Rebecca Moon

Rebecca Moon

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‘We’re not letting no one shut us down’: Filipino restaurant in Oakland reopens after fatal shooting of co-owner

  • After the fatal shooting of restaurateur Artgel “Jun” Anabo last week, his restaurant has since reopened.
  • Anabo, 39, was killed while standing outside his restaurant in Oakland, California, with his 11-year-old son on the night of May 18.
  • The Filipino restaurant, Lucky Three Seven, reopened yesterday in honor of Anabo as Oakland police continue to investigate the incident.
  • A GoFundMe for Anabo’s funeral surpassed its goal of $20,000 with $105,805 in donations as of Thursday afternoon.

A Filipino restaurant in Oakland, California, has reopened after the fatal shooting of its co-owner last week.

Artel “Jun” Anabo, 39, was shot and killed while standing outside his restaurant, Lucky Three Seven, with his 11-year-old son Kiah on the night of May 18. While the case is currently under investigation, law enforcement believes that Anabo may have been shot in a dispute over a stolen truck. No arrests have been made so far.

Singaporean man terrorizes neighbors day and night for 11 years by banging on apartment walls

  • A Singaporean man has been terrorizing his neighbors for 11 years by constantly banging on his apartment walls, according to reports.
  • The 41-year-old man’s next-door neighbor created a TikTok account in April to document the daily banging noises.
  • Despite numerous complaints to police and the Housing Development Board (HDB), the man reportedly continues to harass his neighbors.

Residents at an apartment complex in Hougang, Singapore, are being terrorized by a neighbor who has been incessantly banging on his apartment walls for 11 years.

The 41-year-old man has been reported to the police and the Housing Development Board (HDB) multiple times to no avail. His next-door neighbor created a TikTok account in April to document the daily incidents, which include the man loitering around his neighbors’ apartment doors and scolding them through their windows. 

Singapore is selling beer made from recycled sewage water to help alleviate water scarcity crisis

  • Singapore’s Water Agency released a new beer that is primarily made from recycled sewage water.
  • The beer, called NewBrew, was created to raise awareness of the increasing water scarcity issue in Singapore.
  • Listed in the ingredients is NEWater, the liquid derived from filtered sewage water which is heavily tested and monitored to be approved for consumption.

Singapore’s National Water Agency launched a new beer that uses filtered liquid from sewage water to raise awareness of the country’s rising water scarcity issue.

Claimed to be one of Singapore’s greenest beers, the alcoholic beverage label, called NewBrew, uses recycled sewage water that is pumped and filtered from the country’s water supply. Due to Singapore’s water scarcity problem, NewBrew turned to sewage water as a way to address the rising threat of water shortages due to climate change and preserve the valuable supply of safe drinking water.

Japanese man spends $15,700 on dog costume to fulfill lifelong dream of transforming into an animal 

  • A Japanese man spent 2 million yen (approximately $15,709) on an elaborate border collie costume to transform himself into a dog.
  • The costume, made by a company called Zeppet, took 40 days to make.
  • The man posted a video to his YouTube channel where he dons the realistic dog costume and reenacts dog-like motions.

To fulfill his lifelong dream of transforming into an animal, a Japanese man spent 2 million yen (approximately $15,709) on a realistic border collie costume. 

For his costume, the man, Toko, commissioned a Japanese company called Zeppet, which specializes in sculptures and models for movies, commercials and amusement facilities as well as TV costumes and mascots. The costume reportedly took 40 days to create. Toko also went through multiple rounds of revisions, including meetings and fittings for the costume. 

Transgender and disabled TikToker says TSA sexually assaulted his girlfriend and broke his walker

  • A transgender and disabled TikToker claimed in a TikTok video that TSA agents at Milwaukee Mitchell Airport and Los Angeles International Airport sexually assaulted his girlfriend and broke his walker.
  • TSA agents allegedly forced the TikToker to stand without his walker for 20 minutes and sexually assaulted his girlfriend during a pat-down while asking for her “breast size.”
  • The TikTok video has received over 27,000 likes and 109,000 views since being uploaded on Monday.

In a TikTok video posted on Monday, a transgender and disabled man described being discriminated against by Transportation Security Administration agents at Milwaukee Mitchell Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

The alleged incident occurred at the Milwaukee Mitchell Airport on May 19 and at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on May 21, reported The Daily Dot

Vietnamese refugees reunite with sailor who saved them from lost fishing boat 44 years ago

  • A group of Vietnamese refugees reunited with a sailor who rescued them from their lost fishing boat while escaping Vietnam 44 years ago.
  • While escaping communism after Saigon’s fall, 33 adults and 18 children escaped on a fishing boat until they got lost in the South China Sea.
  • A chief mate sailor, now 88, convinced his captain at the time to rescue all refugees and bring them onto the boat.
  • After spending years trying to find the group of refugees, the 88-year-old finally found them after a neighbor tracked down one of the names on a list.

