Tag: CaliGirl

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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A New Year

Wow has 2016 been one hell of a year. Professionally speaking it was awesome! We produced our first ever multicultural cabaret and will have another show in March of 2017. I got out of a toxic relationship and couldn’t be happier. Being single in the city is fun! I have learned so much about what […]

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Where’s the Diversity at Auditions?

As I sit here in the audition waiting room for an ECC (that’s equity chorus call for you nonactors), I am saddened and pissed off by what I see. Three black girls and me the one “Asian”. Where the hell are my ladies of color at? Where are my fellow Hapas (multiracial people), Asian singers, […]

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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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Sleep Your Way to Great Skin!

I’m obsessed with sleeping masks. (Ha you probably thought this was going to be a dirty post). Especially Sephora’s! Not only are they cheap (who doesn’t love that?) but they come in 11 different flavors to match exactly what your skin needs. Also, they are never tested on any animals! At $4.00 each, it’s easy […]

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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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