- While manga lovers awaited the return of “Hunter x Hunter,” one loyal fan took matters into his own fists by pledging to throw 1,000 punches every day until the manga resumes serialization.
- YouTuber Totsugeki Tarue posts daily, hour-long videos showcasing his punches while clad in a white martial arts gi.
- His routine is an homage to the intensive training regimen of one of the most powerful characters in the “Hunter x Hunter” universe, Isaac Netero, who expresses gratitude for martial arts with 10,000 punches a day
- Tarue’s 1,000 punches is his own way of expressing gratitude for the efforts of the manga’s creator and author, Yoshihiro Togashi.
- Though Togashi has announced new “Hunter x Hunter” chapters are in the works, Tarue does not intend on stopping his daily ritual.
While manga lovers around the world have anxiously awaited the highly anticipated return of “Hunter x Hunter,” one loyal fan took matters into his own fists by pledging to throw 1,000 punches every day until the manga resumes serialization.
YouTuber Totsugeki Tarue posts daily hour-long videos showcasing his punches while clad in a white martial arts gi.
- A man in China has been arrested after a small vanity mirror he gifted to a female coworker was discovered to have a hidden spycam built into it.
- The man, whose surname is Zhang, is the owner of an online hidden camera store, and has reportedly sold over 200 similar spycam devices as the one he had gifted.
- The female coworker, surnamed Li, stated that Zhang had told her to keep the mirror on for 24 hours a day, otherwise the circuit board would catch on fire.
- A suspicious Li contacted the seller of the make-up mirror, who then told her to check for cameras. When she did, she found four high definition pinhole cameras and five 32 GB memory cards inside.
- Upon arrest, Zhang admitted to installing the cameras in the mirror, as well as revealing that he had additional cameras in place at his ex-girlfriend’s home.
A man in China has been arrested after a small vanity mirror he gifted to a female coworker was discovered to have a hidden spycam built into it.
The man, whose surname is Zhang, is the owner of an online hidden camera store, and has reportedly sold over 200 similar spycam devices as the one he had gifted.
‘Do not lock your room’: Video of employer’s ‘rules and regulations’ list for domestic worker stirs outrage
- One employer’s comprehensive list of house rules for their domestic worker has received backlash online for what some netizens described to be “slave” conditions.
- In the video shared on Thursday, a person filming a list on a white board proudly claims it “Took me 45 mins to write all these rules & regulations and the helper to-do lists.”
- While some of the rules appeared reasonable, such as not opening doors to strangers and keeping the house clean, netizens found others to be unreasonable.
- Other regulations listed included only being able to use a phone for one hour at night after all the kids are asleep and not being able to leave the house without permission.
- Some netizens responded by saying that helpers were humans not slaves, while others argued back that helpers are employees hired to work.
One employer’s comprehensive list of house rules for their domestic worker has received backlash online for what some netizens described to be “slave” conditions after it was posted on social media.
In the Instagram video shared by the Singaporean account Sgfollowsall on Thursday, a person filming a handwritten list on a white board proudly claims it “Took me 45 mins to write all these rules & regulations and the helper to-do lists.”
- On Tuesday, May 24, Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, suffered a mass shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead.
- One of the victims was Amerie Jo Garza, a 10-year-old fourth grader seen in one picture wearing a BTS shirt.
- “I just want people to know she died trying to save her classmates. She just wanted to save everyone,” Angel Garza shared.
- In response to the tragedy, BTS fans have also taken to social media and GoFundMe to honor their fellow Army.
BTS fans are coming together to honor Amerie Jo Garza, the 10-year-old Army who lost her life trying to save her classmates.
On Tuesday, May 24, Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, suffered a mass shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead. The shooter, now identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, opened fire at the elementary school at approximately 11:30 a.m. with an AR-15-style rifle. Ramos was fatally shot at the scene of the deadly incident at around 1 p.m.
- BTS is launching a new three-episode weekly radio series on Apple Music 1.
- The series’ first episode drops May 28 at 6 a.m. PDT and will lead up to the release of the group’s new album “Proof.”
- Each episode will focus on an aspect of BTS’ journey, from the songs that inspire their styles and sounds to the group highlighting their fans’ favorite songs and their status as global superstars.
- “We wanted to use this radio show to celebrate nine years of BTS with you guys and with our ARMY all over the world,” said the group’s leader, RM.
