• strategic
    • This perspective allows you to see patterns where others simply see complexity. Mindful of these patterns, you play out alternative scenarios, always asking, "What if this happened? Okay, well what if this happened?" This recurring question helps you see around the next corner. There you can evaluate accurately the potential obstacles.
  • empathy
    • You can sense the emotions of those around you. You can feel what they are feeling as though their feelings are your own. Intuitively, you are able to see the world through their eyes and share their perspective.
  • input
jun 21 2018 ∞
jun 21 2018 +
  • relatable
    • use examples and stories to get people to relate to you
  • understandable
    • clear words and phrases, don't need big words
  • confidence
    • believe in what you say
  • executable
  • manageable
oct 20 2017 ∞
oct 20 2017 +

things to write about

  • the rise of the finsta
  • healthy food eating
  • elevator pitch on what i wanna do in life
  • blogging ideas
  • closet ideas? sale ideas?
  • asian and western beauty ideals
  • pitch to teen vogue and bustle
  • make list of places i wanna apply in the fall
  • pitch to nbc asian america
jun 14 2017 ∞
jun 18 2017 +
  • Don’t try to be everyone’s friend, it’s insecure and suspicious. Instead, you improve yourself so much so that your value is high and everyone is trying to be your friend instead.
  • The most destructive thing you can do is believe someone's opinion of you
jan 12 2017 ∞
mar 16 2017 +
  • LABELLING

Example: “I’m a loser. I’m a failure.” Challenge: “This exam or essay did not go well, but learn from it.”

  • DEMANDING

Example: “I should write five hundred words today.” Challenge: “It would be great if you could write five hundred words today.”

  • EXPRESSING LOW FRUSTRATION

Example: “Writing this part is unbearably hard.” Challenge: “It is hard, but not too hard. You have found tasks hard before, and you have completed them.”

  • ALL-OR-NOTHING THINKING

Example: “I did this exam or essay all wrong.” Challenge: “You did a good job addressing these marking criteria, you ...

sep 26 2016 ∞
sep 26 2016 +
  • My boss yells at me all the time.
    • reframe: It's great he cares enough to tell you how he feels. He could have just fired you.
  • I had to pay $4,000 more in income tax this year than last year.
    • reframe: That's great. You must have made a lot more money this year than last year.
  • We have little or no extra money to buy Christmas presents this year.
    • reframe: Great! Then you can become much more ingenious and make something people will never forget instead of buying run-of-the-mill gifts. Your gifts will be personal.
  • Every time I begin to succeed in a big way, I sabotage my success.
jul 9 2016 ∞
jul 9 2016 +
  • Baths
  • The Weeknd
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Coeur de Pirate
  • Tyrone Wells
  • LA Phil
  • Pacific Symphony Orchestra
  • HAIM
  • Lorde
  • Margo Rey
  • Taylor Swift/HAIM
  • James Bay
  • Extravaganza 2015
    • Aluna George
  • Chairlift
  • Atlas Genius
  • The Mowgli's
  • Coachella 2016
    • Ice Cube/NWA
dec 15 2015 ∞
aug 4 2016 +

it doesn't have to be toxic, as long as you don't let it

  • helped me get a free brilliant bicycle from england (if i got 100 people to sign up for their mailing list)
  • won the sarah dessen book giveaway by posting on their forum
  • sold a lot of my clothes on facebook in high school and mercari in college
  • found out i had a lot of similar interests to people (music, books, movies) after seeing what they liked and shared on social media, leading to new and stronger friendships
  • was able to write a lot of the feelings that i couldn't convey out loud through public speaking to people and to clubs when i transferred schools
  • able to keep in touch with friends and family from different countries
  • gave me writing, style, and lifestyle ins...
dec 1 2015 ∞
oct 17 2017 +
  • reserve your closet space for items that you love 100%
    • Aim to curate a wardrobe full of garments that you love, that inspire you and that make you feel excited about getting dressed each morning. Every single thing in your wardrobe should express your personal style perfectly, so set your standards high: Good enough’s and ‘ok’s should not make the cut.
  • develop a strong personal style and perfect your signature look
    • If you want every single thing in your wardrobe to reflect your personal style, you first need to carve out the exact parameters of your style. So: spend time honing your visual taste buds and create a defined style concept with a clear story line.
nov 16 2015 ∞
nov 16 2015 +

the word bored should never be in your vocabulary.

  • read books
  • catch up on shows
  • organize bookshelf
  • fold clothes
  • reach out to an old friend
  • write in journal/blog
  • listen to NPR
  • try craft ideas from pinterest
jan 3 2015 ∞
jan 3 2015 +
  • “I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.”

