#FieldTrip @ZodiakLA #workshop

THANK YOU David Wollock for the introduction/presentation of the company!

My professor invited me to a class trip (even though I’m not in his class) because I asked him to include me after last semester was over.

My professor, Steven Hirohama is one of the best professors I’ve ever had. His networks are pretty rad too, so I definitely didn’t want to miss out on any of his outings.

He has friends from everywhere and we get to experience and learn about the business.

Unfortunately, I’m not taking a film class this semester.

Yesterday was a rare opportunity. We got to visit Zodiak in Santa Monica and hear about the company.

Zodiak is a production company, kind of like Electus, who I worked with for #KTOWN season 1 & 2.

Hearing David and his team talk clarified what I wanted to do for my career after I graduate college.

Although I already knew everything they were saying because I went through it as a talent not a producer, it was still educational.

They talked about sizzle reels, pitching, ideas, scripts and so on. We even did an exercise at the end where each group came up with an idea for a reality show for the intended network. My group chose E! and he loved my idea.

Not to be narcissistic, but I gave him my life story. He had no idea of course. I know there’s a reality show out there for me one day, or I’ll just have to finish my book sooner to get attention.

I wish I could’ve stayed longer but I had a prior dinner reservation so had to jet before being able to ‘pitch’ our show.

The company even bought us dinner, granted it was pizza and I didn’t have any, it was a very kind gesture.

It looked amazing, my mouth was watering as I watched everyone else eat.

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AGAIN, THANK YOU DAVID, PROFESSOR HIROHAMA & ZODIAK!

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Visiting @TBWAChiatLA

A visit to the ad agency and I couldn’t do what I do best, document.

No photos allowed. Didn’t want to compromise my visit nor the tour guide’s job.

Thanks to my film production professor for setting it up.

Sometimes I think I want to work for corporate America. Yesterday was one of those days.

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Mastering my craft with @MaureenABrowne

Tonight was my first class at Initiative Talent Group with Maureen Brown and her skills in casting and directing hosts.

I came across her site from a google search and was hesitant on signing up but I mustered up the confidence and did it.

I was nervous and not looking forward to it all day. I have this weird fear with classes that involve working with entertainment people. Which usually subsides after the first day but still. I guess it is because I’m worried about having to deal with egos and talents and I feel incompetent and get super shy.

I got to class early so I sat in my car for an hour and a half. When I finally got there, I felt a little bit better.

Until I had to do my introduction. I don’t know why I get so nervous. I’m talking about myself! I should be the most comfortable then!

I screwed up my introduction, I didn’t even get to share all the work I’ve done on camera and how I got to where I am today.

Sitting in class and listening to everyone else, made me feel at ease.

We read our first copy in class, standing in front of everyone.

I was even more nervous.

I left the class disappointed in myself but I know that this was the right choice.

I am going to learn and break out of my comfort zone. And my nervousness.

Maureen is beautiful, eloquent and a professional.

I’m so happy that I signed up and I was able to find her on google.

I look forward to an amazing month of absorbing all knowledge she has to offer!

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Triple Date

The Great Gatsby, opening night, reserved seating at Century City.

Three couples. Outside snacks. A good time.

I didn’t remember the story at all from when I had to read it in high school.

I was mesmerized by the costumes and the extravagant lifestyles. I wish I lived in the 1920′s.

My favorite period by far, maybe. :)

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Easter Saturday

Saturday was spent in Santa Monica with JOh, YC and Bear.

We met at Sonoma Wine Garden (my new favorite place) and had bottles of wine with some food.

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We then moved over to Ma’Kai and had two bottles of sake. I was gone by the time we were going home.

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Managed to walk safely to our car and get home in one piece.

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But the party didn’t stop there.

I met Jo for drinks and dancing immediately after.

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Took Uber to Beer Belly, met Jo, took Uber again to Vanguard.

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We got attacked by some foam crap!

