Cleo’s Most Eligible Asian Bachelors

August 25th, 2014

Cleo Magazine is a popular Australian Women’s Magazine and I would bet that every Australian woman has flipped through the pages at some stage in her life.

Every year they hold The Most Eligible Bachelor Of The Year Awards, where several gorgeous men (famous and non famous everyday spunks) are chosen, the men are featured in the magazine and then all the readers get to vote on who they think would best be able to live up to the tough and gruelling position of Cleo’s Bachelor of the Year.

It takes a special man to be able to convey many different looks of hotness through the pages of Cleo. And as voters, we have an extremely hard job to do, we have to whittle down all those gorgeous men and find the perfect specimen of sexy but not so sexy you can’t bring him home to mum, charming but not so cocky that he thinks he can date your mum and friendly enough so that your mum would love him (not too much of course because all white girls secretly want to rebel against our mothers).

Check out the final 30 bachelors here.

It may seem like an impossible task but I’m here to help you narrow down the choices, firstly we can cross off 28 of the 30 chosen ones because only 2 of them are Asian … duh! This is myasianfixation.com

So introducing…

 

Of course he owns a shirt

Of course he owns a shirt

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see… Photos owned by Thien Nguyen Facebook

 

Thien Nguyen, he’s 28 and a personal trainer (obviously)

I have a soft spot for this guy as I saw him on Studio 10 with one of my career idols, founding editor of Cleo in 1972,  Ita Buttrose, check out the video here

He seemed to be really positive and full of energy, his smile will make your heart melt and, oh yeah he’s damn hot too.

And then there is…

 

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Photo from The Loop

 

Ronny Chieng, he’s 28 and a comedian

What girl doesn’t want a guy to make her laugh, Ronny’s profile and interview were cute and funny, he obviously doesn’t take himself too seriously which is seriously hot, I love a guy who can laugh at himself and be confident with who he is. And I’m not going to lie, after a few minutes of Googling this guy I was in stitches, not an easy feat considering the sour mood I’ve been in lately. Check out some of my favourites on YouTube here and here

 

Obviously I would have liked to have seen more than two of our eastern hotties representing but hey, if there can only be two, I think they chose two pretty fine specimens of hotness.

I think considering neither of these guys are doctors, accountants, engineers or international criminals, we are slowly starting to have more positive and unique Asian Men portrayed in the media and regardless of who wins, I am pretty damn happy to see these two in the top 30 ;)

 

"What? Chow not good looking enough for woman"

“What? Chow not good looking enough for woman”

 

So make sure you head over to Cleo and vote for your favourite (Asian) Cleo bachelors

Decisions, decisions, do you want laughs or the body? Or both? (You can vote more than once)

Hello Kitty Giveaway

August 22nd, 2014

To celebrate the launch of the new My Asian Fixation and thank my subscribers, I am holding a Hello Kitty Typo giveaway.

You may be aware of my Hello Kitty fascination since visiting Japan and what girl doesn’t like a little Hello Kitty in her life! This giveaway is perfect for any Hello Kitty fan or as a gift to that special girl in your life.

I raided one of my favourite Australian stationery stores, Typo for their Sanrio Hello Kitty Range and bought my favourite products, The prize includes everything you see below.

Hello Kitty Prizes!

Hello Kitty Prizes!

Want to win all this?

Want to win all this?

 

 

 

Prize Details

1 x Boston Travel Wallet

1 x Boston Luggage Tag

1 x Easy On The Eye Travel Mask

1 x Buffalo A5 Journal

1 x Archer Pencil Case

1 x Sticker Book

1 x Flat Wrap Paper

 

The Rules

To enter you must

Subscribe to this blog either via email or on Bloglovin

Like My Asian Fixation on Facebook

Leave a comment below or on the Facebook page telling me what you would like to see more of on My Asian Fixation.

Entry is open world wide

There is one prize winner

The winner will be chosen randomly and contacted via email and announced on September 13th 2014

Entry is open from August 23 2014 and closes September 13th 2014

You can also follow My Asian Fixation on Twitter, Instagram

Good Luck!

