24 4 / 2014

PROPER PASTEL BOWLCUT: In case Easter isn’t enough for you for just one day out of the year, rock your bowlcut with a proper pastel sweatshirt and prepare to wow the kids at school! Make sure you only have one side of the drawstring out and available for that carefree I don’t need to look like I really tried to be so fashionable look. Throw on the crisp edges of a fresh bowlcut and you got yourself a look to remember. Don’t forget, wear the emblem of your own special club on the square of your pocket and prepare yourself for the avalanche of membership applications!

No need to search the web for bowl cuts because I had my very own compliments of my Korean mother. I rocked this look until about 4th grade until I was forced to get a perm that haunted me until by early teens. I blame a lot of my friendless childhood on these 2 hairstyles.

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PROPER PASTEL BOWLCUT: In case Easter isn’t enough for you for just one day out of the year, rock your bowlcut with a proper pastel sweatshirt and prepare to wow the kids at school! Make sure you only have one side of the drawstring out and available for that carefree I don’t need to look like I really tried to be so fashionable look. Throw on the crisp edges of a fresh bowlcut and you got yourself a look to remember. Don’t forget, wear the emblem of your own special club on the square of your pocket and prepare yourself for the avalanche of membership applications!

No need to search the web for bowl cuts because I had my very own compliments of my Korean mother. I rocked this look until about 4th grade until I was forced to get a perm that haunted me until by early teens. I blame a lot of my friendless childhood on these 2 hairstyles.

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23 4 / 2014

SELF-EMPOWERED BOWLCUT!: The bell-bottoms are the obvious giveaway that this litlte bowlcut stands on TWO SOLID TRUNKS OF LIFE…and that they are caught in a late ’70s time warp but whatever floats your bowlcut boat. See the perfectly powerful small flower print tunic. Embrace the mightly powerstance that is two fists in the air like you just don’t care. BOWLCUT OF MIGHT ALL DAY AND NIGHT.

My bowlcut can conquer ANYTHING!!

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SELF-EMPOWERED BOWLCUT!: The bell-bottoms are the obvious giveaway that this litlte bowlcut stands on TWO SOLID TRUNKS OF LIFE…and that they are caught in a late ’70s time warp but whatever floats your bowlcut boat. See the perfectly powerful small flower print tunic. Embrace the mightly powerstance that is two fists in the air like you just don’t care. BOWLCUT OF MIGHT ALL DAY AND NIGHT.

My bowlcut can conquer ANYTHING!!

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23 4 / 2014

NOSTALGIA BOWLCUT: What exactly is the bowlcut style that inspires writers? Perhaps this one? See the sensitive gaze at such a young bowlcut age. See the sepia patina that is real developed film. Feel the love between two young immigrants family children. Read the book “I Love Yous Are For White People”.

(Original) circa 1980, Hollywood, CA. Lac Su and sister.
As a young child, Lac Su made a harrowing escape from the Communists in Vietnam. With a price on his father’s head, Lac, with his family, was forced to immigrate in 1979 to seedy West Los Angeles where squalid living conditions and a cultural fabric that refused to thread them in effectively squashed their American Dream. Lac’s search for love and acceptance amid poverty—not to mention the psychological turmoil created by a harsh and unrelenting father—turned his young life into a comedy of errors and led him to a dangerous gang experience that threatened to tear his life apart.
Heart-wrenching, irreverent, and ultimately uplifting, I Love Yous Are for White People is memoir at its most affecting, depicting the struggles that countless individuals have faced in their quest to belong and that even more have endured in pursuit of a father’s fleeting affection.

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NOSTALGIA BOWLCUT: What exactly is the bowlcut style that inspires writers? Perhaps this one? See the sensitive gaze at such a young bowlcut age. See the sepia patina that is real developed film. Feel the love between two young immigrants family children. Read the book “I Love Yous Are For White People”.

(Original) circa 1980, Hollywood, CA. Lac Su and sister.

As a young child, Lac Su made a harrowing escape from the Communists in Vietnam. With a price on his father’s head, Lac, with his family, was forced to immigrate in 1979 to seedy West Los Angeles where squalid living conditions and a cultural fabric that refused to thread them in effectively squashed their American Dream. Lac’s search for love and acceptance amid poverty—not to mention the psychological turmoil created by a harsh and unrelenting father—turned his young life into a comedy of errors and led him to a dangerous gang experience that threatened to tear his life apart.

Heart-wrenching, irreverent, and ultimately uplifting, I Love Yous Are for White People is memoir at its most affecting, depicting the struggles that countless individuals have faced in their quest to belong and that even more have endured in pursuit of a father’s fleeting affection.

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22 4 / 2014

GROWNASS BOWLCUT: It’s not common we get mid-pubescent bowlcuts but today is a special day. Check the pre-ironic wide-framed glasses and large window-pane print for a perfectly buttoned-up look. This bowlcut is simply avant-garde for the normcore so-called post-fashion set. WE BOWLCUTTIN SO FASHION

Me at 16, circa 1991. I had this haircut for a long time. Thanks for the site! It also comes up as a Google Images search for “asian bieber” which is how I found the site — many thanks!

