September’s arrival means two things for many Filipinos: the holiday season is fast approaching, and memes featuring Chinese-Filipino singer Jose Mari Chan, 76, will be everywhere.Here come the memes
Altered images and online jokes featuring the beloved singer have unintentionally become a part of the Filipino holiday tradition in recent years.
Dear People Who Don’t Celebrate the Holidays in a Traditional Manner,
I still remember when I told my college friends that I didn’t usually celebrate Thanksgiving with a big turkey, stuffing, or pumpkin pie. They reacted with disbelief and apologetic sympathy. A wave of pity seemed to wash over them and somehow, in that moment, I felt so very alienated.
With the holiday season comes endless tinsel, gifts, and decorations. And with it, also comes mountains of waste piled as high as a Christmas tree.
If Greta Thunberg hasn’t scared you enough into being more eco-conscious lately, let me just reiterate:
It’s the holiday season and you want to find just the perfect gift for the special Asian baby girl in your life! Well look no further, here’s a round-up of nifty gifties that are bound to impress.1. Baby Yoda Plush
You don’t need a tracking fob to find new items inspired by The Child from #TheMandalorian.
Shopping for your parents is no easy task. You probably know them better than anyone else in the world, but somehow it’s intrinsically difficult to find them something that they’d actually like. They tell you that they don’t want anything. They tell you not to waste your money. But if you don’t get them anything — oh boy — they won’t forget that.
Here are some crowd-pleasers that even the strictest of Asian parents would like!
Help your friends and family show off their unique personalities with clever and cute AirPod cases.
The hottest tech accessory used to be gachapon Winnie the Pooh keychains in costumes. Although gacahpon never goes out of style, the thing to do in 2020 is to dress up those bland white AirPods cases!
Asian parents always have their unique ways of doing things, especially when it comes to Christmas gifts. As their children, we may not have always gotten the toys we wanted as children, but looking back, we’ve got some hilarious stories to share.
From cans of coconut milk to mosquito repellents, here are some of the most hilarious gifts Asians have received from their parents. It’s the thought that counts, right?
Much like the Holiday-themed parties and KFC chicken feasts, young Japanese women wearing Santa Claus outfits have become a staple of Japan’s Christmas tradition.
さあ明日はクリスマスイーブ🎄 ということで #ダラムS1 に サンタコス🎅🏻でお邪魔するお💓
A character from a classic ‘90s Hong Kong movie has gone viral on Chinese social media for its resemblance to Santa Claus.
Pictures of Oboi — pronounced the same as the English words “All Buy” — played by veteran Hong Kong actor Elvis Tsui in the 1992 movie “Royal Tramp,” has been widely shared by Chinese netizens.
Film star Jet Li is known to keep his children out of the spotlight; however, this Christmas, Li graced Instagram with a photo of himself and his two daughters at his side.
Children’s holiday specials are usually filled with cheer, Yuletide mischief, and light-hearted conundrums. However, this wasn’t the case for the 1996 “Hey Arnold!” Christmas special that broke our hearts and still stays relevant today.
Christmas for Asians is all about spending time with family and friends, and the celebration comes in a variety of ways.
The westernized version of Christmas has been copied by other countries in Asia, with Santa Claus being a big factor during the celebrations. The holiday itself is mostly a secular celebration, as only a small fraction of the population of countries in Asia are Christians. Children and parents actively participate in Christmas celebrations when they are a part of schools run by Christian missionaries.