- Titus Low, a Singaporean OnlyFans creator who was sentenced to three weeks in jail in October for posting pornographic images on the platform, is going viral once again for a YouTube video detailing his experience.
- The 14-minute video, titled “My Honest Prison Experience,” starts off with the 22-year-old influencer answering a question about “dropping the soap,” referring to prison rape if an inmate bends over to pick up the dropped soap in the shower.
- Low explained that nothing like that ever happened to him while locked up, adding that the inmates he was with were “pretty chilled.”
- He thanked his pregnant wife, Cheryl Chin, for keeping his mental health in check and added that she was one of the only things that got him through his time in jail.
- He left his fans with advice, telling them to obey the law and encouraged others to “treasure your time and live in the moment.”
Titus Low, a Singaporean OnlyFans creator who was sentenced to three weeks in jail in October for posting pornographic images on the platform, is going viral once again for a YouTube video detailing his experience behind bars.
The 14-minute video, titled “My Honest Prison Experience,” starts off with the 22-year-old influencer answering a question about “dropping the soap,” referring to prison rape that purportedly occurs after an inmate bends over to pick up dropped soap in the shower.
- Chinese- language YouTube channel 科技美学 (Technological Aesthetics) recently uploaded a video of an engineer using custom parts to create the first foldable and functional iPhone.
- The clip, which has been viewed over 480,000 times, shows an engineer testing different parts and configurations to build a working prototype they dubbed as the “iPhone V.”
- The engineer managed to modify the iPhone screen to be flexible enough to bend while retaining the most functionality possible.
- He then used the casing of a Motorola Razr, which has a hinge that works with the iPhone’s components.
- To complete the prototype, the engineer added 3D-printed parts and a custom 1000mAh battery but had to remove one speaker as well as the wireless charging and MagSafe components.
- Despite the limitations of the final prototype, the effort earned praise from commenters.
A Chinese YouTube channel has managed to create the first functioning, foldable iPhone in the world.
YouTube channel 科技美学 (Technological Aesthetics) recently uploaded a video of an engineer using custom parts to create a working foldable iPhone.
- Small, private rooms that come with lounge chairs, coffee and Wi-Fi at a Japanese train station provide commuters with a safe and quiet space for rest or work.
- Japanese YouTuber Travelgeek featured the so-called “sleep pods” in a recent video, sharing their experience in two of them.
- One room equipped with a Nescafé coffee maker costs 330 Japanese yen (approximately $2.30) per 15 minutes.
- Single-occupancy spaces have become a unique part of Japanese urban culture in recent years, offering individuals privacy and a temporary refuge from bustling city life.
Small, private booths that provide rest and temporary refuge in the middle of a busy train station in Japan are fascinating the internet, with some considering taking time out of their travel plans just to experience them.
The booths, which are marketed as another form of Japan’s famous single-occupancy “capsules,” were recently featured by local YouTuber Travelgeek, who documents their travel adventures with “no background music” so people can “enjoy the real sounds.”
- Miiasaurus, whose real name is Miia Kinnunen, announced her return to YouTube on Oct. 22, nearly four months after “canceling” herself in a video where she admitted to fabricating "95 percent" of her stories and for using a “blaccent.”
- “I realized in that time that I am not happy with the way that I am carrying myself and the way that I’m allowing so many different people from respective communities to be caught in the crossfire of me not fixing my bullsh*t,” she says in her latest video.
- Kinnunen started her break from YouTube in June.
- In her video, Kinnunen states that she would be donating a portion of the proceeds she receives from her videos moving forward to respective communities, “starting off with the Black community.”
Miiasaurus, a YouTuber who rose to fame for her “storytime” content before moving on to other genres, announced her return to the online video-sharing platform months after “canceling” herself for fabricating stories and for her use of a “blaccent.”
Nearly four months after outing herself in a YouTube post, Miiasaurus, whose real name is Miia Kinnunen, announced her return in a video uploaded to her channel on Oct. 22.