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  • "This, this is about my own some-day daughter. When you approach me, already stung-stayed with insecurity, begging, 'Mom, will I be pretty? Will I be pretty?' I will wipe that question from your mouth like cheap lipstick and answer, 'No! The word pretty is unworthy of everything you will be, and no child of mine will be contained in five letters.' " - Katie Makkai

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  • “‎Close your eyes & imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.”
nov 23 2012 ∞
nov 16 2015 +

to make myself feel productive & conquer mental illness

july 5

  • assigned 7 books to mail
  • sent emails to collab
  • got free ticket to crazy rich asians
  • arguing class assignment
  • nutrition class assignment
  • made a list of people to be intentional with
  • sent followup to r29
  • made graphics and social media for blind date
  • thought of a new business idea (agency, collective)
  • bought a free trial of le tote + outfits

july 6

  • get books from angela
  • call amara
  • call lily
jul 5 2018 ∞
jul 12 2018 +

reminders

  • be like a postage stamp, stick to one thing until you get there
  • do you want to do everything but in a small way, or do you want to do a few things really well?
  • when you do too much you get missed deadlines, unfinished projects, and disappointing results
  • know what to avoid, if it's not to your goal

25 goals

  • complete blind date with a book project
  • complete summer courses
    • nutrition
    • arguing
  • job in journalism
  • make money off insta
jun 21 2018 ∞
jul 5 2018 +
  • when to keep silent vs. when to speak up
    • everyone loves to defend their pride/defend their pride
  • high profile egos- critical comments are like boomerangs
  • spirit of encouragement- the REASON behind the way you're helping someone
  • resist bad-mouthing
  • ask WHY you're doing something instead of HOW
  • you never know when your greatest competitor could be your greatest collaborator
  • make your messages meaningful by removing your agenda
  • hold your tongue and HUMILITY/wisdom
  • what message does flattery send? not always good.
  • gaining influence--- setting yourself apart.
nov 21 2017 ∞
jul 5 2018 +
  • replace this text with your list
  • begin each item with an asterisk
jul 1 2018 ∞
jul 5 2018 +

Round 2

  • Social Publishing Resident at BuzzFeed
  • Lifestyle Reporter at Mic
  • Freelance Reporter at INSIDER
  • Fill in producer KCRW
  • Video Resident at VaynerMedia
  • INSIDER freelancer

Round 1

  • Things I got second interview for
    • NowThis
    • ATTN

Los Angeles

  • Editorial Assistant at Instyle
  • Social Video Apprentice at Marketplace
  • Production Assistant at Dateline NBC
  • Production Assistant at E! News
  • News Assistant ABC7
  • Associate Content Producer at Entertainme...
jun 4 2018 ∞
jul 13 2018 +

insta collabs

  • shop the selected shirt (giveaway)
  • random nail polish (giveaway)
  • grace and stella products
  • milk and eggs groceries x4
  • white with style
  • jord watch
  • members only
  • vonshef
  • ideal of sweden
  • ramen
  • miniso
  • bumble bizz
  • ideal of sweden
  • uprising brand

annenberg

  • aaja convention philly
  • aaja convention NYC
oct 13 2017 ∞
jul 5 2018 +
  • Artisan House
  • Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream
  • Deung Chon Shabu & Mr. Kim’s Dokgalbi
  • SHABU SHABU
  • Dave’s Hot Chicken
  • Cre8 Crepes- Japanese Style Dessert Crepes
  • Harajuku crepe
  • Blue Whale Bar- jazz bar
  • POKe’LOGIC- poke bowl in a pineapple
  • Nitro Puff
  • Tsujita LA artisan noodle
  • Republique
jun 18 2017 ∞
oct 16 2017 +
  • don't have time to hate the people who hate me, cause i'm too busy lovin the people who love me!!
  • Positive vibes lead to productivity
  • just b happy, they hate that
  • self love is your best defense against a man who doesn't care about your soul
  • don't let jaded people talk you out of your dreams
  • When you seek retribution instead of true justice, you're not only digging their grave but also your own.
  • How can people go even 3 months of their lives with nothing new, exciting, or inspiring to tell about? Work for the weekend? Fuckthatlife.
  • Surround yourself with friends whose values and actions inspire you.
  • Such humble beginnings to such incredible heights
  • Plunge yourself into the darkness to be a...
nov 1 2016 ∞
nov 1 2016 +
  • I will not be a woman who
    • is bitter
    • is resentful
    • is defeated
    • is hardened
    • is controlled by emotion
    • barely made it

I will be a woman who

    • grew wiser
    • was refined in the flames
    • persevered with joy
    • still loves
    • still forgives
    • made the most of every opportunity.

