Australian-born Chinese writer Heidi Tai recently visited her father-in-law’s hometown in Vietnam. Through a personal reflection, Heidi explores the significance of knowing her family history and how seeing their stories with her own eyes has helped to foster gratitude for their sacrifices and to better understand the Eastern values they instilled in her from young.
Happy Lunar New Year! While there’s fun in mixing salad for prosperity and receiving red packets, maybe you’re also feeling overwhelmed by family members badgering you for life updates. If this is you, Joy Li has you covered.
Jocelle Koh, founder of Asian Pop Weekly, talks about her unique passion, how her upbringing and cultural heritage has influenced this, and her thoughts on the influence of Asian pop music around the world.
K-pop fans never thought that they would hear strong Aussie accents in a popular group, but the time has finally come. K-pop is slowly being integrated into the Australian music scene, partially due to Felix and Bang Chan from Stray Kids.
In October last year, our Creative Director, Monique, had a chance to chat to The Mag at RTRFM about what THE ABC ISSUE is, what we hope to achieve through it, and her thoughts on Asian representation. Below is a transcript of the interview, originally broadcast on radio.
Crystal Ngo might not be someone you’d typically place as a model. Not because she isn’t tall, willowy, and confident; nor is it because she isn’t sartorially savvy. In fact, Crystal ticks all these boxes. The reason why Crystal isn’t your ‘typical’ model, is simply because she is Asian.
Growing up as a product of two markedly different cultures can be both a blessing and a (proverbial) ball and chain, with one often having to balance cultural identities and ideals that sit on opposite ends of the spectrum.
Everyone has a different story to tell, and often, we don’t pause to ponder why someone may do things a certain way until we consider how their life experiences have shaped them into the person they have become.