Growth… it could be good or it could be bad. Let’s express the good. I just had dinner with two offenders (Sung and Anson) and there’s nothing like feeding our soul with good stories that gives me more wisdom and humility… and stuffing our face with sushi.
I’m 40ish and my sustenance has been to gleen off positivity from people I admire. Can you think of your moments of growth?
ANDERSON: For me, its a close-knit group of friends that have formed a karaoke pact and we meet every 6 weeks. Since we all are extremely busy because of career, family, etc., we make sure that we go into karaoke congress to stay in touch and just feed off the good vibes. It is so fun and in a new agey kind of way, we feed off each other’s energy and I feel so replenished and lucky to have friends like them. It is awesome. Read more...
DAVID: The one tradition I know I go to every year is the San Diego Comic Convention… NERD! For the past 20 years I’ve gone to where the geeks and freaks inhabit for four days… it’s my home. But this past year I missed the boat. I just came back from London for preproduction on a movie and I had only 2 desperate days to get my ticket… I was unlucky.
I had an internal malfunction of a weird sort. I couldn’t stop thinking of what I missed and what I wasn’t going to be a part of. And even a month after the convention was done I felt this emptiness and blindness of the wonder I should have experienced. Sadness.Read more...
U-S-A. Say it with me… U-S-A! We are the champions my friends. And we’ll keep on… blah blah – blah blah blah………….done!
I was recently with my family at Disneyland and I went on the ride “Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters” where you shoot all these aliens and monsters. At the end you get a score, which leads my 6 ½ year old son to always ask me “Who won?” I always say “It doesn’t matter, we were a team.” In these competitive games he sometimes knows he lost and when that happens the world collapses and needs to play again to win. It’s so difficult to structure him sometimes. Read more...
My wife would say… “How many times can you rewatch that movie?” I guess I’m like a little kid who wants to reread an old bedtime story. Mine would be The Shawshank Redemption. It’s cathartic to my soul. Next would be Die Hard. Just for the sheer amount of one liners that is sooooo fun to listen and say… almost like a sing a long… but now it’s a swear a long. What’s your rewatchable movie?
DHH: For me, it’s The Godfather. I’m thinking about Part I, though Part II would qualify as well. (I didn’t even hate Part III, though I don’t have a strong impulse to watch it again.) Epic storytelling, family drama, unbeatable acting, social and historical commentary, all in a pulp fiction wrapper — what’s not to like? And since I’m a theatre person, I feel compelled to add my rewatchable musical as well: that would be Gypsy. Every time that show is revived, I rush to see the new production, which always leaves me an emotional mess. Even this strip tease, featuring Laura Benati as “Louise” from the 2008 Broadway production starring Patti LuPone, gets me all choked up. Read more...
What’s up good people of the World? Happy we can share with you all the 3rd installment of Car Tal…I mean Car Discussion (plus the revamp of Car Talk Car Discussion Episode 2 with my good friend Tyrese). We got some flack from Car Talk so we had to change the title from Car Talk to Car Discussion. The Car Talk from NPR sent lawyers after us saying Car Talk is the title of their show and legally we can’t call our show Car Talk, because Car Talk has been around longer than our Car Talk. So we needed to change our Car Talk to another name that doesn’t sound like their show Car Talk. So we decided to change our show from Car Talk to Car Discussion. Hopefully now Car Talk will not be upset at our Car Talk, I mean Car Discussion. It’s all very confusing so hopefully Car Talk 3, I mean Car Discussion will clarify everything.
If you’ve been following YOMYOMF over the holidays, you may have read about some of our members’ moment in the spotlight of the fantasy sports universe via an ESPN/Grantland Bill Simmons column. Well, if you’re interested in following our soap opera of a fantasy league (declared by Simmons as “the greatest fantasy league EVER” – his words, not mine), we’ve got a bit of a follow-up.
Several of our basketball-crazed Offenders and extended members of the Family gathered together last week to present the second official podcast of the YOMYOMF network, which we’ve come to name “On the Offensive,” with this version aptly being the sports edition, or what we like to call, “The Itch.” Read more...
I never knew how to motivate myself to do my homework.
I hated to be in school.
But I do know this… in my senior year, on the brink of not graduating my advanced English class, which I was mistakenly placed in… my teacher got me through my final paper and passed me with a ”B”.
Only in my fleeting moment of hope with “Mrs. Wong”, that I find that teachers do make a difference in ones life… especially me.
My wife is a teacher and I respect her profession dearly. She works hard after school to correct homework and makes lesson plans for the next day. She’s been teaching Biology for over a decade and receives an o.k. salary. Read more...
Just recently I’ve been looking through old family photos and it’s SHOCKING to see my aunties back in the 70s looking… O.K. I’ll say it “HOT”. Now, stop what you’re thinking and lets not go there… I’m just saying back then they were like any other gals in their teens and early 20s… they were fashionable and pretty. A week ago I had a family reunion and now my aunts are looking more like aunties. They are wonderful people that now look like they play mahjong and cook amazing food in the kitchen, like a sitcom, my mind dissolves into what is now to what is then.
I looooove jokes… even Chinese jokes (yes, I’m Chinese). Russell Peter’s Chinese store compromise. Anjelah Johnson’s Vietnamese nails salon. But recently, Conan O’Brian’s recent monologue was awesome… and here it is… and remember to laugh!
I have gone to the San Diego Comic-Con for the past 18 years and I loved every moment of it, except for the crowds! I am a true comic book nerd and have been collecting comics and graphic novels since I was 9 years old. You can try and do the math to see how old I am.
It’s still crazy here at the con and the con-goers are just as crazy and as my fellow offender Jerome has covered the part about cosplay just recently, you’ve seen how committed these con-goers are about being very involved in this world. Maybe one day I’ll do the same. Read more...
Priligy, the new premature ejaculation pill, was released earlier this month in Singapore and has completely sold out. Perhaps not surprising when you consider that premature ejaculation has become the most common male sex health problem globally and one in three men in Singapore is said to suffer from it.
Now, I just have one thing to say on this subject: Why do people automatically think premature ejaculation is a bad thing?
‘Cause ladies, if you’re with a man and he shoots his load prematurely, it means that you are so incredibly sexy and beautiful that he just can’t help but explode. How is that bad? You should feel flattered that he jizzes faster than Carl Lewis ran the 100m. So what if it means you’ll be left “unsatisfied?” Let’s be honest, even if your man goes the distance, it’s highly unlikely you’ll be satisfied anyway. You’re just going to pull out that Hello Kitty vibrator from under your bed the moment he goes to the bathroom or falls asleep and finish “properly.” Read more...
Working in the film business is a privilege. When you desire to use your creative talents to make a movie and you want to get through those security gates to do it… it’s TOUGH no matter how much talent you got. I was fortunate for sure (another story). My latest privileged project I got to work on was FAST FIVE (coming this weekend on the 29th… see it! Plug!)
Talk about fast… I started this movie almost exactly a year ago… did you hear me… ONE YEAR AGO! From preproduction to placing the subtitles. ”Fast and Furious” took a year and a half… I guess that was a luxury.