Happy 1 year!

July 4th was my one year anniversary with Los Angeles. Yup! I flew into LA on July 4th 2012, and started my adventures.. I wanted to tribute this post to reminiscing on all the fun things I've done so far.. It's crazy to even think that it's already been a year!

1/ Watching dance videos on YouTube was and still is a big part of my lifestyle. Back when I lived in HK and NY, my friends and I would "fan girl" over America's Best Dance Crew winners, and YouTube famous choreographers, and aspire to create something as great as them. Working with my good friend Jon and World of Dance gave me the most wonderful opportunity to be in the midst of the LA dance action! 

2/ Then not long after I moved to LA, I met this guy, who's changed my life for the better.

3/ I went home and danced in a commercial with my sister for Nikon! The camera crew set up loud speakers outside on the streets of HK and had me dance in public while it was raining! Erin got to hold a Nikon camera and pretend to videotape me dancing. Check it out here!

4/ Of course we can't forget Maddie joining the fam!! Such a cutie!!!!

5/ I taught two dance workshops back home. After being in LA for a few months, it was nice to finally be able to share my experiences with teens that are in my position when I was their age - watching YouTube videos and dreaming of that day to travel to LA and dance.

6/ One of my favorite things about being in LA - I got to tag along to photograph behind the scenes of this music video!.. Unfortunately I can't show more photos from this video shoot but lets just say it was awesome :)

7/ Friends visited and had a blast with dolphins.. I just had to include this in my recap! We went to the beach, not realizing it was going to be super overcast. We brought dolphins that we had won from the arcade the night before and jumped around in the sand.

8/ Enjoy the sunrises and sunsets... Coming from a polluted city like HK, you hardly see so many jaw-dropping sunsets. and every night, I get to look out my apartment window, breathe in the fresh air, and stare at that beauty. 

9/ I finally put up a dance video! But I haven't since... That'll be my next project. 

10/ Started my job at Sony Pictures selling movies globally.

11/ Traveling - even if it's just a quick drive to San Fran or San Diego. It's always nice to get away for a bit. :)

12/ Celebrated July 4th and my 1 year anniversary with LA on a Cruise in Boston with my parents and friends, and ended the night watching the fireworks.

Sometimes I look back and I think, wow I didn't do anything! But putting this post together really helped me put my year into perspective.

What have you been up to this year?

- Court


“We often feel paralyzed by choice and make no choice. But the thing is, no choice is a choice. If you’re not doing something about it, you’re doing something about it.”

- Chris Guillebeau

not a priority?

I read a really cool post today here and it has really got me thinking about all my priorities in life.
What I haven't been doing and what I should take some time out to do.

Change your language.
Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.