Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CONTEST ALERT: Giveaway Tickets to "MOURNING GRAVE" - Reel Asian Film Festival


I am SO excited to be on board with Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival this year!!

Are you a fan of K-dramas? Live near Toronto? Did you love Kim So-eun on We Got Married? I'm giving away 4 Pairs of Tickets, the highly anticipated Mourning Grave at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival on November 8! Anybody can enter, and there are 3 easy and simple ways to do so- Don't miss this amazing opportunity!! 

1)  Write a COMMENT at the comment of this post, saying you want to win!! 
2)  Share/comment this FACEBOOK POST on my fb page.
3)  Share this TWITTER POST  on my twitter account.

I will draw random winners on Sunday Nov. 2, and the movie takes place Sat. Nov 8 @ 9:15pm, The Royal Theatre (608 College St, Toronto). The screening event will feature the film director himself, who will run a Q&A session after~ So exciting! I *may* be attending as well :) 



SYNOPSIS: With the ability to see ghosts, In-su returns to his hometown for a normal life, but ends up bonding with an unusual girl. Meanwhile, a mysterious masked ghost has started to hunt down and kill his classmates one by one. Starring Kim So-eun and Kang Ha-neul.


But guess what- You can ALSO use promo code frozen18 to save 25% discount off regular-priced tickets at reelasian.com. See the full line-up here! #RA2014

This will actually be the 18th edition of the film festival, and this year it runs from November 6 - 16. From what I see, it's honestly a fantastic lineup of movies and events from all across Asia.  Good luck everyone entering the contest, I will release an update soon!! 

Official Trailer for "Mourning Grave" 


Saturday, October 4, 2014

5th Annual FREEDOM WALK [PHOTOS]

Last weekend, 600 passionate women and men gathered in the lobby of Fairbank Hotel in downtown Toronto.  In the crowd, we saw compassionate students, families with children, dedicated officers, lawyers, and members of parliament.  Of that group, approximately 200 people (including myself!) later marched the streets of Toronto.

Before spotting my friend, I showed up alone feeling nervous, since this was the first Freedom Walk I had attended. Free Them really outdid themselves though, as Ottawa also had a walk that was being run simultaneously.  Really proud to hear about that! [VIDEO COMING SOON! CHECK BACK]

It was really cool and inviting to have a red carpet style banner set up, so all attendees felt good about showing up.
Most people pre-registered, so I quickly moved through the line to sign in, and get a drawstring backpack full of trafficking information.
Goodie bag with bracelet, info, posters to put up.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BTS "DANGER" Dance Tutorial [Chorus]

RELATED POST: AOA "SHORT HAIR" Dance Tutorial

My dance crew R.P.M filmed a new dance tutorial, this time for BTS's DANGER!  Actually I'm not in this video since I was not in town *sadface*, but my ladies did a FANTASTIC job making this dance easy to learn.  Check it out below, and comment any requests you have!


Friday, September 19, 2014

5th Annual Freedom Walk Toronto for HUMAN TRAFFICKING w/ Jully Black

I am going to be participating in this year's Freedom Walk!  This is a fantastic event happening in Toronto next weekend, on Saturday September 27th. It is run by Free Them and will be hosted by the Fairmont Royal York this year.  This will be an amazing opportunity to meet others involved in the cause, and to learn and promote more awareness about the reality of human trafficking and modern slavery.

RELATED POST FOR YOU:  23 Things Sochi 2014 Could Have Bought


RnB singer Jully Black will also be hosting this year's walk. I'm very pleased to see a celebrity presence around the cause as well.

Registration for the event is OPEN, and you can do it HERE. 

You can register as an individual, or as a team. The admission fees are:

Adult .......................... $15
Volunteer .................. $15
Student (15-18) ......... $10
Child (0-12) ............. FREE

For teams, you can choose your own team name and associate yourself with a company.  In addition, you can purchase a Freedom Walk T-shirt for $15. Fundraising goals are up to you!


Details of the Event are Below:

Name: 5th Annual Freedom Walk presented by The Fairmont Royal York 

Where: The Fairmont Royal York Hotel |100 Front Street W. TorontoWhen: Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:00AM | Registration10:00AM | Honorary Ceremony 11:30AM | 4KM Freedom Walk

SPEAKERS:
Host - To be announced! 
Member of Parliament - Joy Smith
Founder of [free-them] - Shae Invidiata
Keynote Speaker - John Cotton Richmond
Human Trafficking Prosecutor Sex Trafficking Survivor - Timea Nagy 
Performing National Anthem - Jaclyn Holmes 


Hope to see you there!


