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The Groovy Gal

Celebrating one year with this groovy gal.

(Rueisuei Township, Taiwan)

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Asian Americana Instagram Peeps Theatre

The World of Extreme Happiness

WOEH closing weekend. So glad to catch the show again and hang with these superstars.

(Manhattan Theater Club, Manhattan)

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Theater of Extreme Happiness

Super proud of @jotomato & the fantastic cast & crew of THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS for a killer show tonight. It’s beautiful, brutal, full of truth. Please see it, NYC!

(Manhattan Theater Club, Manhattan)

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Lunch with Friends

That time at @seattleaaffwhen I enjoyed a meal with @uliang, director of @9mandoc.

(Plum Resturant, Seattle, WA)

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R.I.P. A.J.C.

Found out from a close friend today that someone we both knew fairly well in high school had committed suicide last spring. Apparently, he had been struggling with financial and family problems for at least a year. He left a farewell note on Facebook. He was single. He was 43.

A. and I had drifted apart after high school and lost touch. Several years ago, we reconnected via email and learned that we were both pursuing our dreams (Him: comedy, sci-fi, music. Me: filmmaking and playwriting). We added each other to our respective mailing lists and exchanged notes of support every now and then in response to one of our email blasts.

I was a late bloomer to films and theatre and wasn’t involved in either until after graduate school. But you could draw a very straight line between what A. liked as a kid and what he was doing as an adult. During the 20+ years since I’d last seen him in person, he was not only still enjoying the things that he loved as a child, but he was managing to pay (at least some of) his bills pursuing them as a grown-up.

I don’t know much about his life outside his artistic pursuits. I don’t know what could have saved him. I do know, however, that his work touched a lot of people. And that his dogged pursuit of his dreams touched me.

Rest in peace, friend.

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Three Questions for Yasmine

What are you looking forward to?

Working on a film set again. Hopefully soon.

What song have you been listening to most lately?

Just Give Me a Reason by Pink.

What do you believe with all your heart to be true, but can’t prove?

Soulmates are real, that I have more than one, and that I will be lucky to meet one of them.

(Photographed at The Meatball Shop, Chelsea on February 26, 2013. Follow Yasmine at @nobodysweasel.)

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Peeps Tech

Jo vs. Pismo

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/4900270890/

(Bklyn Blggng HQ)

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City Life Music Peeps

Zen Master of Sixth Avenue

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/4824205350/

Jon Pratt is an amazing composer who has created beautiful music for my last two short films. His coolness also extends into the insect kingdom, where he has a huge grasshopper following.

(6 Av & 9 St, Manhattan)

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The Choice

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/3796885694/

(Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, University Pl, Manhattan)

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City Life Peeps

Melodica = Never Lonely Alone

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/3770284647/

An otherwise random 7 train encounter means a lot more if you’ve seen this.

(7 train, Queens)

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City Life Peeps

Ice Cream Tragedy

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/3670027588/

(9 Av, Manhattan)

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Eating Peeps

Decisions

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/3534439971/

(Ciao Bello Gelato, Mott St & Houston St, Manhattan)

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Cheryl, Beverage, Helmet

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/3529652178/

(Broadway & 71 St, Manhattan)

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Ed Lin For President (After Obama)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/3310870456/

Here’s Ed Lin reading his work at Hunter College. There were actually plenty of people in the audience, but I kind of like this framing, even though it makes Ed look kind of unpopular. I’m a big fan of Waylaid and I’m really looking forward to reading This is a Bust. And maybe get a nice baseball jersey to go with it.

(Hunter College, Manhattan)

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Slamdance Awards Those That Sit

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/3232231887/

(Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT)

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City Life Peeps

Macs Take Manhattan

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/3018809789/

Our big move is preceded by a smaller move via Zipcar. My aging G5 and Jo’s beloved eMac get the white glove treatment, as will Marla the cat. Some things are just too precious to leave to the movers.