positive words

    • truth
aug 4 2016 ∞
sep 12 2016 +

the ultimate success formula

  • know your outcome- precisely define what you want
  • take action
  • develop sensory acuity to recognize the kinds of responses you're getting. are they getting you closer to your outcome, or away from it?
  • develop flexibility to change your approach if you're not getting closer to your outcome

seven character traits to success

  • passion
  • belief
    • every adversity contains the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
    • no such things as failure only results. replace failure with outcome.
    • know what is essential and what is not
jul 9 2016 ∞
jul 9 2016 +
  • almost famous
  • eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
  • 500 days of summer
  • her
  • breakfast at tiffany's
  • legally blonde
  • an education
  • the sandlot
  • perks of being a wallflower
  • grand budapest hotel
  • inception
may 24 2016 ∞
jul 6 2016 +
  • "We all die. the goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." - Chuck palahniuk
  • You are wrong if you think joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. god has placed it all around us. it is in everything and anything we might experience. we just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living." - chris mccandless
  • “Before even thinking about starting your own business you have to first commit to becoming the person you were born to be. Not the person you think you should be, the person your parents want you to be, or the person your friends expect you to be. In order to evolve into your true self and create a life you truly love, you have to embrace the inevitable fear and doubt and follow your heart no matter what...
sep 25 2015 ∞
nov 1 2016 +

fiction

  • the book thief
  • the bell jar
  • the glass castle
  • lolita
  • perks of being a wallflower
  • blueprints for building better girls
  • the unbearable lightness of being
  • gone girl
  • looking for alaska
  • battle hymn of the tiger mother
  • catcher in the rye
  • the opposite of loneliness

non-fiction

mar 28 2016 ∞
oct 11 2016 +
  • one minute manager | kenneth blanchard
  • we should all be feminists | chimamanda ngozi

adichie

  • the art of seduction | robert greene
  • 48 laws of power | robert greene

to read

  • lean in | cheryl sandberg
  • the year of magical thinking | joan didion
  • bad feminist | roxane gay
  • michael ende | momo
  • lionel shriver | we need to talk about kevin
  • cormac mccarthy | the road
  • malory blackman | noughts & crosses
  • jonathan safran foer | extremely loud and incredibly close
  • chimamanda ngozi adichie | half of a yellow sun
  • erich maria remarque | all quiet on the western front
  • tony robbins | unlimited power
  • tim ferris | 4 hour workweek
  • Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
jan 7 2016 ∞
may 22 2016 +
list icon
  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost
  • Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou
  • Porphyria's Lover Robert Browning
  • One Perfect Rose Dorothy Parker
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay Robert Frost
  • A Lot Like You Rudy Francisco
may 16 2011 ∞
nov 16 2015 +
  • “If you want to write well, you have to get your heart broken by the person whom you entrusted your heart with. Be sad, drown yourself in sadness and loneliness. Watch yourself die and wither like a flower inside. Love someone who doesn’t love you back. Break your soul into million pieces. When you’ve done that, writing will patch you whole again. It would be the glue to your wrecked and broken self. It would be the light to your darkness. The one who’ll save you from drowning. The only thing that would keep you going in your shattered life. After that, after you’ve done all those stupid things, you’d write well.”
  • He sat on empty pages with insignificant words sprawled across them narrating love and alcohol and losses and drugs and homes with no roofs. His name plastered on cardboard covers binding hundreds of pages...
mar 15 2013 ∞
aug 4 2016 +

(read when feeling inadequate)

  • memorizing facts and things
  • typing fast
  • remembering little moments in life
  • learning foreign language
  • writing about my feelings
  • listening to others
  • making lists
  • planning ahead
  • being there for others
  • finding interesting articles
  • packing last minute
  • having neat handwriting/cursive
  • asking questions
jan 3 2015 ∞
nov 16 2015 +
  • janice min, EIC of the hollywood reporter
  • sara tan, bustle
  • sable yong, allure
  • stephanie wu, mic
  • carina hsieh, cosmo

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  • jenn
  • michelle
  • ashley esq
  • chriselle
  • song of style
jul 13 2018 ∞
jul 13 2018 +

usc

  • eddie
  • faith
  • nancy huang
  • val
  • angela
  • fyn
  • olivia
  • ashley d
  • sofia
  • carrie
  • julia
  • clarence/manny
  • esther
  • sammi
  • natalie yee
  • daniel musa
  • cheryl

home

  • claire
jul 5 2018 ∞
jul 12 2018 +
list icon
  • France
    • Paris
    • Versailles
    • Bondoufle
  • Mexico
    • Cancun
    • Ensenada
  • Japan
    • Tokyo
    • Kyoto
    • Osaka
    • Kan Sai
    • Yokohama
    • Nagoya
  • Hong Kong
  • China
    • Shanghai
sep 21 2010 ∞
jun 21 2018 +
  • make list of job listings
  • make list of lifestyle/beauty writers on twitter group
    • stalk their linkedin and portfolios
    • compile list of favorites
  • finish modules
  • make list of favorite asian beauty instagrammers
  • make list of favorite travel instagrammers
  • email people for collabs!!
  • lifestyle pitch list
  • send blind date email update
  • make a bomb resume
  • diary of a hapless young writer
  • buy my domain name
  • update website
  • milk and eggs, deal
jun 21 2018 ∞
jul 5 2018 +

social/new media

more serious media

big companies

  • Hearst
  • Conde Nast
  • ABC
  • NBCUniversal
oct 10 2017 ∞
jun 21 2018 +
  • soko glam
  • pop sugar
  • bustle
  • daily makeover
  • refinery29
  • the zoe report
  • style caster
  • spinmedia
  • xovain
oct 16 2017 ∞
oct 28 2017 +

