Asia Blog: China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam

US “My Sassy Girl” Remake Movie Poster

Posted in Movies by Elliott Back on March 29th, 2008.

WTF? They’re going to remake My Sassy Girl as an American offering? How could this possibly get better than the original, I don’t know. Check out the movie poster:


The film, starring Elisha Cuthbert of The Girl Next Door and TV show 24 fame, is scheduled to come out sometime in 2008, and is subtitled “The girl your mother warned you about.”

Margaret Cho Tattoo Photo

Posted in Cute by Elliott Back on March 29th, 2008.

Margaret Cho is a Korean/American comedian most people describe as funny but unattractive. She’s hugely involved in gay and lesbian rights issues, and an anti-Bush protester. I’m not sure precisely why she’s so famous or popular (see a random youtube skit to evaluate yourself), but she does have awesome tattoos!


Apparently she fell in love with tattoos and got 30% of her body covered in them. It’s a very nice tattoo! For more photos of Margaret Cho, including many Creative Commons (CC) licensed work, you should check out her flickr search results for over 1,500 more!

Bjork screams “Free Tibet” in Shanghai

Posted in China, Human Rights, Music by Elliott Back on March 8th, 2008.

This just seems like the wrong thing to do. Our favorite Sinablog Shanghaiist has the scoop about how Iceland’s famous singer embarrassed herself:

Bj√∂rk closed out the set with the anthemic ‘Declare Independence,’ chanting the name of a huge piece of real estate west of Sichuan and Yunnan amongst a hail of streamers. [Bjork] shouted “Tibet, Tibet!” followed by “Raise your flag!” towards the end of her final song, “Declare independence.”


Best Fortune Cookie Ever

Posted in Amused by Elliott Back on March 1st, 2008.


“Maybe you can live on the moon in next century” [src]