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Archive for April, 2011

Apr
28

Grace Su aka Peachies | “Anything is worth pursuing if you’re passionate about what you’re doing and if there’s meaning behind it”

What’s OA’s favorite flavor of gummy rings? Grace Su aka Peachies, of course! This nerdy-shirt-sporting, flasses-wearing, down-to-earth jack-of-all-trades is passionately leading the Asian American movement, taking over one media outlet at a time. She got her modest start in the Xanga days as Better Luck Tomorrow‘s biggest fan, and has impressively worked her way up to directing and producing films, including Future Rock Stars of America, curating the music video program for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and landing enough editing gigs to keep her consumption of hard-boiled eggs at an alarming level (see Fun Facts). But most of all, this stunning yet humble beauty is finally taking the leap into acting, and given her track record, she’ll unquestionably be annihilating one ridiculous Asian stereotype after another. Satisfy your sweet tooth as OA chats with Grace in a candy store, where everything was just… peachy.

Apr
21

Jeannie Mai | ” Empowering women. I want young women here to do whatever it is that they dream to do.”

You can spot a force to be reckoned with when a bright-eyed, San Jose native can march into William Morris, chat up Wanda Sykes, and land a top notch agent—all in a day’s work. Only Jeannie Mai is that level of charming. But don’t be fooled—she has earned every bit of her success through blood, sweat, and tears and still tirelessly works to give women the confidence they deserve through her show, How Do I Look? on Style Network. In addition to her contributions as one of today’s leading television personalities, Jeannie can be found empowering women internationally through various non-profits. Her weapon of choice? Fashion. Through her passionate accounts and radiating positivity, Jeannie opened OA’s eyes to new perspectives and the underlying beauty and artistry of fashion. Armed with the gift of making every individual feel completely comfortable, appreciated, and acknowledged, she is truly Superwoman…by day; foodie by night. You know someone deserves her own food show when she categorizes her sweet potato fries!

Apr
14

Andrew Fung aka INGLISH | “For the music we make, it helps to be honest, real and humorous.”

Sick beats, eloquent words, and witty humor comes standard with the package of this Seattle comedian-rapper. The icing on the cake is his ability to make social commentary sexy, covering every issue from the AZN Pride era of xxAZNballaxx and cutieAZNpriNc3ss screen names to the remarkable headway we’ve made into pop culture since then. Say hello to Andrew Fung, aka Inglish. Using the springboard of social media, Andrew has graced us with rhyme after badass rhyme, including Still Got Rice, the spot-on update and clever remake to the infamous Got Rice. In fact, he and his rap group Model Minority have been doing enough damage to catch the attention of the LA Times And Andrew doesn’t stop there. He and his brother David made the brave trek to the city of dreamers and doers just two weeks ago, and you can find them already killing it at open mics. Welcome to Los Angeles Andrew.

Apr
07

Benson Chou | ” I feel like passion is the key element when I want to feel motivated.”

A seven hour car ride up north plus one long Bart station route brought the OA team to the Bay Area. We met up with the owner and designer of The Imaginary Zebra, Benson Chou.  Benson has been pursing creative designs for over four years now, starting off with a little graffiti session (legally!) back in the day.  He’s now one of those jack-of-all trades but under one umbrella type of artist.  He’s a designer who uses his clothing to share his illustrations and taps into various creative mediums for inspiration. We had the pleasure of having Benson share stories of how he developed his brand and what keeps him going.

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