Category: TILWIT (Things I’m Learning While I’m 20 something)

October 16, 2017

The blog is different now in business and life

I started this blog in 2012 when I didn’t really have an idea what I was going to use it for. All I knew was that the name “In Business and Life” was something that resonated with me and was something I wanted to achieve in my lifetime. To be the same person in business and life. To be able to make a business out…

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July 12, 2017

Confessions of (Asian American) Hollywood Assistants

Growing up on the East Coast, I knew what the concept of celebrities and Hollywood was, but didn’t really know much about the business of Entertainment, let alone the career paths it offered. Now that I’m in Los Angeles, I’ve met a lot of people in the Entertainment industry who work in Talent Agencies- the management companies that handle and facilitate the careers of all…

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July 7, 2017

Deepen your relationship in 10 ways

My rare specimen (my boyfriend) and I had a wonderful extended fourth of July weekend in Desert Hot Springs this past weekend. I came back SO relaxed and filled with so much love. Before I went, I was in a bit of a funk and wasn’t much fun to be around but the trip helped put everything in perspective and reaffirmed the relationship we have…

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April 8, 2017

What dating a non-Asian taught me about myself

A few months ago I wrote a blogpost on why I’ll never use dating apps again. (There was even a video made of it). I’ll have you know that I haven’t used a dating app in months/ever since because like I mentioned in the post…I really do believe that you meet the right people when you’re just doing your thing, becoming your best self. I don’t know…

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October 6, 2016

What I need in a relationship

I’ve spent a loooot of time thinking about what matters most to me since I’ve moved from New York to Los Angeles. Of course, I did most of this thinking even before I moved, but it’s really now that I’ve been able to “start again” (especially after college) and build a new and stronger foundation. It’s what I expected and counted on to happen with the…

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October 3, 2016

Find your (silent) haven, hear your voice

It’s pretty common to see swimming pools in most building complexes in Los Angeles. It’s basically the equivalent of having a functional elevator in an apartment building in Manhattan. There’s a pool in the apartment complex that I live in now but it was only until just the other night that I went inside (though I pass it everyday). The truth is, I don’t know how to…

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September 21, 2016

How to heal from a break-up

I started off this week feeling like I had a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I went into work feeling positive and excited to dive in, rather than dreading it. It’s been over a month since my break-up and today was the first time I felt emotionally free of the heavy heart that comes with a separation. Now that I’m clear from the mind-funk I was in for…

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August 24, 2016

My heart space is “for rent”

In our daily life, we maintain different kinds of space. Calendar space, head (mental) space, physical space and even computer space…. but perhaps the most overlooked kind of space is heart space. Kind of ironic, seeing as how heart space is the one that affects us so personally and our motivation (therefore efficiency) the most. Heart space also happens to be the kind of space…

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August 12, 2016

Broken up but not broken

My rare specimen, you know the one I was in a long distance relationship with, and I are no longer together. It’s taken me a week to decide whether or not I was going to write about this but here I am. The days after it happened, whenever someone asked me “how was your weekend, how are you?”just casually in conversation, I said good/fine…. and I meant it….

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March 31, 2016

When Words are a reflection of Them

“Wow, that’s really brave of you.” “Good luck with that….It probably won’t work.” “Why….” “That’s really awesome. I’m really excited for you.” “LA is the worst.” *silence* I’ve gotten the whole spectrum of reactions when I told people I was going to move to Los Angeles. If I didn’t know any better I would’ve let what others thought or said get to me. I’ll admit, some…

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