- YouTuber Markiplier admitted to Logan Paul that he makes “an ungodly amount of money, and it feels unfair.”
- Markiplier joined Paul during a recent episode of the podcast “IMPAULSIVE” and talked about his YouTube career and health.
- “I'm open to talk about it because it just seems like such a cheat of the system to be able to have this much success, when really all I want to do is make content and inspire others to make content,” the 33-year-old YouTuber, who is of Korean descent, tells Paul. “But at the same time, it's something I can't deny, because to deny it would be a hypocritical thing to do."
- In a January report, Forbes listed Markiplier as the world’s third-highest-earning YouTuber, with MrBeast taking the top spot and Paul's brother, Jake Paul, in second place.
- Nielsen’s 2020 Asian American Report also listed Markiplier as one of the two highest-earning Asian American content creators on YouTube at the time alongside Evan Fong, also known as VanossGaming.
Markiplier, one of YouTube’s highest-earning content creators, admitted that the “ungodly amount” of money he earns, which sits at around $38 million annually, “feels unfair.”
Markiplier, whose real name is Mark Fischbach, joined Logan Paul during a recent episode of the podcast “Impaulsive” to talk about his YouTube career and health.
Elena Moon Park, a musician, educator and producer based in Brooklyn, New York City, is connecting the Asian diaspora through all-ages music and global cultural exchange.
Having released “Rabbit Days and Dumplings” (2012) and “Unhurried Journey” (2020) – two full albums of original songs and reimagined folk and children’s songs from East Asia – Elena performs with fellow musicians as Elena Moon Park and Friends for families across the U.S. During quarantine, she even put on virtual “Stay at Home” concerts for schools from her Brooklyn apartment.
Filipino actor Sharon Cuneta shows off Louis Vuitton shopping bags after being ‘turned away’ at Hermès store in Seoul
- Filipino actor and singer Sharon Cuneta shares the moment she was “turned away” from an Hermès store in Seoul in her latest travel vlog.
- Shortly after being turned away, Cuneta went on to shop at Louis Vuitton, where she was apparently provided with welcoming service.
- The actor eventually left the store with numerous Louis Vuitton shopping bags and passed by Hermès again.
- The vlog went viral due to the Hermès incident, with fans expressing anger toward the luxury store and amusement at the actor’s response.
- In an Instagram post, Cuneta clarified to fans the reason she was denied entry was due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions.
In her latest travel vlog, Filipino actor and singer Sharon Cuneta shares the moment she was “turned away” from an Hermès branch in South Korea.
In the vlog uploaded to her YouTube channel on Friday, Cuneta goes on a trip with her family in Seoul. She can be seen trying Korean food, buying K-pop merchandise and going on a shopping spree in Seoul’s fashion hubs.
- Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, better known for his online persona Uncle Roger, reacted to food personality and television host Rachel Ray’s take on pad thai from a 2020 clip of the “Rachael Ray Show.”
- Ng called out Ray’s use of soy sauce, carrots, basil, mint and edible flowers, among other ingredients.
- Ray rose to prominence on the Food Network for her show “30 Minute-Meals,” which ran for 11 seasons from 2001 to 2012.
- The video has garnered over 1 million views since its posting on Sept. 25.
Uncle Roger is not impressed with Rachel Ray’s pad thai recipe.
In his latest YouTube video, Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, better known for his online persona Uncle Roger, reacted to television and food personality Rachel Ray’s pad thai recipe from a 2020 YouTube clip of the “Rachael Ray Show.”
- A Japanese tourist traveling across the U.S. has gone viral on TikTok for his video explaining why Wisconsin is an underrated destination.
- The tourist is George Japan, a popular Japanese YouTuber who rose to fame for his videos explaining Japanese culture and reacting to poorly translated Kanji tattoos.
- In his video, George raves about the ButterBurger and fried cheese curds at the fast-food restaurant Culvers, the donuts and apple cider at Edwards Apple Orchard and the monster trucks at Walworth County Fair.
- According to a video posted on his YouTube channel, George is currently on a two-year “world tour,” meeting his subscribers in person and staying in their homes.