AMWF Spotlight – Essiebutton and Aslan

August 19th, 2014

We all know how rare AMWF couples are but I the more I blog and the more involved I get in this community, I notice there are quite a few of us around and while I think we will always be a minority, there are some public couples who are removing the stigma and are hard to ignore.

I thought I would shine the spotlight on some of my favourite AMWF couples.

I wanted to start with one of my favourite couples famous in the YouTube world.

 

Estee and Aslan

Aslan and Estee

 

Who: Essie Button and Aslan

Where: London

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Essie’s Beauty YouTube Channel

Vlogs

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Aslan’s Twitter

 

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What The Deal?

Essiebutton (real name Estee) is a Canadian beauty blogger who met her man, Aslan online, after months of chatting, the embarked on a US road trip together and now live together in London.

I’m not quite sure of Aslan’s background but he was born in Kazakhstan and has a slight obsession with the country, he speaks Russian, has a dashingly impressive English accent and now works in property in the UK.

Estee’s job is YouTube and she does it well, while some beauty bloggers hit “fame” or a certain number of followers and then start slacking off on blogging (cough cough… um sorry guys) Estee continually posts great videos, Vlogs and updates her blog regularly which I think makes her even more likeable, I love watching her channel morph into lifestyle as well as beauty and she has remained humbled even with her growing YouTube fame.

I just find these two adorable and easily to relate to, even if they are slightly hipster. Estee is so likeable and Aslan has perfected the Asian poker face while still managing to be adorkable on occasion, there is no over the top PDAs and they seem really open and honest without over sharing. Their Vlogs are entertaining, fun and quirky and they are in love with their furry child, a greyhound named Reggie.

 

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Reggie

 

I love how supportive Aslan is of Estee’s career and interests, even building her a beauty desk from scratch and they seem like bestfriends as well as a couple. Aslan seems well traveled, modern and cultured, often cooking for Estee and they are always on the hunt for arty stuffs, good food and something new and exciting. I love their interest in living a better life and exploring the world, they obviously compromise and appreciate each others unique interests. They don’t seem to take their relationship for granted and obviously work at it.

 

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These two don’t really speak too much about the amwf dynamic, although during Q&A videos, Aslan often talks about his Asian expectations, like having children at a young age and Estee has mentioned her love for Asian men during some early vlogs.

I do realise with all social media, we try to present the best version of ourselves, regardless of what’s going on in our lives and obviously things aren’t always as perfect as they seem but these two seem like they are in it for the long haul, a very happily ever after.

 

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My New Fixation

August 16th, 2014

For a while now I have been working on making My Asian Fixation a self-hosted blog, I’ve been working with blog designers to create a new look and have registered the domain www.myasianfixation.com.

I will be expanding my obsessions to include other aspects of Asian sub culture I’m obsessed with (not the just the men) and updating more regularly. I will also be holding a giveaway to launch the new blog and it will be open to all subscribers world wide.

What started out as a fun way to distract myself from uni assignments and rant about weird dates has morphed into this great little community where I have met amazing and interesting people and opened my mind to new adventures.

www.myasianfixation.com will be officially launching on July 18th 2014.

The best way to stay in the loop is to like the new page on Facebook, you can also follow My Asian Fixation on instagram and bloglovin. @myasianfixation

I apologise in advance if there are any issues during migration as this is my first time having a self hosted blog, I genuinely appreciate each and every subscriber and comment, and love that you guys never point out my typos and get my sense of humour, so I hope they all transfer across smoothly and we don’t have any issues once the new site is launched.

Goodbye Studio Ghibli

August 4th, 2014

I am genuinely devastated and distraught by the news about Studio Ghibli shutting its doors.

If you aren’t aware of how huge this is for anime fans, this is like Disney closing down. Disney are actually the western distributor of Ghibli so I’m shocked to see it just close so abruptly.

