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Conan helps make ramen burger with Chef Keizo Shimamoto

Although I haven’t had the pleasure of trying a ramen burger yet, it’s definitely on my bucket list. I’ve also always had the impression that a ramen burger wouldn’t be hard to make. But after watching ramen Chef Keizo Shimamto, a former computer programer turned chef, make a ramen burger patty out of fresh ramen, I’m pretty impressed. Getting the fresh ramen noodles to hold together to form a bun and then frying them so that they’re crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside requires skill! Check out the hilarious video of Conan learning how to make a ramen burger.

Singapore gov’t fails at yet another commercial

Oh Singapore, you’ve definitely given us a lot of material to work with over the years. In this latest case of good-intentions-gone-wrong, the government produced this commercial in order to get people to kick their gambling habits. Now that the island city-state has a casino (it opened its first one in 2010), it’s upping its local efforts to convince its citizens about the ills of gambling.

Maybe they should’ve waited until after the game was over, because the sad boy in the commercial who talked about his father gambling all his savings away on Germany, should now be a very happy boy after Germany’s win on Tuesday. One YouTuber commented, “His dad is probably like, “WHAT I TELL YA BITCH!?”

Taiwanese guy performs the most useless life hack ever

Reaching another level of ridiculous, a video showing a Taiwanese guy putting on tight pants without using his hands has gone viral with over nine million views. And it was uploaded a little over a week ago. Sites have touted it as a life hack, but it seems more entertaining than useful. He does have a way with shimmying and gyrating his way into the skintight pants.

This awesome dress will guarantee your personal space on the subway

Personal Space Dress

I’ve never been very touchy feely, so a packed train isn’t exactly my idea of fun. I need my personal space, and that’s why I think this clever dress, designed by Kathleen McDermott, is pure genius! When someone gets into your space, the skirt of the dress will start expanding, forcing the space-offender to move away. Yay!

This dress is part of an artistic series of DIY wearable electronics called Urban Armor which aims to help women take control of their personal and public space. Watch the video below to see the dress in action.

Urban Armor# 2: The Personal Space Dress from Kathleen McDermott on Vimeo.


Asian baby goes viral with Business Baby meme

Business baby meme

Reddit user, C0LDBLUERIBB0N, posted a picture of his friend’s son eating in a high chair and looking serious talking on a toy cellphone. Now, the photo is viral with hilarious meme captions depicting what he could be talking about on his phone. Whether he’s rescheduling his nap time or arranging for a tricycle to pick him up at the airport, this baby means business!

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China’s Photoshop trolls create hilarious disasters

There’s a trend going around in China that involves awesome Photoshop skills and a bit of humor. What happens is, someonea boring photo online and asks people to help spice up their picture. Sometimes these requests can get a bit out of hand, resulting in hilarious and disastrous images. Check some out below!

Photoshop request: “My friend behind me looks a little dull. Can you make him more dramatic?”

Photoshop request: “Can you make me look less bored?”

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Psy’s new video,”Gentleman,” already has millions of views

After Psy took over the world with Gangnam Style, I figured it would be hard for him to create any song after that would live up to the same hype. He recently released a video for his new song, “Gentleman” which also has a catchy tune, although I’m not sure if it’s as addicting as Gangnam Style. The video is also quirky with a lot of “WTF” moments, like him undoing girls’ bikini tops and taking a bite out of animal intestines wrapped around his neck. Our favorite “yellow-suit” character from the Gangnam Style video also appears in Gentleman.

As for the main dance move, it isn’t as physically exerting as the horse-riding move, but it involves some hip action similar to the one done in the elevator scene from Gangnam Style. I admit, I’ve already caught myself swaying my hips while watching Gentleman. The lyric, “I’m a mother-father gentleman,” is also repeated throughout the song, which I’m sure is meant to sound a lot like an English profanity.

The YouTube video was released on Psy’s official account on April 13, and it already has over 30 million views! Do you think it will surpass Gangnam Style?

Gamer attempts to play world’s hardest Mario game

I’m a huge fan of Super Mario games. Who doesn’t love beating Bowser, rescuing Princess Peach, and of course, hearing the awesome music? However, this Japanese knock-off version of the popular Nintendo game seems almost impossible to beat. Watch as this gamer attempts to make it through the level with a frustrating amount of tries. His narration is hilarious as he realizes collecting the mushrooms and stars actually kill you instead of making you stronger, as they do in the original Super Mario. I wonder if he’ll ever beat it.

Super talented guy imitates 12 different accents

I’ve seen plenty of videos of people imitating different accents, but this guy, Mike Siu, is just amazingly talented. Among his 12 different impersonations, he busts out English, Mandarin, and a bit of Japanese, along with English in several accents like American, French, and Russian. It’s impressive that his Chinese accents are spot on — he speaks Mandarin with a Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and Mainland Chinese accent in the video. He obviously is a native speaker of Mandarin so this makes me wonder where exactly he’s from, but the video doesn’t really give details about his background. Watch and enjoy!

(Thanks, Lu!)

Harrypotter Wang and other ridic fobby English names

Satan Liu.  Harrypotter Wang.  Strawberry Chen.  Yup, clearly something got lost in translation.  I was surfing around Quora.com (my new favorite Q&A website. It’s awesome!) and stumbled on the thread titled, “What is the best English name Chinese people name themselves but that is not generally found outside China?“  Great question.  As anyone who’s traveled to China knows, Chinese people sometimes choose the most ridiculous English names for themselves.  For example, when I lived in Shanghai, I met a girl named “Marlboro.”  Often, Chinese people choose a word, maybe because it sounds nice, but totally miss its meaning or connotation.

Here are my favorite user replies to the question on Quora.com:

  • Harrypotter (one word)
  • Vampire
  • Uranus (a girl named after “the big star in the sky”)
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