We were NOT having it! Lol

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In celebration of Q’s retirement!

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And I met a fan.

Thanks for the photo!

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I stopped drinking earlier in the night. I couldn’t hang so I had Bear pick me up when I was ready.

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Date Night w/ @Hipcooks #West

Bear signed us up for a Spanish tapas cooking class with Hipcooks. He surprised me with the classes on Valentine’s day and finally the time the had come.

We both enjoy cooking so we were both excited.

We arrived early to this studio with almost a full kitchen.

Angela our teacher for the day was fun, energetic and super engaging.

It was fun to do something different with Bear.

I definitely recommend anyone who’s up for anything fun.

There were about 14 of us, some singles, mostly couples and we made several different dishes and drank sangria.

Anything with alcohol is great for me.

Spending quality time with my Bear on top of that is even better.

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Summer Activity!

It’s been a hot week and I had planned on seeing the Naylors for quite some time, so weather permitted and we went swimming!

We had a blast with the kiddies and eating pizza and drinking beer.

Kids are much easier to handle when there are more than one. :)

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I got a nice little tan and now I’m craving for more color!

I miss laying out.

After the day at the pool, we hung out in their home and came towards Koreatown. I had an eyelash appointment and went to dinner after with Bear.

We came back home, grabbed froyo and watched a movie.

It was a beautiful day.

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Double Dating w/ @JoannaPark

We registered for the Macallan tasting in Culver City, although I was on my detox for the LA Weekly shoot tomorrow, I needed a night out with my good friend Jo and the boys.

We arrived to the event and sat through a seminar like presentation for Macallan. Reminded me of a time share meet.

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We first started with a glass each, then the waitresses brought over glass after glass after glass. Next thing I knew I had 4 glasses of Macallen in front of me!

I hadn’t eaten anything since 11am and I was getting drunk!

After we went over to Sawtelle and had dinner at Seoul Sausage!

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Of course we had dessert too, next door.

Check out my food porn on PigletVentures

The restroom at SS had the chalkboard so I of course had to wipe other people’s tag and write my name!

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Audrey’s Night Out 2012

Aside from the fact that the hosts were unprofessional, unprepared and looked like they didn’t want to be there, it was a fun event. Even with the performer (Carly something) backing out last minute.

I didn’t go to see her so it didn’t matter to me, but seeing that half the crowd got up and walked away, only proved that the turn out of the event was due to her performance.

I really enjoyed the Lawry’s catering, I’m a huge fan of Lawry’s so I was thrilled to see that they were one of the sponsors. As for Kabuki, I didn’t even bother.

Bear was shocked at how delicious Lawry’s prime rib tasted and I had assumed that he had already been to the brick and motar in BH so when I asked if he had been there and he answered no, I insisted on taking him. (Already made the reservations for this coming week). Although it is a little played out for a person raised in the Los Angeles area, it is a damn good meal for any occasion, or no occasion at all!

Before the even started, I got a snapshot of the main area. Private Jet by 360 Jets and the runway for the Audrey Fashion Show

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Scar doing her thing

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Sponsored by Jameson, mine was just filled with ice water ;)

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Lawry’s Catering, so yummy

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Right before stepping onto the red carpet

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The giants & me, the dwarf

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Tina & moi

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My seat for the fashion show

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The gorgeous Amy and me. There’s a funny story between us ;)

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The couple of the night, ALWAYS!

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I wore my Dolce & Gabbana satin dress with a mink shawl, Manolo Blahnik shows and my Judith Leiber clutch

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Taste Test

My fried who is the regional manager asked me and few other guests to join for their taste test.

Basically, to come eat and critique.

They were testing out new items and updated dishes to add to their existing menu.

I invited few friends who have exquisite palates to join.

Over a course of 10 dishes we sipped on a delicious white wine and talked about random things like LAUSD and more food. Burgers to be exact!

To see food porn, go to PigletVentures

Thank you to Limer35 & KungfoodPanda for joining in on this event!