- He previously visited the Philippines and Canada, and is due to leave the U.S. and travel to Mexico in October.
A Japanese tourist traveling across the United States has gone viral on TikTok for his video explaining why Wisconsin is an underrated destination.
George Japan, a popular Japanese YouTuber who rose to fame for his videos explaining Japanese culture and reacting to poorly translated Kanji tattoos, has been touring the U.S since August, having previously visited New York City and Chicago. However, it seems Wisconsin has found a special place in his heart.
- Popular YouTuber and founder of the anonymous message board 4chan, Nishimura Hiroyuki, is facing backlash after making controversial comments regarding sexual violence.
- Hiroyuki stated in a YouTube video on Aug. 27 that hostesses at bars recieve high pay in exchange for enduring sexual violence.
- Nishimura’s comments came in reference to actor Kagawa Teruyuki’s recent sexual harassement scandal.
- Many social media users criticized Nishimura for portraying women who work as hostesses in bars as willing targets of sexual violence.
The founder and owner of the anonymous messaging board 4chan has received harsh backlash for posting a YouTube video commenting on actor Kagawa Teruyuki’s recent sexual harassment scandal.
Kagawa issued an apology on Aug. 26, 2022, after a report was released stating that the actor had groped a hostess’ breasts at a bar in 2019 before taking her bra off and passing it around to colleagues. The woman filed a civil lawsuit against the bar owner for failing to intervene; however, she retracted the case and later settled the situation outside of court with Kagawa.
- Australian-based violinists Brett Yang and Eddy Chen uploaded a four-hour video in July titled “4 Hours of Asian Mum to Help You Focus on Practising/Studying/Working” on their YouTube channel TwoSetViolin.
- The video, which features Chen as an “Asian mum” regularly checking in on her child, has attracted over a million views and over 4,000 comments.
- Throughout the video, Chen can be seen periodically peeking through the doorway, bringing a plate of snacks or a cup of hot chocolate milk.
- Many commenters expressed that the video brought back memories from their childhood and made them miss the love of their parents.
- “I know this is supposed to be relaxing and sorta funny, but this was honestly so nostalgic, and now I'm ugly crying,” one commenter shared. “I'm nearly 30, and since my mom was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in 2019, I've switched places with her as the caregiver. She's getting weaker and weaker… so I know I don't have a lot of time left with her. I would do anything to go back and relive my childhood, just to see her healthy and happy again.”
A YouTube video by the talented musical duo TwoSetViolin simulating an “Asian mum” regularly checking in on the viewer has taken many viewers on a nostalgic, emotional journey.
Australian-based violinists Brett Yang and Eddy Chen uploaded a four-hour video in July featuring Chen playing the role of a thoughtful and caring mother.
Hacker streams old Elon Musk interview about cryptocurrency in latest South Korean government YouTube hack
- Government of the Republic of Korea, the official YouTube channel of the South Korean government, has been restored following a hacking incident over the weekend, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said in a statement on Sunday.
- "At 3:20 a.m., the channel name and profile picture were altered and a live video was played on the account," the statement read. “The attack was brought to our attention at 6 a.m. and the channel was restored around 7:20 a.m."
- The hacker streamed a video of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s interview with Bloomberg at the Qatar Economic Forum in June, where he talked about Twitter acquisition and cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and Dogecoin.
- The recent hacking is the latest in a string of incidents involving YouTube channels of South Korean government agencies.
- A cryptocurrency videos was streamed on the channel of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) on Aug. 29. The channel of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) was also targeted last week.
Officials confirmed that they have restored Government of the Republic of Korea, the official YouTube channel of South Korea’s government, after a hacker took control of their account and streamed an Elon Musk interview about cryptocurrency over the weekend.
The hacking incident reportedly occurred at around 3:20 a.m. on Saturday when the YouTube channel’s name was changed to “SpaceX Invest” by an unidentified hacker. The channel, which has more than 263,000 subscribers, mainly publishes videos about current policies and events.