Love, Angel

Saturday, September 13, 2014

How To Make Tuna Gimbap "Korean Sushi" (Step-By-Step PHOTOS)

How to make this is 5 easy steps!
Oh dear, what a busy week!  A lot has been happening, including that I've moved into a new apartment, I'm now writing for Arirang Korea TV, and R.P.M performed at the AllTV Music Bank!

In the meantime, I'll share some pictures of when R.P.M got together and we made some homemade tuna gimbap. You may use vegetarian or other meats to fill in the dish (I am a pescy so tuna was just dandy!).  The rice-and-seaweed combo has given it a nickname of "Korean sushi".  Although similar in appearance, gimbap features a softer and moist seaweed texture as well as cooked meat.

YOU NEED

  • Tuna/Veggie paste (can be mixed with OR without dairy products)
  • Rice (mixed with rice wine)
  • Large seaweed sheets
  • Kimchi
  • Bamboo mat (to roll the gimbap)
  • Optional: Slivered cucumber and carrot,  oil
Serving Size:  1 roll = 7-8 pieces (serves 1)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

How Red Velvet's Wendy Got Casted by SM [Exclusive Interview, Former Producer]

Disclaimer: This is the ORIGINAL interview with  Canadian producer"Gentleman Bear" (Jorge Toledo-Ramirez) about Wendy Son from Red Velvet. Any replication/ trans. without permission, of this article, is a copyright offense. The facts are validated and confirmed in  Toledo-Ramirez's follow-up article HERE.



La-la-la, happiness! I know Jorge Toledo-Ramirez (AKA "Gentleman Bear"), writer of popular blog Rhythm.Connection and music producer, has just come forward with a secret about SM's new 4-member group "Red Velvet". Remember the blue-haired diva with the killer vocals? That's Wendy Son, the 20 year old star of "Happiness", who emerged from Richmond Hill, Canada!



"I discovered her back in 2011 after attending an event hosted by Cube Entertainment in Vancouver, " says Toledo-Ramirez, "We were working on a track together until early 2012 when she was casted by SM. " 

Friday, August 15, 2014

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot- Primer [REVIEW/PHOTOS]

My MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot - Soft Ochre Shade
I hate when eyeshadow begins melting down your face midway through the day.  Being a MAC fan, I stopped by a store to ask about a product that can be used as a primer.  The employee directed me to the Longwear Paint Pot, though as I later read online, not everyone uses as an eye primer. Generally, MAC has good ethical principles with the making of their products.

Price


This one is a doozy.  I threw away my receipt, but it was somewhere around $30 for this pot.  However, only a small amount of product is needed so I expect this to last a long time.

Packaging

Like many MAC products, it is a transparent glass base, with a rather cheap and plasticky black lid.  It's a bit heavy and takes up unnecessary space in my makeup bag, but I always take it with me.


Application & Wear

I'm using the "Soft Ochre" shade, which has a yellow/warm tone to it- Good for many East Asian skins. There are other shades to match whatever skintone you have.



The texture of the primer is very thick, so it takes a bit more effort to smear on.  It blends in well with the skin though. Here, I've only used a small amount (fingertip amount) on my lids:

Smeared on Paint Pot base onto my eyelids.
Here is what the product looks like on my finger

Friday, May 9, 2014

How To Make: EXO Overdose Cupcakes [PHOTOS]



Since the South Korean ferry tragedy, all big entertainment names have postponed activities to keep attention on the incident. After a long hiatus, EXO's "Overdose" has finally been released.  My sister and I actually made these cupcakes weeks ago and they were shared like crazy on Twitter. Now is finally the time to reveal all the making-of pictures of pretty icing and even prettier EXO faces.

