Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Vincent the Yogi

    Vincent: such is life
    maybe you should spend more time thinking about the things you have to be happy for
that always helps
Me: yeah
that's what my yoga teacher says too 
   Vincent:  i should be a yoga teacher!

I'll let you know when he teaches his first class.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Takagi Masakatsu has a few works in the Trans-Cool Tokyo: Contemporary Japanese Art From MOT Collection at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. My favorite is his visually stimulating animation short "Bloomy Girls".

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Seediq Bale

I'm wondering if this film will ever make it to the US. It's about the Seediq people from the Atayal tribe in Taiwan during Japan's rule.

I've heard that I have a bit of Atayal blood in me because my grandmother's grandmother on my dad's side was an Atayal woman. They attribute my un-chinese features of bigger eyes and darker skin to this connection.

The first half of the 4 hour film is already playing in Taiwan, and the second half will be out on 9/30. It apparently was in the 68th Annual Venice Film Festival, which is a huge step for Taiwanese cinematography. Kudos to the director, Wei-Te Sheng!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Yoga in Taiwan

Weddings. Family time. Yoga?

Day 7 of my 16 day trip to Taiwan has resulted in some much needed family time and some unwanted intake of grease and oil (if anyone knows a good salad joint around here, shoot me an email). I've been on the hunt for a good yoga class, but the harder I try the worse the classes get. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places, but typing "ashtanga vinyasa yoga in Taipei, Taiwan" isn't as informative as I thought it would be. Here are some tips for those of you who just so happen to be looking for a yoga class in Taiwan:

-Don't go to a local "Dance and Yoga Studio" where the class is simply labeled "yoga". You'll be incredibly disappointed.
-True Yoga in Taipei and TaiChung is like a 24 Hour Fitness or Equinox targeting wannabe yogi and and dancers. They allow neither drop-ins nor non-Taiwanese citizen to take class (weird right?)
-Call before you go. Always always call before you go.

For the time being, I'll have to make do with practicing on my own. Sorry bro. Hope my ujjayi pranayama doesn't wake you.

A little Virabhadrasana II action on the Sun Moon Lake

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Ecstatic to say that after two months of interning at Versace I was offered a paid position as the VIP/PR Assistant!

This job means a lot to me for a variety of reasons:

First, the position didn't exist before me which means that I'll be the first one to establish it and turn it into something amazing. 

Second, this was my first internship, and my first "real" job (aside from dance stuff).

Third, it's just cool. I mean come on. It's Versace.