Category: Interviews

December 21, 2015

Link of Hearts- Interview with founder, Elizabeth

I’ve been wearing this necklace to death lately and have gotten a lot of compliments on it. Sometimes I’ll just say “Oh it’s a Link of Hearts necklace” and they’ll nod and smile. Sometimes I’ll tell them more. Truth is, it might just look like a nice gold strand,  but there’s a story behind it. According to NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health), major depression…

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November 14, 2015

Interview with Daniel Wu, Actor and Executive Producer, Into the Badlands

Confession: I don’t watch much TV. There are a lot of new television shows that sound intriguing but none that I personally feel compelled to watch and/or continue to watch….  until Into the Badlands (Premiering Sunday Nov 15 at 10pm). At first, I was hesitant. In writing, ““Into the Badlands” is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West.”…

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September 13, 2015

Exclusive interview with Pocket Sun, Founder of SoGal

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:…

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September 1, 2015

*Exclusive* Interview with LA Artist, Joseph Lee

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…

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August 25, 2015

*Exclusive* Interview with ‘Always’ Filmmaker, Derek Ting

I’m going to my first movie screening in LA this week, and what makes it doubly special is that I’m going to support someone and something that I’ve been keeping my eye on for years now. I’ve blogged about Ryan Matthew Chan and how he in his early 20’s created Acceptance, a film that introduces the “Third Culture Kid” perspective, something I wish I saw more…

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May 21, 2015

Interview with Cynthia Koo, all abao making things that matter (in business and life)

If you follow me on instagram, you already know how much I love asian bakeries/snacks, ESPECIALLY buns (pineapple buns and char siu bao to be exact). So when I saw what my friend Cynthia was working on lately, I had to learn more. Combine my love for buns with an appreciation for puns, stationery, thoughtfulness and things made with love, and you have Wonton In a…

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May 13, 2014

*Exclusive* interview with Acceptance filmmaker, Ryan Matthew Chan

update 3.14.15: Acceptance is now on youtube for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy. Original post written 5.13.14 Last week I went to the NYIFF- the New York Indian Film Festival for the very first time. I was on Eventbrite doing something for work, when I started clicking around and this caught my eye: WORLD PREMIERE AT NYIFF 2014 Synopsis – “Acceptance” is a 50-minute international film directed by Ryan Matthew…

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November 3, 2013

*Exclusive* Interview with Shi Lim, Miss Universe Singapore 2013

One of the things I love about New York is that you never know who you’ll meet or run into. If you try new things with an open mind and spontaneous spirit, you are bound to meet great people.  Another great thing about New York is that it is only the beginning. The person you are while you’re here and the people you meet during…

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