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Movin’ On Down?

Well, things have definitely changed since I’ve last posted (over a year ago!). I quit my job, went to Europe, turned thirty and moved down to LA. 2012 has definitely been a year of change and self reflection. The main focus of my creative efforts in the last year has…

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Living in the Present

I came across this article the other day and it really resonated with me. These days, with work, projects, errands and obligations, sometimes I forget the subtle details of life. ¬†After reading Leo’s article, it reminded me to slow down and experience whatever it is I’m doing. Sometimes we all…

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The Quest for the Perfect Bowl of Ramen

I can’t remember when I started to love noodle soups, but it was definitely a long, long time ago when I was a wee lad.¬† As far back as I can remember, if you put a bowl of won ton mein, pho or ramen in front of me, I’d beam…

In: Food

September Challenge: Writing Everyday

I’ve recently been toying with the idea of doing a monthly challenge to expand my horizons or sharpen my skills. The subject of the challenges ranged from writing, filmmaking, drawing, exercising or cooking. Over the past few months, I’ve had a number of false starts and general failures. Last month,…

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“Family Business As Usual” – A 48 Hour Film Project (San Francisco)

All photographs taken by Eugenia Man! Check out the link at the end of the post to see all the production photos! Check out the entire film on Youtube! Make a film in 48 hours, GO! A twisting, turning feeling in my stomach was a fairly common occurrence over the…

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Growing Stuff

Some time last year, I decided that I wanted to grow my own herbs in the condo so that I can have an abundant supply of fresh cilantro, oregano, basil and chives. It was a wondrous thought, I imagined making guacamole and walking over to my lush cilantro plant and…

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Why Pixar is Successful

The video below featuring Ed Catmull illustrates some of the key differentiators that make Pixar so successful. I’ve recently been extremely interested in how collaboration for creative teams work and this video answered a lot of my questions. I highly recommend watching this video if you’re interested in management, collaboration,…

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Filmmaking Update – Yes, I’m Still Here

Looking back at my previous posts, I realized that I haven’t posted about my filmmaking activities since June 2009 (over 18 months!). So what have I been doing since then? Let’s take a look. Accomplishments Here’s a quick semi-chronological list of what I’ve done since June 2009. Completed a screenwriting…

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Gentle Art

My relationship with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has been casual for the past five years. We haven’t really committed to each other yet and to be honest, it’s been my fault. I just haven’t been there, my heart just wasn’t in it. A lot has changed over the past few months…

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“The Price” – A 48 Hour Film Project (San Jose)

Last weekend I participated in the 48 Hour Film Project with a small group of my friends. It was an experience unlike any other: a whirlwind of writing, shooting, editing and sleepiness. Every single second was well worth it. In a nutshell, the 48 Hour Film Project is a filmmaking…

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