICE’s Jihyo, TWICE’s Momo, TWICE’s Nayeon, NiziU’s Ayaka, TWICE’s Dahyun, Blackpink’s Lisa and Blackpink’s Jisoo.

Japanese teens voted on the hottest K-pop stars, selecting 17 idols from the ever-growing music genre.

The popularity of Korean pop is rising throughout the world, including in its neighboring country, Japan. As the love for K-pop grows in the island country, its influence can be seen in Japanese fashion, makeup and entertainment. 

Miss Aloha Hula 2022 is first Native Hawaiian face of Nike’s Indigenous collection

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  • Miss Aloha Hula 2022, a University of Hawai’i grad student, has been selected to represent Nike’s N7 collection, which helps and celebrates Indigenous communities through athletic apparel that honors Indigenous cultures and traditions.
  • Piʻikea Kekīhenelehuawewehiikekauʻōnohi Lopes, 22, is the first Native Hawaiian to be featured in advertising for the N7 collection.
  • In addition to her title, Lopes is working towards her Master’s in teaching after earning a Bachelor’s in ōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language).
  • Lopes was also awarded a Hawaiian Language Award for her fluency in ōlelo Hawaiʻi.
  • She is also a competitive powerlifter with four state records in bench press and deadlift.

Miss Aloha Hula 2022, a University of Hawai’i graduate student, has been selected to represent Nike’s N7 collection.

Piʻikea Kekīhenelehuawewehiikekauʻōnohi Lopes, 22, is the first kānaka ʻōiwi (Native Hawaiian) to be featured in advertising for the N7 collection. She initially gained recognition after earning the 2022 Miss Aloha Hula title at the Merrie Monarch Festival. She is currently featured performing her hula kahiko dance on a billboard in Times Square for the collection

CDC links enoki mushrooms to listeria outbreak

  • The CDC has linked the Listeria outbreak to enoki mushrooms.
  • Those who are pregnant, over the age of 65 or have a weakened immune system present a higher risk for severe illness.
  • Symptoms of severe illness usually start two weeks after consuming the contaminated food, but can present themselves the day of or up to 10 weeks after consumption.
  • Popular in East Asian cuisine, enoki mushrooms are known for their white color, thin stems and small mushroom caps.
  • Although the source of the enoki mushrooms that caused the Listeria outbreak has not yet been identified, the outbreak strain has been detected in one of the samples collected by the FDA.
  • As of this writing, there have been two confirmed cases reported: one in Nevada and another in Michigan.

The CDC has linked the listeria outbreak to enoki mushrooms.

Popular in East Asian cuisine, enoki mushrooms are known for their white color, thin stems and small mushroom caps. Enoki mushrooms are commonly sold by the root in bundles, usually wrapped in plastic or held together by a rubber band.

These giant ‘Demon Slayer’ plushies will have you practicing your breathing techniques

Gigantic “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” plushies are here to complete your home decor. 

Ironically created in a chibi style, these giant plushies are anything but short and tiny. Weighing in at 9 kilograms (approximately 19.8 lbs), each plushie is 106 centimeters (approximately 41.7 in) tall and 65 centimeters (approximately 25.6 in) wide. 

Simu Liu previews his ‘perfect future boyfriend’ character on ‘The Simpsons’

  • An animated counterpart of Simu Liu will appear in “The Simpsons” for a guest role.
  • On Tuesday, the Marvel star shared a photo of his guest role on Instagram, captioning it: “Guys it’s me IM ON THE SIMPSONS.”
  • In the photo, Liu’s character can be seen with dark hair, square glasses and a sports coat. Next to him sits an older version of Lisa.
  • Liu will be voicing an adult Hubert Wong, one of Lisa’s love interests.
  • Liu will star in an episode titled: “When Nelson Met Lisa.”
  • Fans can look forward to Liu’s appearance on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8/7c on FOX.

Simu Liu has given fans a preview of the “perfect future boyfriend” character he voiced for an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons.” 

On Tuesday, the Marvel star shared a photo of his guest role on Instagram, captioning it: “Guys it’s me IM ON THE SIMPSONS.”

