Why Marlon Brando’s Oscar refusal speech is still relevant today

When Marlon Brando was awarded an Oscar for Best Actor at the Academy Awards in 1973 for his performance in The Godfather, he refused to accept the award – instead issuing a statement via Shasheen Littlefeather – a Native American Indian woman. It is a statement written over 40 years ago yet still resonates with power and relevance today. The More...

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By Tuey Mac On Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐 xīn nián kuài lè!

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐 xīn nián kuài lè! Wishing you all health, happiness and prosperity for the year ahead – Year of the Horse. I’ll be broadcasting live on Friday 31 January at 1:30pm More...

By Tuey Mac On Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The Ideals of Asian Beauty, skin lightening and how it affects women

I’ll be appearing on BBC World News Impact on February 20th at 1:30pm to discuss the ideals of Asian Beauty, the trends of skin lightening and its effects on women. I feel it’s a very serious issue with More...

By Tuey Mac On Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Wishing you all a wonderful day with your loved ones!  Here’s a mushy photo that brought a smile to my face – awwww! Don’t forget to make time for the people More...

By Tuey Mac On Friday, February 1st, 2013

Thought for the Day: On Giving

There can be no quota on giving in this life. Because the day you stop giving is the day you stop receiving.  More...

By Tuey Mac On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
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My Asian Planet undergoes a fresh design and look – woohoo!

We celebrate the launch of the new My Asian Planet website – woohoo!  You will notice a design overhaul and a clearer layout. It’s still in testing mode and there are still a few things to be tweaked on More...

By Tuey Mac On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Snowman Gangnam Style!

The Gangnam trend that just will not stop – even the snowmen are doing it gangnam style!  More...

By Tuey Mac On Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

When is a bowl of phỏ not a bowl of phỏ?

When is a bowl of pho not a bowl of pho? A: When it’s a bowl of bún! To the untrained eye this might look like a bowl of Vietnamese noodle Pho. But it’s not – its the spicier more fragrant cousin More...

By Tuey Mac On Friday, January 4th, 2013

American horror vs Asian horror

American horror movie makers: We like it obvious with lots of sex, alcohol and in your face violence Asian horror movie makers: We like it subtle, elegant, mysterious and tragic. I saw two horror flicks More...

By Tuey Mac On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Designing my 'FACE' – book cover design

Hi Asian fans, I’ve just finished designing the new book cover for short story ‘FACE.’ You can start reading ‘FACE’ here – http://www.myasianplanet.com/tueys-world/short-stories/224-face – More...

By Tuey Mac On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013


Discover new Asian Short Stories Read the first exciting instalment of ‘Face’ Jenny Han has everything except what she really wants – a perfect face. In Hong Kong face is everything. When a dazzling More...

By Tuey Mac On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Welcome 2013!

Chinese New Year falls on 10 February this year and it will be Year of the Snake. I’m busy planning the preparations for a splendid Chinese New Year’s party – event and menu has been confirmed More...

By Tuey Mac On Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Merry Christmas everyone!

It’s Christmas time hooray! You know what that means? It means TWO Christmas dinners – one Viet style and one Brit style! Yup time to loosen the belt just like Bruce Lee in the opening restaurant scene More...

By Tuey Mac On Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Food can nourish the body but friendship nourishes the soul

Friendship can be tricky little things. Like a good gardener tending to his plants you nurture your relationship and you watch your friendship flourish and grow. A good gardener doesn’t over water or overfeed More...

By Tuey Mac On Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Welcome to Tuey's World & the Philosophy of Pho

Tuey’s World & The Philosophy of Pho  Hi! Come and check out my brand new blog TUEY’S WORLD – it’s where I’ll be sharing all my latest news and thoughts! Growing More...

By Tuey Mac On Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Say hi to Pinchy my new friend!

A recent trip to Royal China Club in Baker Street saw me coming face to face with the biggest lobster I have ever seen! Say hello to Mr Pinchy my new friend!  More...

By Tuey Mac On Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Chen Guan Ming and the Case of the Missing Chair – solved!

  Tuey takes to the streets of Chinatown to solve a mystery… I pass by regularly through Chinatown but the past few times we see that Chen Guan Ming’s chair is missing! Where did it go I ask? Ah More...

By Tuey Mac On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Chen Guan Ming and the mystery of the Missing Chair

A wander through Chinatown and we bump into Chen Guang Ming again. But this time his chair is gone! Where did it go we ask. He says the restaurant took it back. So now he has to stand all day and all night. He never More...

By Tuey Mac On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Chen Guan Ming – the 60yr old who who cycled all the way from China to London in a rickshaw

Chen Guan Ming told us many stories of his adventures. How he would often sleep rough on the grass verge and starving along the way. I asked him if he ever felt like giving up and he said ‘Never’ – More...

By Tuey Mac On Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Meeting Chen Guan Ming – a Zen Master in action!

It’s actions not words that count in this life as cyclist Chen Guan Ming has shown. Role models are inspirational to us because they show us how goals can be achieved. You may not know the path or direction More...