The other night I had dinner in one of the houses that line the Venice Canals with a very unique group of people.
I’ve strolled by these magical and quirky houses so many times, but I never imagined I would be eating dinner in one of them.
The way it happened is sort of weird and funny.
The person who hosted the dinner with me…I met in an uber pool.
Here’s how it happened: Continue reading
My sister started college this year the same way I started another “chapter” of my life here in Los Angeles.
My sister is 18, 5 years younger than I am and sure, we’ve always had a sisterly bond, but it is now that I can say with absolute confidence that she is one of the most amazing people I have had the privilege to meet in my short 24 years of life. Continue reading
I freely admit that I’m not the best writer, but Kollaboration Los Angeles was so kind in allowing me to share my thoughts on their inaugural conference on their blog.
Here’s my first guest post in Los Angeles!
Click here to Read on for my usual cheesy, thoughtfulness.
Here’s a glimpse of what you missed in video form:
A blog post from the conference I did on my own blog, here:
Also, Kollaboration is kicking off their new content strategy. Check back for regular blog posts, and come see whats news! They made a trailer to commemorate this moment below. Just be sure to check in and read my blog too! :)
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I like to read. Some people like to read the paper everyday. I like to read Quora everyday.
It’s one app that I use everyday alongside google maps and instagram.
What is Quora exactly? Quora is a question-and-answer website where questions are created, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. The way I like to describe it: a reddit but for more… profound topics (at least in my experience).
It helps me to get out of my own mind, get a sense of the bigger picture and collect other perspectives on topics of my choosing. Continue reading
24 years old. Pretty. Smart. Ambitious. Empowering.
As much as I’d like to say that I’m describing myself, I’m describing Pocket (Yiqing) Sun, founder of SoGal.
I’ve met a few CEO’s in Los Angeles (there seem to be plenty who are younger than age 30) but what stands out about Pocket is that she was born and raised in China. Let me reword that for you: she was a straight up FOB and international student but that did not let her stop her from building SoGal, the fastest growing community and platform for young female entrepreneurs/founders (and investors) in Southern California, while pursuing her master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at USC.
I had the chance to ask her some questions before it got too crazy before the upcoming conference. Did I mention she’s also the founder of a venture capital firm, SoGal ventures? It’s the first female led millennial venture capital firm for emerging diverse entrepreneurs in US and Asia.
Here’s what she had to say: Continue reading
I’ve been here for a few months now (it’ll be officially 2 months in a day or two)! At this point, I’m pretty sure the initial novelty has worn off. That being said, I think it’s safe to say: California/LA is perfect for me. (side note: if you’re not sure why I’m in LA in the first place, read my blog post on why I moved, here).
Reason #1) NATURE.
I love nature. I grew up spending a lot of time in playgrounds, parks and jungle gyms. Climbing trees and collecting flowers/stones are fond childhood memories. There’s something about nature and its beauty that puts me at instant ease. Whether it’s the ocean view or the colors of the flowers that line the streets, I always perk up at the sight of palm trees and plants here in LA. The beauty of this city never ceases to amaze me and it constantly fuels my happiness and curiosity. I can grab my laptop and lay outside to get some work done, sit at the beach and read, walk on the pier and take in the scent of the sea, or my favorite: go hiking (without having to go far from the city) for that incredible city view that reminds me of the bigger picture.
Ever see something so badass/amazing/beautiful on Instagram you’re just inspired and need to know more? Well that’s exactly what happened with @joeyunlee. I saw his artwork on instagram and just had to meet him.
He graciously agreed to give me some of his time and so we scheduled to meet early morning on a very hot Saturday. He arrived a bit late because he was picking up some supplies beforehand and to my surprise, he brought a print of his work to give to me with his sincerest apologies, which was incredibly sweet and thoughtful of him.
Needless to say, I’m glad I got to pick his brain before he gets too famous. ;) It was the most fun I’ve had “interviewing” someone.
Read on for the conversation I had with the incredible artist, Joseph Lee. And yes, he’s as handsome, awesome and real as he sounds/looks.
Over the weekend I attended Kollaboration’s very first EMPOWER conference. It’s an event where API youth & young professionals gather to learn directly from some of the community’s most inspirational individuals.
I was happy to be in attendance to support a great group that is all about sharing communities, generations, industries and innovative minds. It’s the kind of conference I wish existed when I was younger.
There’s a lot to be said about what I learned and saw at the conference, but in the meantime I wanted to share a small token I walked away with that day: My Intent.
Chris Pan, founder of the My Intent Project, made a special appearance before the conference seminars to ask us a few questions about our intentions.
What virtue do you want more of in your life?
What is a challenge you want to overcome?
What are you most passionate about and want to do more?
As someone who is very deliberate and thoughtful in everything I do, but is surrounded by so many choices (especially these days), this question meant a lot to me.
We had the opportunity to stop and think about a word that speaks to us and get our word printed onto a bracelet right before our eyes.