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GROWNASS BOWLCUT: It’s not common we get mid-pubescent bowlcuts but today is a special day. Check the pre-ironic wide-framed glasses and large window-pane print for a perfectly buttoned-up look. This bowlcut is simply avant-garde for the normcore so-called post-fashion set. WE BOWLCUTTIN SO FASHION

Me at 16, circa 1991. I had this haircut for a long time. Thanks for the site! It also comes up as a Google Images search for “asian bieber” which is how I found the site — many thanks!

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01 4 / 2013

SIBLING TRIKE BOWLCUT: You haven’t lived until you’ve taken a space shuttle-quality plastic tricycle for a spin with your fresh from the motherland threads.  Yeah. I’m sure we were all too young to really know that the clothing we wore bore no resemblance to anything people in the U.S. would wear as a wee child, but heck, that’s just the charm of a bowlcut livin’. Rise up young bowlcut nation!! RISE UP! [via Catechresis]

I found this photo at my dad’s house when I was home for the holidays!
In the photo (L to R) back row: Auntie Kwan, Uncle Yuet, Auntie Kee; front row: me and my sister.
This photo was taken in 1991, I think? I was so young I don’t even really remember that big wheel trike, but it’s definitely in the driveway of my parents’ first house in Michigan.
I have a serious bowl cut and my sister has a longer bowl cut variant. Also, check out that style! Clothes probably just arrived from Hong Kong with Auntie Kee and Uncle Yuet.
P.S., speaking of Asian pride: I’m the Social Media Wizard at 18MillionRising.org. You can follow us on Tumblr here: http://18mr.tumblr.com

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SIBLING TRIKE BOWLCUT: You haven’t lived until you’ve taken a space shuttle-quality plastic tricycle for a spin with your fresh from the motherland threads.  Yeah. I’m sure we were all too young to really know that the clothing we wore bore no resemblance to anything people in the U.S. would wear as a wee child, but heck, that’s just the charm of a bowlcut livin’. Rise up young bowlcut nation!! RISE UP! [via Catechresis]

I found this photo at my dad’s house when I was home for the holidays!

In the photo (L to R) back row: Auntie Kwan, Uncle Yuet, Auntie Kee; front row: me and my sister.

This photo was taken in 1991, I think? I was so young I don’t even really remember that big wheel trike, but it’s definitely in the driveway of my parents’ first house in Michigan.

I have a serious bowl cut and my sister has a longer bowl cut variant. Also, check out that style! Clothes probably just arrived from Hong Kong with Auntie Kee and Uncle Yuet.

P.S., speaking of Asian pride: I’m the Social Media Wizard at 18MillionRising.org. You can follow us on Tumblr here: http://18mr.tumblr.com

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05 3 / 2013

BOWLCUT SISTERS!: Maybe it’s the stripes but in a different tone. Perhaps it’s the similar coloring in their skin or comparable stature that promotes their perfect pairing in hugability. It must be the pure joy in their faces.  Nay. It is the perfect compatibility that is their shared love of the Asian Bowlcut Style. Sisters. Always.
via Linna 
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BOWLCUT SISTERS!: Maybe it’s the stripes but in a different tone. Perhaps it’s the similar coloring in their skin or comparable stature that promotes their perfect pairing in hugability. It must be the pure joy in their faces.  Nay. It is the perfect compatibility that is their shared love of the Asian Bowlcut Style. Sisters. Always.

via Linna 

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04 3 / 2013

ALL ASIANS LOOK ALIKE BOWLCUT!: Or do we? Is it the perfectly round cheeks?  Perhaps these two go to the same hair stylist? You know how fashion trends go, once they hit, everyone wants a piece of the action. But look closely.  The eyes of the pink are just a little rounder.  The cheeks a little fuller. Nay. The eyebrow placement differs by millimeters. Oh. How dare you, fair public, think they would be twins. They are both unique snowflakes. SHAME. FOR. SHAME>

Twins? No. We’re just Asians. With bowl cuts.

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ALL ASIANS LOOK ALIKE BOWLCUT!: Or do we? Is it the perfectly round cheeks?  Perhaps these two go to the same hair stylist? You know how fashion trends go, once they hit, everyone wants a piece of the action. But look closely.  The eyes of the pink are just a little rounder.  The cheeks a little fuller. Nay. The eyebrow placement differs by millimeters. Oh. How dare you, fair public, think they would be twins. They are both unique snowflakes. SHAME. FOR. SHAME>

Twins? No. We’re just Asians. With bowl cuts.

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13 2 / 2013

If you do not die over these photos, then you have no soul.

Japanese Boy and French Bulldog - CUTENESS!

Japanese Boy And His French Bulldog Are The World’s Cutest Friends Ever Get ready to fall in love with Tasuku and his BFF French bulldog, Muu. via buzzfeed

13 2 / 2013

ezrakidsbop asked: God bless this blog omfg

God bless you and all the Asian bowlcuts of the world.

