Sunday, August 29, 2010

Video Interview after Chameleon performance in NYC

I don't think I've shared this video with you before. I was interviewed on video after the premiere performance of Chameleon in May at University Settlement. Hope you enjoy this!

Toi interviews Alaine Handa Dance Company from Kor Spirit Barlow on Vimeo.

Friday, August 20, 2010

From Expat Arts Journal

Check out this article!

Living abroad proven to improve creativity

I found this blog via Internations and its all about Expatriates engaging in creative work. I'll definitely put it on my list to submit something about Chameleon to the Expat Arts Journal. I also have to submit my story to the TCK Book Project. le sigh.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Interesting article: No Place like Home?

I came across this interesting article written by a student at University of Sydney about TCKs:
No Place like Home?

Its a pretty extensive read but there are some poignant viewpoints that is discussed in the article but his ending punchline “No need to explain, we get it.” about going through security and immigration checkpoints at an airport is wonderful!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Little Broadway in the Netherlands

I was browsing through the Expat Women website and stumbled upon an interview of Tiffany Jansen. An American expat who moved to the Netherlands after she married a Dutchman. She recently launched her successful venture Little Broadway as a way to combine her talents of musical theatre - acting, singing, dancing - with her love of writing and teaching children. Upon reading her profile, I am finding so many similarities between myself and Ms Jansen. I wanted to highlight how amazing that she has found her niche in the Netherlands when she found very little opportunities when she first moved there. By creating her own company of bringing original musicals (she writes the scripts herself!) to the international schools for an after school activity program; she is able to teach, direct, and produce musicals in such a short period of time! As an after school dance educator myself, it is no easy feat to even get kids to stay focused on learning a dance routine for their end of year performance! (Tiffany if you're reading this - Congratulations and hope to hear from you soon!)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ports 1961

I was going through my emails (there's quite a back log - esp. when it comes to subscribed emails) and found out about Ports 1961 clothing brand via a Bloomingdales email. Intrigued by the idea that the designer behind this brand fuses multicultural elements to create clothing that represents the sophisticated global soul. I wrote them a quick message via their website to contact me.

They went to Kyoto to shoot their lookbook last fall for their Spring 2010 collection. Their clothes are drape-y and very textural. I don't think the models used for their showcases the clothing very well. Usually drape-y clothing needs to be tried on and will look good on regular women. The models on their website really wear their line incredibly well. I hope this line does well. I look forward to seeing what else they come out with. Check out their website: