akufuncture #TBT This week in history, on November 19, 1931, a great literary genius passed away at the age of 34, the victim of a tragic plane crash. Xu Zhimo (徐志摩) was a leading figure in the modern Chinese romantic poetry movement of the early 20th Century. Educated at Peking University, Columbia University, The London School of Economics, and King's College, Cambrdige, Xu Zhimo was a bonafide genius. From "On Leaving Cambridge" (再別康橋) to his numerous other poems written in Chinese vernacular, Xu Zhimo helped build the foundations for modern Chinese literature. A hopeless romantic, he was intimately involved with famous Chinese literati and socialites like Zhang Youyi (張幼儀), Lin Huiyin (林徽因), and Lu Xiaoman (陸小曼). An international lover, Xu Zhimo is even rumored to have romanced famed American journalist Agnes Smedley and Pearl S. Buck, the author of The Good Earth. Known by Chinese students around the world for his distinctive round glasses and his impeccable sense of fashion, Xu Zhimo was a modern man of letters who left a lasting legacy on modern Chinese poetry.

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akufuncture We're doing a special #TBT today in tribute to some very special people: veterans. Here is a photo taken in April 1942 of a Navy Recruiting Station set up at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association's Headquarters in Old Chinatown, Los Angeles, California... Notice the youth with the slicked back hair, the swaggy Chinese American sailor, and the recruiting poster in both English AND Chinese! Regardless of your ethnicity, we at Akufuncture salute and give thanks to the brave selflessness, timeless standards, and honorable service of our men and women in the Armed Forces. Remember to thank a veteran today!

#akufuncture #veteransday #veterans #heroes #youtherealmvp #military #armedforces #army #navy #airforce #marines #coastguard #america #usa #chinese #chineseamerican #asianamerican #soldiers #sailors #veteransday #losangeles #la #chinatown #history
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akufuncture Congratulations @vickibaybeee for being chosen as #‎MissHINHouston2014 this past weekend! Look out for our special collaboration with #thevickili at the end of November!
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akufuncture #TBT 14 years ago, an album changed the game for Chinese music in Taiwan. On November 7, 2000, Alfa Music released Jay (周杰倫同名專輯), the self-titled debut of Taiwanese Mandopop superstar Jay Chou. At the time, Jay Chou was a reclusive classical music enthusiast with no college education from Linkou District (林口區) in Taipei, making his living writing songs for other artists. Jay's producer, popular Taiwanese television host Jacky Wu (吳宗憲), saw something special and encouraged him to put together an album. Jay decided to select 10 songs he had written... but were rejected by other singers because they were too "different". That "different" sound would go on to catapult Jay Chou to the top of the Chinese music charts and make him the most influential figure in Chinese popular music in the 21st Century. From "Tornado" (龍捲風) to "One-on-One" (鬥牛) to his lead single "Adorable Woman" (可愛女人), Jay introduced the world to his unique blend of Chinese-style pop music with classical, hip-hop, R&B, and rock influences that would transform the sound of Chinese pop music forever. Gotta give it up for 周董!

#akufuncture #jaychou #taiwan #taiwanese #china #chinese #mandopop #throwback #asian #asianamerican #instagood
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akufuncture If you want to eat good Korean barbecue, Los Angeles is the place to be! Right now the most popular place to eat some #chadol #bulgogi and #samgyupsal is Kang Hodong Baekjeong in LA's Koreatown! Join @elizabethtran626 @lavendaire @vickibaybeee in the LAST video in our Akufuncture Food Crawl "Best of Los Angeles" series, with highlights from our entire 6 restaurant foodie adventure! Watch the full video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF3hidz5K5Y and get the Akufuncture shirts you see in the video at www.akufuncture.com!
#akufuncture #ladiesofakufuncture #foodcrawl #foodie #foodporn #nomnomnom #losangeles #la #koreatown #ktown #kanghodong #koreanbarbecue #koreanbbq #korean #chinese #vietnamese #asian #asianamerican #elizabethtran626 #lavendaire #vickibaybeee #thevickili #foodadventureswithvicki
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akufuncture #TBT Not quite a vampire and not exactly a zombie, jiangshi (殭屍) are "hopping corpses" in Chinese folklore, often featured in television, movies, and comic books. Popularized in the 18th Century, jiangshi are usually depicted in traditional Qing Dynasty court official garb with a piece of paper with a spell scrawled on it (符) conspicuously fixed on the jiangshi's forehead. Jiangshi operate at night, hopping around with arms outstretched, looking to overcome unsuspecting victims and absorb their qi (氣). @Akufuncture wishes everyone a Happy Halloween... but watch out for jiangshi and other ghoulish troublemakers when you go out at night!

