The Return Of Bong Joon-ho 🎥

Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-ho is creating the most expensive Korean movie ever.

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Bong Joon-ho Is Creating The Most Expensive Korean Movie Ever

Historical: Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-ho is set to direct the most expensive Korean film to date with an expected cost of 70 billion won (~$52,496,227).

  • The movie will be animated and distributed by Sony Pictures, the team behind Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

  • Bong Joon-ho's project, Mickey 17, has been indefinitely delayed, leading to his return to work on this animated project

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Asian Americans Are The Fastest-Growing Group of Eligible Voters in US

Politics: Asian Americans are the fastest-growing group of eligible voters for the 2024 U.S. Election, according to the Pew Research Center.

  • The growth of the AAPI eligible voter population will outpace all other groups, reaching a projected 15 million this year and expected to make up 6.1% of all voters.

  • California has the highest number of Asian American eligible voters, followed by New York, Texas, Hawaii, and New Jersey.

Hold Up, Did Someone Invite You To The Potluck?

Introducing the Lumpia card in Potluck Showdown – a delectable bite of fillings 🍴

These golden-brown delights are the perfect fusion of crunchy goodness and savory fillings.

This isn't just a card, it's a celebration of Asian cuisine wrapped in a game night experience.

A Valentine’s Day Tradition For Lego Lovers 🌹

Presidential: Joe Biden recently drank boba at an AAPI-owned Las Vegas bubble tea shop in a series of visits to local American businesses.

Cook Book: Studio Ghibli is releasing a new cookbook that teaches readers how to prepare delicious dishes from Kiki's Delivery Service.

Music: Vcha, an American K-pop group under JYP Entertainment, has officially debuted with their singles "Girls of the Year" and “XO Call Me.”

Glow Routine: Check out this AAPI-founded Bakuchiol Ginseng serum that will leave your skin hydrated and nourished during these colder months.

Nifty: Cooking rice is a breeze with COMFEE's 10-Cup Rice Cooker – where technology meets tradition for flawless results. 

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