Category: On my Radar

August 31, 2015

My intent- what’s your word?

 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…

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August 27, 2015

My first art gallery experience in LA! The Street Art House x Paper and Fabric

Wherever there is street art, I’ll be there. I mean, I snap photos of it wherever I spot it (as you’ve probably seen on Instagram) so when I found out that there was going to be a street art pop up gallery, of course I had to go. Last night I went to the inaugural opening reception of The Street Art House which featured 8…

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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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August 7, 2015

LA vision board

I’ve had quite the imagination ever since I was young. I used to go through catalogs that advertised houses and home goods, clipping out items for “my dream home,” flipping through magazines for photos that caught my eye and words that described the kind of person I wanted to be. There was even a point when every inch of my room during high school was…

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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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April 18, 2015

west coast here I come

I never thought I’d say this but I’m excited to visit LA. I’ll be there for the next week. When I was there last time I would get anxiety about how calm I was. I felt antsy. Restless. Unproductive. “I’m too young to feel relaxed” I’d think to myself. “I need to get to a certain point and accomplish a certain amount for me to…

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March 16, 2015

On my Radar: Korean restaurants not in K-town, NYC

Full disclosure: i’m not a food writer and I’m definitely not the foodiest person out there… but if there’s anything I do know, I’d like to think it’s good Korean food: how it’s made, what it looks like, and what it tastes like. I grew up watching and helping the women in my family cook. When I was younger, my grandma would take the time and care…

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January 4, 2015

Crazy Rich Asians NY location map

Ahhh! Have you heard? China Rich Girlfriend, the sequel of the book Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan is out for pre-order on amazon!! It will be released on June 16, 2015. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, so I’ll let you read the synopsis here on amazon. I’ve been waiting for the sequel ever since I finished the book. I’m even more excited…

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November 30, 2014

Posman Books: visit before its gone :(

You know it’s serious when the title has a sadface. Posman books is a bookstore I discovered just recently. I found myself at Chelsea Market waiting for a friend and wandering around to kill time, because I was early per usual. I stumbled upon Posman Books and found myself thoroughly entertained- the time passed by so quickly! Before I knew it, my friend showed up and…

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July 2, 2014

On My Radar: Donald “Drawbertson”

This image popped up on my newsfeed the other day and I was immediately smitten. How whimsical, fun and colorful! “Who made that!?” I wondered. Seeing drawings like these always brings me back to the days when I myself was doing fashion illustrations in school. My favorite medium was always gouache and watercolor although I always had difficulty controlling the medium. Donald Robertson, aka Donald “Drawbertson” seems to have…

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