Tag: California

Hapa Hour with Stephanie Mieko Cohen

I love meeting a fellow J.A.P, and Stephanie Mieko Cohen is freaking awesome. We most recently performed together at The Triad. She’s so talented and just the nicest person. Stephanie is a native of Los Angeles now living in New York City. She started working as a child, performing as Young Cosette/Eponine in Les Miserables […]

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Hapa Hour with Katherine Stein

It’s been a hot sec since I last did a Hapa Hour. What can I say I’ve been hella busy and I slacked off. But it’s back! I’m excited to have gotten the chance to interview Katherine Stein, who is currently playing the Beggar Woman in “Sweeney Todd” at CMT in San Jose, CA. The […]

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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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Kappo Honda – Fountain Valley, CA

One of my go to places to eat when I’m home in Cali is Kappo Honda in Fountain Valley. This is probably my favorite place to eat when I come home (besides In N Out). Kappo Honda serves up delicious Japanese comfort food, something I have yet to find in NYC. We started with two […]

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Hapa Shaming

“Slut shaming but Hapa shaming…” -Carol Angeli If you are mixed you probably know exactly what my friend is talking about. Being shamed for being your unique genetic makeup. *Just a disclaimer, I HATE slut shaming. Girls (and boys) you be you and be proud of your sexuality! Sounds ridiculous right? People actually try and […]

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Saint Marc – Huntington Beach, Ca

There’s a new place to hang in Huntington Beach, Ca. Saint Marc at Pacific City, literally across the street from the beach. If that doesn’t catch your attention this will. Two words. Bacon Bar! Yeah, you heard me right! Saint Marc’s has 11 different bacon flavors to pick from! It’s really hard to choose just […]

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Hapa Hour with Jennifer Kumiyama

Today’s Hapa is someone I consider one of my dearest friends and an amazing role model. She is beautiful, smart, and this woman can sing her face off like nobodies business. She is an advocate for human rights and an inspiration for all. Jennifer Kumiyama was born with Arthrogryposis and uses a wheelchair daily.  Kumiyama […]

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Hapa Hour with Carlos Martin

Today’s Hapa is someone I have know for a very, very, very, long time. Carlos Martin. “I am a California native living in, and loving New York! I am always looking to collaborate, so don’t be afraid to social stalk me! I am rebranding and restarting my wine and movie podcast where I pair wine […]

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Hapa Hour with Jason Buchholz

Today’s Hapa is a writter, a published novelist at that too! His novel “Paper Son” just came out and it follows a Hapa protagonist whose journey includes exploring the immigration experience from China to San Francisco of a hundred years ago, during the steamship/Chinese Exclusion Act era. Jason Buchholz is a novelist, editor, publisher, and […]

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Hapa Hour with Lauren Lim Jackson

Today’s Hapa is an amazing woman! She is gorgeous, smart, and talented. Lauren Lim Jackson. P.S. Yesterday was her birthday! Happy Birthday Lauren! Lauren’s credits include: Broadway: Motown, Memphis, Wonderland, and Finian’s Rainbow. Off Bway/Regional/Tour: Sistas (choreographer/AUDELCO nominee), The Wiz (Encores), Chicago (ATP), Big Fish (ATP), Ring of Fire (ATP), Rocky Horror Show (Old Globe), […]

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