Apple Music announced Thursday the launch of a new weekly radio show called “BTS Radio: Past & Present” on Apple Music 1.
The limited series will air weekly with three episodes each week, starting on May 28 at 6 a.m. PDT and leading up to the release of BTS’ new album “Proof” on June 10th.
Smaller than a flea: Northwestern engineers create the world’s smallest remote-controlled walking robots
- Engineers at Northwestern University developed the world’s smallest remote-controlled, walking robots.
- The robots, which are about half a millimeter wide each, are made out of a malleable shape-memory alloy that can be deformed and returned to their original shape using heat.
- The crab robot was developed out of some students’ fascination with the sideways motion of crabs.
- Applying heat to specific joints of the crab robot makes it twist, turn or jump, depending on the sequence of heat application.
- John A. Rogers, a professor in the university’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, said that while the robots are currently in the early stages of development, the technology behind them offers significant potential.
Engineers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, have developed the tiniest remote-controlled, walking robot in the world.
The robots, which are about half a millimeter wide each, are made out of a malleable shape-memory alloy that can be deformed and returned to its original shape using heat, according to the report published Wednesday in Science Robotics.
- K-pop boy group Seventeen released their new full album “Face the Sun” with the title music video “Hot” today.
- The album features seven new songs in addition to their previously released “Hot” and their first English-language single as a group, “Darl+ing.”
- Member Woozi penned and composed much of the album with contributions from members Hoshi, Vernon and S.Coups in addition to frequent Seventeen collaborator Bumzu.
- This is Seventeen’s first full-length domestic album release since “An Ode” in 2019.”
K-pop boy group Seventeen’s comeback album “Face The Sun” and title music video “Hot” dropped today.
The nine-track fourth album, led by “Darl+ing,” their first English-language single to be performed by all 13 members, features seven previously unreleased songs.
DC man sentenced to under 2 years in jail for assault that left Chinese family with cuts, bruises and fractures
- Patrick Trebat, 39, has been sentenced to 630 days in jail after pleading guilty to attacking a Chinese family in Washington, D.C., last August.
- Prosecutors said Trebat attacked the family of three — a man, a woman and their adult son — because they spoke in a language he did not understand.
- Trebat yelled profanities at the family, including statements such as “You are not American” and “Go back to your country.”
- He first attacked the older man from behind, punching the back of his head and pushing him to the ground. He also shoved the woman to the ground and punched their son in the face when he tried to defend his parents.
- Trebat’s jail sentence may be suspended to just 210 days if he completes three years of supervised probation.
A man from Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 630 days in jail after pleading guilty to a hate-based assault of a Chinese family last year.
The family of three — a man, a woman and their adult son — was walking near the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue NW and Fulton Street NW at around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 when Patrick Trebat, 39, began shouting profanities at them.
- New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced on Thursday that the city’s Department of Education (DOE) would be introducing a pilot curriculum that will teach students about the history and culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
- The new curriculum, “Hidden Voices: Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States,” is planned for implementation next school year in the fall.
- The program is part of the DOE’s Hidden Voices Project, a collaborative effort between the DOE’s Social Studies Department and the Museum of the City of New York.
- Schools Chancellor David Banks explained that the pilot curriculum would cover stories from historical AAPI figures and also help battle anti-Asian hate crimes in the city, which saw a 361% increase in 2021 compared to the previous year.
- While Banks has yet to announce the specific schools where the pilot program would be introduced, he said it will be developed for all grade levels across all New York City public schools by fall of 2024.
New York City public schools will introduce a new curriculum teaching students about the history and culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) starting next school year.
The new curriculum, “Hidden Voices: Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States,” aims to help students relate to each other amid the rising Asian American violence in the city brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Eric Adams announced on Thursday.
- Utah declared May 18 as Nathan Chen Day to honor the Chinese American Olympic gold medalist for his significant achievements in figure skating.
- Chen, 23, was recognized by the Utah Sports Commision, Utah Governor Spencer Cox and other state legislators during a ceremony at Utah State Capitol’s chamber at 11 a.m. on May 18.
- “I mean truthfully, I didn't really think I was going to be able to make it to where I made it,” the Salt Lake City native told FOX13. “For me and I'm absolutely certain that there's gonna be many other young athletes that will be able to achieve it so long as they have the inspiration with a passion I think that's the most important thing.”
