Author: AndreaM

January 31, 2017

What I did for Lunar New Year 2017

My idea of a perfect weekend is good food, good company/conversation, good rest, some nature and if possible, no or less technology…. This past weekend for Lunar New Year was exactly that. I went to Arcadia to spend the weekend with my friend Rowena to feed my soul and stomach! I put in video form what the weekend consisted of. Vlogging is not very natural to…

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January 27, 2017

Gallant x Tablo x Eric Nam- Cave Me In Review

A few months ago towards the end of 2016, I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Eric Nam for the Kore Asian Media Annual issue. I wasn’t a super fan when I met him at the time (helps to maintain objectivity) but after speaking with him for about an hour, I walked away from our conversation with a hunch that this guy was going to…

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January 23, 2017

What makes a Rare Specimen

If you’ve been following/reading my blog for the past year, you know that there was a person in my life that I referred to as my Rare Specimen. He was my boyfriend, best friend and so much more. To this day, we’re still on good terms and he has changed my life for the better (a blogpost here on being broken up but not broken)….

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January 16, 2017

First YouTube video of the year!

As mentioned in my last blog post, I plan to make more YouTube videos this year. For my first video of 2017, I wanted to re-introduce myself so I put together a 40 random facts about me video. I just noticed some editing mistakes (eeek) but I did give you fair warning that I’m not very good with editing video just yet. I hope you enjoy…

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January 2, 2017

Recap of 2016 #inbusinessandlife

Hi! Long time no blog. It’s been so long that it’s actually now 2017. You last heard from me here back in November 2016. Yikes. Hopefully less of those gaps will happen this year. I do post on Instagram pretty regularly though, and I did mention on instagram that my word for 2017 is CREATE. There’s a lot I’ve been wanting to do that I hope…

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November 7, 2016

Things I love: Bonsai Trees

I was in Chinatown in Los Angeles and initially thought I would get a money tree… but instead ended up getting a Bonsai tree which works out because I’ve loved them for as long as I can remember. It’s not quite a house plant but it brings a certain level of zen to my space and is low maintenance enough for me to take care of. I…

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October 26, 2016

STTA: Perks of being a Nobody

I’m not “someone” yet. I’m not a CEO. I’m not a celebrity. I don’t have an impressive job title. I don’t even have 5000 instagram followers. I have a pretty rare last name, but I’m otherwise a pretty normal person. I of course strive to be successful in the future, but in the meantime, I’m happy being a nobody. A normal person in the pursuit of…

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October 24, 2016

CAPE 25th anniversary gala

I’ve been to a fair share of galas during my NYC days but last night’s event at Belasco Theatre was unlike anything I had experienced before. CAPE (Coalition Of Asian Pacifics In Entertainment), was celebrating its 25th anniversary with a very star studded line up of guests spanning across multiple generations. Like most galas it included red carpet arrivals/ interviews and a silent auction but instead of a stuffy dinner where everyone…

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October 22, 2016

What I would tell my college self

When I look at this picture, I think to myself: “I look different, but the same.” When I think about the person I am today, versus the one in the photo, I know for a fact that I am so much more confident and happier than I was back then. It’s crazy to think how much has changed in just a few years because I…

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October 16, 2016

STTA: Saying “I appreciate you” more

I went to Atlanta this past weekend, for the Create + Cultivate conference and got back to LA early on Sunday. The trip was short (about 24 hours) but much needed, as it’s always nice to get out of LA. That time zone difference, weather change, switch in “vibe” always jogs my mind a little bit and shakes some perspective into my head. One of my…

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