Back from the conference. Aaaah, so much to say, dunno where to start. Four words some it up the best, I guess: Event blew, celebrities rawked
. I may have walked around the conference and the Ammy awards with a giant badge that says "PRESS," but when it all comes down to it, me and MJ were just two random people with no journalism experience, running around a VIP room figuring out what the fuck we got ourselves into while various Asian actors and actresses get drunk on their complementary Hennessy.
Most of the interviews I'll have to save for the II Stix article, but I will let you in on who I got a kick out of interviewing the most: Curtis from Big Brother. That's right, Curtis walks into the Press room, and while everyone else is too busy feeding Rick Yune's massive ego, I'm making a beeline towards the back of the room.
Would you like to see a transcript of the interview? Of course you would.
Big Brother has been over for a couple of weeks, hows evertyhing been thus far?
It�s been crazy. We�ve been doing a quick media tour in New York, various television interviews and press releases, I just settled into my apartment in New York and have tried to watch the tapes, I�ve only seen a few. Trying to get back to regular life.
So I hear you�re moving in with Brittany. That true?
Actually, Brittany is my guest here tonight. (*pauses for a second as he notices Ernie's eyes widening, trying to think of a polite way to ask whether she's seen naked pictures of herself on the internet yet*) Yeah, she�s here too. We�re still good friends. We�re undecided whether we�re living together but we�re both moving to Los Angeles. If it all works well, we�ll definitely move in together.
So if you�re moving to Los Angeles, does that mean you�re going to work for a law firm still? Or are you looking for something different now that you�ve earned some notoriety from Big Brother?
I�m schedule to start work for the US Attorneys office in Los Angeles. If there are any interesting opportunities that come up, however, I�ll look into it as well.
Have any interesting stories of being seen on the street or anything?
I think everytime someone recognizes me on the street, it�s still a little bit crazy. Whatever celebrity status I have, sort of developed while I was in there, and now I've been thrown out here, and I have people come to me saying that they know me, and its still a strange. Definitely walking around Times Square, you can�t escape it. Me and Josh were walking around Times Square and being were taking pictures and wanting autographs. Its fun.
Hows your family taking all this? I know you�re not First Generation, right? [note: As in, First Generation Asian American, meaning conservative parents would kick the living crap out of their kids if they knew they would be put in an environment with all the world to see.]
We�re third generation. They�re fine. They�re still kind of reserved, it�s not something for them, but they�ve enjoyed the whole experience.
Okay, so far, so
typical. But this is the part where things get different any real Asian journalist would follow this up with, "how did you feel about being a representive of the Asian American community? Did it hurt when all of us talked shit about you while you were living in the house with a bunch of white people and Will and Cassandra
and then follow it up by inviting you to a badly organized Asian awards show?" But no. This is II Stix. We're
hip and irreverant. So we end the conversations with this instead:
Okay... uhmmmm.... it's after midnight, and you're hungry. What do you do?
*bewildered look* Uhmm... well, back in New York, I could always call in for Pizza.
Boxers or Briefs?
And that's where I shut off the voice recorder. Everyone who worked on their high school newspaper is sending me death threats now, I can feel it. Ahwell.