Kollaboration New York 9 Showcase Applications Now Open

Applications for Kollaboration New York’s 9th annual showcase have officially opened and will close on April 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.

Kollaboration New York, the New York branch of the national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Asian American performers, will hold its annual showcase on August 30, 2014 in New York, NY. Attracting more than 700 audience members last year, the showcase is the nonprofit’s biggest event of the year.

Aspiring Asian American musicians audition for a comprehensive winner’s package comprised of an extensive publicity package across Kollaboration’s networks nationwide, professional recording time, an opportunity to record a full-length music video, guaranteed spots at Kollaboration New York’s various open mic events throughout the year and full access to Kollaboration’s network of artist development professionals in the Tri-state region and beyond. Last but not not least, the winner will get the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, California to compete in the national Kollaboration Star show against other local Kollaboration winners for grand prize of $10,000.

Showcase applications are available on Kollaboration New York’s website. To audition, interested parties must submit a detailed application and include a video link of the talent he/she would like to audition with. The video may be a past performance or a home recording. Acts will undergo a selection process by the Kollaboration New York staff. Selected applicants will move on to participate in the Live Auditions.

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About Kollaboration New York

Kollaboration is a 501©3 chartered organization with an annual showcase produced entirely by Asian and Pacific Islander (API) professionals and students throughout the New York City area. We are proud to be part of the larger, nationwide Kollaboration movement which spans across twelve major cities across the US and Canada.

Our primary mission is “Empowerment through Entertainment,” and we are dedicated to providing API youth with a creative outlet to showcase their talents on stage. By hosting shows across the nation, Kollaboration seeks to gather diverse Asian American talent and bring their presence into mainstream media and the entertainment industry.

Joyce Chen at the NY Daily News caught wind of our trailer release this afternoon and writes:

It may be only two minutes long, but the trailer for Jacob Krupnick’s epic Girl Walk//All Day music video project is several months in the making.

The high-energy teaser to Krupnick’s feature-length dance music video is set to Girl Talk’s mash-up of Ludacris’ “How Low” and Phoenix’s “1901” and features dance leader Anne Marsen stretching and plie-ing along a ballet bar before spontaneously erupting into full-fledged spaz mode.

Catch the full mention here

First and foremost, Generasian would like to extend a warm Happy Thanksgiving to all of our followers. We all have a lot to be thankful for! 

We back dis week with Meet Your Eboard! Meet Swan Cho, our co-online editor. Swan is currently a junior at CAS studying Math with a minor in Chemistry. She wants to tell everyone:

Happy Thanksgiving!! Eat lots of great food!

When do you want to get married? (Submitted via Twitter by @choongxsung)

As in the words of Beyonce, if you like it then you should put a ring on it. 

Would you rather be a tiger-sized ant or an ant-sized tiger? Why?

An ant-sized tiger, absolutely. Imagine a tiger-sized ant, scary!

What is your ideal sandwich? (Shoutout to Kim Chen for the question!)

Turkey, swiss, lettuce, tomato, and oil & vinegar on a BAGUETTE! Oui oui!

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world RIGHT NOW, who would it be? Why?

I want to say Mindy Kaling. No wait, hold on. Can I do someone who is dead? (Let the record show, Joyce says yes.)  Benjamin Franklin because he’s a founding father and an amazing guy.

Name one thing you would change about me.

Nothing. (Let the record show, Swan was not coerced into answering that.)

Team Edward or Team Jacob? Why?

Jacob. No, Edward. No, hold on. (Let the record show, Swan is clearly struggling.) Umm, why can’t you do the Hunger Games? (Let the record show, this isn’t Burger King, you can’t have it your way.) Team Jacob because he was there for Bella when Edward wasn’t.

Who do you nominate for next week?

Hui, our co-editor at large. 

Hope you enjoyed this week’s interview! Enjoy your imminent food coma. Tweet @NYUGenerasian if you have any questions for Hui! #AskHui #themoreyouknow


Happy end of the weekend! To make this sad time more bearable, we’re bringing you a new, awesome YouTube channel to subscribe to. Generasian’s very own Patrick Yan (Editor-in-Chief ‘12-’13) has started an Asian cooking channel, YanYum!

We were able to ask him a few questions about the whole experience, so check it out!

Of course, to start things off, we asked if there was anything he wanted to say to everyone:

Work to live, and live to eat. Never the reverse!

Why did you start a YouTube channel?

I had always posted lots of photos of my cooking on Instagram (@patrickyan). One day, someone commented asking how to make Tomato and Eggs. I replied with a brief how to, but text-only recipes can sometimes be unhelpful. I had experience filming and editing, so I thought starting a YouTube channel would be a great way to share my cooking with the world.

What goes into the process of making the video? 

