Rethinking Goals

I was chatting away with my best friend about all the ups and downs of having a YouTube channel and she asked me …

“What is your goal now? To be a YouTuber or a filmmaker?”

Her question woke me up a bit. For over 7 years now, I’ve been wanting to be a filmmaker. After binge-watching David F. Sandberg’s, Casey Neistat’s and Peter McKinnon’s YouTube channels in the fall of 2017, I started thinking more and more about starting a YouTube channel. Two of my friends (Leon Truong and Tu Trinh) have already been running their own YouTube channels for awhile now too. I was feeling quite inspired.

I thought having a YouTube channel would help sharpen my filmmaking skills until I’m ready to make a “real” movie. I uploaded my first vlog to my YouTube channel in January 2018.

It has been a happy year creating and sharing my short films and vlogs. It’s now 2019. I’m not sure what my next steps are.

Time is quickly passing me by. I’m afraid I’m running out of time.

24 hours a day are just not enough. Have you seen this video by Casey Neistat on how he plans out his typical day? I love it.

Btw, I tried contacting Sinemia several times via email. No answer. I sent them a tweet. Within the hour, they tweeted me back and asked me to send them a DM. I sent them a DM. Within the hour, they messaged me back and helped me get a new card. It costs $10. So yah. If you need to get in touch with Sinemia, Twitter is the way to go. My new Sinemia card is on its way. May take a long while though. They warned me.

Indian Winter

My aunt texted last night and invited me to a “hot pot” lunch today with my uncle & cousin. Hot pot is the perfect steamy meal on a winter afternoon. It was lovely. I don’t want to take anything in my life for granted. Every moment counts.

Somehow we lucked out with a warmer winter day today.
Can I call it “Indian Winter”?
Exploring a new Metro-friendly neighborhood ….

I finished Episode 5 of The Informer tonight … just one more to go before Season 1 ends. Then the challenge of finding the next binge-worth series begins.

Still no sign of my Sinemia card. {sigh}

Green Book

The good. I saw Green Book tonight. I know it’s a great movie when I find myself laughing and crying all in the same minute. It’s Viggo Mortensen’s most captivating role to date. My sister said it’s her “favorite movie of the year.”

The bad. I lost my Sinemia card.

Tried a new Korean restaurant for dinner before the movie – based on Yelp reviews. Fried chicken and Rice Bowl with Bulgogi. Everything was so tasty.


Currently reading … again.


Lagom (pronounced [²lɑːɡɔm]) is a Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”. The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right.” Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation,” “in balance,” “perfect-simple,” and “suitable” (in matter of amounts). Whereas words like sufficient and average suggest some degree of abstinence, scarcity, or failure, lagom carries the connotation of appropriateness, although not necessarily perfection. The archetypical Swedish proverb “Lagom är bäst,” literally “The right amount is best,” is also translated as “Enough is as good as a feast.” That same proverb is translated as “There is virtue in moderation.”