Craigslist Confession

I’ve been trolling Craigslist like a freak. Everyone says that some serious nesting instincts kick in in your third trimester. Yes. Affirmative. However, this mama has a little cash flow problem… no biggie, just a residual effect of the artist’s life, so what to do about satisfying the need to get ready for baby when … Continue reading

Baby almost on board

I’m going to be expelling another human being from my body in, oh, t-minus 14 weeks and have been trying to figure out what the hell that is going to mean.  I get the mechanics of it all, but when I think about how that’s going to apply to me, I really… well, let’s just … Continue reading

To be or not to be, Jello.

What if I wasn’t Asian? I suppose that this is about as useful as contemplating one’s existence as jello, but I have often wondered just that… what if I was born blonde and blue-eyed. And then I think, ‘Why do I immediately imagine myself as an Aryan girl? Why not an African-American boy, or an … Continue reading

Inspiration in Olympic Proportions

I have to admit…I love the Olympics: the drama, the struggle, the discipline, the competition, the celebration, the pageantry, the anticipation of a 2 week extravaganza where my family agrees on what channel to watch on the big TV, that happens only once every 4 years. But this year seemed different. Whereas in previous years … Continue reading

The Thing Is…

I have been tossing this around and around in my mind and the thing I find completely BOGGLING is:  Has Mr. Steven Sater, the Book writer and lyricist of “The Nightingale” at La Jolla Playhouse, thought about the irony of the casting controversy in relation to THE STORY AND MORAL of “The Nightingale” that he … Continue reading

In a place called Naboo, or mythical China.

So.  “The Nightingale.”  Where do I begin? I am an alum of the MFA program at UCSD/ La Jolla Playhouse.  I have many fond memories and a certain allegiance.  You could call it a filial love for the place where my inner artist was trained and nourished.  And so it was with great trepidation that … Continue reading

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

In a recent GQ article by Senior Editor Devin Gordon, who is a white man, titled “The Jeremy Lin Debate No One Wants to Have,” Gordon discusses how NY Knicks small forward, Carmelo Anthony publicly proclaimed that Lin’s 3-yr, 25 million dollar deal with the Houston Rockets was “ridiculous.” Never mind that the 8.4 million … Continue reading

R&R

rest 1 (r st) n. 1. Cessation of work, exertion, or activity. 2. Peace, ease, or refreshment resulting from sleep or the cessation of an activity. 3. Sleep or quiet relaxation. 4. The repose of death: eternal rest. 5. Relief or freedom from disquiet or disturbance. 6. Mental or emotional tranquillity. 7. Termination or absence … Continue reading

This Old House

We bought a house last year in Atwater Village — an old LA neighborhood established in the mid 1920’s that boasts the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the LA area (the Tam O’Shanter) and a massive Costco and BestBuy as well as quaint mom and pop retailers and restaurants on some lovely, walkable (yes! even … Continue reading