Condé Nast

  • Vogue
  • W
  • Glamour
  • Allure
  • Teen Vogue
  • GQ
  • GQ Style
  • Architectural Digest
  • Brides
  • Golf Digest
  • Bon Appétit
  • Condé Nast Traveler
  • Vanity Fair
  • The New Yorker
  • Wired

Hearst

  • Car and Driver
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Country Living
nov 1 2017 ∞
nov 1 2017 +

‘get married soon,’ mother says. ‘it will be good for you. you’re getting old. you need to have somebody with you.’ i ask her why why why, and it always boils down to one word. partnership. ‘like the partnership between anjero and sugar.’ i tell her i dislike anjero, so she says ‘fish and chips. A marriage is fish and chips. you need each other to fill your bellies well. it is a partnership’ if i ask her about love, she shakes her head with vigour. ‘i’m not talking about love. love ruins things. a marriage is not made of love. but partners.’ so for once i listen to her, and i take a good look. i look at the partnership between my aunt’s bruised cheek and her husband’s knuckles. i gaze at the partnership between my father’s no’s and my mother’s yes’s and how his ‘no’ always has the last word. i look at the partnership between my grandmother’s loose ...

jul 16 2017 ∞
jul 16 2017 +

principle 1: simplicity

  • if you argue 10 points, even if they are all good points, most likely people won't remember any.
  • saying something short is not the mission, proverbs and sound bites are the ideal.
  • one sentence statement so that an individual can spend a lifetime learning to follow it.

principle 2: unexpectedness

  • you need to violate their expectations and be counter-intuitive
  • a surprise, alertness, cause focus, grab people's attention
  • generate interest and curiosity
  • open gaps in their knowledge and fill those gaps

principle 3: concreteness

jul 8 2016 ∞
jul 9 2016 +
  • be someone that r a d i a t e s positivity
  • be someone that lifts everybody's mood
  • be someone that cultivates gratitute.
  • think classic, clean, simple
  • i am sure or i feel strongly that vs. i think..
  • body speak, find your own personal style
sep 21 2015 ∞
jul 9 2016 +
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  • Prada Candy L'Eau (2013) short
  • Castello Cavalcanti (2013) short
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • Hotel Chevalier (2007) short
  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2003)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • Rushmore (1998)
  • Bottle Rocket (1996)
may 30 2016 ∞
may 30 2016 +
  • gender studies
  • religion
  • french
  • chinese
  • social justice
  • social psychology
  • us government
  • european history
  • poetry
  • art journalism
  • investigative journalism
  • fashion
  • music
  • food
  • myers-briggs personality type
  • asian american identity
jan 27 2016 ∞
mar 19 2016 +

inspiration

bags

  • high quality leather tote that fits many things
  • jump from paper backpack
  • brown crossbody bag from ohf
  • black crossbody bag from UO

shoes (don't buy anymore)

  • timberland knockoff boots
  • white converse
  • nike free runs
  • nude heels
  • nude pumps
  • black strappy heels
  • ae flip flops
  • timberland heels

tops bottoms

sep 25 2015 ∞
may 23 2016 +
  • good hair days
  • new school supplies
  • the feeling of having money
  • writing something that flows perfectly
  • finding perfect clothes on sale
  • hard work that pays off
  • sincere compliments
  • bonding with friends
  • getting lost in a good book
  • proving someone wrong
  • getting a text from someone you hoped it would be
  • crossing out everything on my to-do list
  • when someone remembers the little details
  • online orders that come in the mail!
  • when someone laughs at my jokes
  • pimples that go away
  • inside jokes
  • feeling of belonging
  • good customer service
jan 3 2015 ∞
nov 8 2015 +
  • yes please
  • how to sound more confident than you feel
  • slaughterhouse 5
  • letters to a young contrarian
  • this is where i leave you
  • do less: a minimalist guide to a simplified, organized, and happy life
  • norwegian wood
  • five people you'll meet in heaven
  • you are not special
  • thirteen reasons why
  • it's kind of a funny story
  • the kite runner
  • factory girls
  • eat, pray, love
  • what i talk about when i talk about running
  • the uses of the body
  • i just hope its lethal: books of sadness, madness, and joy
jan 2 2015 ∞
nov 16 2015 +