Music Mondays

Monday, June 8th, 2015

The L Word

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Nothing is better than falling in love, and being in love. It’s an extraordinary and magical feeling.

Collision Conf

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Last week, I attended the Collision tech conference (Web Summit’s sister event) in Vegas for the first time, with a niggling concern that it might just be for only serious techies. So I went a long with an open mind, with a vague idea of changing my career direction in the back of my head. The energy, the excitement and such open and honest presentations from world leaders was infectious. Collision and Web Summit isn’t just for techies, but for individuals who have an idea and are optimistic about how technology can facilitate the delivery of their goal.

I was so fortunate to be surrounded by incredible, intelligent human beings. There was just so much to learn! I wish the event wasn’t so short, because that was the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. I’m still on that tech-high. I’m hoping I can make the time to attend Web Summit in Dublin this year with the new friends I made. If not, there’s always Collision 2016!

So being the studious person that I am, I had to take notes and absorb as much information as I could. Below are advice/tips from CEOs I met and I pass it on to you.

  • CEO of Founders Den, August: “Graduate, get a job, then build your start up. Gather your resources first. You need people to help build your product. Everyone has a different level of knowledge, it’s best to find potential managers that can help you raise capital. Build relationships with people first. Network. Find ways to hack growth. Think to yourself: “How can that person benefit me? How can they help me do what I’m doing?” Take advantage of every job you have. Make mistakes with your job’s money and translate that to leaving your company”.
  • CEO of Revel Systems, Lisa: “Follow your dream. Find what it truly means to be passionate. Try different career paths”. Below is a quote from Theodore Roosevelt she held onto during her journey of self-discovery and starting her own company.


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

  • CEO of Enplug, Nanxi Liu: “Be open minded to meeting new people. Be aware of who you hang out with. You are considered average out of the five friends you hang out with. Grow your network, because you never know who you meet”.
  • CEO of Blippar, Ambarish Mitra: His philosophy of success, “Who we are is more important than what we do. Take experience in life to know what your instincts are. It’s good to have aspirations, but remember to don’t kill who you are as a person. Every person’s life is an extraordinary life”.
  • CEO of 2U, Chip and CEO of EvenFi, Jon: “Focus is an underrated quality. Until you’ve got real value in your business model, go all in until you have the option to do more. If you don’t fundamentally understand your business, then there will be no success. How to network effectively? Be candid, transparent and honest. Work it! Have an idea of what you want to talk about. How do you overarch focus and maintain that daily focus? Everyone has different applications, avoid pitfalls of doing too much and value your capital. Focus on a higher level, know what you’re going after. Be cautious as to how people tell you to run your business. Be comfortable ignoring advice. Take the advice, but ignore what is irrelevant. What are your apprenticeships and how do you embark that? Build general management skills by giving more responsibilities before you’re ready. Take inventory of what you’re good at and focus. Entrepreneurs are constantly looking for apprenticeships because they’re hungry to learn more. Don’t dismiss anyone because there’s so much to absorb in this world. Be aware of yourself. It’s not about you, it’s bigger than that. Work harder, work better. Unlock your curiosity because that is the key to finding your true north”.

“Stay hungry, stay foolish”. – Steve Jobs
“Everyday is a holiday, every meal is a feast.” – Chip’s mentor.



Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet nurture my self-care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit and contemplate. This is the messiness of life – that we all carry multitudes, so we must sit with the shifts. We are complicated creatures and ultimately, the balance comes from this understanding. Be water. Flowing, flexible, and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough.

Music Mondays

Monday, April 6th, 2015

*new music

Slow Magic (n.): a masked musician, an “unknown, imaginary friend” who makes music for love. To love Slow Magic is to love his art. His musicianship and message moves the feet and reaches the minds of the free. Let his vibrations lead the way, he is a conjurer of change and a shaper of sounds. I choose to believe in magic, do you?


The Age of Innocence

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

What I’m Wearing:

Zara Backless Jumpsuit and VINCE Allison Mules

*side note: I need to fix my tank tan line…

Music Mondays

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

I’d like to share my current favorite mixes from two of my favorite artists. In my opinion, ODESZA and jackLNDN are the ultimate dance music world dominators right now. I’ve always had an infatuation for upbeat dance music, but these two take my love for music to another level. They’re both intelligent music surgeons and are able to create quality, effervescent mixes. They have the ability to instantly capture the attention of anyone within listening range. It’s no wonder their shows are always sold out. I’ve been fortunate to attend 5 of ODESZA’s shows and it never gets old. jackLNDN is next to be checked off my music bucket list. You’ll probably find me at Sound Club in Hollywood at his next show. Take a listen to their mixes. Enjoy, relax, and dance!


Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Photography by Jon Chen


Monday, January 5th, 2015

Photography by David Choi


Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Going to be in Tahoe until Thursday! BRB!



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