Privilege, Power, and Opportunities

I’ve joined the union for about a year now, working in the film and television industry in NYC. It’s the most diverse place in the world, and I often think of it as my own backyard having grown up in Queens. What I often forget is that this industry is also filled with people who moved here, hungry for their chance to achieve their dreams … Continue reading Privilege, Power, and Opportunities

U.S.-Born Immigrant

Until about 5 years ago, the identity of being an “Asian-American” never really hit or took hold in my life. It wasn’t that I didn’t care about my heritage or pride for it, but growing up, I never had to think about labeling myself as one thing or another. In the more recent years and months, especially with all the concern surrounding our new administration’s … Continue reading U.S.-Born Immigrant

Year 16

On Monday my dad (what I thought) spontaneously messaged the family group chat and asked if we could have a family dinner. Initially I thought, “Awwww, that’s cute, dad wants to have a family dinner,” but I completely neglected to read the chunk of message before stating the occasion it was for, which was to celebrate our family’s 16th anniversary since moving to New York. … Continue reading Year 16

Searching for Home

I’m about two months late on this recap, but things just picked up so quickly as soon as I returned to New York from my travels that I never got the chance to sit down and write anything longer than a social media post about it. Over the course of 3 weeks, my journeys took me through 8 airports, 2 National Parks, 4 costal cities, … Continue reading Searching for Home

A Changing Posture

Like the most of the rest of the world, I bypassed January 20, 2017 attempting to pinch myself from the reality of the new American administration. I have still yet to refer to him to his newfound title, and I’m not sure when that’s going to happen. There is a sense of fear, in the absolute uncertainty of the imminent future, but also a sense of hope, … Continue reading A Changing Posture

The Briefest Summary of my thoughts over the last few days

When I woke up around 3:30am EST on Wednesday morning, the first thought that went through my head was about how one of my favorite theologians, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, was so convinced that Hitler needed to be taken down, he became a part of Operation Valkyrie, though he knew that murder was wrong. I subsequently wondered how appropriate it would be for a similar operation to … Continue reading The Briefest Summary of my thoughts over the last few days

5 of My Favorite Women

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8th), here is a short list of my personal favorite female characters in literature, film, and television (in no particular order). Jean-Louise “Scout” Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird, & Go Set a Watchman Having just finished Go Set a Watchman recently (against my own better judgement), I am reminded of how much I loved the character that author Harper Lee … Continue reading 5 of My Favorite Women

Wrap up thoughts on College & LA: The end of the seasons

Four months ago I hopped on a plane heading for the west coast, back to the city I was born in but have so little memory of. For the better part of the last four years of college, I’ve lived in seasons: always moving from place to place, nothing was permanent and everything was temporary. I’ve learned invaluable lessons along the way, and I treated … Continue reading Wrap up thoughts on College & LA: The end of the seasons