Happy 4th of July from the Miss Taiwanese American Court

I had so much fun at Rosemead’s Annual 4th of July Parade! I love all the brave little girls and boys ran up to our convertible to take pictures with us, during the parade!

Photo credit: Simon Lin

I have truly enjoyed serving the community through the Miss Taiwanese American Pageant. From organizing bone marrow drives, to hosting Taiwanese American Heritage week, to performing at charity events such as the NATMA annual banquet, to socializing at community banquets, to attending political fundraisers and meeting movers and shakers in the community, I have had a memorable and meaningful experience on court. Some of the highlights include meeting and conversing with US Congressman Ed Royce, and his wife, Marie Royce, hosting the Taiwanese American Heritage Week festivities outdoors and meeting professional Beijing acrobats and Taiwanese dancers, working with APEX & A3M to host bone marrow drives, and riding atop a Rolls Royce & Lexus for the July 4th parade!

I have been able to expand my network to include prominent figures in business, politics, law and entertainment. Through the pageant, I have also been able to enrich understanding of my culture and serve as a goodwill ambassador to the community. Thank you Taiwan Center for giving me the honor of being Miss Taiwanese American 2012 1st Princess! See you all at the 2012 pageant at the San Gabriel Hilton Hotel on August 4th, where yours truly will be hosting the festivities!

Taiwanese American Heritage Week, with Carol Chen (2011 Miss Taiwanese American Pageant Mommy) Nikki DePaola, Maggie Jan, Sarah Ho, Pricella Jah, Catherine Yu (2012 Miss Taiwanese American Pageant CEO), Joseph Lin (2012 Taiwan Center Staff)

BET Music Matters Showcase at CAA

Isn’t it lovely how music can transform the weather of a place?

Incandescent lights, sparkling wine and smooth melodies enchanted the audience at BET’s Music Matters Showcase at CAA, a concert and TV series on BET that promotes up&coming artists.

Amongst my favorites were Jennah Bell, with a voice so jazzy, so sweet that you can’t help but smile and sway to her heartfelt tunes, and Austin Brown, with his bumping dance skills, strong tenor vocals and infectious energy! Everyone was incredibly talented, inspirational and entertaining, from Charles Perry, Jessy Wilson to Leah LaBelle. My favorite part of the night was Charles’ call and response interaction, where he sang runs for the audience to sing back, which we did, no matter how challenging! 😉


Notice Austin’s uncanny resemblance to Michael Jackson 😉


Jennah Bell and Sarah Ho

There was an abundance of positivity, support and optimism in the air from the artists, attendees and producers! Even veteran artists Stevie Wonder and Chris Tucker came out to show their support. A huge thank you to Kelly Griffin for inviting me to the event and for introducing to fellow movers and shakers.

Truly selfless agents and music producers are those who derive joy from growing the careers of their clients and helping them realize their dreams. Having launched the careers of Kayne West, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne, Kelly G is one of those few, and I am privileged to know him.

Life is too short

To spend it doing something you are not passionate about. The pursuit of art fulfills my heart and though I may be chasing a rainbow, I’m having a glorious time doing so.

Here’s a rough cut of my theatrical reel – comments welcome on my youtube page.

Lovefinder Screening

LoveFinder, the short comedic film I was in this past summer, is finally out! There will be a private screening on December 17th at 10 pm, in the Los Feliz area. Please email me if you are interested in coming!

Produced by Random Room Entertainment, the scripted ensemble comedy LOVEFINDER follows Matt and his group of friends as they navigate the online dating scene in Los Angeles. When they make a bet about who can find love first the Lovefinder App leads them on dates exceeding their wildest expectations. Run time is 22 minutes.

LOVEFINDER: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1996313/
Executive Produced, Written and Created by Matthew Nicklaw
Directed by Ian Forester and Alyson Roux
Director of Photography, and Edited by Joe Pettinati
Associate Producer, Joe Watts
Starring: Matthew Nicklaw, Ted Welch, Tim Rock, Meaghan Oppenheimer, Jay Hayden, Stephen Schneider, and many many more…

HOPE

Recently, I’ve gotten back into playing piano. I love improv-ing on the piano for hours, expressing my feelings through black and white keys who speak melodies more eloquent than I could ever with words. Here’s a little clip of something I improv-ed last night on my lovely piano of more than 10 years. Comments and critiques welcome.

See me in my first starring role as a villain! Go Generic Girl premieres 8/31/11

See me in my first starring role in the new comic book superhero and super villain webisode, “Go Generic Girl!” It premieres on August 31st HERE!

See the “sneak peak” video at http://gogenericgirl.com/2011/08/new-sneak-peek/

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My co-stars are AMAZING, the Director of Photography is EXTREMELY talented (the footage looks so good it hurts!), and the director and producer are superbly creative!

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