It’s so sudden and makes me wonder what will happen to the merchandise? When I was in Japan I was shocked to see entire stores dedicated to Studio Ghibli merchandise, toy stores had entire floors and sections just for Ghibli, it was just everywhere, like part of the culture and I loved it.

One of my biggest regrets about Japan, was that due to a shonky travel agent, we missed out on tickets to The Studio Ghibli Museum and I’m seriously considering changing my upcoming trip to Singapore to Japan instead just so I can get in before it closes.

One of the first animes I ever saw, and actually understood was Howls Moving Castle, before then I thought anime was just for little boys and silly robot type cartoons that I pretended to like for my geeky ex boyfriends sake but after seeing Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro, I was hooked. They were so beautifully animated and the stories were always so wacky and cute, I actually began to understand why I preferred the Japanese versions of anime with English subtitles to the English dubbed versions (except for Howl’s of course which is by far the best English dub ever and better then the Japanese version).

I’m not ashamed to admit that I actually planned my entire Japan trip around the Christmas opening times of The Studio Ghibli Museum and lost my shit when the travel agent who kept telling us it was all under control and she would organise the tickets for us failed, we found out 2 weeks before leaving that it wasn’t under control, she had no idea about the restrictions to the museum and that it sells out daily months in advance and she could not get us tickets, even though I had stressed how important it was to us. Despite knowing we had already missed out, we spent the first day of our Japan trip trying to buy tickets in the country as well but as expected, they were sold out.

In short Studio Ghibli IS Japanese Disney, I bonded with boyfriends over our favourite movies, I always understood the plots and adored the characters, even if people didn’t know what anime was they had seen Totoro and knew that freaky little character, they never failed to stir up emotions in me and I always wanted more.

 

 

Goodbye Ghibli

Goodbye Ghibli

 

What was your favourite Ghibli?

My Asian Fixation Kawaii Style

July 23rd, 2014

Lots of changes are happening around here, very soon the new blog will be launching at www.myasianfixation.com and I’ve been working with some really talented designers to get a new look and a better designed blog.

I will also be on Facebook soon.

Here is a sneak peek at whats to come, an adorable character based on me created by the super talented and lovely Jules, you can see more of his work at Wilhemina and Friends and follow his Instagram @ifentertainment

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The Musical Seinfeld Episode

July 20th, 2014

So it’s happened, I am officially a “we” “Magnum PI” and I had “The Talk” and have made it official. I have started naming our Eurasian babies, planning our wedding and signing my name with his last name, and it’s a very Asian last name so I’m expecting a lot of this   Call Me Me Mrs Donna Chang  (Seinfeld reference for all you gen Y kids out there) But seriously “Magnum PI” and I are officially a couple and I’m ecstatically, annoyingly, deliriously happy. This is pretty much how I left my apartment this morning

Let’s get real here, “Magnum PI” messaged me from this blog, we emailed back and forth for a good few months, I thought I would be friendly, drag my butt out of the house and finally meet him, I wasn’t expecting a lot but after our first phone call… I had that feeling… you know the one deep down inside that Oprah is always talking about “Shave your legs… trust me he’s worth it” I remember thinking he’s the opposite of every guy I have ever dated, he isn’t my usual “type” which let’s face it, as entertaining as they are, my type usually consists of lazy, man child, commitment phobes who want to know what it’s like to date a white girl long enough to piss off their parents and then get shocked when they realise I actually have feelings too.

George Can't Stand Ya!

George Can’t Stand Ya!

It’s such a relief not only to have met a really lovely, sweet and adorable guy but also to know that he already knows about this blog, I have always dreaded the moment I would have to tell a guy I was dating about this blog, although I try and make it light and funny, you never know how somebody will take to having their dating moves broadcast online or being named “K Doc”. What’s also a relief is that Magnum PI doesn’t mind what I write on here, another fear I had was what if I did tell a guy I was seeing about this blog and he would try to control it or need approval before I post. “Magnum PI” is secure in himself, “Magnum PI” doesn’t need to keep his girl on a chain, “Magnum PI” talks about himself in the third person… Seriously though, it’s so great to be in a balanced relationship with no game playing, no white lies and no stepping on egg shells. I truly feel I can be myself around him and what’s more surprising, is that he actually likes all of me! Even with no makeup on.   Keanu Makeup   I know if this blows up in my face I’m headed for massive heartbreak but if you don’t try you will never know, right?

