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@UglyDelicious @DavidChang #MUSTWATCH

I was flying out to Chicago (almost 4 hour flight) for the weekend so I decided to DL the new docuseries from David Chang. Lucky me, it was released the day I was departing.

First of all, I’ve never been to any of his establishments except Milkbar in NY. I don’t consider myself a foodie but I do love to eat and IDK why I never had the inclination to visit them. I mean, I visited NY and Vegas so many times in the past two years, I had every chance! I guess maybe I’m not into the hype thing. If something is so popular, I tend to stay away. Maybe because I don’t want to be disappointed from the expectations that I create in my head from the hype. 😛

Anyway, first episode was about pizza. About 1/2 way into the episode I got bored and moved onto episode 2, Tacos. I enjoyed the Tacos episode but wasn’t feeling satisfied. I watched home cooking and was surprised to see that he was married to a Korean girl. Damn, my chance of snatching him up was out. For some reason I tried to pay close attention to their dynamic on the show, like it would explain or answer something for me. I noticed she didn’t talk much on the show, wondered if maybe it was the direction he gave her or if she was just not the talking type. I then also noticed the interaction when he came over in Copenhagen to the house, their greeting wasn’t as warm as I expected it to be.

I skipped the Crawfish, went to BBQ, then straight to Fried Rice. Before the last episode, I watched Crawfish.

I had seen the preview with Ali Wong, whom I adore, and was waiting patiently throughout all the episodes… hoping when they started to talk about the Viet food she would appear. It wasn’t until the Stuffed episode where I got to hear her behave completely ridiculous. #soupjizz

I had no expectations of the show, or David. Honestly, I just recently found out he was Korean. He didn’t even exist in my world until I heard about Majordomo opening in LA and the sneak preview on Ali Wong’s IG post.

I mean, I don’t exist in his life either so we’re even.

It took a couple of episodes for me to really get into it but once I was in, I was hooked. It was like binge watching a 12 season series like Grey’s Anatomy, you just wanted to see the next one even though I knew there wasn’t a correlation from the previous. I mean, kind of but not really.

What I liked most about the docuseries was that it was very informative. David knew so much about a lot of things and the things he didn’t, he admitted. I think the pizza episode started slow for me because there was a lot of talking which I didn’t know was coming, but now knowing the premise of the show, I understood the need for all the dialogue.

I also saw an old crush I forgot about, #DavidChoe, and found a new one, #MarioCarbone. There were moments I teared up because of the deep emotions that were shared by business owners, the hardships that were had and the bond of people who were shown. Every time something Korean came up, I felt proud, I felt honored to be a part of something that I wasn’t really a part of, if that makes sense.

I think if you have the platform to have your voice be heard, you need to be as informative as possible and David did just that. I saw newspaper clippings from back in the days regarding black and Vietnamese people who I never knew existed. I was exposed to things I probably would never have known about.

I believe in what David wants to do. Bringing people together with food is probably the most accurate. There are no lines/colors when people are feasting. I’ll drive to the not so metropolitan areas to get yummy food/drinks. People will go colorblind for something tasty. David has the right idea.

I resonated with a lot of the things that he shared, whether it had to do with food or not. There are very few things in life where after you experience you realize you need to evaluate your life and make sure you are doing exactly what you want to do.

My favorite part of the series was that he visited a world known chef in Italy who provided a class to make tortellinis to young adults with autism and it was so heartwarming to see that. People are unaware of autistic kids and to provide that opportunity for them is commendable. I have a cousin with an autistic child and I worry about his future. There should be something like that in the states for them.

This is what it did to me. I closed the app after the last episode and I pondered about what I was doing with my life. The next step is the action.

American Contemporary Ballet #Nutcracker

Probably the most progressive and interactive ballet ever. This was such an amazing show, I recommend everyone to go at the end of this year… hoping they’ll have it again. I loved the engagement between the dancers and the audience.

