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That was a big shock and knowing Ryan, and what a great human being he is, it hurt to see him lose. I wish him a fast recovery as well and all the love and support.
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for a documentary ... either is good, don't you think?
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I have to say Benny, I hardly ever read anyone's blog from beginning till the end, unless is a friend of mine. But with you, your blog is more than a blog. Each one is like a short story with morals behind it. I'm in the fashion & modeling biz and you might think it's a far cry from a fighter's life, but ironically it's really quite similar. I wish someone can do a behind the scene documentary on life in the fashion & modeling world. Everything is about exterior. When you're hot, everyone kiss your $@!#%, when you're not, you're quickly forgotten. And you always have to be in top shape, as looking good is the number one criteria to succeed in this biz. A model's life is very short. The agency gets the best of your youth, and when that starts to fade, out goes with the old and in comes the new. Thank God I chose to work behind the scene and not in front. But this is the kind of things I have witness everyday. Lots of models ends up with emotional problems, or eating disorder or some other unhealthy issues...all these sacrifices in the name of staying pretty & thin. That's it. Very, very few models actually makes modeling as a career and take it to the next level like Tyra Banks, Cindy Crawford, or Kate Moss. They probably represents 1% of the modeling industry. Most of them fades away without us even realizing it. But I do. I see it happen before my eyes. I see models cry and blame themselves for not being good enough. Their dreams get shattered and they're left confused and hopeless. I often try to comfort them and let them know being rejected is not the end of the world. If this is something they really want to do, then don't give up. You must adapt to the mentality that rejection is a huge part of modeling. If you knock on 100 doors and only one opened. Consider that you have succeeded. It's hard for these young girls, because they're discovered at a young age and they're lift out from their "normal" life into a completely surreal life. Beauty is subjective, therefore everyday when you go for auditions, someone will say you're not heavy enough, you're not thin enough, your hip is too wide, you have no hip, your profile is too flat, your nose is too big, your skin is too light, you're too tanned, you're not tall enough, you're not short, enough. What do you think these words do to these young girls? It completely destroys them. For those who made it, they must be prepared to be criticized and take only constructive criticism. They must have a good head on their shoulder. They must be more mature than their age. They must grow up quickly. They must know their true worth, no matter what other people say. It's a tough career to be in, but millions of little girls dream to be a model, especially now that I'm in China, the situation is even worse. A lot of the models are aka hostess, call girls, mistress, etc.....and the agency becomes their mama-sun. There is so much corruption going on here. I lost myself in this crazy world for awhile and took a break and went back to the States to reevaluate what the $@!#% just happened? Being an ABC, you can imagine the culture shock first of all, and the intensity of it is even greater when you're in the fashion & modeling biz. Whew, that was a mouthful, but I felt compelled to tell you, coz I got this six sense that you'll get what I'm saying. That's all. I mean, that's enough. =P
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Favorite Movies Braveheart, Ching gu(friend), A Scene at the sea(Kitano), Yi Yi (Edward Yang), Training day (love Denzel),
Languages Spoken english,mandarin,shanghainese
Favorite Tv Shows Simpsons, Jamie Foxx Show, Forensic Files, SPORTSCENTER(boy do I miss that),
School UC San Diego class of 06- International Studies in