I have a tendency to burn my cooking, but this Domo toaster may be the cutest way to scorch food and get away with it. It’s kind of expensive for a toaster, though. You’ll have to fork out $49 at Urban Outfitters to get one, and while it’s super cute, you might want to read the mixed reviews first. Really want an adorable toaster to get you up in the morning? This Hello Kitty toaster is a little girlier but less pricey!
So we all know, a lot of Asian girls have a unique talent for transforming themselves with makeup. Apparently, perfect makeup skills isn’t limited to girls — some guys can do it even better. Would you believe the beautiful girl pictured above is this dude?
This cosplayer has been getting a lot of attention on Weibo (the Chinese version of Twitter), as well as comments that he’s cuter than most girls. I might have to steal a few makeup tricks from him!
We generally expect to see raw fish on top of rice when it comes to sushi But what if you take an animal that eats fish, and put it on top of rice?! Mind. Blown. Japanese company Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts has brought that intriguing concept to the masses by selling prints of neko-sushi for $407 each on their site.
Sometimes we come across human beings who are simply gems, a cut above the rest of us mere mortals. Meet Ahmed Angel, an 18-year old from Iraq, who has recently been popping up all over the internet — and no wonder, what with that disarming “Blue Steel” pose (a la Zoolander), perfectly gelled hair, and immaculate airbrushed makeup. He’s got a treasure trove of photos on his Facebook, and apparently a rapidly growing fan base.
Sure, the title of his YouTube video, “Ahmed Angel is Planet,” doesn’t really make sense. But after you watch it, you’ll realize that making sense really isn’t the point.
It’s been four years since the fateful trip Suzie took to Chicago to visit me while I was at graduate school and Absolutely Fobulous was born — perhaps out of drunken brainstorming, but at this point, I’m quite hazy on the details. All I know is, after her visit, boom, AbFob came into creation. And soon after, our dear middle school chum, Amy, joined on board to become part of our family.
So much has happened in our lives in the past four years, but no matter how much we’ve changed and grown, AbFob remains unchanged. It’s a place where people from all walks of life can go to at the end of the day for some lighthearted fun. We hope we’ve brightened your day in some way.
Not going to lie, it’s takes self discipline to run this site, because sometimes after a long, hard day at work, I just want to curl up in front of the TV and watch some good ol’ trashy reality shows. AbFob what? But all jokes aside, I’m proud of what we’ve built, and I feel blessed that I’m working with my two best friends on this. We can all be hard on each other, but at the end of the day, I wouldn’t want to do this site with anyone else.
Here’s to many more years of fobulousness to come!
Flashback time! Here are the best of the best of 2012:
- Amy’s awesome BB cream review — the Asian beauty secret to glowing skin.
- This photo of US Olympic gymnast hugging her Chinese coach epitomizes the diverse melting pot that is America. And it warms our heart.
- Let’s not forget our coverage of Gangnam Style, the new “shuffle.”
- And perhaps we’ve stumbled on an answer to the age-old question of why more Asian guys aren’t dating white girls.
- Don’t forget the weird beauty trend from Japan which had women injecting silicon to their foreheads and forming it into a shape of a bagel.
I love burgers and I love ramen, but never have I imagined combining them. Japanese burger chain, Lotteria, has joined forces with famous Japanese ramen restaurant, Menya Musashi, to create the unique ramen burger. Instead of your typical beef patty, this carb-overload menu item consists of seasoned ramen noodles that are grilled, topped with BBQ pork covered in sweet brown sauce, and placed between two buns spread with mayo. It comes with a side of fish broth to help wash down this fatty goodness, and the entire meal costs around $6.50. Not enough? Pay an extra buck to get a second portion with more soup.
This special is available only from May 20 to mid-June. So if you’re in Japan, make sure to bring out your inner fatty and try it!
Never thought I’d see 3D latte art. This coffee kitty was created by Kazuki Yamamoto, a 26-year-old from Osaka, Japan. He posts his latte art creations regularly on his twitter account and he’s apparently far from the only one to surface from Japan. Although we do have latte artists here in the US, the Japanese designers take it to another level with the 3D features and the intricate designs.
Check out more of his cool work!
There was a lot of buzz going around a couple of weeks ago about how the Miss Korea contestants all look the same. Many believe the contestants all went to the same plastic surgeon. But recent “before” photos of the contestants came out showing them with less makeup and glam, and looking different from each other, causing people to think that maybe the contestants were photoshopped and not the product of plastic surgery. Do you think it’s plastic surgery, makeup, photoshop, or a combination?
Check out the rest of the contestants!
I don’t know how cameras made its way into our culture, but we Asians have some sort of obsession with taking and being in pictures. We love all forms too — sticker photos, webcam pictures, phone snapshots, and more — you name it. Check out this YouTube video that kinda sums up our love of photos: