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01 Dec 2019

Blog Roundup

  • In the 2010s, Instagram Became the World’s Filter [The Cut]
  • ‘Being Careful’ Won’t Prevent Revenge Porn [The Cut]
  • The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s [AV Club]
  • What to Do If a Package Is Stolen From Your Porch [Life Hacker]
  • Second Life Podcast: Sallie Krawcheck [WhoWhatWear]
  • 24 Things to Do With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers [Bon Appetit]
  • How Much It Costs To Run For President in the US [Digg]
  • 6 Things to Stop Saying At Work – – and What to Say Instead [The Everygirl]
24 Nov 2019

Wedding Mondays

I’ve been following [Lucie Fink] and her videos for years ever since she joined Refinery29. In fact, while I have no video talent whatsoever, she’s the one that made reconsider including more video. I’m still at beginner level and the closest I’ve gotten is with Instagram Stories, but she was my original inspiration.

What I have enjoyed about Lucie is that she opens up to her audience quite a bit. Over the years, we’ve learned about her career, her family, her present day life, and more importantly her relationship with Michael. We’ve followed her through her entire journey and it’s that kind of present-ness that I hope to have for Yow Yow! someday too.

I watched her wedding video while on my commute the other day and embarrassingly, found my eyes welling up with tears. Yes, this still happens to us.

22 Nov 2019

Is It A Meal Or A Snack

I’ve only been watching this video for a minute, but already I’m questioning my entire life’s food choices. First up – nachos are definitely a snack, but a poorer me has had it for a meal ie) a college student. As this debate continues, maybe I’m not so sure if I’m so confident in my choice of calling it a snack.

Readers – what are your guesses for all of these? Are you as confused as I am?

27 Oct 2019

Blog Roundup:

  • The Best Mountain Towns to Visit in America [Thrillist]
  • How Cam Models Changed the Porn World Forever [VICE]
  • The 12 Best Men’s Style Instagram Accounts [Gearmoose]
  • Meet the Uninfluencers [The Cut]
  • 25 TV Shows That Should Have Ended Sooner [VICE]
  • The Blobs Have Come for Restaurant Designs [Eater]
  • The 10 Coolest Places in America to Drink Craft Beer [Men’s Journal]
  • Why Talking to Strangers is the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Mental Health [Mel Magazine]
  • N.E.R.D. to Reissue Debut Album In Search Of on Vinyl [Fader]
  • A Sugar Baby on Starting out with Clients, and Sex & Romance with Sugar Daddies [Hypebae]
  • ‘I saved $100,000 in 3 years’ [The Cut]
  • ESPN Cover Story – The Unbreakable Bond [ESPN]
  • A Guide to Asian Restaurants, by Ali Wong [Vulture]
  • Hosting Thanksgiving 101 [Eater]
  • The Most Underrated Productivity Technique Is Also the Simplest [Forge]
  • 5-Minute Finance Masterclass with Sallie Krawcheck [The Everygirl]
  • How To Wake Up At 5AM Everyday [Better Humans]
23 Sep 2019

Wedding Mondays

It is such a treat when I get permission to share a wedding video from one my friends. In our last Wedding Mondays post, it may have seemed like I was completely fed up with the series that I created on Yow Yow! but this post is quite the opposite. You may not believe me, but I likely would have posted this even if I didn’t know Anji and Sherwin. Prior to them hiring Kapsule Co. I had been following them on Instagram for some time. It’s unclear how I first discovered them, but I loved them for their simplicity and timeless elegance. It’s not just the weddings they shoot that fall into this category, it’s their natural aesthetic. The only downside? We wished the wedding video could have been longer because it left us wanting more – just like the day itself.

Sherwin and I met as coworkers back in 2014 and remained friends even after we both left the company. It was that same friendship that led us to working together again in present time. So of course, nothing could make this more special than seeing someone I’ve worked alongside closely for years get married! It was a perfect day in Winters, California. The venue itself was flawless serving all aspects of the day with four designated areas in one: ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dance party. I haven’t seen a better transition from one area to another in any other wedding that I’ve attended.

In addition to their Winters wedding, Anji and Sherwin also had a ceremony in China. This juxtaposition within the wedding video of merging these two events is one of my favorite parts and a nice addition given that many of their friends and family didn’t get to see this part since it was kept small.

