Friday, July 22, 2011

This blog is no longer awesome.

This is Asian Awesome's last entry. Many thanks for all your support. I just started a new blog over at Tumblr.

LINK TO THE NEW BLOG

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friendster Memories: Am I Supposed To Be Flattered?


Is it considered a form of flattery when strangers steal your photos and use it as their profile picture? As you can see from the photos below, it's happened to me quite a few times. I was initially pissed off when I found out about these accounts. However, looking back a few years later, I just find it quite hilarious.










Thursday, April 28, 2011

Friendster Memories: A Nostalgic Look Back



With Friendster doing a massive overhaul of its site soon, I'm in the process of saving and collecting photos, blog posts, messages, and other info from my old account. I will be exporting entries from my old blog to this one in the coming days.

As part of the exporting process, I'm taking a nostalgic look back at my online life at Friendster...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Few, The Proud, The Britney Spears Marines

There are hundreds of thousands of lip dub videos all over YouTube.

And then there is this...


With all the nasty things going on in the world and all the messed up news we see on TV, sometimes we need to see something really special. Good job marines. Come home soon.

(Oh yeah, the lady marine in 1:55 is kinda hot.)

Friday, April 22, 2011

I Miss The Old Britney Spears.

Remember the good old days when Britney Spears looked like this?

(Sure most of it is 'shopped but that's not the point.)



Ok fine, I miss the younger Britney even more...


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Heather Morris Dances To Songs You Should Be Listening You

Esquire Magazine has released a new list of "50 Songs Every Man Should Be Listening To" for 2011, inviting Heather Morris to spread the word around. I can`t think of a better woman to ogle at whilst reading my favourite mens magazine.


I'm synching my iPod with songs from the list as I type this. Great selection.
But the best thing about the list is the accompanying video below of Heather dancing all sexy and stuff.


Hot damn. That woman knows how to shake it...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Alpha Males Of TV Ads




Move over Mr. Clean, take a seat Mr. Peanut. The following men have become the new faces of television advertisments. Charming and alurring, bold and brash, these fine pieces of marketing masculinity represent a new breed of awesome that will fill your television with so much epicness you will pull out your Visa in a second and just start buying sh*t.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

AOTS Geekgirl Candace Bailey Graces Maxim Magazine (plus video!)

GEEK HOTTIE ALERT!

I gotta say, there is nothing more attractive than a woman who loves a guy who knows how to talk l337. Just a heads-up to all you geeks (and geekettes) out there, Attack Of The Show co-host Candace Bailey will grace the May 2011 issue pages of Maxim Magazine.




After the jump, a very special and drooltastic MAXIM photoshoot video of Miss Bailey...


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dancing With The Stars' Karina Smirnoff Does Playboy

With the sneak peak release of her Playboy cover, Karina Smirnoff is definitely giving fans of the hit ABC show something to talk about. Whether or not this will have an effect (good or bad) on her tenure as a "pro" on the hit show is something we're just gonna have to wait and find out.


For the show's 12th season, Karina is currently partnered with former Karate Kid Ralph Macchio. I don't think I'll be able to watch her dance the same way again without feeling all funny inside.

And yes, the original Karate Kid film still kicks ass...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Stacey Keibler Leggy Pics and Maxim Video

I finally finished some matters outside of the blog that was keeping me from updating the site. Now that that's done I can finally start posting awesome hawtness photos like these once again.





Friday, April 1, 2011

SARS is the VIRUS that I just want to MINUS!

Ok, I know SARS ain't nothing to sneeze at. People die from it. Canada even got a scare years ago. But you just can't help but smile at this annoyingly catchy, yet very informative, music video from Singapore.

Singaporeans surely know how to chill out and have fun during an epidemic.

Kaley Cuoco Keeps My Tired Body Company (Bonus MAXIM video!)


Been working on something outside of the blog. Lots of typing, lots of reading, and lots of actually-going-out-and-getting-a-somewhat-decent social life. At the end of the day, this is what I come home to.

Rawr.

Maxim video after the jump...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Jenna Rose's O.M.G. Makes Friday Look Bearable. WTF!

The video is making its rounds across the interwebs as the next "Friday". Something tells me we'll be hearing about this on the news very very soon.

12 year old girls prancing around, grinding in tight shorts? It's so wrong in so many levels.

Parenting Fail of the Year.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Organic Beer

This is my way of helping good 'ol Mother Nature. She's a bit stressed out right now with all destruction and mayhem that's been going around lately; I figured I'd drink something that won't harm her sexy spherical earthly body.


Who says you can't be both green and buzzed? I'll even recycle the can.

I love you, earth.

Marilyn Monroe: FRAGMENTS


I recently bought a book called Fragments which features poems, notes, and letters written by Marilyn Monroe. The local bookstore I always go to finally reduced the price and put it on sale from $32 to to a measly $20. I've always wanted to have this since it came out last year.

