Category: Hapa Hour

Thankful

I have officially lived in NYC for 5 years. It’s amazing how much my life has changed in that tiny time span. I have had lots of ups and many, many downs, and I would do it all again. Because living in the Big Apple is pretty damn awesome and difficult all at the same […]

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All the Feelings

I’ve been feeling numb for the last week. I still feel things but it’s like there is a bubble around me and everything gets diluted. I know it’s a way for me to heal and to cope with leaving my boyfriend. It’s probably a good thing not to feel too much at the moment. Otherwise, […]

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Starting Over

I’ve been absent from blogging for about a week. A lot has happened. Personally, my life has been turned upside down, and then we elected a Hitler reincarnate as our president. How much worse could this past week get? If you haven’t guessed, I’m newly single (hello boys). I will eventually post about the emotional […]

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Hapa Hour with Tetsuro Miyazaki

Today’s Hapa comes all the way from Amsterdam. Tetsuro Miyazaki is a 38 year old photographer born in Belgian and raised their by his Belgian mother and Japanese father. Growing up he would visit Japan and continued to do so after the death of his Father when he was 14. Tetsuro studied Japanese for a […]

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Hapa Hour with Celia Mei Rubin

One thing I love about NYC and the theatre community is how small it is. Especially amongst Hapas. Today’s Hapa on Hapa Hour is Celia Mei Rubin. She and I haven’t actually met in person but we have so many mutual friends and I have heard a great deal about this beautiful gal. Celia was born […]

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Hapa Hour with Leslie-Anne Huff

Today’s Hapa on Hapa Hour is a lovely actress from Los Angeles. Leslie-Anne Huff is known in the entertainment industry for the diverse characters she has brought to life on screen, most recently recurring as “Rayna” on the hit CW series The Vampire Diaries. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Leslie-Anne is a graduate of […]

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Yuko Kudo – I Am Me

I Am Me! What strong wonderful words. They make a simple phrase, yet say so much. My wonderful friend Yuko Kudo came up with that phrase, well maybe she didn’t exactly come up with it, but she has used the phrase to create a movement. Yuko is from Japan and considers herself a Japanese person […]

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Miss Japan is a Hapa (again)

I think it so awesome that this years Miss Japan is once again biracial! She is 1/2 Japanese and 1/2 Indian, and she’s just stunning! How beautiful and wonderful that Miss Japan is mixed! Sadly, there is a lot of hate going around on social media about Miss Japan not being Japanese enough to represent. […]

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Hapa Shaming – Hapa Hour

Today’s Hapa Shaming story is brought to you by Rebecca Lerman.   I am Hapa, but also identify as Asian. I am Russian, Jewish Chinese. And just like any frustrated Asian American actor who viewed the trailers of the new blockbuster movies, Doctor Strange and Ghost in Shell, I was fed up with all the […]

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Hapa Shaming – Hapa Hour

Today’s Hapa Shaming story is brought to you by Carol Angeli Wynn. As some of you know, I am producing a Hapa Cabaret at The Triad, September 12th. This story is what followed the release of this promo video.     When the new production company, tailor-made especially for the Hapa talent in our industry, […]

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