Divas in Japan are going all out this summer. With Ayumi Hamasaki’s world tour on the way, Namie Amuro and Kumi Koda have both released their new singles and videos. Amuro’s Do Me More is a catchy dance hit following her previous Black Diamond and I’d say it’s inspired by Gwen Stefani and Timbaland (watch the video and you’ll know what I mean). Koda’s Moon Crying is a sad ballad about a lover’s death. Miss Koda has sure changed her style from sexy pop diva to ballad queen in her past few albums. I think I like her being a diva more.
P.S. Koda should never be on tv without make-up again, ever!
Homophobia is a crime and over 300 peoples rallied in a busy street of Causeway bay in Hong Kong on May 18 to mark the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). The rally was full of songs, story telling and even a “die-in” action to protest against homophobia and fight for equal rights for sexual minorities. The SO-U.TV team filmed the joyful protest.
Interestingly, these included several liberal religious bodies, amongst them the Blessed Minority Christian Fellowship, the Hong Kong Christian Institute and the Spiritual Seekers Society, who led the meeting at one point in singing and in testifying that many Christians support the struggle against discrimination based on gender.
Monty Oum, a digital art group, is launching its series named “Dead Fantasy.” It includes the girls from the hip RPG series “Final Fantasy” as well as the girls from the 3D fighting game series, “Dead or Alive.” In this movie, you can see the girls from both games try to battle each other out (with the chicks from DOA as a team against the chicks from FF series).
Here’s what Monty said, “First thing I usually decide on when I make a movie is the “why is this cool?” And as far as this movie goes, the coolest part about the movie is how it ends. Which is what you’ll see after watching it, and why I’m really REALLY excited about getting started on Dead Fantasy II-V. But more on that later.”
So you like the first episode of Dead Fantasy posted above and longing for more? Here’s the second episode:
Just came across these today and it would be a crime if I don’t share them. Not only the colour contrast and lighting is amazing, we get a hot guy getting wet wearing nothing but his swim suit. Is there a better way to get ready for Spring/Summer 08?
Norm Yip, the photographer famous for his Asian male photography, is having his next show in Shanghai after the ones in Hong Kong and Singapore. It’s free entry and all artwork will be on sale. Part proceeds are donated to AIDS charity. The ongoing exhibition lasts till March 30th.
Venue: Shanghai Studio
Address: 1950 Huaihai Middle Rd. No.4 building (near Xingguo Rd)