The book features a lot of candid shots of her reading or writing

What I love about the book is that it features a side of Marilyn Monroe many people never saw (or chose not to see) - her intelligent, articulate, introspective side. 

This added a whole new layer to her personality, something most of us never really knew existed because of her well-known Hollywood persona as the "dumb blonde", the "sex symbol", and the "ditzy girl."

One of her featured handwritten notes. It reads...

for life
It is rather a determination not to be overwhlemed.

for work
The truth can only be recalled, never invented.





My wall posters. I just wanted to add this photo up. Like what I always keep telling people: everyone needs to have at least one Marilyn Monroe poster on their room. I'm actually planning adding one or two more posters this summer. 



Posing with Marilyn. Like a boss.

Make sure you go buy the book (now only $16 at Amazon!), or at least glance through it the next time you're at the bookstore. It's an absolute must-read whether you're fans or just casual admirers.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Oldboy Fight Scene Makes Every Time Hammertime!

Buy the DVD, Blu-Ray, betamax, whatever. This 2004 Grand Prix winner at Cannes needs to be experienced by anyone who loves film.



This fight scene should whet your appetite for this badass of a movie. Wielding a hammer never looked so awesome.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Britney Spears Photos For Esquire Finally Welcome Spring. (Plus bonus Crossroads vid!)

What better way to celebrate the first day of Spring than with these now-classic 2008 photos for Esquire Magazine. Hate her or not, you gotta admit she looked good here. Really good.






After the jump, what many men considered to be the highlight of her acting career:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CAPCOM Shows Its Support: "Street Fighter IV" On Sale For Just 99 Cents


To raise money for those affected during the recent earthquake in Japan, Capcom is putting its best selling iPhone game "Street Fighter IV" on sale for just 99 cents from March 15th through March 22nd. All proceeds will go directly towards helping the disaster-stricken country.

We salute you Capcom.



Watch the trailer after the jump:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ZANGIEF HATES BULLIES!!!



EPIC. WIN. 



"Zangief Jr." (aka Casey Heynes) got suspended for this.



Not the bully.

I say it was worth it.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The World Loves You, Sendai.

["aishiteru"] = ["i love you"]

Dedicated to all the lives lost and all the lives forever changed.

Performed by Sendai's very own...MONKEY MAJIK.



Daijobou, Japan. Daijobou.


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Sunday, March 13, 2011

ONLINE JOURNAL LAUNCHED!


I just launched my online journal called JohnNals where I'll feature more personal topics and discussions. Since Asian Awesome is primarily a pop-culture themed blog, I wanted to have a place specifically for more "intimate" topics. I will be connecting both Asian Awesome and JohnNals update feeds to my Twitter and Facebook accounts so you'll get updates about new entries right away.

I just posted my introductory entry if you'd like to read it. I will be updating it as often as I can so be sure to bookmark it.

Looking forward to sharing my sentimental side with you. Awwww..... =)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Semi-Nude Rachel Green GQ Photos and Jennifer Aniston "Sex Tape" Makes Her My New Best Friend.

The recent release of Jen Aniston's "viral" vid for Smart Water (watch it below) made me dig up and re-discover these treasured spreads of her for GQ magazine back on 2009. Seriously, this woman hasn't aged one bit.



Just in case you wanna watch it again.
 (or have been living in a cave this week and haven't seen it yet.)


She looks so awesome in those jeans. Wow. ^_^

Monday, March 7, 2011

My Grandfather In The Movies. (Video)

Just stumbled upon a clip of an old Philippine movie my grandfather - Paquito Principe Bautista - was a part of back in the 80s. My grandpop worked with some of the biggest names of the movie industry, even had roles in some of their movies.


He had a minor role in this particular film. I don't remember what he played.. He was mostly working behind the scenes as "Overall In Charge of Production."

You can find his name in the opening credits at 0:57 and 2:50 marks.





Friday, March 4, 2011

Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel Tells Us What Every Man Should Be Listening To.

Esquire Magazine did a photoshoot last year with then-brand new VS Angel Candice Swanepoel featuring "50 Songs Every man Should Be Listening To." Being the impressionable sucker that I am, I immediately downloaded pretty much most of them and shoved it into my iPod.

Who can blame me. It doesn't need much convincing when you have an Angel telling you what to do.




When you're done staring at her perfect bum (take your time) , click READ MORE to watch her dance to some samples from the list. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

SONNY CHIBA Will Rip Out Your Nads, Crush 'Em Real Good, And Ram It Down Your Sorry Throat!

Let's all take a break from all the sexy estrogen that's been filling the blog these last few days and bring in some manly testosterone-filled entries. The first guy on my list is badass Japanese actor Sonny Chiba.

 

Many of you will recognize him as the funny bar owner in Kill Bill....



...while some of you will forever know him as the original badass muthafacka in Street Fighter (1974)...

Friday, February 25, 2011