MATERIALS/INGREDIENTS:
  • Cake Mix (store bought or from scratch): Eggs, butter, vanilla extract
  • Muffin Pans & Cupholders
  • Icing Ingredients: Icing sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, icing tool. We used this icing recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/basic-vanilla-frosting-140486
  • Chocolate: Melt for writing names
  • Toothpicks
  • Print Outs of EXO Member Faces
  • Optional: Oreo cookies, sprinkles, chocolate eggs

Monday, March 31, 2014

Asian Concerts Give You Homework [Teen Top in Toronto PHOTOS/VIDEOS]


Yes I'll get to the homework bit, but this concert was a huge milestone for Canadian Kpoppers, and lovers of international music. Yesterday on March 30, 2014, the 6-membered  group TEEN TOP made a stop at The Guvernment in Toronto. I wasn't even a huge Teen Top fan, but let me tell you this: It. Was. AWESOME!!! As the first official K-pop concert in Canada, this may mark the gateway to many more artists touring here in the future. This was a very big deal
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Safest Way to Bleach Dark Hair to Light Brown- Least Damaging [PHOTOS]


I often get asked about how I bleach and maintain my hair colour, and still maintain moisture and smoothness.  THIS IS THE ONLY POST YOU'LL EVER NEED TO READ.
This year my hair has been a very bright light brownish/blonde.  In general, I'd call it "Light Ash Honey Blonde".



There are so many tutorials out there. Bleaching your hair is one of the worst things you can do to it- You are literally stripping it down. Nothing you do will completely avoid damage. The chemicals are also terrible for both your system and the environment, and because of failed attempts some people will re-bleach their hair and make matters even worse.

I've discovered a way to lessen bleaching damage to something sooo minimal, that I don't do any extra post-colour treatments on my hair (except the occasional hair mask). YOU ONLY NEED 1 INGREDIENT. This method ALSO evens out colour tone, and even protects your skin from dye chemicals. Finally, this is as eco-friendly as colouring can get- Healthier hair means less need for additional colouring and hair products. The secret is...

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Secret to Moisturized Skin WITHOUT Putting Anything On Your Face

So I figured out how to survive winter WITHOUT my face falling off, and NOT ever applying moisturizer on my face. Sounds kind of too good to be true.

Didn't have enough time to find a royalty free face image without a watermark, so instead take this badly cropped photo of my face lol.

Monday, March 17, 2014

SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Zombie-Bit-Me, Cosplay Model (aka Shantel Knight)

Shantel signing at conventions.

Watch out, boys! Hailing from Ontario, Canada, cosplayer/model “Zombie Bit Me” (aka Shantel Knight) is working up a storm in the cosplay community!  Shantel has been featured in Next Level Magazine, as well as several conventions, InnerSPACE, and on the front page of Metro. Talented, beautiful, and empowered as a solo female artist and also my personal friend. I've only met a few others like her who are as hardworking and dedicated!

Q1.  What was the inspiration behind your pen name “Zombie Bit Me”?

A1: Vampy (Linda Le) she was my idol when I started, I remember chatting with her via twitter she was very inspirational! I was also obsessed with zombies.

Shantel posing for Comicverse Tees.

Q2: It’s clear that you’re an ambitious woman who knows how to run her own show! I know recently there’s been some talk about the “sexy” photos you have, and you defended yourself well.  Care to share your opinion on that?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Teen Top LIMITED EDITION T-Shirt GIVEAWAY! [Toronto Concert Tour]


You probably already saw on the Facebook page, but I'm giving away the official tour shirts to TWO lucky and deserving fans!  To enter, all you have to do is Like, Share, & Comment why you deserve. One week left! HERE.

And no, I'm not being endorsed or paid to do this, it's my gift to the Toronto fan Angels.
BUTTT, I can tell you THIS...

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cat Close-Ups Cheer Up Your Day [PHOTOS]

Baks is my boyfriend's 15-year old cat. He is half Siamese, and literally the sweetest thing :)  I snapped some beautiful pictures of him while he was resting. So cute! Enjoy the photos~






Wednesday, February 26, 2014

5 Ridiculous Theories of How "Attack on Titan" Ends (Anime only)

As somebody who's only watched the 25-episode anime + 1 OVA, I have come up with 5 extravagant theories of where the Titans came from, and what's in the basement. Seriously.. what's in the freaking basement?!


**SPOILER WARNING!!!**

NOTE: BASED ON THE ANIME ONLY



1. THERE WAS NO APOCALYPSE

Friday, February 7, 2014

All Kpop Covers of "LET IT GO" From Frozen

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Did someone say, most overplayed song of 2014? It's everyone's favourite song, from one of the biggest blockbuster hits of the year (originally by broadway sensation Idina Menzel). Have you noticed all the Kpop idols' covers creeping up on YouTube?   Here is an ongoing compilation of all the Kpop covers so far.  If you find new ones, feel free to comment and I'll add it in!

FIRST ONE is...