- Chen won gold at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in February, beating his long-time rival, Japan’s “Ice Prince” Yuzuru Hanyu, in what was considered the “Battle of the Sixes,” with both skaters having six national titles under their belts.
- Earlier this week, the figure skater was revealed to be part of Time100’s Most Influential People of 2022, along with other celebrities such as Marvel star Simu Liu.
The state of Utah declared May 18 as Nathan Chen Day to honor the Chinese American Olympic gold medalist for his significant achievements in figure skating.
The Utah Sports Commision, Utah Governor Spencer Cox and other state legislators recognized Chen, 23, for his accomplishments after he won gold at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in February. The figure skater was celebrated in the chamber of the state’s Capitol at 11 a.m., where he received a declaration from Cox and a ceremony in his honor.
Rent prices tripling in an LA Chinatown apartment building means residents face possible homelessness
- The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to vote today on plans to buy a 124-unit Hillside Villa apartment building in Chinatown amid huge rent hikes.
- Hillside was previously under an affordability covenant that kept its rent low for the past 30 years, but it expired and owners can now raise prices according to market rates.
- One tenant shared that she and her husband previously paid a combined total of $950 per month in rent, but now, that number has spiked up to $2,660.
- They say the new amount is more than their entire monthly income, which means they will have no choice but to move if the council does not intervene.
- If approved, the proposal includes taking out a reserve fund loan of approximately $46 million to acquire the building and reinstate its affordability covenant for the next 55 years.
The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to vote today on plans to buy a 124-unit Hillside Villa apartment building in Chinatown amid huge rent hikes that would make the property otherwise unaffordable to its current residents.
The pending city council vote is two years in the making, during which its many low-income residents have been urging the city to purchase the building from its current owners, the Botz family.
- Vans is set to release a new sneaker collaboration with iconic anime “Sailor Moon” on June 10.
- The Sailor Moon x Vans Authentic has a predominantly light blue canvas upper with images of the Sailor Guardians and Tuxedo Mask emblazoned throughout.
- The Sailor Moon x Vans Sk8-Hi has a white-based high-top canvas upper with purple accents. It also features several “Sailor Moon” characters.
- Vans Japan posted more images of the shoes and other Sailor Moon x Vans products.
Footwear brand Vans is teaming up with iconic anime Sailor Moon for an exciting new sneaker collaboration.
Deborah Chow was tasked with the galactic responsibility of bringing some of cinematic history’s most iconic characters back to screen in the new Disney Plus series “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
Set between the timelines drawn out by franchise creator George Lucas in the original trilogy and its prequels, the new series is tasked with adhering to what’s already been canonized within the “Star Wars” universe. Die-hard fans would otherwise be sure to note every little detail that’s amiss, from the coarse and irritating texture of the sands on Tatooine to the lush forests of Endor.
British man praises Singapore on TikTok after his missing wallet — minus only $40 — is returned to police
- A British man in Singapore who lost his wallet containing $500 was surprised when he received a letter from Singapore police that his wallet had been found.
- The man posted a video sharing his experience to TikTok on Thursday, which garnered more than 3,400 likes and over 62,000 views.
- He revealed that $460 remained in his wallet and that he had no issue with the missing $40.
After losing his wallet containing $500 for over a week, a British man in Singapore was relieved when he received a letter that a good Samaritan had found and returned the wallet to police.
The man, Chris Henderson, believed he had lost his wallet for good until a letter from Singapore police informed him that his wallet had been found 10 days later. He was shocked, however, after discovering that most of his cash had been left untouched.
- Google software engineer-turned-YouTuber Jonathan Ma, known online as Joma, has signed a deal with Stars Collective, an entertainment company launched by “Crazy Rich Asians” backer Peter Luo.
- For his first project, Ma, 32, will create a dark comedy drama about the origins of Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto, the cryptocurrency’s mysterious creator.
- Ma became a full-time YouTuber six months ago under the channel Joma Tech, producing informative videos and comedic skits for his now more than 1.74 million subscribers.
- “Jonathan authentically connects to a generation of consumers who think differently and exhibit evolving entertainment consumption habits,” Luo said in a statement. “His following and strong fan engagement is a direct result of his intelligence, likeability, creative acumen, and natural ability to tell stories.”