French YouTuber says he felt ‘uncomfortable’ at Vietnamese wedding he crashed in viral video

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  • In a now-deleted TikTok video, French content creator Alwin GC (@alwingc) crashes a Vietnamese wedding.
  • Alwin makes sure to clarify that he was not invited to the wedding but asks for entrance anyways as he is “French” and a “YouTuber.”
  • Upon his entry, Alwin explains how uncomfortable he was as “the only white guy" and "the only foreigner.”
  • Despite not being asked to join anyone’s table, the TikTok user remained at the wedding to eat and drink.
  • Although Alwin’s original video has been deleted from his page, people have reacted negatively through TikTok and Reddit.

A French travel content creator who shared a video of himself crashing a Vietnamese wedding has drawn disapproval from internet users.

In his now-deleted TikTok video titled “How I joined a Vietnamese Wedding without being invited,” Alwin GC (@alwingc) makes sure to specify that he was not invited to the wedding but asks for entrance as he is “French” and a “YouTuber.” Upon his entry, Alwin explains how uncomfortable he was as “the only white guy” and “the only foreigner.”

Oli London detransitions from ‘Korean’ woman to British man

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  • Influencer Oli London has announced his detransition from a "Korean" woman to a British man, citing God and Christianity as the reasons for the change.
  • Although London previously identified as genderfluid, he said, “I’ve come to realize, actually, I am a man. And I want to stay as a man.”
  • London states that although he is detransitioning, he was “born in the wrong body” as he was born British “when it should have been Korean.”
  • In a recent TV appearance on Fox News’ "Tucker Carlson Tonight," London criticized the “new norm” of gender politics in the classrooms of young students.
  • Inspired by trans TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney, London began documenting his life in a series called “Days of Manhood.”
  • London also declared he was taking a hiatus from making music after his final album in January and introduced himself as a politician.

Influencer Oli London announced his detransition from a “Korean” woman to a British man, citing God and Christianity as the reason for the change.

London, 32, first announced his detransition in a video on his YouTube channel.

Trump takes swipe at Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin with Chinese-sounding name

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  • On Friday morning, former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social to mock Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, writing that his surname “sounds chinese.”
  • He continued his statement by taking credit for the governor’s 2021 Virginia win.
  • Trump’s recent jab comes after Youngkin seemingly turned away from Trump, following fellow Republicans after disappointing midterm election results.
  • On Thursday, Trump made similar comments toward Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  • Youngkin and DeSantis are also potential rivals to Trump in pursuit of the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election.
  • Youngkin responded to Trump’s statements by stating, “That’s not the way I roll and not the way I behave.”

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin is the target of Trump’s latest dog-whistle attack. 

On Friday morning, former President Donald Trump took to his social platform Truth Social to share his thoughts on Youngkin. Typing out the governor’s last name as “Young Kin,” he wrote, “now that’s an interesting take. Sounds Chinese, doesn’t it?” 

Chinese woman’s quest for successful childbirth despite 26 miscarriages sparks criticism

  • A Chinese mother who gave birth after 26 miscarriages faced online criticism after the hospital released her story.
  • Her 26th miscarriage occurred in 2019 when the mother was 34 years old.
  • The 37-year-old mother finally gave birth to a baby girl through a C-section this year.
  • The hospital released her story as a “dream to be a mother coming true,” stating that “we intended to focus on the efforts and skills of our medical workers.”
  • Weibo’s users were horrified by the obsession to have a child and the woman’s sacrifice.

A Chinese mother who gave birth after 26 miscarriages is facing online criticism after the hospital released her story.

With her most recent miscarriage occurring in 2019 at the age of 34, the woman gave birth to a baby girl through a C-section this year, according to a press release from the hospital. Although she had “lost hope” after her 26th miscarriage, the hospital’s surgical intervention allowed for a successful childbirth, reported South China Morning Post.

‘Big Fight in Little Chinatown’ documentary reveals devastating effects of gentrification

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The trailer for “Big Fight in Little Chinatown,” which documents the story of Chinatowns across North America, was released on Tuesday.

Directed by Karen Cho, a Chinese Canadian documentary filmmaker in Montreal, “Big Fight in Little Chinatown” is described as a “story of community resistance and resilience.” In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequential rise of anti-Asian hate, the documentary focuses on the Chinatown neighborhoods of New York, Vancouver and Montreal, revealing the voices of the residents who fought to protect their homes