Google and Levi's collaborated to make smart jackets that will change the way you use your clothes.
The jackets have a hi-tech sensor in the jacket’s wrist, which allows the user to operate the smart function of the garment. Just like what we can do with smartwatches, we can enable the functionality of our smartphone apps, to pick up and hang up phone calls, play and swipe music on Spotify, ask the time and weather precast, get directions using the GPS, and much more.
This is how the jackets were made.
This Japanese artist has created series of intricate and delicate delicacies in his miniature kitchen, using a super small bowl, cutting board, knife and other tiny utensils. He turned normal-sized-made-small chicken meat, carrot, broccoli, onions, as well as a quail egg into a teeny-weeny portion of food.
And by the way, the quail egg looks like a dinosaur’s egg, doesn’t it?
Francesca Tanmizi is a tech start-up worker by day and beauty blogger by night. Unlike most beauty bloggers, she specializes in handling most Asian girls’ number one problem: eyes with monolids.
Read more about our talk with her here.
Junior Rorimpandey, or Chef Juna, is Indonesia’s most famous chef.
The 41-year-old rose to fame when he hosted Indonesian Masterchef in 2011 and 2012. At the same time, he was the executive chef at one of Jakarta’s top restaurants, Jack Rabbit. Now, Juna heads his own restaurant - Correlate in South Jakarta.
But his journey hasn’t always been smooth. He shares his troubled beginning and his pathway to success with Brilio.
Brilio: Tell us your story. How did you end up being a chef?
Juna: Well, I moved to the US in 1997 just to escape my life because I was a ‘bad kid’ before. Then I enlisted myself in a pilot training but unfortunately, the money that I had was not enough. So, I had to scramble for work illegally after six months of the visa expired. In early 1998, Indonesia had an economic crisis so at that point I made up my mind not to get back home ever. You know... and just try to survive in the States.
So [I was] still scrambling, looking for job or do some work, labor work, whatever I could get my hands into because I was illegal but then finally I became a waiter in a Japanese restaurant. And then, after two weeks the sushi master asked me if I want to be trained by him. So, I accepted that and everything took off from there. Apparently, the drive of being scared because I was illegal and now I have a good job by working under the roof and stuff like that and not hard labor pushed me to become, you know, I have to be better every day. Because it was so hard for me to find a good job since I was illegal.
Apparently, I was doing great and the owner of the restaurant sponsored me to get a green card [to be] US permanent resident. So, we did that procedure and five years later, I was an American resident. I have a green card.
Brilio: What do you think about what is going on now?
Juna: With America?
Juna: It’s hard.
Brilio: Would you worry about your status?
Juna: About my status? I wouldn’t, because I am green card holder. A permanent resident. I am already inside the States if I were there. But right now, if I want to get back there, I feel a little worry. I don’t know what is going to happen in the airport. In the immigration locket. Even before that, if you spend too much time overseas as a green card holder, they’ll always give you hard time to go in.
Brilio: When did you get back to Indonesia and when did you realize that you have made it?
Juna: I went back to Indonesia in 2010 because of a job at a restaurant here in Kuningan called Jack Rabbit at that time. We were very successful. One of the biggest restaurants in the city at that moment. But if you asked me when did I realize I have become someone, I am still not. I have not. Of course, I am better than one year or two years before but then, to answer your question, I haven’t [made it].
Brilio: Can you tell me more about Correlate?
Juna: Correlate is something exactly I really want. If you are a chef, a real chef, your end goal is always that you want to run your own restaurant. So, Correlate is my restaurant. Of course, I have a partner behind me, but then I call all the shots and all that stuff. So, this is my dream restaurant. So, that’s why it took years to be able to finally have the guts to open it in a right way with the right preparation and so on.
Brilio: Do you have a message for youth out there who are struggling with their career right now?
Juna: I know it’s different for everyone. So, I can only say, for me, what I had been through is one, I just keep my head down, I just keep working, I let my hands do the the talking. Somewhere down the line, somebody is gonna watch and they are gonna appreciate that and your career is gonna take off. That’s all.
Have you watched Disney's Beauty and The Beast?
The legendary cartoon has been remade into a live action movie starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.
In case you haven't watched either the original version or the remake version, here's an honest recap of the story. We warn you, it is an honest recap, so expect some blatant critiques to one of Disney's most beloved couple.
Some call it art, some call it food porn. Whatever you want to call it, you can impress your guests at your upcoming dinner party with this exquisite dessert.
This type of cake was first made famous by Russian cake blogger and baker Olga Noskova and cake stores all over the world started to make it ever since. Despite its glamorous and beautiful appearance, the cake is not too hard to make and decorate. You can take any cake and just follow the frosting recipe.
The recipe we have here was created by Rosanna Pansino, a chef and author of Nerdy Nummies Cookbook. Check the video for the complete recipe!
2 6” Round Vanilla Cakes
8 Ounces White Chocolate
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Cold Water
1/4 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
1 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Teaspoons Powdered Gelatin
1 Container Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
1 Container Black Food Coloring
1 Container White Food Coloring
1 Container Navy Blue Food Coloring
1 Container Electric Blue Food Coloring
1 Container Purple Food Coloring
1 Container Pink Food Coloring
1 Container Black Glitter Dust
It seems that President Joko Widodo is really hooked on vlogging.
