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08 Aug 2018

Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Constance Wu

Wearing: Ralph & Russo

Where: Crazy Rich Asians Los Angeles premiere

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It’s almost here! Who’s excited to see this film?! We’re going the night it opens and I’m very ready to laugh and cry.

07 Aug 2018

Turkish Airlines’ Safety Video Feat. Lego Characters

With Virgin America merging into Alaska Airlines, we had to find another new safety video to love, right? I haven’t actually seen the Lego movie yet, but these characters are adorable. How cute is this entire video? It actually surprises me that more airlines haven’t moved to this format. It certainly does help with being more engaged and paying attention. I just flew United this past week for my trip and don’t remember watching the instructions at all.

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01 Aug 2018

Anna Wintour to Stay at Vogue ‘Indefinitely’

Looks like we can finally put to bed the rumors of Anna Wintour leaving ‘Vogue!’ That’s great for us because honestly, did anyone actually want her to leave? As these rumors have been popping up, I imagine that exact same scene that occurred in “The Devil Wears Prada” where Meryl Streep tells Anne about all the people that would leave with her if she were “out at Runway.” Many thought that this upcoming September issue would be Anna’s last, but the rumors have officially been squashed as of this week.

CEO Bob Sauerberg took to the Conde Nast Twitter account yesterday to clear the air:

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30 Jul 2018

Blog Roundup

  • Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market Sold to Fish-Throwing Employees [The Seattle Times]
  • The world’s most Instagrammable sneakers [forward2me]
  • The horror film, The Purge, is being turned into a television series for USA Network and it looks just as terrifying as the films.
  • Mara Wilson’s thoughts on how Allison Mack got roped into NXIVM [Elle]
  • An interview with Stripe’s CEO, Patrick Collison on culture and growing startups [High Growth Handbook – Elad Gil]
  • How an ex-cop rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game and stole millions [The Daily Beast]
  • The bowling mechanic keeping America’s favorite pastime alive
  • The legacy of Benihana [The Ringer]
  • Being 30 in Seattle: It’s a lot harder today than it was for your parents [The Seattle Times]

  • How Marie Kondo Created a Decluttering Empire [The Every Girl]
  • He Kissed Me…and then Unmatched Me [The Every Girl] – just a funny take on online dating in 2018

  • Giant NASA Space Blanket Will Cover This Year’s Burning Man [Hypebeast]
  • The 18 Best New Restaurants in America [Eater]
  • Lyft Announces New Subscription Plan [Refinery29]
26 Jul 2018

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” Trailer

Even after watching this trailer twice, I still have no idea what this film is about! Regardless, I am excited about another Asian American female lead. Given that the books did quite well, I have hope for the Netflix film and can’t wait to see it! Readers, have you read the book series yet? Also, have you ever written imaginary letters to your crushes?! I have never been caught dead in this situation, but it is the exact scenario that I could see myself falling into. Oh to be young and in love…?

07 Jul 2018

Your Leading Ladies for the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot

Meet your latest angels: Naomi Scott, Lupita Nyong’o, and Kristen Stewart. The ladies are returning for a reboot slated to be released June 2019. With Elizabeth Banks in the director’s chair – the film is stacked with a powerhouse lineup of women and we can’t wait to see the result. I have to admit – though it’s no secret at all – I’ve never been a fan of Stewart’s acting and she’ll be the one that I will be least impressed by in this film, but I’m willing to keep an open mind. I loved the 2000 version and I hope this one will be just as great!

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30 Jun 2018

Netflix Made Us Fall in Love with “Set It Up”

“Set It Up” has been out for two weeks and I have watched it twice in that span of time. By now, you likely have too because all I see are social media comments on how Netflix is bringing back romantic comedies. Growing up, there was no shortage. I had “13 Going on 30,” “She’s All That,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 days,” and basically “Sex and the City” as an entire series. As of late though, I couldn’t have told you the last rom-com I saw. Things like “50 Shades of Grey” are in a whole ‘nother genre of its own.

I must have heard about “Set It Up” about a week before it premiered. There was a preview of the trailer on Netflix – the very same one you see above. I made a mental note that this was debuting June 15th and because I happened to be out that evening, ended up watching it the following day. The trailer was cheeky, sure. The film, itself though, elevated rom-coms to a new level. I know what you’re thinking. You’re going to tell me that rom-coms are all the same. They have the same premise, the same hook and plot lines, and yes, you do see those. Why is this one any different? It’s not just about love. It’s about two dysfunctional 20-somethings actually figuring out themselves professionally and owning that they are not okay in the world before they find love with each other! Because THAT is how love should actually be discovered – not the other way around. It’s really just an honest take on what you already know.

