Monday, September 27, 2010

All Up in the Air

I have videos that I want to put up, but they aren't uploading on here or youtube very well. Which of course makes me want to rip out my hair and lose momentum in blogging about anything. But I guess I'll figure it all out soon enough!

I got to work on a fun music video the other day.  I don't think I can share much, but let's say that I got to play a bad girl.  A vehh-weee bad girl.  It was for Pull the Plug by Sharice Styles.  Great song...especially for all of us who needed to or still need to pull the plug on that addictive relationship.  She and her sister were super nice, as was everyone on set.  I'm all for supporting talented and good people! Check her out on http://www.sharicestyles.com/   I can't wait to see the final cut!  (Hopefully, I don't end up on the cutting floor.)

The makeup got even more INTENSE


I guess I'm no Julia Child

Do you ever want to play hooky, but feel guilty lying about being sick?  Introducing...Erica's pancakes!  They will make you throw up within a minute of consumption, which means you technically ARE too sick to go to work.




Wednesday, September 15, 2010

No Excuses

I remember watching Oprah one day when she had kids on it who had accomplished extraordinary feats.  A child who created a non-profit organization for the homeless and raised millions of dollars, another kid who managed to get thousands of backpacks and school supplies donated to other less fortunate families, and the list went on and on.  There were 10-year-old's out there who had started their own successful businesses and foundations, and I was sitting on the couch staring lamely at the crumbs left strewn all over my shirt from mindlessly shoving cookies into my mouth while channel surfing.  That moment sure put things into perspective.

Now, I am fully aware that it's not healthy to constantly compare yourself to others and their achievements.  Especially in this day and age of multimillionaire tweens in the media, you could fall completely into a depression thinking about the house and trips you'll never be able to afford (if you're into that kind of thing...ok, but really...who isn't?)

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Face of Herpes...Treatment, that is.

Auditions are usually very short.  The ones I've been to allowed you about 4.8 minutes to shine and make an impression the casting directors won't forget.  It's very common for me to think as I'm walking out of the door, "Damn!  I was JUST getting warmed up!"  If I'm really lucky, the voices in my head will bring up a hundred different ways that I could have done better.  I find that eating ice cream usually shuts them up.

Well, I guess I must have shined (shone?) in one particular audition, or at least produced a tiny bit of reflection, because I got a callback.  It was for some reality show that I'm not even sure I can go into.  Whatever the case, the second part was an interview with the producers.


Friday, September 3, 2010

I am rooting for my fellow Asians.

Walking around the city, posters advertising a new show called Nikita have been leaping out at me.  A smoking hot Eurasian woman graces all of the ads.  She dutifully wears the color red that seems to bring out the more "Asian" in us.  You may be familiar with Maggie Q and that scene in Mission Impossible III with her impossibly long legs grazing her (surprise!) red dress when she gets out of the Lambo.  Come on!  How could you NOT notice??

video

And her current Nikita photos do not exclude those crazy stems of hers.

And you thought all that "White Man wanting to put us in red to look more Asian" was a bunch of baloney.




Thursday, September 2, 2010

Here's a piece of humble pie.

The past 2 weeks have been a time of confusion and frustration as I've been trying to get my website up and running.  I definitely KNEW that doing it alone would be difficult.  I expected web design words to pop up at me and compute in my brain like so:  "eep ork moop beep".  My supposedly "dummy proof" site editor only made me feel even more incompetent as IT IS APPARENTLY NOT DUMMY PROOF.

Sorry, I was reliving the moment of technological defeat.

I hope that in the coming weeks, you observe my steep learning curve and notice my website and blog's awesomeness only becoming more...awesome.

But for now, it sucks.

www.erica-cho.com