dkbb12
62 Santa Monica, United States
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My self-summary
As a kid I decided that having an interesting life took precedence over conformity. That's proved to be a good decision to live by.

Caring for family & friends, caring for the environment, social justice/anti-oppression causes -- all things I hold dear.

I like to work hard and play hard.

Generally adventurous about life - except food. Sorry, kind of boring there. Though I once ate a deep-fried caterpillar in Thailand... (kinda like a french fry)

Enjoy being physically active, try to take care of my body (and mind and heart).

Family is important to me and I love mine. Culture is important to me and I love mine (Chinese, Japanese, American). I respect that of others...
What I’m doing with my life
Making multimedia performance art, directing/editing humorous environmentally-themed music videos, writing in various formats, traveling the world (esp. Asia) doing various art projects.

Newest performance telling my late-mother's life story and about Asian American single motherhood (2013). Here's a sample:
http://youtu.be/I_Gu4gCcf-Y

Example of an art project in S. Korea (2011):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tw2b41IfRg

Funny music video I directed/edited (2012):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EtzCKLCk7E&feature=youtu.be

I also teach peer counseling classes (listening skills; assisting people to work through emotional issues).
I’m really good at
Listening to stories, telling stories, most sports that involve a ball (esp. baseball), video editing, fixing mechanical things, inventing things, cooking, eating my own cooking, playing with kids. Playing. Spelling. Washing dishes. Vacuuming. Seriously.
The first things people usually notice about me
My paradoxical combination of serious intellectual depth and stupid humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This part feels tedious. Sorry, will try a few...

Books: Dreams From My Father, Angela's Ashes, The Right Stuff, Bruce Lee: Artist of Life, Black Elk Speaks, Origins, You Gotta Have Wa, The Last Man on The Moon, white pages of the phone book. I tend to read a lot of non-fiction, esp. history, as research for whatever project I'm working on. Example: "The Golden Age of the Chinese Bourgeoisie, 1911-1937", for a Hong Kong documentary/art video project.

Movies I've liked: American Hustle; August Osage County; Nebraska; Gravity; Dallas Buyers Club; Saving Mr. Banks; The Book Thief, Manzanar Fishing Club; American Beauty; Field of Dreams; October Sky; Apollo 13; Forrest Gump; Apocalypse Now; just about anything by Pixar.

Don't see nearly as many as I'd like to...

Don't watch much TV. I liked Castle (R.I.P.), and not just because they occasionally employed me...

Music likes are pretty mixed (and old): Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, Prince, X, Bill Evans, Beatles, Alan Hovanhess, Bob Marley, Iron & Wine, soundtrack for Inside Llewyn Davis, Stevie Wonder, Chet Baker, Led Zeppelin, Brian Eno, Kymistry, Quetzal, The Who, Corrinne May, too many more...
The six things I could never do without
Family, friends, guitar, baseball glove & bat (counts as one), MacBook, dental floss/toothpicks.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to create exciting, fun, powerful art.
How to help people (and myself) move through the things that get in the way of living more freely and fully.
How to get rid of some of the stuff cramming my studio.
What is that weird noise outside at 4AM?
On a typical Friday night I am
Working on some creative project. But I can be persuaded to do something else, especially if it involves amusement park rides, ice cream, or being in nature.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cried during "Toy Story" when Buzz Lightyear realized he was just a toy. :D
You should message me if
You appreciate the unconventional.
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