#Seattle Giveaway: AAJA Seattle Chef Showcase 2015

Want to enjoy spectacular views of Seattle and nosh on delicious food for a good cause? I've got a giveaway for a pair of tix to the AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association) Seattle Chef Showcase, Monday August 10th at Columbia Tower Club.

Come up for the view. Stay for the food, booze and great company!

Featuring some of my favorite chefs in the city:

  • Garrett Doherty of Kraken Congee
  • Prometheus Brown and Chera Amlag of Food & Sh*t
  • Eduardo Jordan of Salare
  • Yenvy Pham of Pho Bac
Proceeds from this event benefit AAJA Seattle. The Asian American Journalists Association Seattle chapter is dedicated to promoting diversity in local newsrooms and fair coverage of Asian Americans in the media. Our programs include college scholarships for aspiring journalists, career development and community outreach to local nonprofit organizations.

Advance ticket sales close at 5 p.m. day of event.
$40 for Columbia Tower Club Members
$50 for general public tickets purchased in advance.
$60 at the door

Since 1985, AAJA Seattle has provided scholarships for students, professional development for journalists and service to the community in the Pacific Northwest.

The Seattle chapter promotes the association's three-part mission:
To encourage young Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to enter the ranks of journalism.
To promote fair and accurate coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
To increase the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists and news managers in the industry.
AAJA Seattle's members work throughout Washington state in print, television, radio and online media.

This giveaway ends Sunday night, August 9th at 11:59p.m. Good luck!

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Finding Greatness: The New Nike Seattle

Find your greatness.

That's what's on the wall behind the cash registers at the completely revamped Nike Seattle. Open today after months of construction, it's unrecognizable for anyone who's been in it before. For me, this morning was a bittersweet walk down memory lane.


Finding Light in Community: May's Mashup Dinner Recap

People may only think negativity comes out of having a cancer patient in your life, but I’ve experienced the opposite. After my 20-year old brother was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma this year, we have been embraced with surprising support from family, friends and our community. It felt awesome to say the least; but this new “normal” has given my family and myself a different perspective on feeling the need to give back.

I heard May Marquez’s story through the Food & Sh-t members before my brother was diagnosed. Before my brother’s life was threatened by cancer, we couldn’t wrap our heads around what it really felt like to go through that struggle and fear everyday. Now my family and I do know, and when I heard about May’s fundraiser dinner, I felt sort of a responsibility to help someone else who is going through a similar struggle.

Salted Sea Minter sweet Oysters with Watermelon and Cilantro Mignonette


Prime Day is Almost Here! Peek at the Deals:

Prime Day is almost here!


4 Steps to Improving Your Productivity System

Raise your hand if you've got screen fatigue!

The struggle against online distraction has been a big battle in this year of simplifying, and I know I'm not alone on this one. When your job involves social media, there's no easy way to avoid all the distractions that come with using the tools of the trade. It takes a good organizational system and a WHOLE LOTTA discipline to use your time spent online most efficiently.

This Year of Simplify has me taking a good look at how I'm spending my time online, and making sweeping changes across the board. Everyone has to find productivity systems that work best for them, and I'm learning that less is truly more for my lifestyle.

Here are a few of the things I've been working on:


To Blog or Not to Blog? On Reaching the Plateau

In my quest to simplify this year, blogging continues to have a big question mark above it. I've made some big strides in saying 'no' to the unnecessary and creating space for my priorities, but I haven't figured out where blogging fits into it all.

I still struggle with being distracted by the interwebz, but I'm a lot more aware of it and working so hard to be more present in the moment. I'm working on some really fun projects at work that are so fulfilling but leave me so exhausted by the time I leave. The last thing I want to do is open up my laptop again and write!

BLQ Basiq jumpsuit / Higgins Creek lace mask / Zara heels / Open the Cellar Door necklace


#Seattle: Active Living Week, Fresh Dressed, Pipe + Row & More

Here are some of my favorite events, deals and other things to do in Seattle this weekend & the coming week!

Featured events:

Check out some dog-friendly outdoor movie screenings over at Seattle DogSpot! Right this way

As part of Active Living Week June 24th - 30th, Whole Foods is having a sweet sale on protein powders. 25% off all frozen foods and other great deals too!

Pipe & Row's turning 1!

Fresh Dressed is back by popular demand! Limited screenings June 26th - July 2nd.
Details here

's got two new flavors: dill pickle and salted banana! Available through June 30th only.


#Seattle: Goldfinch Tavern Now Open, #SAMDisguise Discount & More

Here are some of my favorite events, deals and other things to do in Seattle this weekend & the coming week!

Featured events:
Goldfinch Tavern Now Open!

Thrilled to announce we are now officially open! Join us for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night by dialing (206) 749-7070 to reserve your seat.

Posted by Goldfinch Tavern on Monday, June 15, 2015

I'm guest tweeting at SAM's Night of Disguise tomorrow night! 

I'm also speaking for General Assembly next Tuesday. It's at WeWork and it's free!

's got two new flavors: dill pickle and salted banana! Available through June 30th only.


The Revival of a Community: Port Angeles

What’s a city without a functional community? It's a city without much of a future. Many cities across the world, and in our own backyard at times, lack a sense of community within their people. One place I think has come along way with improving their community is Port Angeles, Washington. It was even up for Outside Online's “Best Towns 2015” top honor, losing by a smidge to Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Night of Disguise at #Seattle Art Museum This Friday! (+Discount!)

Hey Seattle! Whatcha doin' Friday night?

You should get dolled up in your favorite mask and head down to Seattle Art Museum for a Night of Disguise!