Huỳnh Thị Cẩm Tiên is the only African-Vietnamese to compete in a Miss Universe Vietnam Contest. During the competition, some praised her dark skin and mixed appearance, but viewers and judges also told her that she didn’t represent Vietnam because of her mixed-race identity. Despite the racist criticisms about how her skin color cannot represent Vietnam, she remained self confident during the competition and in doing so, found a way to bring Cameroonian culture and Vietnamese cultures together. When Tiên was younger, she would get tone-deaf comments from her friends about her curly hair and melanin skin. While Tiên experienced racism, her mother wanted Tiên to feel confident in her natural features by accepting herself. Her mother taught Tiên to stop seeking validation from others and to live a life that would build and prioritize her happiness. Tiên is currently a fashion designer making clothes so that people who wear her clothes can feel confident about who they are.
Many call him their grandpa! Harumichi Shibasaki is more than a regular painter. Through each brushstroke and youtube upload, he heals the hearts of his 1.4 million subscribers. These life lessons were hard-earned through his own life, when as a young painter he faced a serious creative rut and hard past after WWII, but he never gave up. Seeing each watercolor as a battle, he courageously picks up his paintbrush and cheers us on to tackle our own battles, and in the process gained millions of adoring fans who look up to him as a grandpa.
Put an egg, go broth less, or turn it into a cake - there is no wrong way to make your Indomie. For the last 50 years, Indomie has been the ultimate comfort food for Indonesians. The Indomie cult spread far and wide, even generating rap songs in Nigeria. Watch how Indomie got popular, and meet the chefs that are leveling up how these comfort foods are prepared.
Meet Jihuan “Green Xia”, the young Chinese “sneaker king” with a net worth of 1 billion RMB (156M USD). His path to success wasn’t easy and his grind is certainly something to respect.