First and most importantly, I decide what to make. I have a list of requests, but when I’m not doing a request it can be difficult for me to choose what to make. I like all the food I make, but others may not. Then I shoot the video as I cook on a normal day. After filming, I write and record the voiceovers, edit the video, and add subtitles in Korean and Chinese. Finally, I promote my video on various social media sites.

What is your favorite Asian restaurant in the NYU area?

Special occasion: Bohemian. It’s pretty expensive and hidden away, but it’s an unique and exquisite experience.

Everyday: Sobaya. Must try for noodle lovers, ramen haters, and healthy eaters. Go during lunch for killer combo set menus.

Every meal: Ootoya (new location just opened on 11th st). Huge set menus. Best combo of variety and authentic Japanese food that you can’t find anywhere else in NYC.

What are some of your other favorite chef YouTubers?

Cooking with Dog: A cute dog and old lady introduce real Japanese recipes, presented neatly.

honeykki (꿀키): Focused more on the food than the recipe. Her videos also incorporate the food porn and mokbang (먹방) trends. 

So if you’re searching for a new YouTube user to get obsessed with, look no further! Whether you’re trying to whip up a quick tomato and eggs or you want to impress your friends and family with some delicious Chinese dumplings (or if you’re like me and can’t cook and you just like to watch videos with great aesthetics), be sure to subscribe to YanYum

We’re back this week with Meet Your Eboard! Meet Jolene Hsu, our Editor-At-Large. Jolene is currently a sophomore in Steinhardt studying Media, Culture, and Communications with minors in BEMT and Public Policy. She wants to tell everyone: 

Protip: To keep your locks silky smooth, wash with a clarifying shampoo and conditioner. When it’s still damp, put in Moroccan oil and comb with a wide-toothed comb. Don’t blow dry. 

1. So what’s the deal with airplane food? (Submitted via Twitter by @alealejandro_s)

It depends on what country you’re going to and from. So like when you’re going to Asia, it’s actually pretty good. They give you like insta ramen cups. It’s not bad. But when you go from Italy to America, they give you microwaved pizza and ice cream. But I guess most people think it’s bad.

2. How do you know when it’s raining? (Submitted via Twitter by @alyssamulalala)

Stick your hand out a window.

3. What if there is no window?

Well, frick. 

4. Would you rather be a giraffe-sized frog or a frog-sized giraffe? Why?

Frog-sized giraffe because frogs are slimy and giraffes are adorable (no matter what the size is). 

5. What is your favorite Christmas song?

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

6. What’s your favorite app on your phone? Why?

Flood-It 2 because it was the first game I ever played on an iPhone.

7. Who do you nominate for next week?

I nominate Swan, one of our co-online editors.

Tweet @NYUgenerasian if there is something you want us to ask Swan! #AskSwan #themoreyouknow
Mo' Money Mo' Mangos Fundraiser

Kayla Wong is an NYU student in the Tisch Film and TV Program currently working on her senior thesis, “For the Love of Mangos”. Kayla and fellow writer/producer Shefali Lohia address “microagressions, comments, and imbecilic ideas” like “So what are you going to be: an engineer or a doctor?” and “You’re such a cute, shy little Asian girl” that really tick them off. Check out the Kickstarter page to read more about the film!

To make this a reality, Kayla and Shefali are having a talent showcase featuring their friends/crew to raise funding. They also promised a funny photo booth, raffles, and FREE FOOD! And rumor has it that they’re auctioning off their awesome crew members for a day…

When: Thursday, March 13 from 7 - 10 PM

Where: 101 Lafayette Street, 2nd floor (diagonal from NYU dorm Lafayette Hall)

Admission: There is a suggested $10 donation at the door. 

For more information, check out their Facebook event page

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Meet Your E-Board…featuring Kim Chen! (Our beautiful art director, for those of you that are not familiar with our e-board.) Kim is currently a junior at CAS studying Biochemistry. She wants to tell everyone:

If you’re ever in the city, I want you to try the Taiwan Pork Chop House in Chinatown! 

What were you for Halloween this year?

Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service

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Would you rather be a whale-sized chipmunk or a chipmunk-sized whale?

I would want to be a chipmunk-sized whale because I can’t die easily due to my high fat content.

Who is your favorite e-board member?


Where do you see yourself in 5 hours?

At home with Swan (co-online editor)

If you could be someone else for the day, who would you be and why?

Maitland Jones because I’m curious about his life.

What’s your favorite color?

Green, like evergreen green.

Who do you nominate for next week?

Jolene, our co-editor at large. 

Hope you enjoyed this week’s interview. Tweet @NYUGenerasian if you have any questions for Jolene! #themoreyouknow
Generasian Eboard Fall 2015 Application

We’re hiring!

Just kidding, but we’re looking for new eboard members! Apply online by April 20th at 11:59 PM (that’s a Monday). A list of available positions can be found on the application. Please email if you have any questions!

(Also, if you like the picture attached to this post, you will very likely fit in with everyone else. It was taken at one of our eboard socials! WE LIKE FOOD.)