Help the Jubilee Project raise $40,000 in the next 40 days!

These are my peeps and they are doing GREAT things. Their slogan: Doing Good is Contagious. What they do: make films for good causes. Please support them if you can! They are trying to raise $40,000 by December 31st so that they can continue doing what they do as a nonprofit. If you cannot donate financially, please keep them in your prayers and/or spread the word! They are seriously shining a light in dark places (like here).

You can make a tax-deductible donation here: jubileeproject2014.causevox.com

Thanks so much!

More info: jubileeproject.org

Kina Grannis’ “Write It In The Sky” remixed by Ken Loi

Here’s a cool collab between singer/songwriter Kina Grannis, EDM producer Ken Loi, ISAtv, AT&T, and the people. A few weeks ago, Kina and Ken announced their collaboration with ISAtv and AT&T in a digital project called “The Mobile Mix.” They asked viewers to participate by helping them choose a remix style for Kina’s “Write It In The Sky.” To further the collaboration, Wong Fu Productions directed this music video featuring Arden Cho and Ryan Potter.

Dig the song? You can download it here: WeAreTheMobileMix.com

#MusicMonday

“What’s Eating Steven Yeun?”

Are you telling me I could have gone to Korea and become a mokbang star??? Watch this hilarious web series on Funny or Die: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3

Haha, Steven Yeun, you are funny. But guess what? We were mokbanging way before you were. Nom nom nom.

#FunnyFriday

SEOUL SEARCHING Sneak Peek!

Benson Lee’s SEOUL SEARCHING looks like a good time. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this!

Justin Chon, Jessika Van… ooo la la!

#TeaserThursday

Kollaboration Star 2014

For all you peeps in LA, Kollaboration Star is going down at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre this Saturday evening, November 15th, 2014.

In case you’re not familiar, Kollaboration is an Asian American talent show that has been going on for 15 years and happens in cities across the nation. Kollaboration Star will showcase this year’s top six talents who will be competing for a grand prize of $10,000. The six finalists are Paul Kay from Chicago, Ang & Glo from Detroit, The Primaries from Los Angeles, Sung Lee from New York, Jett from Seattle, and Paradise from Washington, D.C.

Guest performers include Run River North, DanAKADan, Alfa, Kaba Modern, and Nancy J. Lee! The event will be hosted by Jenny Yang and Jimmy O. Yang.

5:30 PM – Pre-Show Activities
6:00 PM – Doors Open, Red Carpet Event
7:00 PM – Showcase Begins
10:00 PM – After Party (at Busby’s East)

Should be a good time!

Buy tickets | get more info: kollaboration.org/star/

Comfortable: 50 People 1 Question

The Jubilee Project and iNature Skincare gathered 50 people to ask them the question, “If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?”

#TruthTuesday

Worth

Last week, I had the pleasure of being photographed and interviewed by the talented Kassia Phoy for a personal project of hers where she asked the question, “Where do you get your worth from?”

The photo series + compilation of sound bytes was on exhibit at Sovereign Grace‘s new quarterly event, Paradigm Cafe. The theme of the night? Worth.

Pictured (from left to right): Kassia pictured with my picture, peek-a-boo CL, and Tiffany Lynn Ingro and I trying to look distant yet adjacent to our photos.

Melly Lee‘s self portrait series was also on exhibit. These are a few of my favorites:

Along with the photo exhibits, the event also consisted of testimony sharing by Arden Cho, spoken word by Jacqulyn Whang, a sneak peek at the Jubilee Project’s “Save My Seoul” documentary, and a musical performance by Ruth Cho. There was also free coffee provided by Cafe Dulce. All in all, it was an uplifting time.

After the event, a couple of us ended up at The Pie Hole for a late night dinner. It was highly recommended that I get the Maple Custard pie…

Pie for dinner? Yes. Was it worth it? Yes.

Anthony Ma + MC JIN + magic =

Which btw, Jin just dropped a new album called “XIV:LIX”~ check it out on iTunes.

#FunnyFriday

Chicken and beer!

What is it about this combination that is so good? Mmm…

OB Bear does it right. Pictured: Spicy chicken wings (양념 닭날개) and a small order of fried chicken (통닭).

We ordered this pitcher of Blue Moon which came with a nice touch of orange and got this leek pancake on the house (yay, 서비스!). Refreshing and tasty!

‘Twas a good meal. 배불러요.

Where can you find this finger lickin’ belly filling deliciousness?
OB Bear
3002 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
yelp.com/biz/ob-bear-los-angeles

P.S. – There is a free parking lot for OB Bear customers one block east (a rarity for K-town)! They also have English menus available if all you’re seeing is their Korean one. And for those new to K-town, don’t forget to use the button to call for service!

Taiwanese food in LA!

I’m Taiwanese and I LOVE food in Taiwan. Living in LA, it’s not often I get to eat good Taiwanese food unless I’m over at my uncle’s house in the OC for some home cooking or I’ve made a trip to the 626. Even then, I’m pretty picky and had never really found a restaurant that hit the spot… until now?

I’d been hearing about Pine & Crane for awhile and was pretty excited to give it a try, especially since they’re located IN LA. Last night, I went with a group of gal pals. We ordered some iced teas and a bunch of traditional Taiwanese dishes. Everything was consistently good except for the scallion pancake which was pretty tasteless. The beef roll was just OK (I will still make the trip to 101 Noodle Express in Alhambra for beef roll). Overall, it was a good meal and satisfied my taste buds.

Recommended and pictured (from left to right): Cold Appetizers (these change daily), Dan Dan Noodles, Pumpkin Dumplings (seasonal), Sweet Potato Leaves (from their farm!), Minced Pork On Rice, and Beef Noodle Soup! Also recommended and not pictured (in order of highest to lowest sweetness level): Iced Passion Fruit Green Tea, Iced Taro Milk Tea, and Iced Jasmine Green Milk Tea!

Oh, we certainly feasted.

Pine & Crane
1521 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
pineandcrane.com