(New Bklyn Blggng HQ, Manhattan)

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Jo’s 3LD:Redux Of Choice

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2542100720/

(3 Legged Dog, Greenwich St, Manhattan)

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Jo’s 72 St-Broadway IRT of Choice

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2374556578/

All my life I searched for my soulmate. Just after I got used to the idea that one probably didn’t exist, I found her. Now all I have to do these days is to sit back and enjoy life. And snap the occasional photo.

(72 St-Broadway Subway Station, Manhattan)

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Balmy

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2341476797/

The Austin evenings are colder than we expected. Fortunately, Austin’s elaborate system of geothermal taps mean you’re never far away from a heat source.

Just kidding about that geothermal tap thing.

(Austin, TX)

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Man Go For Mango

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2224931926/

Jo likes the new Mango store for the clothes, but I like it for the generous man-seating.

(Mango, Broadway & Prince St, Manhattan)

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Deluxe Marketing

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2222347556/

(Deluxe Market, Elizabeth St, Manhattan)

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Eating Peeps

T&S&J

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2188240218/

(Tea & Sympathy, Greenwich Av, Manhattan)

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Peeps Three Questions

Three Questions for Margaret

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/744777202/

What are you looking forward to?

January 20, 2009

What song have you been listening to most lately?

Scratch Your Name by The Noisettes

What do you believe with all your heart to be true, but can’t prove?

That my body clock is set to a 30-hour day.

(Fat Matt’s, Atlanta)

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Three Questions for Jackson

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/61925368/

What are you looking forward to?

All summer, I was looking forward to the day this little restaurant near my office, “Tony’s,” opened back up. I’d discovered it earlier in the year, probably in the spring, and they had this huge, and I mean, HUGE Italian Sub for six bucks-even! Cappicola, salami, proscuitto, peppers, mozz…the works. There were at least five different meats in there. It was awesome.And then, for reasons unbeknownst to me, the store closed up, and a sign advertising the opening of a new restaurant appeared. I thought that maybe they were just changing their name, or the rent got too high and they moved…I couldn’t really get a straight answer from the construction workers.About a week ago, I took my weekly visit over there (I had been checking back on Tony pretty frequently) and the new restaurant had opened. I sauntered in with a buddy of mine and politely asked the dude in charge, “What happened to Tony?” The dude replies, “He died.” I was in shock. “He DIED!!??” To which he responded, “No, no. He RETIRED. He just got too old.”Too old to make sandwiches!? What the hell. And thus, my favorite lunching spot vanished into thin air. So I guess, to answer your question, I’m really looking forward to the day Tony comes out of retirement. Or, at least, the day another place near my office offers a gimongous sandwich at an affordable price.

What song have you been listening to most lately?

Hmmm. This is a tough one. I’m not one to listen to a song over and over again, really. Records? Definitely. And by “records,” I mean, complete albums on my iPod. I’ve been listening to The Black Keys a bunch, particularly Rubber Factory and Thickfreakness. But it’s sort of unfair to the other albums I tend to play repeatedly because I often listen to a band a bunch before I go and see them. And I happen to be going to a Black Keys show tonight. Neat, huh.

What do you believe with all your heart to be true, but can’t prove?

God doesn’t exist. I don’t really wanna get into it more than that, but there you go.

(Apple Store SoHo, Manhattan)

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Three Questions for Daniel

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/27085917/

What are you looking forward to?

Life, the universe, and everything.

What song have you been listening to most lately?

The Ghost of You” by My Chemical Romance.

What do you believe with all your heart to be true, but can’t prove?

I believe with all my being that everything and everyone is connected to each other…it’s a part of itself basically.

(Union Square Park, Manhattan)

 

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Three Questions for Karen

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/17201582/

What are you looking forward to?

The moment when all my African violets are in full bloom….they are so pretty.

What song have you been listening to most lately?

Louie, Louie” by Iggy Pop from the Coffee and Cigarettes soundtrack.

What do you believe with all your heart to be true, but can’t prove?

That the most precious things in life are the ones you can’t buy with money.

(Mei Lai Wah Coffee House, 64 Bayard St, Manhattan)