After making a vlog during a state dinner with Saudi Arabian King Salman earlier this month, Jokowi published another vlog yesterday.
This time, his video was about his two newly born goatlings in Bogor Presidential Palace.
The video was posted at 5.56 p.m. yesterday and has gained 32,935 views on Youtube and 93,000 views on Facebook with 2,452 shares and 1,800 comments.
“A happy news from Bogor Palace. Two healthy and cute goatlings have been born, [and it] adds the numbers of goats [we have] to ten. Birth is God’s grace. Birth [symbolizes] a renewal. [It also symbolizes] A mandate and blessing that mean optimism for the future. No matter how difficult the process of giving birth is, it always ends beautifully, happily and with optimism. Where there is optimism, there is love,” The caption says.
We might have an awful lot of makeup products in a variety of formulas and adorable colors, but in the end, they tend to look the same and they can be boring at times. Sara, a beauty blogger who lives in Norway, shows some hacks to make 12 DIYs of beautiful makeup looks you can try at home, from glittery lips and eyelids to a home-made blush in whatever-you-like colors.
Bye, boring makeups!
A video of a man describing himself as the son of assassinated North Korean exile Kim Jong-Nam emerged Wednesday, apparently the first time a family member has spoken about the killing.
South Korea's intelligence agency confirmed the individual on the video — uploaded to the YouTube page of a previously unknown group calling itself Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) — is Kim Han-Sol.
His father was murdered at Malaysia's main airport last month by two women using the banned VX nerve agent, with Pyongyang widely blamed for the assassination.
"The man is indeed Kim Han-Sol," a spokesman for the National Intelligence Service told AFP.
The spokesman declined to give further details, including Kim's current whereabouts or any information about CCD.
In the video, the man says in English: "My name is Kim Han-Sol, from North Korea, part of the Kim family.
"My father has been killed a few days ago. I'm currently with my mother and my sister. We are very grateful to..." he says, before the audio cuts off and his mouth movements are blacked out.
He shows his North Korean diplomatic passport as evidence of his identity but the page that shows his particulars is digitally covered.
The 40-second video wraps up with him saying: "We hope this gets better soon."
There was no indication where or precisely when the video was made.
Han-Sol, 21, is believed to have graduated from Sciences Po university in Paris and had been living in exile with his parents in the Chinese territory of Macau before he disappeared with his mother and sister following his father's death.
Because of his bloodline, Han-Sol could be seen as a rival figurehead in a state ruled by his uncle Kim Jong-Un and roiled by bloody purges.
On its website —registered only on Saturday— CCD said that it was protecting Kim Jong-Nam's family.
"Cheollima Civil Defense responded last month to an emergency request by survivors of the family of Kim Jong-Nam for extraction and protection. The three family members were met quickly and relocated to safety," it said, also in English.
"We have in the past addressed other urgent needs for protection," it asserted. "This will be the first and last statement on this particular matter, and the present whereabouts of this family will not be addressed."
The group also thanked countries "for the emergency humanitarian assistance afforded to us in protecting this family" including the Netherlands, China and the United States, plus an unspecified fourth government.
© Agence France-Presse
Alien: Covenant is one of highly anticipated American sci-fi horror films in 2017. Written by John Logan and directed by Ridley Scott, the film is the sequel to the 2012 film Prometheus. It’s also the second part of the Alien prequel series and the sixth film of the Alien series.
Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Billy Crudup, the film tells a story about how the crew of Covenant ship end up stranded in a dark, horrific world inhabited by survivors of the ill-fated Prometheus expedition.
The film is set to be released in the United States on May 19, 2017.
Young Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) made his first debut in the latest trailer for the upcoming Disney’s long-running swashbuckling franchise, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales'.
Orlando Bloom (Will Turner) has also been confirmed to make a return as Will Turner, ten years after his last appearance in the series.
Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, the movie will also feature Kaya Scodelario and Geoffrey Rush (and his monkey).
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released in cinemas on May 26.
The new trailer for the second installment of Marvel Comic’s Guardians of the Galaxy is here.
This time, Starlord a.k.a. Peter Quill, Rocket, Baby Groot and the rest of the gang explore the galaxy to reveal Peter Quill’s mysterious past.
Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and Sylvester Stallone, the film is set to be released in the United States on May 5, 2017.
The Pokémon Company released a trailer for its next movie, ‘I Choose You’, on Thursday. The movie will mark the 20th anniversary of Pokémon franchise.
If you grew up with Ash Ketchum and Pikachu, the trailer should be familiar to you as it takes you to the very first episodes of the whole Pokémon series.
The movie will be a full feature of the beginning of Ash and Pikachu’s friendship —back when Ash just started his journey to be the very best, like no one ever was.
The trailer is in Japanese, but you don’t need to speak the language to get the nostalgic chills.
‘I Choose You’ will hit theaters in Japan on July 15, but release dates for other countries have yet to be announced.
Until then, let’s get back to our Pokémon Go.
Aceh province held another public caning earlier this week as an implementation of its strict Shariah law.
Eight people were flogged for gambling, gay sex and being in close proximity with the opposite sex.
One man collapsed during the caning, but doctor sent him back to the stage after declaring he was in good health.