Michelle De Pacina
Warning: Contains spoilers.
The actors who played the VIPs in Netflix’s “Squid Game” have responded to the widespread criticism of their performances in the show.
Asian Americans dominate 2021 US Chess Championships, Wesley So joins Bobby Fischer in successive-win club
The 2021 U.S. Chess Championship winners are Asian Americans Grandmaster Wesley So and International Master Carissa Yip.
The Grandmaster: On Oct. 19, Filipino American Wesley So made history by winning back-to-back titles at the U.S. Chess Championship, reported MSN.
Possible oldest prehistoric art ever known is discovered by Chinese scientists in the ‘roof of the world’
Dr. David Zhang and his team of scientists’ discovery of handprints and footprints are being debated over as to whether they are the world’s oldest prehistoric art.
Fossils on the travertine rock: Dr. David Zhang, a scientist from Guangdong, China, found impressions of handprints and footprints on a travertine rock with his research team in Quesang on the Tibetan Plateau in Oct. 2018, reported Time.
Emma Raducanu is making her mark in the fashion industry shortly after winning the US Open this year.
Tennis to Fashion: On Oct. 19, the tennis champion was announced as Dior’s newest global ambassador, reported CNN.
Blackpink’s Rosé stars in a YouTube trailer for the company’s upcoming climate change campaign event.
Climate Change Action: On Oct. 18, YouTube Originals released the trailer for its upcoming special “Dear Earth,” featuring Blackpink’s Rosé.
Asian American actors George Takei and Olivia Munn stars in Hulu’s new animated series “Hit-Monkey.”
About the series: On Oct. 18, Hulu released an official trailer of its new original series from Marvel, “Hit-Monkey.”
Jisoo from Blackpink trended on Twitter after the teaser trailer of her first romance drama was recently released.
About the drama: On Oct. 14, JTBC Drama released a 29-second teaser of “Snowdrop,” a new K-drama starring Blackpink’s Jisoo and “Something in the Rain” star Jung Hae-in.
A Chinese father publicly broke down in the middle of a road because his child could not solve a mathematics equation.
The breakdown: A resident of Kunshan in Jiangsu eastern China laid down in the middle of a road as he begged police to detain him because his daughter failed to solve a simple math problem, reported South China Morning Post.
The Filipino American community are striving to preserve their history as the first permanent Filipino settlement in the U.S. is being washed away by climate change.
Vanishing history: Due to the climate crisis, St. Malo, a former village along the shore of Lake Borgne in St. Bernard Parish, La., was battered from the sea-level rise of frequent hurricanes and erosion, reported CNN.
Vietnamese filmmakers create visually stunning short about AAPI hate being as old as American history
Vietnamese filmmakers Sally Tran and Phuong Vo have created a short film about the history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.
What it’s about: The short film, entitled “Centuries and Still,” unveils the “search for justice [that] goes back to the Gold Rush era fetishization of Asian women, to today’s hate crimes targeting Asian elders.”
In Faisalabad, Pakistan, local residents physically attacked employees of a Chinese tile manufacturing company for disrespecting the Prophet Muhammad.
What happened: In a viral video released by Zee News on Oct. 13, local Pakistanis are seen storming the premises of Time Ceramics Limited and attacking the company’s workers for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
A Vietnamese woman will file a lawsuit against the Vietnamese government after she was physically forced by authorities to take a COVID-19 test.
What happened: On Sept. 28 in the city of Thuan An, police broke into the woman’s house and forced her to take a COVID-19 test, reported Radio Free Asia.