So over the past month we auditioned and then interviewed on camera a group of girls who live and work in Taipei. We asked them what they liked and didn’t like about Taiwan, their relationships and stories about dating, and generally just got them to share about themselves on camera.
It was a first experiment and the final edited clips are below. We call the project 10 East, and hope it will become something much bigger: a media brand that tells stories about life and love and laughter in Asia – but content that appeals to the world. Think Buzzfeed, Refinery29, PopSugar…but with a touch of China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, and on.
We have lots more ideas including:
-Celebrity gossip and entertainment news
-Feminism and women’s rights in Asia
-Simple fun language learning
-Viral content in Asia – what’s the latest, why it works
-TV show and movie recaps
Haven’t posted much lately. I’ve been hard at work on a new media project, and I hope to have something to show you in two weeks if not sooner. But I should be writing more. Like exercise, writing has its obvious benefits, but there are many more subtle and second-order rewards as well. So I miss it, and I feel that something is missing in my bones, in the strength and fullness of my day. How to work it back in?
These past 4 weeks were good, not great. A great month would be 2-3 weeks of 80%+. Excuses include: the emergence of a new project and the arrival of a puppy. My most inconsistent habits were meditation and music. And I expect that my music habit will suffer most in the coming weeks, since it’s the hardest challenge and the easiest to find excuses not to do.
If you look only at the scores, it wasn’t a great month. In particular I did poorly in the “writing” and “publishing” habits. No coincidence those habits are related, too: I can’t publish stuff I didn’t write lol
But in reality, July was a great month. Yes I perhaps spent too much time partying and traveling, which lowered the scores, but I also spent a lot more time learning to sing and play guitar, and write song lyrics, which aren’t captured in the checklist. So the checklist needs to be updated, because I have increased my focus on music. Here’s an early example. It’s been hard, and fun.
I also got a puppy this week, so that will probably affect my August scores, unless I add a “doggy care” habit!
Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven–as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little – Luke 7:47 NIV