The food was amazing and I had such a great time!

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Today was the day I broke me detox, but it was for a good cause!

I’ll be back on it tomorrow cause I feel like I’m getting fat already!

@JoannaPark’s Extravagant Bridal Shower!!!

A BIG thank you to @JasonRoars for his help with the event. He is the events coordinator for SBE and he was so helpful in giving us a great deal with no corkage fee! :)

And another big THANK YOU to all the bridesmaids, Janet and Grace especially for doing most of the organizing….

It was a beautiful shower, one of the best I’ve ever been to. I must say it was better than mine back in 2003! :P

It was held at the Saam at SLS Hotel, the patisserie side of Bazaar. We didn’t have to do much decorating since they place was already so beautiful. We had the whole area to ourselves!

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Our complimentary champagne area. I swear this is where I hung out most of the day.

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Homemade favors. Janet is a baker. She’s a pastry extraordinaire so she did most of these with Grace’s help.

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The focal point. Jo!

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The games!

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My seat.

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It was a high tea party. Little finger foods and dessert with a plethora of teas.

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Doing my usual photo shoot in the bathroom after many glasses of Veuve.

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The groom came by to drop off a bouquet of flowers.

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Gift opening time! I left mine in her car cause I hate people opening the gift I got them in front of everyone.

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The beautiful bride to be!

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The Park Sisters

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Us…

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Budgeting on the excel from the iphone. We’re so savvy.

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The crew!

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Made Jo take a pic in the bathroom, since it was all white!

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The Damage.

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We went to the Mondrian after to grab REAL food and drinks.

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The future sister in law and the bride.

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Us.

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I had such an amazing time with my friends. This weekend was seriously filled with so much joy and love and it just makes getting older so much more enjoyable.

I love my friends and I can’t wait for the wedding!

 

CONGRATULATIONS JO!!!!

 

YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR THE FOOD PICS!

The bridesmaids. ALL TOGETHER!

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Lesbian for a night

Since no one worked on Wednesday, we decided to go out for a drink.

The plan was to stop by Greystone Manor for Randy’s 30th and then hop over to weho for Here Lounge.

I ran out of time and just ended up in weho.

I got out of class at 10, and by the time I went home to get ready and got to LA to meet D and hubby, it was midnight.

I contemplated on staying home but that didn’t end up happening.

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I seriously love gogo dancers. I could watch them all night.

Ran into G who calls me her wifey lol

She’s always so fun and entertaining!

We went from Here to Abbey back to Here and then gay pizza.

Look what I saw in weho!

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The gay boy scene is crazy. Just straight crazy!

Half naked, good looking men. EVERYWHERE. Def, not sanitary.

They are all handsome with perfect bodies, but strictly dickly.

McKayla’s 3rd Birthday!

Every time I hang out with their family, I get the pleasure of seeing all their beautiful kids and a beautiful car!

This time I saw their Vorsteiner Cayenne Turbo.  I’m not a fan of the Cayenne, but this particular one looked freaking gorgeous!

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The birthday was held at the Magic Forest in Culver City. These playgrounds for kids are brilliant! Way better than having a kid’s birthday at a home! It was 10am and after a night of drinking, I was surprised I actually made it on time! But then again, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world!

They had groundwork coffee prepared for the parents!

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The dining area for the food

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The birthday girl in her tutu!

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My friend even hired a fairy to entertain the kids! She was full of energy, a bit sarcastic and super loud! hahah Perfect for children. Although her jokes weren’t really kid proof.

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A photo of the siblings… the cutest bunch of hapas!

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When everyone was singing Happy Birthday, it was too cute to watch McKayla cause she was completely nonchalant about it!.

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It was a great birthday party! There were few familiar faces that I’ve seen before at my friend’s other parties. I was happy to spend time with her family and see her 2nd born as well.

There def. wasn’t enough time to catch up so I must visit them on the west side soon, very soon.