Traveling Circus: First Timers

This past weekend was a weekend of firsts, and I have photographic proof all of it was awesome. On Saturday, I went into the hills of Azusa and shot the very first scene of a short film I’ve been working on for the past couple years. We finally made use of our crowdfunding and shot […]

Neighborhood Eats: Monsieur Marcel with Heather

CHEAT DAY! Mostly. I shot all day on Saturday, but limited myself to the healthiest choices (veggie wrapped veggies and water) and alllll the activity, so Sunday’s Cheat Day was well-earned. And since our friend Rogue was in town, Magneto and I figured we might as well make the most of it and give her […]

Taste of Home: Max’s Fried Chicken

My dad grew up in the Philippines, that great culinary intersection of indigenous, Chinese, Spanish, Indo-Malay, and many other great cuisines. But one of the most significant influences on modern Filipino cuisine is American food. When the Philippines became a commonwealth of the US in 1934, there were already a lot of Americans living on […]

Recipe: Chicken Adobo Risotto

I have a few favorite dishes from my childhood, things that bring me comfort no matter what adulthood has thrown at me. Things like my grandma’s lumpia and my dad’s macaroni salad stand out in my memory. But my mom’s adobo is even more than that: its rich flavors, variety of textures, and piquant aroma […]

Hipster Heaven: Eastside Brunching

It’s rare that I get all the way to the eastside of Los Angeles, since we live in Miracle Mile and work on the westside/in the South Bay. Going anywhere east of Western and north of Hollywood Blvd is an adventure that our sleepy, domestic, video game-filled weekends rarely accommodate. And so it was a […]

…and I’m back.

So this is the new Kung Pao Kimmie: mostly food, maybe a lot of drinks, the occasional side trip into adventure, but 100% fun.

Chatter – Ep. 30 – June 10, 2016

FEEL MORE LIKE YOURSELF. There are a million reasons why it’s super important to take care of yourself, and one of them is that if you feel more like yourself – happier in your own skin, more comfortable in your brain, more secure in your heart – you will be a better person to the […]

Chatter – Ep. 29 – June 3, 2016

GRACE. It’s super easy to get swept away by the emotion of a situation, to allow yourself to embrace the first reaction. But I’m working on thinking before reacting out loud in front of other people – because, really, it’s just this moment that’s terrible/sad/stressful/frustrating. The next moment, and the one after, can be better […]

Ladies Who Film – Ep. 30 – June 2, 2016

PROFESSIONALISM. No matter what your job is, or where you work, you will encounter people who challenge your sanity with¬†their unprofessional behavior. That’s going to happen, and sometimes…sometimes all you can do is smile through your frustration and learn from their mistakes. Whether it’s a coworker who fails to do her job to the extent […]

Ladies Who Film – Ep. 29 – May 25, 2016

DREAMS. Firstly, I’M BACK, PEOPLE! Most importantly, though, this week’s episode is all about coping. Sometimes you have a crush that isn’t reciprocated, sometimes you have a plan to reach a goal¬†and it doesn’t work out the way you expected, sometimes you think you know your path and you hit an insurmountable roadblock. So deal […]