3 days ago
SPJ/LA Panel Discussion: “I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Can Reporters Also Be Activists?” - LA18 TV

The Society of Professional Journalists hosts Panel Discussion on the topic “I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Can Reporters Also Be Activists?”

Can reporters also be activists? Traditional journalism says no, but many younger journalists, especially digital natives, argue that given the direct challenges to a free and independent press, activism is not only permissible, it’s essential.

Join SPJ for this free event on June 22nd in Los Angeles featuring Carla Hall (editorial writer, Los Angeles Times),
Efenel Azarcon-Barker (digital show host/producer, KSCI/LA18), and Marc Cooper (journalist, author, editor, journalism professor).

Thursday, June 22, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Association Bar and Restaurant
110 E. 6th Street
Downtown Los Angeles

Click the link below for more information about the event and how to RSVP.

In the era of Donald Trump, American journalism finds itself under attack as never before in modern times...

1 month ago

Nothing brightens your day more than an unexpected care package in the mail! You may be a starving college student or a brave soul who recently moved to another state with limited Asian contact. Maybe you’re not even Asian; maybe you just need a dose of Asian sweets in your system daily.

Whomever you are, if you love buying bulks of Asian confectionery to fulfill your #munchies (because let’s face it, while they may be delicate, #AsianSnacks are so darn satisfying) or you know someone who will appreciate a nice goody bag, read on at the link below for some pre-packed snack options that might help you out:

#AsianSnackBox #Foodie #JunkFood!

1 month ago

#LA18_GenerationNow’s Cindy J. Lee sits down with #JustinChon, who wrote, directed and stars in the film #Gook. The drama, which is based on the 1992 #LARiots, is the centerpiece film at the 33rd annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. As this year marks the 25th anniversary of the L.A. uprising, the film is profound and relevant for the audience of today.

Watch our full interview here:

1 month ago

It's almost the weekend... Most of us are probably tired, whether emotionally or physically from work or politics or relationships or (insert problem here) and we’re crawling through the week.

Take a little break and recharge by looking at these adorable animals to brighten up your day!

#animaladdicts #cute #pets

1 month ago

Ahhh #LosAngeles, a cultural hub where you can find a plethora of anything, including sushi restaurants: some amazing, some below average. Because high-end sushi restaurants are extremely expensive, let’s focus on sushi that is comfort food. Not too cheap, in both price and quality, but reasonably affordable and tasty!

Check out our list of the top seven affordable #sushi restaurants in Los Angeles: http://la18.tv/generation-now/7-best-affordable-sushi-restaurants-los-angeles

1 month ago
Whisper (귓속말) - Korean Drama

Monday night 4/24 at 9PM on LA18 - new #kdrama #Whisper #귓속말 premieres with English subtitles!

A legal thriller about a detective and a judge who fall in love while uncovering corruption at the national level. She’s a charismatic detective and he’s an honest, righteous judge. The two have a rocky start to their relationship as he fails to help her father who was framed as a murderer.

The two eventually form an alliance as they encounter scandals exposing the nation’s biggest law firm.

Starring #LeeBoYoung with #LeeSangYoon, #KwonYul, & #ParkSaeYoung.

On Air Schedule: Mon-Tue 9:00 PM | April 24, 2017 to June 13, 2017 with English subtitles, free over-the-air on channel 18 in the greater Los Angeles area.

For images, teasers and more, visit http://bit.ly/2pNG1qC.

2 months ago
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Did you know LA18 airs #Japanese programming (UTB) every Sunday from 6-8 PM? Currently airing taiga #drama #Naotora: The Lady Warlord & #HanasakiMai Speaks Out 2 - all with English subtitles. Don't miss!


2 months ago
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Know any kids with a talent for art? They should enter Hmart and LA18's #IHeartChildrenArtContest! Prizes include scholarships and more. 🏆🏆🏆

Registration open until April 30th - not much time left, so hurry!
Visit http://la18.tv/artcontest for more information.

2 months ago
Where to Find the Best Handmade Ice Cream in LA - LA18 TV

#Summer is fast approaching in LA. Here are seven best artisanal #icecream shops to cool your stress in #LosAngeles.

#dessert #foodie

2 months ago
LA18 Kababayan Today Viewer Survey - LA18 TV

Last day to enter our viewer survey giveaway for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific! Perfect weekend outing for the warm weather 🐟

Visit http://la18.tv for more. Thank you for supporting #LA18!

Enter by April 19th, midnight. Good luck!

2 months ago
Hmart & LA18 I Heart Children Art Contest

Hmart and LA18 proudly present the biggest family event of the season – the first annual #IHeartChildrenArtContest in Southern California!

This FREE spring contest event will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 in Orange County to celebrate our young children. Let your child’s unique vision and artistic expression help build toward their future.

PRE-REGISTER: First, fill out an application at any California Hmart location. Must apply at Hmart before participating. Application is free and will be accepted until April 30th, 2017.

CONTEST EVENT: After registering, participants will be invited to draw at the Art Contest on May 6th, 2017. The drawing theme will be announced at the event.