Honestly, my commentary of this wedding doesn’t do it any justice. Instead, here’s a nice feature of it from the Park Winters [wedding blog] that is worth reading/viewing from start to finish!

15 Sep 2019

How Much Do YouTubers Make?

There are so many videos like this on YouTube and while I typically skip past these, I decided to take a chance on this one. Okay, so another blog I read daily posted it so it helps when you have some sort of a referral, right? in 2019, influencers, bloggers, and vloggers have pretty much paved the way to creating their own career path. While it may have been unheard to make a living off of this so-called “occupation” when I was graduating college, no one bats an eyelash today.

Even though this is the now, I can see a self made vlogger pivoting out of this career when it’s all over and going back in-house based off the experience and know-how they’ve learned on their own. As much as we want to reject this as the now, it is completely the future.

02 Sep 2019

Wedding Mondays

It’s been a little bit quiet on the “Wedding Mondays” front and there’s a perfectly good reason for that. In a way, we’ve sort of outgrown wedding videos! Don’t worry; I was as shocked as you when I discovered this revelation in myself too. Here’s how I got to this point though. When you’ve been watching wedding videos on a consistent basis for this many years, you’ve seen them all. When I first started this series, I would watch a handful and love every single one. Back then in 2009-2010, having a wedding videographer wasn’t as popular because it was another expense. As more and more vendors come onto the scene, I find myself identifying with very few.

More often times than not, I will start a video and within seconds, I know I don’t want to finish it. It’s not because I know it won’t be good, but because I know how it will end. Those aren’t the videos that I want to see anymore and of course, I want to stress that this is in no way meant to be disrespectful to a) couples or b) the videographers who have made a living out of this. But at the end of the day, I do decide what I want to post.

For Yow Yow! though we’ve just outgrown this tradition that we’ve known grown to love. I know this doesn’t come as a surprise because the time in between from every last “Wedding Mondays” post would start to stretch even longer. From time to time, there will be a video that I’ll come across and want to post, but it just feels like the right time to sunset this series. Don’t worry; I still love them. I still want every friend of mine to have a wedding video no matter what.

I chose this one today because it was, in my eyes, different! I love seeing shots of Europe and destination weddings mostly because I have never been to Europe myself. The detail shots completely make this and the bride’s headpiece was a scene stealer for sure. To view the entire post on Style Me Pretty click [here]

01 Sep 2019

A Collection Part 55

It seems like these posts always get worked on when I have chunks of time to carve out for myself. They are the ones that I want to be the most thoughtful about. So if I’m stressed because of a deadline or under pressure, it’s not a good time. However, it’s moments like these where I do feel a bit of stress, but it’s these images that put me at ease. I read somewhere recently that when you have anxiety at work, there are a few things to remedy it. You can count or you can start listing things in a category. Anything that takes your mind off of what it is that causes you stress for a bit does the job. For me, it’s these types of images. They are the ones that spark whimsey, creativity, or a different perspective. What is it for you all that helps get you out of a rut like mine?

Read more “A Collection Part 55”
24 Aug 2019

Blog Roundup

  • Stop Calling Asian Women Adorable [New York Times]
  • Dr. Ruth Says ‘Make Time’ For Sex [New York Times]
  • A Bowl of Cut Fruits Is How Asian Moms Say: I Love You [Taste] This is my own mother! <3
  • Why Everyone Is Watching TV With Closed Captioning On These Days [Kottke]
  • How Complaining Turns Co-Workers Into Friends [The Cut]
  • How to Tip [Grub Street]
  • LA Ice Cream Truck Charges Influencers Double [Ohnotheydidnt]
  • This warms my heart every time [Instagram]
  • 100 Best Memes of All Time [Thrillist]
  • Iowa Official Resigns After Sending Agency-Wide Email About Tupac [Fader]
  • How to Deal With Anxiety At Work, According to Experts [Bustle]
  • Let Your White Jeans Get Stained [The Cut]
  • In Memoriam of 2019’s Celebrity Breakups [W Magazine]
09 Jul 2019

Gordon Ramsay Teaches Lil Nas X How To Make A Panini

The title speaks for itself. It’s a random collaboration, but after all Lil Nas X actually has a track called “Panini.” Who better to teach him how than Gordon Ramsay himself? It all goes down at one of Ramsay’s joints in London, Lucky Cat Restaurant.



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