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‘Ukulele boy’ covering Jason Mraz’s ‘I’m Yours’ is latest Youtube sensation (Video)

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A five year-old Japanese boy, who speaks little English and lives in Japan, is the latest Youtube sensation with over 4 million hits on Youtube, and counting.

The little guy’s videos are a must-see…

He really rocks out on this song…just look at his little legs churning at one point…

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Written by Asianista

December 14, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Posted in Asia

Why Do Asian Men Hold Their Girlfriends’ Purses?

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I noticed a peculiar phenomenon while I lived in Seoul for a year in 2003: many Korean men will hold their girlfriends’ purses for them as they stroll down the street, shop in a mall, or just generally walk about. Truly mystifying.

Imagine my surprise when I spotted the same practice on display outside a sushi restaurant in downtown Mountain View, Calif. (See photo, left.)

Clearly, the man is not the true owner of the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag he is clutching in his right hand. It must belong to the woman next to him. So why is he holding it?

Someone explain. Please.

Written by Asianista

December 7, 2009 at 12:40 am

Posted in Asia, Habits and Customs

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