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Well,I'm considering in having my eyelids folded,but I want to do it with the best surgeon.Do you have any name that pops out of your head?

My dissertation is focusing on asian magazines and looking at how male and fenales are portrayed within advertising various products...

If the public can read your website free, how do you make a profit? Am I able to do the same If I place my newsletter on the web?

I'm interested in opening and running my own restaurant or just a deli/grocery store just for starters. How and where can I get more information that can help me?

So who do I contact or what do I do to be a print model?


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It is a truly relief to find such an online magazine designed for Asian women. well,I'm korean,but I was born and still live in Brazil.

Well,I'm considering in having my eyelids folded,but I want to do it with the best surgeon.Do you have any name that pops out of your head? Any unanimous choice?I don't know if the japanese surgeons perform better than the americans,chinese or koreans.

Could you help me?I'd be truly glad.

Thanks for the time. Y.H.J.

PS:by the way who is Ahn Duong?Her name is definitely asian,but she does not look like one. Why doesn't the magazine do special articles about famous asians such as Tina and China Chow,Ahn Duong,Lucy Liu,Helen Lee Schifter,Lillian Wang von Stauffenberg,Vera Wang,Ji Baek,Michele Yeoh,Soon Yi Previn and so on?

That'll be really great.


Dear Y.H.J.,

Thanks for your e-mail. We really do not know of any surgeon that we can directly recommend as none of us have had such surgery. Sorry. You should probably try searching online for official medical organization sites and then speaking with the doctors directly to gauge them. Two sites you might want to check out are http://www.surgery.org/ and http://www.plasticsurgery.com.You might try asking your friends for recommendations as well.

As per your question, Ahn Duong is Vietnamese American actress/model. Thank you for your story suggestions. We have already included a number of stories on famous Asian women such as Joan Chen, Lauren Tom, Sandra Oh and Yeohlee, but are always looking for ideas.

Regards, Audrey


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Hi,

I've just placed a subscription for your magazine.I'm currently in my final year at university and my dissertation is based upon the ideologies of masculininty and femininity in magazine adverts. My dissertation is focusing on asian magazines and looking at how male and fenales are portrayed within advertising various products. I was hoping you could clarify the content of your magazine and whether the magazine has the relevent material for my project I would be grateful if you could e mail the information as soon as possible. Also, I live in England and the only asian magazine available is ASIAN WOMAN are there any other asian magazines either for a male audience or a female audience that you recommend i look at? finally if your magazine has the material i'm looking for will i be able to order back issues and is there any form of cost for doing this?

thank you and I hope to hear from you very soon!!


Dear Rughbir,

Thank you for your interest in JADE. In regards to your question, JADE Magazine is currently an on-line magazine for English-speaking Asian women. Our goal is to provide a forum for the ideas and concerns of Asian women around the world. We do have a few articles on how Asian women are portrayed by the media. I'm not sure if they are exactly what you are looking for, but I've included some of URLs so that you may decide for yourself.

Stereotypical Thinking by Sinstinna http://www.jademagazine.com/aprilmay1999/me_ster.html

America's War Against Asian American Women by Madamoiselle X http://www.jademagazine.com/7iss_war.html

Up In Smoke by Tina Kim http://www.jademagazine.com/7iss_slims.html

But.....When Will It Be My Turn?? by Ben Chan http://www.jademagazine.com/13iss_when.html

Some other magazines and sites you may want to look into are:


A. Magazine
Yolk
East
Giant Robot
www.asiangurls.com

The first three are in print but do have websites, although the content on them is limited. Hope this helps.

Regards, Ellen


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Hello Jade,
I read your article on the entreprenuer.com website. I have always wanted to create a Food Newsletter. I like what you have done with your E-zine, by putting it on a website. If the public can read your website free, how do you make a profit? Am I able to do the same If I place my newsletter on the web? I thought that the only way I could profit from putting my newsletter on the web was to charge a fee for it, but I see you don't charge a fee for your online E-zine. I would appreciate any help that you can give me. -- Thank You, Jasmred


Dear Jasmred,
Thanks for your e-mail.

One of many reasons for why we decided to put our magazine online is because we want to develop our brand. We believe that branding is key to the success of our magazine. The web is a great tool to do this in a cost effective way. So far, it is working for us.

Our magazine online is free to our readers, but we do sell ad space. This has been sufficient to cover our basic costs. If it is a large profit that you seek to make, it may not be the way to go for you if you create a free page.

I'm not suggesting that you do what we do; what I do suggest is that you go to other food related online sites to see what they do and write out your business plan that works for you.

Best, Audrey Panichakoon Crone


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Hi,

I have a bit of a dilemma. I am an aspired young asian american woman who wants to open her business. I can't seem to find any information on this.

I'm interested in opening and running my own restaurant or just a deli/grocery store just for starters. How and where can I get more information that can help me? I just don't know where to begin and I don't see any magazines out there with such info. --Virginia Yiu


Hi Virginia,

It's wonderful that you're so inspired to start your own business. It'll be a lot of work, but the feeling of accomplishment is fantastic. I've compiled a list of sites that we used when starting up JADE.

http://www.dos.state.ny.us
I'm assuming you're in NYC based on your e-mail address. The Department of State is where you'll have to file your incorporation documents (if you choose to incorporate). You can find answers to a variety of info about partnerships and corporations. There's also info about licensing and other requirements to operate in NY. This will be of interest to you since a restaurant or deli will require food and liquor licenses, etc.

http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/bus_info/sm_bus/index.html
The IRS site has a lot of great info about tax requirements and other requirements for small businesses. There are also a lot of good links to other site.

http://www.sba.gov/
The Small Business Administration has just about everything you need for getting started. The start up section can pretty much walk you through the entire process from biz plan to loan proposals.

I think these three sites will give you the basics about starting a business. You might also want to talk to people who already own similar businesses to see what it's like. Best of luck and let us know if you have any more questions.

Regards, Ellen Hwang


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Dear JADE,

so who do I contact or what do I do to be a print model? --from Verrobmcrae


Dear Verrobmcrae,

If you are asking about the general steps, I believe the advice Linda Wang gave in the JADE Magazine piece is probably the most helpful. Please see below. You can purchase the Ross Reports at local bookstores. Also, you could try contacting the larger talent/modeling agencies such as IMG or Click. If they aren't able to represent you, they may be able to at least point you in the direction of some reputable agents.

Hope this helps.

Regards, Ellen

What tools does a commercial print model needs if they are just starting out?

You should invest in a simple composite card, which is also a model's calling card. If you're just starting out and don't have any tear-sheets or a portfolio, then I suggest find yourself a good reputable lifestyle photographer and take some photos.

Then proceed to set up appointments with different legit commercial print agents around town. Be very aware of nonlegit agencies. Some places will ask you to pay for agency broadsheets or to pay money up front. That's not how it's supposed to work. Check with the better business bureau and check the Ross TV Reports for a list of reputable agents.

Plus, make sure you have a great set of teeth, because this is a very competitive business that often requires a bright smile. http://www.jademagazine.com/9dp_linda_wang.html


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*Re: Asian Eyelid Surgery (12/14/1999)*

*Asian American magazines (4/12/2002)*

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