I was just about to join the Asian American Journalists Association and then I realized that I didn’t have any money to do so. Well, I do have money, but I need the remainder of it in my dwindling checking account to pay my rent next week. Guess all of that will have to wait until the next pay check.
I also ate six freshly baked oatmeal cookies. I feel good, and at the same time, I feel kind of sick.
Anyways, as you know, I went to the geekfest Wondercon this weekend and I got to interview John Cho and writers Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg for the upcoming Harold & Kumar sequel.
The interview went pretty well. I haven’t heard the playback of the interview, so I don’t know if I sound annoyingly giggly. When I started the interview, I basically told them how I might be laid off. I am sharing that info with everyone lately. I even shared it with the cashier at Safeway today and the homeless person I saw outside of the Powell BART station earlier this week.
I had a feeling that I focused more on Asian Americans in entertainment than the actual movie – which Cho really responded to. I won’t share any of that yet because it’s going to be what I hope to be a huge article on Asian Americans in entertainment.
Nonetheless, the interview ended and I, like I always do, asked to take a picture with the gang…
From the left: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, me and John Cho
Can I look any cheesier? I look really Asian in this pic.
Anyways, I asked Cho if he would ever do a more “serious” movie like Better Luck Tomorrow again. He said if someone writes a script like it and it comes his way, he’d be open to it.
Was that an invitation?
I think he, like Diablo Cody, may have inspired me.
After the interview and the groupie pic, I was standing outside the bathroom checking the messages on my phone and Cho walked out of the restroom. I hope he didn’t think I was stalking him – but I think he was wearing a pair of Uniqlo jeans – the same pair I have. I was going to ask him but then I stopped myself because 1.) It looked like I was desperately waiting for him outside of the bathroom and 2.) Telling him that I had the same pair of jeans he had would add to my stalker credentials.