After years of searching, a chief mate sailor who saved 51 Vietnamese refugees in 1978 was reunited with a group of them 44 years later.

One of the refugees, Lisa Dam, was 19 years old when she escaped from Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. While on a fishing boat with 50 others, including 33 adults and 18 children, the group got lost in the South China Sea. 

Dad in Hong Kong forced to pay $4,200 after son knocks over gold Teletubbies figure in toy store

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  • A father in Hong Kong was forced to pay HK$33,600 (approximately $4,255) at a designer toy store after his son knocked over a golden Teletubbies figure.
  • The incident occurred at the KKPlus store in Langham Place mall in Hong Kong on Sunday evening.
  • Staff members at the store told the father and his wife that their son was seen kicking the Teletubbies figure and asked for compensation.
  • The father believes his son may have been falsely accused after a video of the incident showed the 5-year-old slightly leaning on the figure.
  • In response, KKPlus released a statement that the figure had not brought any trouble in the past and has been in the same spot since November 2021.

A father was forced to pay HK$33,600 (approximately $4,255) as compensation after his 5-year-old boy knocked over a golden Teletubbies figure in a Hong Kong designer toy store. 

On Sunday evening, the man, Cheng, visited the KKPlus store in Langham Place mall in Hong Kong with his wife and two sons. When he stepped out to take a phone call, he reportedly heard a loud crashing sound behind him and discovered that his son had shattered an over-1.8–meter-tall (5.9 feet) golden Teletubbies figure. 

10-year-old Chinese girl helps free 11 men held captive by gang after finding plea for help on banknote

  • A young Chinese girl has been hailed as a hero after saving a group of people who were being held prisoner by a gang.
  • When the 10-year-old found a written plea for help on a 20-yuan note (approximately $3), she told her family who then contacted police on Monday.
  • The man who wrote the note, along with 10 others, had been taken to Baotou, China, where they were held hostage by a gang running a pyramid scheme.
  • All victims returned home safely, and the gang is now under investigation.

After a 10-year-old Chinese girl found a 20-yuan (approximately $3) banknote with a written plea for help, police rescued 11 men allegedly being held prisoner by a gang running a pyramid scheme.

The girl, from Baotou of northern China in Inner Mongolia, found the banknote, which had handwritten text that said that 11 people were being held hostage on the third floor of a building guarded by armed gang members and forced to work in a pyramid scheme, reported South China Morning Post. The girl’s family alerted the police on Monday after she told them about the note, resulting in the rescue of all 11 men. 

Japanese discount store Daiso to open its first location in Manhattan

  • Manhattan will be opening its first Daiso store sometime in July.
  • The Japanese discount store currently has two other locations in New York City.
  • The Manhattan location will have a large space of 4,800 square feet, selling a variety of items priced at an average of $1.99.

The popular Japanese discount chain Daiso will be opening its first Manhattan location in July.

New York City currently has two other Daiso locations in other boroughs, with one that recently opened in February in Brooklyn and the other in Queens. 

‘Someway’: John Oliver calls out ‘exploitative’ Subway with romantic K-drama parody

  • In yesterday’s segment of “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver covered Subway’s controversial business practices and scandals through the use of his own romantic K-drama parody.
  • Oliver talked about Subway’s history with expansion and their inauspicious contracts while reviewing the franchise’s 2020 mini K-drama “Someway.”
  • The 45-year-old host pointed out the heavy presence of Subway in K-dramas and created his own parody with lines about the franchise’s questionable history.

British American host John Oliver discussed Subway’s controversial business practices and scandals before presenting a Subway K-drama parody in yesterday’s segment of “Last Week Tonight.”

Oliver began by shedding light on the various controversies that Subway has been involved in. A montage of news clips were shown, including a tuna lawsuit and the shocking discovery of the fast food company’s former spokesperson’s child sex tourism and pornography crimes. 

Cantonese tutor points out glaring errors in big-budget Chinese dramas in viral TikTok video

  • A video highlighting glaring errors in Chinese dramas with budgets in the millions of dollars posted on Tuesday has gone viral.
  • One Chinese fantasy drama highlighted in the video had a budget of $7 million but made several mistakes such as showing a flying drone despite the drama taking place in ancient times.
  • The video has garnered 1.4 million views and over 188,000 likes since uploading.

A TikTok user posted a video on May 17 revealing unconcealed mistakes that were shown on Chinese dramas with budgets in the millions of dollars. 

The video, posted by Cantonese tutor Dr. Candise Lin (@candiselin86), points out various mistakes that were made in historical fantasy Chinese dramas, from poorly done computer generated imagery (CGI) to modern technology accidentally shown on set.