Zoey Deutch is your quirky modern day manic pixie dream girl without the annoying qualities. She’s, at times, unstable and says the wrong things, but she’s quick on her feet and in the end, you find her incredibly lovable. Glen Powell reminds you of your favorite bros and your least favorite bros in one. He continues to make the wrong decisions – one after the other and you start to wonder if maybe he will ever pull himself out of this. Spoiler alert: he does. 2nd spoiler alert: they do get together, but the moment they realize it is the part that I won’t ruin for you.

The film is littered with cliches and you don’t end up hating it. There’s an airport scene. The film takes place in New York City. They share a dance together. There is a kiss cam! I’m not spoiling that for you; that’s actually in the trailer above. Romantic comedies naturally get a bad rap for being a cliche. In “Friends with Benefits,” Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake even poke fun at it. In “Set It Up,” I find that the cliches go a little bit unnoticed.

Maybe I just love romantic comedies. Maybe I love this movie because one of my good friends is an executive assistant and this movie reminds me of her life and could be a look into her future if she found her male counter part. Whatever the case, I wouldn’t be surprised if I found myself watching this a third time this weekend. I’ve heard that Netflix is continuing on with their rom-com track and if any of their future films are as enjoyable as “Set It Up,” then I am looking forward to it!

19 May 2018

Destination Wedding Movie Trailer

Every summer, I look forward to the real weddings I’m set to attend and the films that come out and represent every kind of wedding we’ve ever been to. “Destination Wedding” isn’t your average rom-com though. It’s the first I’m ever hearing of this film and this trailer, but we’re already intrigued. Winona Ryder used to have feelings for the groom and Keanu Reeves is a guest that simply hates love. Maybe these two will end up together? Isn’t that what happens in all movies like this? The film is set to be released August 24, 2018 and this is the 4th film these two have starred in together.

11 May 2018

Searching Movie Trailer

After David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.

This film premiered at Sundance this year and I’m really intrigued by it! I rarely fine myself at movie theaters these days because… a) time b) money c) convenience, but other than Crazy Rich Asians, this will the 2nd movie I’m likely to see. I love thrillers like this and actually found out about this film earlier this year because someone I follow on Instagram is in the film. We all know John Cho for the comedies that he has been in previously; how cool is it to see him in something more on the serious side?

29 Apr 2018

Crazy Rich Asians Movie Trailer

The trailer for Crazy Rich Asians debuted earlier this week and I’ve just been waiting to write a post about this. I haven’t read the book yet, but am making it my goal to finish it before the movie is released this summer on August 17th. I like the trailer, but I think I’m probably going to love this film even more. This is the first major Hollywood film with an all-asian cast since Joy Luck Club. In case you needed a refresher, Joy Luck Club came out 25 year ago.

My parents will laugh at this, but long ago, I dreamed of being an actress. I tried out for the school’s play in elementary school and when the audition process ended at 8PM and was way past my dinner time and closer to my bed time, I told my mother I wanted to quit. I didn’t have the stamina for that back then and that’s okay, but as I got older, I started to think about who my role models would be in the Asian community in this industry. I looked to Suchin Pak who was a news correspondent on MTV’s TRL and then went on to tell the stories of many others. I looked to Lisa Ling who more or less did the same thing, but over at CNN. I looked to my professor who was more like me in many ways that I could never imagine. I’ve always had a love for tv and movies and I couldn’t wait for those times when the Asian character was no longer just an overachiever in school with tiger parents. This is one of those moments and I don’t think it’s going to disappoint.

Based on the best-selling book by Kevin Kwan, the romantic comedy is about Rachel (Constance Wu) an American professor who finds out her Singaporean boyfriend is actually from one of the richest families in Asia.

The film is directed by Jon M. Chu and also stars Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Sonoya Mizuno, Gemma Chan and Awkwafina.

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  • The cheeky decor at the Park
  • golden glow ✨
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  • Magic out there
  • If I could go back and do another part of the trip again. THIS.
  • This one time I spent two weekends at Jackson Square
  • Dare you to find me an outdoor courtyard I wouldn’t like
  • Today my shoulders started peeling. While I was wearing a sleeveless blouse 😭 this vacation really IS over!
  • A week ago, we were HERE! Currently enjoying my last few moments of funemployment before heading into my first day back at work tomorrow. It feels exactly like going back to school ✏️📓

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