Marathon Dating

July 18th, 2014

You know that feeling when you meet somebody and you just click, within a few minutes of meeting you sort of feel like shouting

 

"Did we just become best friends?" "yep"

“Did we just become best friends?” “yep”

 

I’m not just referring to potential romantic relationships but just relationships in general.

In general I find I get along with most people, I’m pretty much Sweden, I try to be nice and friendly to everyone, even those who are a little catty to me and I find it especially satisfying to be lovely to those who are downright miserable, negative people. Just to let them know they haven’t gotten to me. I have a huge circle of acquaintances from all walks of life and I don’t get involved in their lives too much and visa versa.

However once in a while I find I meet a person who I know instantly is going to play a special part in my life, whether it be for a short time or a lifelong thing, I know we have some sort of bond and they are there for a reason.

“Magnum PI” is there for a reason.

When we hang out, I find it painful to say goodbye, I have to force myself to walk away and slam the door, run into my room and change into my most comfy pyjamas to stop me from running out and clinging onto him koala style, like his whiter, blonder, conjoined twin.

 

Never letting go!

Never letting go!

 

Almost every time I see him we go into overtime, I’m talking dates that never end.

Our second dates was all kinds of awesome, a visit to The Powerhouse Museum to see the Retro Games exhibit. We bonded over our favourite childhood video games and waiting in line with little kids for Donkey Kong (which is way harder than it looks) and trying to figure out how to play the new games that six year olds seem to be better at then us. We then found the 8 bit cinema, playing popular movies in 8 bit style.

It was by far the best attraction at the museum and you should check it out if you can.

What started out as a day trip to the museum ended up a ten hour date where neither of us wanted to leave and it ended with a kiss.

 

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I was convinced it might be a fluke so when we planned another unique date (The Police and Justice Museum… odd but fun and creepy) I was waiting to see if the spark was still there…. Eleven hours of bonding over our fascination of creepy things and serial killers (I swear we are normal) we wondered into some Bastille Day celebrations, through some touristy markets and he didn’t complain once when I was side tracked into a Korean beauty store for an hour.

 

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The night ended with Ding Tai Fung (Take me now!) and making out in his car like two high school kids and then I took a huge step.

Something I don’t normally do so early on in the relationship, I was so nervous but I had to do it.

I introduced him to my cat.

Scarlett Soot Sprite is an extremely fussy (and gorgeous) one year old Devon Rex, she has excellent judgement of character and will instantly tell me if she likes a person or not (although, if you pet her butt, you’re pretty much in) Even with a wonky eye and a traumatic day of being at the vets she still sat there and sussed “Magnum PI” out, enough for me to know that this wasn’t one sided.

 

She thinks she's people

She thinks she’s people

 

Our everlasting dates are not going to stop any time soon and we have already gotten to that stage of comfortable silences (when there is a rare pause) we talk nonstop for hours and as cheese filled as it sounds… we do our fair bit of gazing into each others eyes.

Sorry I just threw up a little… yes we have become one of those couples I hate.

PANTS! Asia Vs Straya!

July 10th, 2014

Forget The World Cup, this is whats its all about!
Pants – No Hands!

 

Asia Style

Asia Style

 

Now for the Aussies

Straya’s Turn!

 

Aussie Aussie Aussie!

Aussie Aussie Aussie!

 

It’s a close call but I think the Asian version is still on top so far.

Are there any more international versions of this? Because i’m OBSESSED!

My Asian Fixation Revealed!