YouTuber Jonathan Ma has signed a deal with Stars Collective, an entertainment company launched by “Crazy Rich Asians” backer Peter Luo, to make a dark comedy drama about Bitcoin.
The engineer-turned-YouTuber, known online as Joma, was signed by Stars Collective to a managing, development and production deal with the Bitcoin comedy drama as his first project, Deadline reported.
- Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu threw out the first pitch of the Seattle Mariners baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.
- During the ceremonial pitch, Yu wore a Seattle Mariners shirt emblazoned with the name “Ichiro,” after the legendary Japanese baseball star Ichiro Suzuki.
- In 2014, Yu became the first Asian, first Latina and first openly gay justice to be appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court.
Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu donned a special uniform and threw the first pitch of a Seattle Mariners baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.
Yu, who is an avid Seattle Mariners fan, was asked to do the ceremonial pitch at T-Mobile Park in Seattle in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
- Chicago police are looking for a man who brandished an alleged handgun during a live broadcast on Wednesday morning.
- Joanie Lum was reporting on the corner of Clark and Hubbard in River North when the man appeared and pointed what appeared to be a firearm at either the camera or camera operator.
- The “Good Morning Chicago” broadcast talked about rising gun violence in the city, which suffered a mass shooting incident just last week.
- FOX 32 reported later in the day that no one was injured during the incident.
- The authorities now consider the man to be a person of interest and have accused him of aggravated assault with a firearm.
Chicago police are looking for a man who brandished an alleged handgun during a live broadcast about gun violence in the city.
Members of the FOX 32 team, led by reporter Joanie Lum, were on the corner of Clark and Hubbard in the neighborhood of River North at around 7 a.m. on Wednesday when their camera captured the incident.
- South Korea’s Supreme Court ruled today that former BigBang member Seungri will serve his entire 18-month jail sentence.
- Seungri’s was originally found guilty in August 2021 of nine charges including embezzlement and prostitution mediation among others. He was originally sentenced to three years in jail.
- The sentence was reduced to half during an appeal hearing in January where he pled guilty to all charges.
- Seungri was one of the most prominent names involved in the Burning Sun nightclub scandal in 2019 that saw many in the entertainment industry accused of alleged crimes of rape, spycam usage, prostitution trafficking and embezzlement.
The South Korean Supreme Court rejected former Big Bang member Seungri’s lighter sentence appeal today, ruling he will serve the entirety of his 18-month jail sentence.
In August 2021, Seungri’s original trial found him guilty of nine charges including embezzlement and prostitution mediation with a sentence of three years in prison and an order to pay a fine of 1.15 billion Korean won (approximately $912,780).
- Located in Flushing, Queens, the 24,000-square-foot Asian food hall is one of the many projects in Tangram, a multi-purpose space with architecture inspired by the traditional Chinese puzzle of its namesake.
- The concept behind its interior design marries industrial and cyberpunk styles. The hall will feature concrete, steel, cedar and ceramic textures bathed in heavy neon, along with kinetic lights and disco balls.
- The food hall design aims to promote Asian culture and cuisine and is influenced by the open-air markets bustling with life in massive metropolises like in Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore.
An upcoming futuristic Asian food hall is set to spice up the nightlife in Flushing, Queens, in New York City this summer.
The 24,000-square-foot Asian food hall is one of the many projects underway in Tangram, a multi-purpose space with architecture inspired by the traditional Chinese puzzle of its namesake.
‘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.
- ‘Hunter x Hunter’ fan pledges 1,000 punches of gratitude a day until the end of its 3-year hiatus
- Chinese man arrested for gifting women make-up mirrors with built-in spycams
- ‘Do not lock your room’: Video of employer’s ‘rules and regulations’ list for domestic worker stirs outrage
- Amerie Jo Garza: BTS fans unite to honor the life of 10-year-old Uvalde hero and fellow Army
- BTS to host new show premiering on Apple Music this weekend
- Smaller than a flea: Northwestern engineers create the world’s smallest remote-controlled walking robots
- Seventeen drops fire music video ‘Hot’ off new album ‘Face The Sun’
- DC man sentenced to under 2 years in jail for assault that left Chinese family with cuts, bruises and fractures
- New York City schools to launch new curriculum celebrating AAPI history this fall
- Utah honors native son Nathan Chen with his own day in honor of his figure skating achievements
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