#TylerDay #Football

Tyler’s 2nd to last football game and I had to go since I barely saw him in October. My son is so athletic and quick. He may be small but he is aggressive and loves sports. He dreams to be a pro football player one day and though I may not wish that upon my child, I guess I will support him. My worry will be that he will get hurt and be out of commission for the rest of his life! We’ll see if he likes it in high school. Being small, he may not like getting shoved around when flags aren’t involved.

 

@FormulaDrift #Round7

I had the pleasure of assisting my oppa again for this event at Irwindale for Nexen Tire.

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Decisions @YouTube #bvityl #pigletventures

The hardest part about editing a video is the part when I have to pick a cover. Most of the time, there aren’t any still shots I can use. The other times, I can’t decide which shot of me shoving food in my mouth is not too sexual, ugly looking, can’t be edited to put a weewee to cover the food… etc. I don’t want it to be too inappropriate, but I want it to look like I’m actually eating! These were the three options for my last video from New York. The only problem was… I didn’t screen shot it before snapping it. Dumb dumb dumb on my part, had to go back and try to find the images.

#EyebrowTattoo @IloveKoreatown #makeup

I added my snapchat videos from the day of my eyebrow tattoo. For the full video on my YT, make sure you scroll all the way down to watch it!

The process wasn’t bad the second time around. I came back for my touchup and knew I was going to be pleased with the outcome. More color, defined and filled in. I needed fuller brows and with this 3D technique, I was able to achieve the look that I wanted.

Before we started the process







@NEXENTireUSA @FormulaD #FDLB

2014 Season of #FD, I worked for Hankook Tires. This event, I was with Nexen. A season in between, it felt like I never left. I realized how much I enjoyed the lifestyle of being on the road and being around the automotive culture. Of course if I was traveling with Mercedes and F1 with Lewis Hamilton, it would be the most ideal situation, but I’m not. And I’m not a brat about it, I’m still grateful for the opportunity. 🙂

I am only able to join for the Long Beach (maybe Irwindale) event since it’s local. I can’t travel to the other cities due to my regular office hours. I did what I usually do at these events, take care of the VIP hospitality, the owners of the tire companies. Make sure they’re happy, escort them to the different activation tents, make sure they have a beer in their hands. This event was much more simpler due to me only being there on the day of the event. I arrived at 8:30am and hung around and said hello to old faces while I got accustomed to my new work environment. My day was pretty chill. Bear and Tyler joined later when it was Top 16. They had fun, I had a lot of fun and the rest of the night was even more fun. The boys went home first so I joined after I was off.









THANK YOU @FuriousPete

I got a snapshot of Furious Pete’s snapchat where he shared with his viewers my user name and my face. 😛

I had an amazing time with Pete and his production crew eating a bunch of stuff in Koreatown. I had just landed from NY the night before and was exhausted from my trip but I couldn’t turn this opportunity down! 🙂

I am so grateful to have been a part of #KTOWN because it has opened doors for me in other places. First, with CitySearch and the Hungry In videos throughout Koreatown and now this. I’ve been wanting to revamp my online presence and I really didn’t know what to do until I got an email.

Again, THANK YOU PETE for the chance to be on your show and wishing you all the health and wealth you deserve!

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#MustWatch #AlvinandtheChipmunks


Tyler was with us for the weekend and on our last night we watched Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip together. I laughed out loud and enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.

It’s a great family movie, so everyone should go watch it, or at least when it comes out on Netflix or DVD!

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@SabanTheatre #FrankSinatra #100thTribute

Bear got me the most amazing tickets to the Frank Sinatra Tribute Concert performed by Frank Sinatra Jr. at the Saban Theatre!!!

I got it for my birthday and at first I didn’t want it as my birthday gift but I realized that I enjoy gifts that keep on giving. Or shall I say time released. 😛

He got the best seats and through each song I teared and got goosebumps all over my skin. It was such a memorable experience and I wish Tyler had been with us. Although there were no kids at the concert, I want to expose Tyler to as much great music when I can.

I will never forget this moment and will cherish it until I die.

I really wish I got to see Frank Sinatra perform before he died.

Now I need to go see Tony Bennett before he croaks. 😛

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