Still the girl with the bob haircut (but asymmetrical now!) from Japan (sushi and ramen are great, yes I know) who dabbles in many things but isn’t decisive enough to decide which one of the things she really wants to devote herself to. Faux designer/artist, blogger, and photographer; argumentative, indecisive, people pleaser. This is my third year on the TEDxUCSD team after serving positions in marketing and internal operations respectively for the past two years.
If not for the talk I put down as my “favorite talk” for last year’s team bio, I’m not sure I have a “favorite” per se. So here’s one that I watched recently that I thought was compelling as well: https://youtu.be/orumugzJpt0 I like how short and succinct this video is, delivering information in a linear manner in trying to get the audience to understand the main argument. I also have never thought about how technology could help stage an intervention in preventing sexual assault in this way and it was refreshing for me to listen to someone offering tangible steps to making a difference.
This year’s theme to me is about *that moment* of revelation, of break through, when one goes through an experience that changes their outlook on something. While vague, I think that that is the point of the theme – it’s up to the interpretation of each individual. What do you picture when you hear “bubble”? Do you think of blowing bubbles? Or taking a bubble bath with your LUSH bath bomb? Or do you picture popping bubble wrap? None of these are right nor wrong… which is exactly what our event is about.
I am happiest when drawing under the sun.
“What If I Go? (Nighttime version) [feat. Bonzai]” by Mura Masa. I feel like it doesn’t happen often that I enjoy the modified version of a song as much as I enjoy the original track, and this is one of the songs where I enjoy both. To be honest, I’ve just been in a massive Mura Masa funk for the past year, so that definitely adds to my love for this song. Bonus: the album art is in the perfect shade of red.
I can whistle? I can also put eyedrops in my eyes efficiently whilst walking.
I don’t have an exact favorite quote, but if I did it would be something along the lines of “whatever will be will be”. I feel like this is something I picked up in college, but I realized that life is just a lot less stressful when I stop worrying about the things that are out of my control. Not tapping into the “what if”s (although ironic, since I just listed “What If I Go?” as my favorite song of the moment) and believing in the idea of luck or coincidence really has helped me keep myself in control. But also.. “Whatever Will Be” is a Vanessa Hudgens song so you know. There’s that, too.
I would probably be a shade of baby blue… but for no particular reason, aside from the fact that it’s been my favorite color as of recent. However, my only request is that if I were a crayon I would really, strongly, adamantly like to be a Crayola Twistable.