Do you believe that women need to shave their armpit hair? 🙋🏻♀️ if yes, why? how about men? i’m for having a choice (and preferably with no distinguishable scent) or applying the same standards to all genders. i mean, why not? 😉 with that being said, i think it’s time for me to shave! happy monday everybody! pc: the ever-talented @triet90
quite honestly, i’m not sure. life isn’t so straight forward anymore. for most of my life, i always knew where the path would take me next (see last post). but now, i’ve learned there is no one straight path. there’s been a lot of ups and down as i carve out the identity of the asian-american woman i want to be. the journey has taken me around the world and it’s kept my soul and tummy full.
after walking away from my “dream” job, i knew i wanted to create. i wanted the freedom to tell the stories that i was passionate about and i knew i wanted to use food as the gateway into deeper stories.
outside of instagram, i’m a director and filmmaker working on my first food documentary. i’m an executive producer on a film that’s premiering in cannes. i’m a business woman starting my own media company. i’m a playwright working on my first project to premiere next year which i will also act in.
the past couple years have been about nurturing this seed of the woman i am meant to be. its roots run deep and i can’t wait for it to bloom. #asiangirlboss#appifilmmaker#appidirector
what’s your #myasianamericanstory?
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I know we have better chemistry but andy should be just fine up there with you tonight! #sandraoh#asianaf 1/2 spending time with @iamsandraohinsta is illuminating & cleansing. she sparkles & laughs from her belly & lives for the work not the shine & tonight she is working it! #asiansinhollywood#goldenglobes#makinghistory
2/2 sandra and i deep chatting. led to these thoughts which i posted last year with this pic -
sometimes i think about all my #cinematographer#dp friends, colleagues and the masters i have not met but stalk freakishly, the ones who've passed but still teach me, and i wonder how many poc thrived in front of their compositions, or how many were given the chance to dignify poc bodies and faces through their lighting, and on and on....
After studying welding, fumio steve shimizu got a job working on a secret, underground fuel-storage facility at pearl harbor. his quest to better himself would result in having a front-row seat to one of the most infamous events in history. steve and the men of his dayshift crew were waiting for the elevator to come up at 8:00 am, standing along a mountain ridge overlooking the harbor. “from where we stood you could see all the ships lined up,” he recalled as he spoke of the planes breaking formation to sweep down on their targets. “the first one was the arizona, which took a direct hit.” the pilot had crashed his plane into the smokestacks, resulting in a huge explosion and causing the ship to capsize. the speed at which all this occurred is why so many sailors were trapped inside and many others died instantly. of the 2,400-plus military and civilians who died during the attack, 1,177 were from the uss arizona. steve said that the uss oklahoma was attacked in the same way.
seeing an attack of this magnitude would either inspire patriotism in you or make you never want anything to do with a battle. for steve, the choice was clear but the ability to volunteer would not be afforded to him, as he would soon be reclassified as an enemy alien. steve lost his job at pearl harbor because of his japanese heritage, yet his skills as a welder were in high demand, especially now that the us was in a state of war. steve’s opportunity to join the 442nd came along in 1943 and he went to the mainland for training.