9 10, 2014

10 Things I Learned from Nicholas Kristof

By | October 9th, 2014|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , , , |

  I had the privilege and honor to see Nicholas Kristof, NY Times Journalist, #1 Bestseller of "Half The Sky" book & Documentary, yesterday at All Saints Church in Beverly Hills. He was there to introduce his new book, "A Path Appears". LiveTalksLA put the event on which I learned puts on a lot of other [...]

31 05, 2013

Noodle Town: China Town, Vegas

By | May 31st, 2013|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , , , |

Jim Park and I explore "China Town", Las Vegas, Nevada, to learn about the Food, Culture and Neighborhood with AREAA Las Vegas Chapter members, Sherwin Escuanela & Michael Payne. Las Vegas's Chinese population began to boom starting in the 1960s and by the 1990s which grew to a population of 15,000 with the majority working in [...]

21 09, 2012

Half the Sky Documentary

By | September 21st, 2012|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

Half the Sky Documentary Aires Monday October 1 & 2, 9pm!! Many of you have read this tragic, yet inspirational book on turning Oppression into Opportunities for Women around the World. Nicholas Kristof, NY Times writer and his wife Sherry WuDunn have made this Documentary that many of us have been eagerly anticipating. The first [...]

8 05, 2012

Health/Food Documentaries

By | May 8th, 2012|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , |

I love food. I live to eat, not eat to live. My #1 sin is Gluttony. It might be part of being a Foodie, a World Traveler who's main mission is to adventurously taste food from every culture and a small part being Chinese. Will I ever go Organic & Vegan? Probably not, but in health [...]

17 03, 2012

Happy Nowruz!

By | March 17th, 2012|Categories: Iran|Tags: |

  Happy Persian New Year my friends! I wanted to share with you a short documentary I made 2 years ago in my Documentary Filmmaking class at UCLA, on Nowruz (Iranian New Year), meaning "the new day" the celebration of the start of Spring, with my good friend Sherry's family in Aliso Viejo. Nowruz is a [...]

21 06, 2010

“From Haiti with Love”

By | June 21st, 2010|Categories: Haiti|Tags: , |

"I never new that I would fall for this country but through all of the distruction and poverty, I have found some of the most beautiful and content people I have ever met. they have become the antethesis of western thinking which is welcome to me." My new production partner Bo Abel is out in [...]

17 05, 2010

Documentary: “Project Kashmir”

By | May 17th, 2010|Categories: India|Tags: , |

"Project Kashmir" will air tomorrow night (Tuesday 10pm) on PBS: Independent Lens, which has become my top 3 favorite channel. I don't watch much T.V., with the exception of PBS, CNN, Travel Channel, National Geographic once in awhile, when I can gather my self-diagnosed ADHD to relax & watch. How many of you have heard [...]

25 03, 2010

Afghan Girl

By | March 25th, 2010|Categories: Middle East|Tags: , , |

"The Afghan Girl" Photograph by Steve McCurry of Sharbat Gula, an Afghan woman of Pashtun ethnicity born 1972. "Gula was orphaned during the Soviet Union's bombing of Afghanistan and sent to the Nasir Bagh refugee camp in Pakistan in 1984. Her village was attacked by Soviet helicopter gunships sometime in the early 1980s. The Soviet [...]