Tin. Male. XV. Sophomore. Single. I like to dance and design clothes.
"Wealth is of the heart and mind, not of the pocket" -Pharrell
Last year I bought a house on a hill here in Los Angeles. It’s beautiful and I love it. But what I love more than anything is skating the curb out front and playing ignorant rap music out the patio speakers and drinking beer on my porch on a Sunday afternoon like Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino, except it’s the reverse and the old white people walking by are giving the Asian kid homeowner the stink-eye. This world always told me that I’d amount to nothing as a skateboarder, as an artist, as a minority, as a writer, as a photographer, as a young person without a real job. I wasn’t supposed to happen, I shouldn’t live here, none of it makes sense. But it did because there’s more of us than the world thought and there’s more to us than the world gave us credit for. Don’t listen to what anyone has to say and eventually, they’ll start listening to you.
MSFTSrep x General Idea Collaboration Pop-Up Event
In case you missed it, Will Smith and his son Jaden were in Seoul this past week. The main purpose of this was to promote for their new movie After Earth, and in true Smith family style they made sure to try their hand at any other creative venture they could work into their schedule. Spotted at the YG studio with idols from BIG BANG and 2NE1, they talked of possible collaborations with PSY and G Dragon to the press. They then… held a pop-up event and collaboration with Korean fashion brand General Idea. Jaden’s streetwear brand MSFTSrep (Misfits Republic) has recently done collaborations with other Asian designers, like Taipei brand SMG, as a means to introduce the LA-based brand to the Asian market.
See pictures from the event and read more below.
Pencil Drawings of Pokemon by Rocky Hammer.