original air date: September 23, 2017
music: Spice Up Your Life by Spice Girls
Some of you may know I had a rough patch earlier this year when I had to move back to Canada. It took me months to fight this, accept it, and then find the opportunity.
Well now I feel like I was sent out into the world to experience some fucking amazing things. Exposure to people, info, and more life than ever imagined was beyond the border. And since I been back, I been meditating, smoking, and doing a fuck load of thinking. I been drowning in a well of inspiration. One project I’m developing is a thesis that discusses the concept of boundaries through the lens of branding. I want to have conversations about physical and mental space by examining art vs. commerce culture.
So let me tell you a bit about #FOODANDFEET🎾 EP 5 and what it truly represents. The best part is if you read some of the comments on EP 4 [on instagram] and find the uncanny foreshadowing.
Firstly, I’m gen Spice Girls. I fucking loved them and I will forever belt out their songs at every karaoke. This piece is both an action statement and homage to my beloved childhood. I always leaned towards Posh because she was the one I could relate to the most. Straight dark hair, sometimes that smokey makeup that made her eyes look a little slanted (at least in my biased perspective). Not that I realized I had 0 Asian role models until much later, but I am aware of the psychological ripple affects this has had on my life in both positive and negative ways.
Inspirational memes have reminded me that nothing is handed to you. I must take what I want, hopefully in a socially conscious manner, whilst being a female powerhouse. So let me inject some asian fuckin persuasion into the shit I grew up with, in a way that is truly my own, in line with my “branding”. I’m not going to write a full essay today but I will nudge you to think about cultural appropriation vs acquisition.
Now let’s be honest, youre probably going to think of me the next time you hear this song. Meaning for a moment in thought, I, representing the idea “Asian” will have become a quantified equal to the idea “Spice Girls” thus representing successful artistic reappropriation. Oh shit, did I just osmosis through your boundaries?
“Wholefoods n weed THEN Netflix N chill”
original air date: October 2, 2017
music: Take Me Away feat. Syd by Daniel Caesar
I think I’m getting sick because my throat’s been tickling. That kind that feels like potholes are in the roof of your mouth. I probably won’t be able to smoke by tomorrow. But this chili lime jerky stuff was calling my name. I’ve choked on a few pieces out of gastronomical excitement. The burning sensation in my esophagus is unbelievable right now.
“canadian thanksgiving leftovers”
original air date: October 24, 2017
music: On My Mind by Jorja Smith & Preditah