The Grand Prize is $1,000 Scholarship & Trophy / Award Certificate (1 person). 68 more winners will be chosen and gifted with $300 Scholarships (3 people) or Hmart Gift Certificates. See below for full prize details.

Fun activities will be available for every family member! Bubble play, face painting, balloon art, character costumes, kite making, mini games, and more!

Location: Forest Shelter area, Mile Square Regional Park | 16801 Euclid Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Free Admission

Visit http://la18.tv/artcontest for more information!

2 months ago
LA18 Kababayan Today Viewer Survey - LA18 TV

Want to win tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific? Visit the link below and fill out our quick viewer survey (only 5 questions!) to be entered in the drawing. #GoodLuck!

Win a family pack of 4 tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific by completing our short LA18 Kababayan Today Viewer Survey! LA18 invites viewers to participate in a short & simple survey to be entered to win a family pack of 4 tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Complete the survey …

2 months ago
9 Strangest Museums in the U.S. - LA18 TV

Everyone's been to art museums like LACMA, MOCA, etc. But how about those places that house collectibles that we didn’t even know were collectible? There seems to be a museum for almost everything, from dog collars to lawnmowers…and yeah, even tap water!

Check out the link below for a taste of only 9 of the many strange museums in the United States:

#museum #weird #travel #ufo #badart #bunnies + more of the bizarre ahead...

LA18 Generation Now - Online Exclusive

3 months ago
10 Non-Koreans Who Speak Korean Better Than Some Koreans - LA18 TV

Have you ever watched a Korean drama wishing you didn’t need subtitles?

Thankfully, enough online streaming websites now provide not only English but multi-language subtitles. Even then, it’d be nice to learn the language and all the cultural nuances so that you don’t ever have to miss a joke, right? Well, there is hope! Meet these 10 people from all around the world who are absolutely astonishingly fluent in #Korean and let them inspire you.

Some speak better Korean than Koreans themselves! (Turn on subtitles...)

#kdrama #YoonMiRae #SamHammington #luckyinkorea #SamOkyere #TylerRasch


Generation Now - LA18 Online Exclusive

3 months ago

Get ready, Austin, TX – Kollaboration is bringing some serious #AsianAmerican talent to South by Southwest (#SXSW)!

#LA18_GenerationNow’s Cindy J. Lee sits down with singers Megan Lee, Melissa Polinar, actor Dante Basco and Kollaboration">#Kollaboration Executive Director #MinjiChang to talk about representing at the annual music and film festival.

Kollaboration will be hosting an interactive conference titled “Asian Americans Break the Silence & Stereotypes” and the first official Asian American showcase in SXSW.

To watch the full interview (insightful, fun, empowering), click the link below:

3 months ago
Get Used To It

Friends & fam! Thank you so much for your continued support! Lots of you have asked what's next for us so check out our LA18 Generation Now interview with Kat Iniba to learn more! http://la18.tv/generation-now/josephine-leily-melanie-anne-padernal-get-used-series/

3 months ago
13 Dessert Trends That Carried Onto 2017 - LA18 TV

Have you seen #BloomingMarshmallows - a new invention by #DominiqueAnsel, you know, the same pastry chef who invented the #cronut?!

I know all this #dessert talk is getting your mouth watery, especially if you have a #sweettooth. Trends come and go in the dessert world & elsewhere (Hello Pinkberry and Froyo), & it’s exciting to see people’s creativity unfold.

Click the link below for 13 dessert trends that bloomed in 2016 (some in the years before) & going strong into 2017.

#foodporn #bingsoo #loopchurros #lightbulbdrink

LA18 Generation Now - Online Exclusive

3 months ago
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March programs on #LA18 include top dramas, variety, local news. Tune in to your favorites & catch up on past episodes of our local programs on www.la18.tv!

#Saimdang #Defendant #InnocentDefendant with English subtitles + #MoonlightDrawnByClouds for Chinese viewers!


3 months ago
Do You Know These 6 Asian Characters? - LA18 TV

In America we have the iconic #MickeyMouse and #BugsBunny - fictional characters that exist inside a cartoon and its universe, whether on TV, movie screens, or paper.

Not so much in East Asian cultures, particularly ones in Japan and Korea.

Sure, there are fictional characters from #Pokémon to #SailorMoon, but the characters in East Asia are not always from a cartoon or an anime. Sometimes they’re birthed as a franchise to reflect a cultural sentiment for the purpose of selling merchandise to their respective generation.

The stories are the characters and the characters, the story.

Click the link below to get a refresher on 6 notable characters that were popular in Asia!

#HelloKitty #Mashimaro #Gudetama

3 months ago
10 Photos That Will Get You Back on The Fitness Grind - LA18 TV

How is it already almost March and how are you faring at your New Year’s resolutions? According to New Years Resolution Statistics, 21.4% of respondents set goals to lose weight / eat healthy, and 12.3% said they wanted to invest in life / self improvements.

If you’ve made that dedication to be #healthy and #fit, you know how much hard work goes into making this a reality. Need a little motivation to keep you in line or to reignite your drive? Click on the link below for reasonable fitness challenges + before-and-after pictures of others making it work to empower you!

#EatHealthy #Fitness #LoseWeight #BelieveInYourself!

LA18 Generation Now - Online Exclusive