Mash-Up Round-Up: Cholos, Bieber, & Sotomayor
The week of April 28, 2014 was: flashbacks to Gwen Stefani’s unfortunate Harajuku Girls period, flying Korean Air to Brazil and eating surprisingly delicious bibimbap, and, oh yeah, feeling kind of guilty about it all.
Mash-Ups In The News:
Japanese fans have long been supporters Chicano soul and rap. Now Thailand is getting in on the game. We’re not in East LA anymore, Dorothy.
Lupita Nyong’o, Mexican-Kenyan-Yale Grad-Oscar Winner-New Yorker, was named People’s Most Beautiful Person of 2014. First of all, duh. Second of all, anyone who has ever felt weird because they look ”ethnic” needs to watch this video with Lupita and Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek
via The Grio
We don’t always like to get political in these parts, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor? We’d like to buy you about 78 caipirinhas.
via NY Times
In Silicon Valley, Vietnamese-speaking political volunteers are hustling votes for a second-generation Indian-American lawyer running against the incumbent, a third-generation Japanese-American congressman. Importantly, did you know that you could buy curry pizza topped with palak paneer in Fremont? Never ordering pepperoni again.
We know, we know, he’s Canadian. But he was basically adopted by Usher, wasn’t he? Anyways. Justin Bieber goes to Japan, unsurprisingly offends everyone in Asia.
“The German entrepreneur, the Spanish corrupt politician, the Russian mobster and the Chinese tycoon all have their money there.” You guys, this sounds like a great dating opportunity.
via Roads and Kingdoms