Film Review: Turning Red

Despite some misgivings, “Turning Red” – Pixar’s latest offering – takes cues from Chinese culture and Chinese diaspora to create a cute, fiery and emotional film that appeals to a wider audience while representing minority groups for a new generation of Disney lovers.

Companies who “celebrate” Chinese New Year in the name of fortune

Happy Chinese New Year!

It’s the Year of the Tiger so we can expect many brands to hop on the trend of using images of tigers and tiger prints in their Lunar New Year collections.

But when they’re also hopping on the trend of releasing products and lines to “celebrate” the New Year, what purpose does it achieve other than pandering to one of their biggest consumer groups? How can some do more for the Chinese and East Asian talent and communities other than use their design skills once a year and attempt to sell them products that only look to boost their sales?

The 12 LGBTQ/diverse films of Christmas

There are countless Christmas films to choose from to watch, not all great but mostly cute and festive at least. But Christmas films with LGBTQ or diverse casts are very far and few between. Here are 12 films that tick those boxes I recommend looking up if you want some new suggestions.

Tan’s Tips: Speaking up in the workplace

Have you been told you’re quiet at work or felt you couldn’t speak up when you wanted to for whatever reason? Or regretted not saying something you don’t agree with until it was too late? Here are my 5 tips on how to speak up and gain more confidence in the workplace against something you feel needs addressing or changing!