July 7th, 2014

Since starting this blog I have had a few guys who write to me and ask if I would be interested in getting to know them, most of the time they are barely legal, live overseas, chicken out or lose interest after the initial “Wow a white girl spoke to me” thrill… but recently I got an email from a really sweet guy asking if I would be interested in getting to know each other… he was over 18, actually lived in Australia and didn’t seem to get distracted after three emails. Even after I took weeks to respond to emails due to my feeling sorry for myself/ sad Bridget Jones faze, he wasn’t pushy or whiny.

So I took a risk and called him, we had a really great conversation and we made plans to meet.

About ten minutes before our date I found myself wondering what was I doing? This can’t possibly go well, what if he’s some crazy stalker? What if he blows my cover? Or even worse… what if this works out? Do I write about him in the blog?

There are about two people in my life that know about the blog and know me in person, so it’s pretty scary meeting somebody who knows about both.

I prepared myself for all the possibilities, brushed up on my kung fu moves in case he tried to kidnap me and sell me on the black market and decided to go in with a positive attitude.

So the lowdown, he is a Chinese, Vietnamese 30 something IT geek, with an adorable smile and a quiet confidence. We met after work and I was overwhelmed by the gorgeous flowers he bought me! And an even sweeter card, ok this is massive for me – not only because I finally got flowers from an Asian man but also because he wrote a card, this may sound odd but I LOVE buying gifts for people, I love wrapping them and can spend hours picking out the perfect card, my ultimate nightmare is those gift bags lazy/uncreative people buy to shove a hastily bought present in and then write on a card “To… From…” What’s the deal? Why even bother when you clearly couldn’t be bothered to spend more than 30 seconds thinking about me. Call me sentimental or high maintenance but I think gifts should come from the heart… so before I go on a rant about something totally different, when a person, especially a man goes out of his way to write a sweet card I find it really flattering and adorable and I lose my train of thought.

Now for his blog name… I’ve decided to call him “Magnum PI”…

 

 

His pants weren't quite this tight

His pants weren’t quite this tight

 

No he didn’t have a pornstache, a map of chest hair you could get tangled in or even an awesome Hawaiian shirt collection (by the way, the only man that can pull that off is Tom Selleck and if you don’t know who that is then you are too young to be reading this blog), what he did have that I wasn’t prepared for was far more information about me then I had about him, of course reading my blog would give anyone some pretty intimate knowledge about my dating life but I’m convinced he moonlights as a private investigator on the side – he pretty much knew everything about me. He knew all about the embarrassing email I used to have when I was young and fearless, the obsession I may or may not still have with a certain boy band, my linked in history and every comment I have ever made on a public Facebook.

Don’t get me wrong it was a lovely date and I haven’t stopped smiling since we said goodnight but through the sore cheeks something is bothering me, I can’t help but feel a little terrified, maybe because he is the first guy I have actually liked in quite a while or maybe it’s because I don’t have the upper hand….

I don’t consider myself a game player by any means but I do think it’s good to hold back a little when you first start seeing someone, partly so your heart doesn’t get crushed and partly because, well…. men are like cats, they like to chase things. What’s the point of serving it all up to them at once, you’ve got to have a little mystery and let him think you are some desirable piece of string that he will have to wait for, dangle it in front of him occasionally then just when he thinks he has caught it, take it away… only to let it dangle some more.

 

Any excuse for me to post pictures of cats

Any excuse for me to post pictures of cats

 

The problem is now, he knows all of it, well most of it, there is nothing mysterious about me, I have lost the home town advantage and we are now on a level playing field.

On the positive side, I guess I should be flattered that he still wanted to meet me after knowing all my dirty little secrets (Google yourself people… it’s not pretty) He actually asked me if I was a furry due to a few photos of my sad cosplay attempts he found (just to clarify, I’m not a furry… not that there is anything wrong with that). So I figure if the guy is willing to accept me, tail and all then I’m willing to dangle a little more string then I’m used to.

 

That day i hung out with Furries

That day i hung out with Furries