01 2 / 2013

BILLYBOB BOWLCUT!: Bob is a funny word. Did the close cousin of the Bowlcut get their name from the classic backyard apple competition?  Was it first originated simply by a guy whose namesake led to the convenient straight-line style the we know today? If anything, Bobs are great when paired with country plaid and denim overalls. This little one knows.  This one knows. 

Bobs are just extended bowl cuts.

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BILLYBOB BOWLCUT!: Bob is a funny word. Did the close cousin of the Bowlcut get their name from the classic backyard apple competition?  Was it first originated simply by a guy whose namesake led to the convenient straight-line style the we know today? If anything, Bobs are great when paired with country plaid and denim overalls. This little one knows.  This one knows. 

Bobs are just extended bowl cuts.

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01 2 / 2013

GARDEN PARTY BOWLCUT!: It’s a certifiable floralsplosion for a springtime je ne sais quoi. If only everyday was a flowers and qu’est ce que c’est…bowlcut kind of day.
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GARDEN PARTY BOWLCUT!: It’s a certifiable floralsplosion for a springtime je ne sais quoi. If only everyday was a flowers and qu’est ce que c’est…bowlcut kind of day.

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31 1 / 2013

DOUBLETROUBLE BOWLCUT!: Is this a mirror we see?  Or is this just two adorable individual sentient beings separated at birth? Not so separated.  Sisters can rock the pink sweats and the matching haircuts and shine like the diamond they are like little individual stars in the sea of jewels.  Mixed metaphors not withstanding, double up your bowlcuts to double up the fun, Asian America!
via: http://liwy93.tumblr.com/

My little sister and I, circa 1998 (the date is wrong). 

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DOUBLETROUBLE BOWLCUT!: Is this a mirror we see?  Or is this just two adorable individual sentient beings separated at birth? Not so separated.  Sisters can rock the pink sweats and the matching haircuts and shine like the diamond they are like little individual stars in the sea of jewels.  Mixed metaphors not withstanding, double up your bowlcuts to double up the fun, Asian America!

via: http://liwy93.tumblr.com/

My little sister and I, circa 1998 (the date is wrong). 

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31 1 / 2013

HIGH-AND-TIGHT BOWLCUT!: It takes a special hair stylist to decide to grab the shallowest bowl for the head of a large child. This kind of special, requires a sort of self-confidence in once abilities to trim under the edge of said bowl’s rim and miss clipping the delicate cartilage of the ears.  Only such a skilled master can achieve the cut that is the High-And-Tight Bowlcut. Asians around the globe have attempted this daring feat but few have lived to tell about it.  Only the strong survive. via: http://adrawingboard.tumblr.com/

me, at 5 years old. 

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HIGH-AND-TIGHT BOWLCUT!: It takes a special hair stylist to decide to grab the shallowest bowl for the head of a large child. This kind of special, requires a sort of self-confidence in once abilities to trim under the edge of said bowl’s rim and miss clipping the delicate cartilage of the ears.  Only such a skilled master can achieve the cut that is the High-And-Tight Bowlcut. Asians around the globe have attempted this daring feat but few have lived to tell about it.  Only the strong survive. via: http://adrawingboard.tumblr.com/

me, at 5 years old. 

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30 1 / 2013

IN-THE-END-WE-ALL-ASIAN BOWLCUT!: Jellyfish is not a staple of many cultures, but in the Asian countries, a protein rich sea food as the “Jelly Fish” provides the entire family, nay, the entire country, with the raw nutrients it needs to thrive and propogate.  South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia….no matter how you slice it…in the end we are all ASIA.  And in the end, we shall win the race to populate the planet if it takes all the jellyfish in the world to make that happen.

I count as asian right? 

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IN-THE-END-WE-ALL-ASIAN BOWLCUT!: Jellyfish is not a staple of many cultures, but in the Asian countries, a protein rich sea food as the “Jelly Fish” provides the entire family, nay, the entire country, with the raw nutrients it needs to thrive and propogate.  South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia….no matter how you slice it…in the end we are all ASIA.  And in the end, we shall win the race to populate the planet if it takes all the jellyfish in the world to make that happen.

I count as asian right? 

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30 1 / 2013

PRE-INSTAGRAM BOWLCUT!: You can’t filter your way to a look this vintage.  We hearken to a time when film was king and digital was just a dream. In fact, this true-to-life photo captures many of the details most hipster Instagram lovers would love to add to their photo-cred.  Ironic reference to a Seagram’s alcoholic delight. The gingham mantle decor. A photo within a photo. Well played, number 18. Well played.
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PRE-INSTAGRAM BOWLCUT!: You can’t filter your way to a look this vintage.  We hearken to a time when film was king and digital was just a dream. In fact, this true-to-life photo captures many of the details most hipster Instagram lovers would love to add to their photo-cred.  Ironic reference to a Seagram’s alcoholic delight. The gingham mantle decor. A photo within a photo. Well played, number 18. Well played.

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