What’s your best financial advice?
Budget. Everybody needs to come up with a budget and follow it. It is crucial. And, it’s just as important in your personal life as it is in a business.
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Lucy Liu. She’s hilarious.
What’s the last movie you watched that was good?
1917. That was so good. I didn’t expect that I was going to love it that much because I really don’t like war movies. But, it was just the way that it was shot. It was amazing.
What is a controversial opinion you have?
Toilet paper. You know, the toilet paper roll goes a certain way. I have to change it every time I go to the women’s bathroom. It has to go over. People put it underneath, and it just doesn’t work. I don’t know if people are in a rush or if that’s what they prefer. But, I always have to change it.
You’re on the admin side of our creative business, but if you were director for a day, what kind of video would you make?
Probably a music video.
So, when I lived in Cali, I never listened to country music. But since I moved here in 2000, I felt like – shoot, I’m in the country, let me try it out. And, I love it!
Because it’s not like booty-bumpin’ music. The lyrics make sense to me! And, you know I don’t call myself a romantic, but I love love love romantic music. Just singing about love and hurt and broken hearts and getting back up again, and they don’t make music like that anymore. You know, the old Mariah Carey? The Boyz II Men back in the day? They just don’t make music like that anymore.
So, my music video would either be a hip hop, really out there, booty bumpin’ music video. Or, it would be a love story country music video, like the guy leaving in the rain and tears and all of that.
What’s in your pockets right now?
Nothing. I don’t keep anything in my pockets
What’s the worst advice someone has given you?
The worst advice is “Stop paying off your debt. Everyone has debt. Life is short! Go travel and live your life.”
When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about?
Tristan will probably ask me more about my journey here to America. We don’t have a lot of Vietnamese friends. So, unless we’re with my family or his cousins, he’s not really around a lot of people that look like him. So I feel like he’ll have more questions when he’s older. He’s already started to ask little stuff, like were you born here?Where were you born?
When I show him where I’m from on a map, his little mind just can’t process where that is or how far away it is. He’s like ‘Well how did you get here? Did you get here on an airplane?’ And, I said, ‘No, we got here on a boat.’ And he wants to know, ‘well how did you get here on a boat?’
So, I think it will be more and more questions about that. And probably how Eric and I met and our love story, of course.
What’s your creative outlet?
I grew up in a musical family, so we all play instruments. I used to play violin, but I haven’t in awhile. I like to color. Like adult coloring books. It relaxes me.