Summary of June 2009 articles [view in standard blog format]…
Going on holiday at Cameron Highlands. First stop of the trip at Bharat Tea Plantation (pic); more photos in coming months.
Lifestyle and offbeat
Tokyo is rated the world’s most expensive city according to Mercer’s latest report; while two Japanese animation studios have created some short animes to promote Toyama tourism. Also sharing videos of a bizarre baby throwing ritual in India and four cute guinea pigs in Japan.
Showbiz and entertainment
Acclaimed Malaysian director Yasmin Ahmad died at the age of 51. RIP.
Chinese actor Liu Ye got married; congrats!
Good news for Korean stars Lee Min-ho and Son Dambi as well… not wedding, but for being crowned the CF king and queen of the year. Congrats to Japanese starlet Yui Aragaki too, for being name the best looking female celeb in Yukata.
K-pop group the Wonder Girls made their first US TV appearance on the Wendy Williams Show; also catch their performances at Jonas’s New York concert.
Back in Korea, Brown Eyed Girls released a controversial MV for “Abracadabra”; while rock legend Seo Taiji released “Morning Snow”. Check out other Asian MVs on my music video collection series  & .
Other music news… Malaysian pop fans celebrate as the MTV Asia Awards is back to Malaysia again, presumably.
Photoshoots… Korean pop group 2PM on Ceci magazine, while newbie T-ara released some promotional pics for upcoming album. Chinese actress Li Bingbing posed for InStyle; and Japanese actress Aya Ueto in aodai (pic), a traditional Vietnamese dress.
Other commercial photoshoots include Korean singer Lee Hyori for Chum Churum and Son Dambi for Bean Pole. Also sharing a few wallpapers from SNSD for Viliv portable media player, and Taiwanese pop group S.H.E for Luna Online.
Movie review… award winning Japanese film “Departures”. Other movie news… Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and pop singer Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls are set to star in a Filipino film.
To wrap up the month, a pretty cool gallery of Dungeon Fighter costume play by Korean model Gu Ji-sung.