Yearly Archives

Eat a Peach by David Chang

Here’s something that I wasn’t expecting to take away from Eat a Peach by David Chang: a heavy dose of humility and empathy. For the last few months of 2020 I buried myself in a mountain of documentaries and books all about food culture. My good friend, Priscilla Liang from the Two Horny Goats Podcast, added to my ongoing pile with David Chang’s memoir. I…

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film journal 004: the birds mock me

There’s a subtle beauty in watching my roommate’s flowers deteriorate. I wanted to play with composition in today’s film journal entry, but I got distracted and this rolled into a continuation of where’s my package? I ordered my package back in October 2020 and it’s currently lost in the pandemic ether. Documenting myself constantly being defeated by the delays helps me cope. The contents of the packages…

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film journal 003: sunday morning hands are crawling

I think I’ve accidentally made a sensual video for Sunday’s film journal entry? I recorded myself waking up, rolling my wrists, and then proceeding with crawling my fingers over my partner’s shoulder. The backlight from the window drew my eye and I wanted to capture it (plus avoid grainy, noisy footage.) film journal Observations On the Canon EOS R5 MF peaking settings are not available when zebra…

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film journal 001: another day in quarantine

Why, hello there New Year! Welcome back to another day in quarantine! I took some time off to focus on working on a creative project and then for personal reflection. I’ve more or less accepted life in lockdown will continue and it’s impractical to longing for the normalcy of 2019 and earlier. Perhaps, my mind has been digesting all those books that I’ve been reading because I’m…

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How to Make a Smoothie Bowl

I’m just chugging along and putting in the hours of practicing filming and this time I recorded myself making a smoothie bowl. A smoothie bowl loaded with protein has been my go-to meal for lunch while working from home because: I’m lazy, I don’t want to cook. This is more of an assemble and chuck into a blender recipe. I’m lazy, I want to consume…

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How to Make Banana Bread

I’m still clocking in my practice hours for filming food content and over the week I noticed a bunch of lonely, browning bananas sitting in our kitchen nook… Ergo make banana bread?! Karen Wang, from the workout squad, kindly shared her classic banana bread recipes with Albert C and me. After getting permission from my roommate to transform her bananas into banana bread, Albert and…

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DJI Pocket 2 | Unboxing & First Impressions

On Amazon Prime Day, I ordered a greatly discounted DJI Osmo Pocket and then immediately returned! Ironically, the week DJI announced the successor to its gimbal camera, the DJI Pocket 2, a week after Prime Day. I’m am grateful for return policies! I wanted to pick up the Osmo Pocket specifically as a gateway to return to producing videos. I saw this specific style of…

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How to Make Matcha Cookies

I’ve recently picked up the recent DJI Pocket 2 and thought filming how to make matcha cookies would be a great way to practice making videos again! A glance at my YouTube channel’s dashboard will tell you that it’s been four years since I published anything… So let’s great started! My boyfriend and I love all things matcha. Once we accepted that lockdown was here…

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Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez

Considering that I’ve been working as an image-maker in the content creation industry for the last decade, how did I miss Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez?! It’s currently election week in the States and I’m pleasantly burying my head into books to avoid any anxiety triggering news. Go away! And let me remember what it’s like to hustle for my passions again. Rodriquez is an American film…

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