#Akufuncture #instagood #throwback #folklore #ghost #ghoststory #jiangshi #zombie #vampire #chinesezombies #chinesevampires #halloween #scary
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akufuncture In Los Angeles we have some of the best tacos AND some of the best food trucks in the country. If you are looking for the best of both worlds @mariscosjalisco has been widely hailed as the current holder of the prized title "Best Taco in LA"! Join 3 of our #ladiesofakufuncture @elizabethtran626 @lavendaire @vickibaybeee as they try out some of Owner Raul Ortega's most popular dishes in today's Akufuncture Food Crawl video! Watch the full video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKFBJLQxtfE and get the Akufuncture shirts you see in the video at www.akufuncture.com!
#akufuncture #ladiesofakufuncture #foodcrawl #foodie #foodtruck #foodporn #nomnomnom #losangeles #la #boyleheights #mariscosjalisco #mariscos #jalisco #tacos #ceviche #latino #mexico #mexican #asian #asianamerican #instagood #instacute
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akufuncture Even though @JLin7 is no longer in Houston, @vickibaybeee is still repping the best Asian American baller in the league! The NBA season starts this week! Support Jeremy Lin and the @Lakers and get a #qiuhaoying tee - ON SALE FOR $17!

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akufuncture #TBT Back in 2001, a Miami-born rapper who recently moved to Flushing, Queens appeared on BET's 106 & Park to compete on a popular segment of the show: Freestyle Friday. 7 weeks later, Jin Au-Yeung was 7-for-7 in Freestyle Friday rap battle victories and MC Jin had become a household name for hip-hop heads across the country. This week in history, on October 19, 2004, Jin's debut album dropped on Ruff Ryders/Virgin Records. The Rest is History. Make sure you check out the latest from @iammcjin #XIVLIX produced by the great folks at @thegreatcompany AVAILABLE NOW!

#akufuncture #thisweekinhistory #therestishistory #1459 #learnchinese #bet #freestylefriday #throwback #hollafront #jinthamc #mcjin #pioneer #hiphop #rap #chinese #cantonese #hongkong #chineseamerican #ingreatcompany
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akufuncture Can you put Los Angeles in a bowl? Chef Roy Choi aka @ridingshotgunla found a way to do it with @eatchego in LA's Chinatown! Chego means "THE BEST" in Korean, so join @elizabethtran626 @lavendaire @vickibaybeee @lysathuy @paulettelopez as they sample the best #chubbyporkbelly #thebeefyt #sourcreamhenhouse #ooeygooeyfries and other deliciously hashtag-able foods in the latest Akufuncture Food Crawl video! Watch the full video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olTDPdtTyWM and get the Akufuncture shirts you see in the video at www.akufuncture.com!

#akufuncture #ladiesofakufuncture #foodcrawl #foodie #foodporn #nomnomnom #losangeles #la #chego #eatchego #chinatown #fareastplaza #kogi #kogitruck #chinese #japanese #korean #vietnamese #latino #fusion #ricebowl
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akufuncture #FBF to our New Year, New Money collection. Aku Knight based on #burberry featuring Guan Yu.

#Akufuncture #guanyu #threekingdoms @saragirrrl #swag #instagood #raglan #fashion #snapback
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akufuncture What's the hottest Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles? Ask around and most people will say @chengdutaste in Alhambra and Rosemead, which serves authentic Sichuanese cuisine to spicy food lovers all over! Join our #ladiesofakufuncture @vickibaybeee @lavendaire @elizabethtran626 @lysathuy as they sample some of Chengdu Taste's most popular dishes, hand-picked by the owner and head chef, Tony Xu! Watch the full video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt3NWLv2e0M and get the Akufuncture shirts you see in the video at www.akufuncture.com!
#akufuncture #foodcrawl #losangeles #la #chengdutaste #sichuan #sangabriel #sgv #rosemead #alhambra #hot #spicy #mala #lionfish #toothpicklamb #foodie #china #chinese #chinesefood #taiwan #taiwanese #vietnamese #elizabethtran626 #lavendaire #626 #vickibaybeee #thevickili #teamvicki
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akufuncture #SGV and the #626, the Roll Call tee is on sale now!! http://akufuncture.com

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akufuncture 十十 | Ten Ten | XX | Double Ten | whatever you call it. Happy Birthday ROC!

AND For limited time, TW items are on sale at http://akufuncture.com

#akufuncture #happybirthday #roc #china #chinese #taiwan #taiwanese #taipei #doubleten #nationalday #history #culture #patriotism #swag
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