I got to see my birthplace, Knoxville, TN. It was the first time that both my dad and I returned there after moving away in 1983. It was an incredibly special father-daughter trip that I will definitely cherish for the rest of my life.
I got to work with Anna Akana who I had admired from afar for awhile. It was truly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a set.
I turned 35! And it was my first time in a long time celebrating my birthday back in Cupertino with my family and longtime best friend.
My heart broke. But under imaginary circumstances! And what I mean by this is that I had an INCREDIBLE acting breakthrough while working with Robert Allan Ackerman and The Garage. Miho Ando and I were working on a scene from Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour… and in the scene, I, as the character, truly empathized with my best friend and wept with her.
I said goodbye to LA…
And I moved to NY! Well. At the time it was only supposed to be for the summer, but deep down in my heart, I knew I was moving. I touched upon it a little bit in my previous entry, but moving to NY was very much for my own personal growth. And so far, I feel like I’ve grown SO MUCH in just a few months.
I got to work with Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry. Two of my artistic heroes.
I completed a very intense 6-week summer intensive acting program at Terry Knickerbocker Studio and was invited into their two year acting conservatory. I accepted.
Staycation premiered at the LA Film Festival. We had so many people come out to support. AND we won a jury award.
My second niece was born! I unfortunately wasn’t there for her birth… but I did get to meet her during Thanksgiving <3
I got to work on another next level Unforgettable Gala where we celebrated an amazing year of achievements within the Asian American community.
Here’s a montage that I cut for the gala (this was screened on a large LED wall thus the weird dimensions):
Anyway, 2018 was pretty awesome. I’m definitely looking forward to 2019. If you’ve actually read all the way to here, I appreciate you. I’m praying blessings over you in this new year! <3